2015 Q2 Life Sciences Hiring Index Remains Near Historical High
ROCHELLE PARK, NJ, August 20, 2015 — ZRG Partners has announced the findings for the second quarter Global Life Sciences Hiring Index. Hiring levels were at their highest levels yet for both the Pharma and Biotech sectors who each boosted their hiring demand by 10% or more over the previous quarter.
Regionally, EMEA set an all-time index high while the US region posted a 9% drop from Q1, but remained above 2014 levels. APAC posted at more than 25% higher than Q2 2014.
ZRG European President and Global Practice Head of Life Sciences, Adam El Din commented, “Life sciences companies have demonstrated their ability to survive and thrive amidst recent periods of economic recession. The recent figures in EMEA are demonstrating this trend and are encouraging for the entire industry.”
David Fortier, Managing Director added, “New technology platforms and exciting scientific developments continue to fuel demand for top talent in biotech and pharma, particularly for those experienced progressing clinical candidates through development and the regulatory approval process. The warming of EMEA is also a positive sign for the industry.”
About ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners, LLC is a global authority on talent management in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device 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.
The Global Life Sciences Hiring Index analysis utilizes a proprietary algorithm that looks at hiring within selected benchmark companies in three distinct segments. The companies in the index generate over $630 billion in revenues and employ over 1.5 million people globally. ZRG Partners conducts extensive direct market research in developing the data that drives the Index.
Adam El Din
European President and Global Practice Head of Life Sciences