Global Life Sciences Hiring Demand Increases 11.1% in Q2 2012

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Global Life Sciences Hiring Demand Increases 11.1% in Q2 2012

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Global hiring within the was up 11.1% from the first quarter, finishing at 87.8, the second highest level over the last 9 quarters. Demand for new employees in Europe drove the index up globally as EMEA reported a 34% increase in hiring levels overall. Medical device and diagnostics accounted for much of the growth, with over 1,300 new jobs sited in our index companies alone.

While EMEA was the regional story, with a broad increase in hiring across medical device and pharma, one juggernaut is leading the charge. Novartis had a large increase in “job share” in this quarter’s index, with increased activities across all functions and regions in EMEA. Driving hiring in the medical device and diagnostics in EMEA was the big three led by Siemens, Philips and GE Medical. The America’s showed growth of 8% in new and open jobs in the quarter while APAC retreated 11.5%.

ZRG Partners, Inc. is a global authority on talent management issues in the Life Science, Pharmaceutical and Medical markets. ZRG provides its clients with specialized global market expertise in executive recruitment, consulting and advisory work with a focus on data and analytics to drive great business decisions.

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