BioNJ to Hold First-Ever Life Sciences Industry Human Resource Conference

The BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network (LSTN), one of six industry initiatives presently funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will hold their first-ever Life Sciences Industry Human Resource Conference. The Human Resource Conference will take place on May 14, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, East Brunswick, NJ.

One of LSTN’s many goals is to “Connect New Jersey’s Professionals with Careers in Biotech, Pharma, Medical Device, Medical Diagnostics and Clinical Operations.” Two sessions will be held featuring the industries top professionals, and will offer advice on ‘Creating a Culture of Compliance and Innovation and Some of the Best Kept Secrets in New Jersey — Employer Incentives!’ Leaders from Covance, Pfizer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, PTC, Elusys Therapeutics, Amicus Therapeutics, Celgene, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and more will all speak.

Throughout the day during the conference, Breakout Sessions will be held, some of the topics included are:

— Risk and Rewards: Social Media at Work

— An Innovative Approach to Wellness Programs

— The Art for Hiring for Culture Fit

— Industry Compensation Trends

— Tools to Maximize your Recruiting Dollars

— In Good Times and Bad: Employee Engagement in Times of Change

President of BioNJ, Debbie Hart, said “By providing an opportunity for industry HR professionals and other thought leaders to come together in one program, participants will have the opportunity to hear about industry trends and learn what’s really working, directly from local Human Resource leaders and expert practitioners. BioNJ has always been on the forefront of creating terrific opportunities for key leaders in the industry to come together, and a conference focused on key topics in Human Resources is a natural, next step for the organization.”

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