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November 15, 2011

Networking is the key to a successful job search: report

Filed under: Job Search — admin @ 2:23 pm

A KDI report suggests up to 60% of successful job searches in South Korea relied upon human networking

By Ryu Yi-geun for job search


A KDI report suggests up to 60% of successful job searches in South Korea relied upon human networking

A report by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) contains findings that human networks are the decisive factor in a successful job hunt in South Korea.

KDI researcher Kim Young-chul stated in his report titled “Assessment on Dependency of Human Networks During Job Searches” released on Nov. 14, “56.4% of the job hunters rely on human networks to acquire jobs during job searches.” He also added, “This is only a minimum prediction, and the actual reliance could be up to 60%.”

This research was based on an analysis of data collected by Korea Labor Panel over five years, from 2003 to 2007, of 6,165 people and their method used for acquiring jobs.

Of the variety of human networks, friends and families took up largest part in the percentage of group of human networks that were used, with approximately 36.9%. This was followed by individuals from prior work places (7.9%) and next by acquaintances at the place where one wishes to work (7.8%). Also, reliance on human networks in job hunting was approximately 50% higher in the case of experienced workers than in the case of first-time job hunters.

At small businesses with less than 30 employees, approximately 70% of the employees were hired with recommendations.

In addition, dependency on networking was higher in the case of part-time workers than that of full-time workers, and men tended to have more dependence on human networks than that of women. But, employment through process of open recruitment was only 25% of the number of people employed through recommendations. Different from general public’s knowledge, even at large corporations with more than 500 employees, 47% of the employees were employed through recommendations, a much higher percentage than that of open recruitment (32%).

Kim said, “The reason behind high dependency on human networks is the absence of social capital such as lack of social infrastructure related to employment services, social trust, and other factors that culminated together.” For job search.

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November 10, 2011

The Importance of Pharmaceutical Training

Filed under: Career — admin @ 10:04 am

The Importance of Pharmaceutical Training for Pharmaceutical Career Graduates

Article by Paul Baguley


There are many pharmaceutical career paths that can be chosen be graduates seeking employment in the healthcare and medical devices industries. Most large pharmaceutical corporations will offer pharmaceutical training and consultancy to new graduates taking on a variety of roles.

Pharmaceutical training can help graduates who are starting roles within the numerous areas of employment that are available, such as sales and marketing, medical research or those wanting to work as clinical scientists. Of course, graduates working as clinical scientists will have taken the necessary qualifications to enable them to work as scientists at university, however, once these research and experimental skills are used for commercial purposes, then other types of training are required.

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This is because the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries are heavily regulated to prevent any kind of dangerous practice from being carried out under a business’ name. It goes without saying that any company operating in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector will be producing medicines and equipment that will eventually be used on patients by doctors, consultants and surgeons in hospitals and other healthcare environments. It is for this reason that different levels of pharmaceutical training are required for graduates working within different risk categories for the healthcare business.

FDA compliance and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training could form part of a businesses’ pharmaceutical training and company induction to enable graduates to work efficiently, safely and to ensure that the work that they produce is of the highest standard. This will help protect the company from legal ramifications when things go wrong, help ensure that the company produces top quality products which in turn can cement a business’ reputation and finally, and most importantly, protect patients, end-users and consumers.

Pharmaceutical training is often provided by specialist ‘pharmaceutical consultants’ who can be found online through a search engine such as Google. These will then be hired by pharmaceutical organisations to compliment their range of in-house training and compliance departments.

About the Author

Paul is a prolific writer on consultancy and training with experience within the training sector. He understands the need for pharmaceuticals to use a recognised training provider such as DBA Global for pharmaceutical training.

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