“Entrepreneurs Healthtech, quelques clefs de succès pour bien recruter dans ce contexte”.
La Commission Ressources Humaines de France Biotech et les cabinets GenSearch & HTI, membres de France Biotech, sont heureux de vous convier à un webinar dédié à un partage d’expériences concernant le recrutement de nouveaux collaborateurs.
Entrepreneurs & managers of healthtech companies- coaches share their current experience in supporting companies as well as their best practices during this webinar organised by the HR Commission of France Biotech, in partnership with the firms GenSearch-Connect International & HTI Bioquest.
At the HLG winter conference, Heiko Bruhn had the pleasure of leading a roundtable entitled “Digitalisation in HR and the impact on finding talented people”.
With the current shortage of skilled workers, the advance of
intuitive recruiting tools and intelligent software for the detection and
evaluation of candidates seems unstoppable. This is related more to big
companies than to start-ups. They count on their network, but are more and
more, faced’ with the shortage of talented’ people on the labour market.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics in
business right now. AI is not only a future trend; it is already crucial part
of procedures in various companies.
But what does it mean?
AI is not uniformly defined as a term. One often speaks about ‘machine
learning’. This denotes procedures using computer algorithms that learn from
data, recognise patterns or desired ones to show behaviours without making each
individual case explicit was programmed.
AI has already started to make its way into organisations as
well as in HR. As HR is using a huge amount of data when reviewing candidates
and talents, AI can play a new and central role as it processes this mass of
data more rapidly, providing standard analysis using algorithm and collating
data in a user-friendly manner. The most impacted area of HR is the recruitment
process that already uses AI assistance in big companies. Areas you can find in
Candidate sourcing; resume screening and in the recruitment process themselves.
After having shortlisted candidates, the first interview and assessing is next.
AI can perform preliminary questioning and screening interviews.
Regardless of which electronic tools you use to find and
select candidates, one thing is certain: To find new talent, you need innovative
methods and in-depth knowledge. The reason: Digital Natives (= Generation
Y/Millennials) entering the job market. This generation born between 1980 and
2000 is described as living immersed in technology and “surrounded by and
using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell
phones, and all
the other toys
and tools of
the digital age”. For some, this new generation
predicts a fundamental change in the way young people communicate, socialise
and create as well as in their behaviour, qualifications and expectations.
Meaning that the way people think, and process information is different from
previous generations. With the age of
internet, “digital natives” are used to getting information instantly.
Due to the rapid growth of social networks, online
communities and the ever-better information services promoting new advertised
positions (job alerts or job agents), job seekers need less and less energy of
their own to spend on a job search. Instead of looking on your own, new
technology and algorithms strengthen the lack of skilled workers, which has
been complained about for years, has increased self-confidence of qualified
specialists. However, this new type of behaviour – I call it consumer like
-recruitment – also requires a rethink when approaching candidates.
GenSearch has developed a new concept of recruitment:
“Find and Bind”. If you would like to find out more, please contact
CONCLUSION – One thing is certain: in order to find
new talents, innovative approaches and in-depth knowledge of the specialist
market are required. While recruiting used to work through job advertisements,
online job boards and vertical search engines, this classic model of
“advertise and apply” – companies advertise jobs and applicants
actively apply for them – reaches its limits.
The consensus of the roundtable discussion found that
despite AI, the human factor will continue to be vital in the future. Certainly, small companies continue to
recruit through their networks. “Access” to talented candidates is becoming
increasingly difficult due to the rising generation of new digital
natives. Specialised consultant
boutiques like GenSearch can be supportive in ‘FINDING and BINDING’ your
GenSearch is closely monitoring and following the updates
issued by the WHO and our objective is to limit the spread of this pandemic, to
keep our team and contacts healthy and to provide uninterrupted service to our
In order to do so we have implemented the following measures:
● all the GenSearch team will be working from home indefinitely using the
● all interviews and meetings will be conducted by videoconferencing
As a team based in several European locations, we have put in place the
appropriate processes to be efficient and to deliver high quality of work to
our clients and candidates.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We wish you good luck in dealing with the current situation and hope that it
will soon be in the past.
We enjoy bringing the right professionals together and it is our business.
As head-hunters, we have privileged access to decision makers in the Life Sciences across Europe who, through our events, are ready to spare some of their time and knowledge to enlighten their peers – our clients, candidates and other guests, for cross-fertilization, building of partnerships, benchmarking, business intelligence and high-level networking. We regularly hosts two events:
Life Science Talks was launched in 2014 and has brought together 100 leading professionals in the world of European healthcare. The subjects so far covered:
Life Science Talks – Innovation in Healthcare: What is the Point?
The following video was created from our 2017 Life Science Talks that took place in June in Paris, France.
1. Sébastien Stoitzner, CEO, GenSearch – LST 2017 – Innovation in healthcare: What is the point?
2. Professor James Barlow, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) – Imperial College Business School, London
3. Neal Williams, Director. Front-End Innovation: Head of Connected Health – Medicom Innovation Partner, a Phillips-Medisize Company
4. David Manset, CEO, CSO & Blockchain Entrepreneur – almerys
5.Benjamin Damien, Director of Business Development – Univercells
6. Colleen Schuller, Vice President, Global Head of Selling Excellence – GlaxoSmithKline
7. Lukasz Kowalik, Head of the Innovation Think Tank – Merck Group
8. Sébastien Stoitzner, CEO – GenSearch – Conclusion
9.Q&A – Value in Healthcare: Who holds the key?
– Marie-Caroline Chauvet, Partner- Insigniam
– Professor James Barlow, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare) – Imperial College Business School, London
– Benjamin Damien, Director of Business Development – Univercells
– Lukasz Kowalik, Head of the Innovation Think Tank – Merck Group
– David Manset, CEO, CSO & Blockchain Entrepreneur – almerys
– Colleen Schuller, Vice President, Global Head of Selling Excellence – GlaxoSmithKline
– Neal Williams, Director. Front-End Innovation: Head of Connected Health – Medicom Innovation Partner, a Phillips-Medisize Company