The first quarter of 2013 showed overall higher levels of demand for Life Sciences talent globally as the ZRG Index edged up to 82.8, an 8% increase over year end levels. New job opportunities increased broadly across Europe and the Americas, while the number of opportunities in the Asia Pacific region fell 23% in the quarter.
The year 2012 ended with two straight quarters of decline in the ZRG Partners Global Life Sciences hiring index, closing 2012 at a 76.5% level. While the index was essentially unchanged from Q4 2011, there were some interesting shifts in where new jobs are being sought and the job functions that are now in demand.
After four straight quarters of moderate growth in hiring demand, the ZRG Global Life Sciences Hiring index posted a 12.1% decrease, ending the quarter at 77.2%. This appears to be a repeat of 2011 trends, when the second quarter numbers were the highest, followed by end of the year hiring austerity driving down new job opportunities in the third quarter.
Overall global hiring within the ZRG Life Science Index was up 11.1% from the first quarter, finishing at 87.8, the second highest level over the last 9 quarters. Demand for new employees in Europe drove the index up globally as EMEA reported a 34% increase in hiring levels overall.
Global hiring within the ZRG Life Sciences Index was up 11.1% from the first quarter, finishing at 87.8, the second highest level over the last 9 quarters. Demand for new employees in Europe drove the index up globally as EMEA reported a 34% increase in hiring levels overall.
ZRG’s Life Sciences Practice supports clients worldwide in these five areas: Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Outsourced Services Healthcare Services/Hospitals Medical Devices & Diagnostics Global Life Sciences Brochure ZRG also publishes the Global Life Sciences Hiring Index, which tracks trends and changes in talent hiring across several key healthcare and life sciences sectors all around the world. Our [...]
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Global Life Science hiring increases nearly 4% during Q1 2012. Reduced hiring levels in Outsourcing and Services sector offset by modest gains in Pharma/Biotech and Medical Device.
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