Why we conduct research analysis in our recruitment process

The hiring landscape within the Life Sciences sector has regained momentum, and there is an influx of opportunities becoming readily available to candidates across all disciplines within the sector. 

However, when there are more opportunities available to candidates, it gives them a better chance to become selective about the roles that they are interested in. Now that we are entering a post-pandemic world, candidates are rightfully considering all of their options, even if they are happily in employment.

From a client perspective, this is a great time to run in-depth recruitment processes and also review your current salary and benefits packages internally to ensure that you are paying the correct market rate for employees. This will allow you to continue to retain excellent talent within your organisation, as well as position you well to attract new talent in Q4 and beyond. 

Having a Research Analyst at Apsida who we have worked with on some of the most complex mandates, has given us the opportunity to offer global, world-class recruitment solutions to our clients. Their unique skillset allows us to offer more than traditional contingent methodologies, which in the current market, is incredibly valuable. 

Through in-depth market research and analysis, our clients can gain valuable industry and competitor insights which give us the data to enable them to further their position in the market, whether this is through salary surveys or brand positioning on retained assignments. 

So, why do we do this?

Although traditionally, research teams and analysts tend to be found in larger agencies or even outsourced, we knew that this was something we wanted to invest in due to the amount of value that it would bring.


Invaluable knowledge that the whole team can benefit from

Even if the research conducted is for a specific sector or location, each consultant at Apsida can benefit from this. For example, salary surveys will differ depending on the seniority as well as the location, so having this insight as a team better equips us to advise clients on what they should be offering in remuneration packages. 

This also allows us to give up-to-date information to candidates who may be intrigued as to what their package would be valued at if they were to search for a new role. Equally, it ensures that we are working on the best opportunities in the space and forms trust within our candidate communities. 


Consult and guide clients in an ever-changing market

The Life Sciences sector has always been an exciting place to be, but with so many developments and changes over the last 18 months, it’s our job to ensure that we are able to consult and guide clients on best practices, whether this is on hiring or general market knowledge.

For example, our research will enable us to advise clients not only on what type of recruitment solution would work best for them, but also how rare the skill set is they’re trying to find. Again, having accurate, up-to-date information gives our clients peace of mind that we are reliable sources for such information.


Provide insight to our candidate networks

Along with advising on salaries and unique opportunities in the space, we can also provide valuable insight to our candidate networks on areas of growth, whether this is a new location offering high-value opportunities, or progression opportunities that they may not be able to obtain from their personal research.


In conclusion

Whether you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity, or a client looking to conduct research on salaries and benefits, or find exceptional talent to join your organisation, we have the tools and expertise to guide you. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to find out more about the unique services we offer outside of traditional recruitment. 

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