VERUM TECHNICAL INSIGHTS

Get a look behind the curtain of recruiting in science and engineering with these insightful articles.

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This November, Verum Technical is pleased to announce our acquisition by the data information firm Conflux Systems. While this brings many changes to the internal processes and leadership of Verum Technical, it will not change our name, nor our excellent service. Verum Technical will remain Verum Technical, providing the same top-tier staffing in engineering, regulatory… Read more »

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The University of Minnesota has recently invested in an expansion of its biotechnology department. Their department is slated to move from a basement office to a new building on their St. Paul campus, in an entirely new facility called the Microbial Cell Production Facility. Despite its small size, the UMN Biotech center is responsible for… Read more »

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Let us ask you a question. If you had to guess, where would you say is the nation’s top science hub? Where would you guess, between California and New York and everywhere in between? The truth could be unexpected for some – the Twin Cities, Minneapolis Saint Paul. The Greater MSP area hosts over 750… Read more »

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Are there any “pandemic proof” jobs? This past year and a half put our workforce to the test after losing countless jobs in the shutdown that followed COVID 19. Still, we learned many jobs were critical enough to net a relative degree of protection that protected them from even the most extreme shutdown measures. We… Read more »

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Employers looking for skilled laborers have been aware for many years how skilled laborers hold all the power. These days, employers are having to sell themselves and cater to the needs and preferences of their candidates who likely have multiple job offers on the table. The following are some helpful tips for companies who need… Read more »

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When breakthrough innovations are crucial to the progress and evolution of your industry, startups will often rise to meet the challenge. But recent trends in the Biotech and Medical Equipment Engineering industries are presenting many challenges for startups. These changes stifle medical engineering, making it difficult for MedTech startups to fulfill their valuable role as… Read more »

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Have you ever hired someone that you thought was going to be great, just to find that the person did not live up to your expectations?  It might be because your personal biases impacted your decision-making process during the interview.  Because of the current tight labor market, we can’t afford to make bad hires.  If… Read more »

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In Part 1, we talked about how the number of jobs open is higher than the number of candidates actively looking for jobs. We talked about how candidates have pay and location on their mind, and they have more choice than they have ever had before. We shared that candidates are receiving 20 calls from… Read more »

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  The number of open jobs is higher than the number of candidates actively looking for jobs. The June 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey stated that the ratio of unemployed persons per job opening was 0.8 in June 2019. At the peak of the most recent recession in July of 2009, there were… Read more »

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  Companies in the scientific industry often have a hard time finding the talent they need. There’s a war for talent on these days. The best employees in the industry know their skills are highly sought-after. But in order to make a strong, long-term hire, it’s important to know what kind of chemist you’re looking… Read more »