Medical affairs professionals are incredibly sought-after right now, so if you're thinking about expanding your team, why not work with our unrivalled experts? We have candidates on our books seeking medical-science liaison jobs and medical-advisor roles, from medical director positions to chief medical officer jobs - plus many more. Contact Hays today to see how our specialists can help your organisation with its hiring activity.

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Your medical affairs recruitment questions, answered

What are the essential competencies employers should look for in medical affairs candidates?

In addition to the technical skills and qualifications required for medical affairs jobs, soft skills like problem-solving, critical thinking and adaptability are also crucial to success. Research shows that most employers in the industry have experienced skills shortages in the past year, meaning that is more important than ever for companies to search for candidates with these vital skills.

How can companies make sure they offer competitive salaries to their medical affairs professionals?

Companies that have a clear and comprehensive Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) strategy and offer flexible working options to employees will attract a more diverse range of medical affairs professionals. Diversity in the workplace can help organisations within medical affairs to flourish, through the different experiences and insights that people from varied backgrounds and cultures can bring.

How can companies make sure they offer competitive salaries to their medical affairs professionals?

Companies can use helpful resources, such as the Salary and Recruiting Trends Guide for 2022, to check that the salaries they offer for medical affairs roles are competitive and reflective of the current market trends.

How can I provide upskilling services to medical affairs professionals at my organisation?

By investing in an e-learning service or researching the free programmes available to your business, you can upskill your employees in medical affairs roles. Hays Thrive is a readily available training platform that can be customised according to your company’s learning and development needs.

What can organisations do to improve the retention of employees within medical affairs?

With 55% of employees looking to move jobs in the next 12 months, organisations need to make employee retention of medical affairs professionals a high priority. Employees are looking for more purpose in their roles, so companies need to closely examine the opportunities they offer for career progression, in addition to job security, and salary and benefits packages – notably if they want to retain medical affairs staff.

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