Corporate recruiting strategies have been in a process of transformation for years. One of the most important trends that is driving those transformations is increased diversity and integration. Companies, whether large or small, local, nationwide, international, or global, have started on a path of diversifying their teams through employing members of underrepresented groups, which for many companies means improving the ratio of female to male employees.
Successful Biotech recruiters tell us that the companies that have recognized the advantages of employing more female professionals at all levels of the corporate ladder, and that are trying to tackle gender inequities, have also seen that employing female talent requires changes to both the level of intention, as well as at the level of corporate cultures. Whether companies are looking for candidates who are just about to start their careers, job movers, job hunters, or people returning to the world of work after a longer break, the corporate cultures offered today need to meet the requirements of the job seekers in terms of career opportunities, competitive wages, and flexibility to ensure adequate work-life balance. These changes are often difficult to implement, so companies may have a more difficult time filling their female talent pipeline as they need to pivot to meet the evolving demands and desires of the best job candidates.