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Ashfield Healthcare Communications and Medcomms Professionals have teamed up to research how healthcare communications professionals are building a career in the industry.

In this inaugural talent survey, we’re asking participants for their thoughts on building a long-term career that facilitates their development, the workplace perks that mean the most to them and how they’d like employers to accommodate changing personal circumstances.

Gill Adair, Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Change Management Lead at Ashfield Healthcare Communications said: “The working environment in the healthcare communications sector has shifted significantly over recent years with employers fundamentally changing what they need to offer to attract and support talent.

“Attracting the best talent is key for us and so we have partnered with Clinical Professionals to get an updated understanding of what people are looking for in an employer and what drives their career choices.  We want to understand this to retain our current talent as well as be attractive to others.

“Ultimately, the research will help the industry to recruit and retain talented professionals by developing their workplace policies in line with employee’s aspirations and lifestyle drivers.”

The research is a joint project between Ashfield and MedComms Professionals, a pan-European life science staffing business dedicated to the medical communications sector.

As part of the Clinical Professionals Group, the company specialises in sourcing professional jobs across a variety of disciplines within the medical communications job market, such as medical writers, editors, creatives and technical experts, leadership roles and account handling/client services professionals from junior to director and VP level.

MedComms Professionals consultant Bryony Sutlieff comments:

“MedComms Professionals are pleased to be collaborating on this project with Ashfield to find out from our valued candidates what exactly they are looking for in their career paths. It is important to both ourselves and our clients that we are aware of any trends that make a role more desirable or, alternatively that might turn people away from an otherwise perfect job.”

The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. Responses will remain anonymous and please include your email address if you wish to receive a copy of the results.

Click here to take part.

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