Transgender Day of Visibility
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This important day acknowledges the contributions made by people within the transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse communities. We dedicate this day to celebrating the lives of the transgender community, while also raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives.
TDoV recognises trans people of all genders, sexualities, ages, disabilities, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Reasonable Adjustments in the Recruitment Process for Autistic Candidates
As employers, recruiters, and with a committed DEI mission as an organisation, we aim to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity in the recruitment process. This can involve making reasonable adjustments which can be physical, verbal, practical or support related guidance. All guidance will adhere to the Equality Act 2010.
At the start of World Autism Week in the UK, we have compiled a list, in conjunction with our charity partners, The National Autistic Society, of reasonable adjustments that can be made in the recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive and helps make a difference for autistic candidates.
Cycle for Smart Works
We are delighted to announce that as part of Trinnovo Group we have raised £1025 for the ‘Cycle for Smart Works’ 2021 fundraiser. The campaign has raised over £220K nationally, and we couldn’t be more proud of our cycle superstars who have pedalled for such an amazing cause.
We have signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant
BioTalent is part of Trinnovo Group. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
Recap: Webinar #1 - The Evolution of AI in Healthcare
On Wednesday evening, we held our very first BioTalent Social webinar, ‘the evolution of AI in healthcare.’
Happy St. Patrick's day!
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to our Irish community.
AI and Drug Discovery: An Exciting Story of Growth, Innovation & Change
As an AI recruitment specialist, I am passionate about the positives of AI to aid effective pharmacological solutions across the field of human need – from diagnosing disease, therapeutic interventions and the subject of this blog, drug discovery.
Women's Month: An interview with Heather Wells
Heather Wells started in the industry as the one and only Clinical Data Manager in Bayer (UK) within three years, she was managing a team of 19 Data Managers including CRF Design staff and programmers. Then, she took maternity leave and the company restructured; she was “pushed” into a quality role for the biometrics team and ended up thoroughly enjoying what had felt like an enforced move. Son number two came along - and yes - there was another reorganisation! This gave her the opportunity to learn all about the clinical trials side of quality.
As the boys grew, Heather wanted to enjoy time with them and therefore became a part-time mother and consultant. The variety and the challenges she faced and the experience she gained made this a very special time; Heather remembered clients asking her to audit sales and marketing teams and translation companies. Her response was always – 'I have never performed that type of audit before are you sure?!' – well clearly, they were as she expanded her skill set.
Heather also lead a small CRO to obtain ISO 9001 accreditation on the first attempt. She also had the challenge of preparing and hosting a couple of MHRA Inspections. As the boys became young men, she saw a permanent role close to home and was fortunate to enjoy the challenges of working for small biotech companies building and managing the quality systems and still learning, this time on the manufacturing side of the business, all the way through to helping to review and check the BLA. She then decided to move back into the CRO world that she had enjoyed as a consultant and there are still new challenges to discover and enjoy.
Tea & Talk - Choose to Challenge
To commemorate International Women’s Day, we hosted an internal webinar ‘Choose to Challenge’ IWD session, uncovering inequalities our leaders have experienced throughout their careers, whilst celebrating achievements and increasing visibility as well as the importance of calling out inequality.
International Women's Day: An interview with Eliza Dornbush
Eliza Dornbush received her degree in biochemistry from Occidental College, she also dove into coursework in mathematics, economics, environmental policy, gender studies, and even art history – because of her love of learning, but also out of recognition that science has numerous intersections in our lives. Since then, she’s continued to craft a career that is uniquely hers, but for which two key themes remain consistent: the desire to learn, and the desire to make a difference.