HRBA Spring Quarterly Meeting Highlighted Best Practices in Training and Recruitment in the Biotech Industry
The Human Resources BioScience Alliance (HRBA) was formed 20 years ago to provide a reliable and accessible network of other HR professionals working in the Biotech industry. Though the HRBA hosts regular quarterly meetings, social events and charitable outings, they just recently began including a roundtable discussion format to let members discuss important topics together.
Last month’s round table discussion covered the three topics: Talent Augmentation (Acquisition), Training and Performance Management. Two of which I’ll highlight in this article. The sessions were highly interactive with a lot of good discussion and valuable feedback shared. What seemed to make these exchanges so engaging was the level of comfort that participants had in sharing their real challenges and putting their ideas out for discussion among the group. In my experience, it’s rare to get such raw, honest and tangible peer discussions at at professional membership events, but the HRBA has created a culture that makes that possible. That’s probably why they have been around for so long.
Given the unique nature and regulations within the biotech industry, the HRBA helps to foster this unique learning and development environment and has become the “go to” resource for many practitioners in the field. If you weren’t able to make this past event, here are some key best practices from two of those roundtable sessions.
“Not only was this a fun way for employees to take part in the training process and learn the material, but it turns out that an added benefit was that the FDA loved it too.”
As Jessica Keliher, Head of People & Culture at Leadiant Biosciences, Inc. stated, “Good hiring is knowing how to balance between skills they have and what can be trained.”
If you were not able to make June’s event, I hope this recap helped to answer some of the challenges that you’re facing at your company. The next Quarterly meeting is in September so put it on your calendar now or contact us to learn more about how you can become an HRBA member too.