It’s Getting Harder to Find Top Life Science Talent

2019 Gartner Study

by | May 2, 2019

Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk that organizations face globally, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Survey.

The survey of 137 senior executives in 4Q18 showed that concerns about “talent shortages” now outweigh those around “accelerating privacy regulation” and “cloud computing”, which were the top two risks in the 3rd Quarter 2018  Emerging Risk Monitor.

“Organizations face huge challenges from the pace of business change, accelerating privacy regulations and the digitalization of their industries,” said Matt Shinkman, managing vice president and risk practice leader at Gartner. “A common denominator here is that addressing these top business challenges involves hiring new talent that is in incredibly short supply.”

“Unfortunately for most organizations, the most critical talent needs are also the most rare and expensive to hire for,” said Mr. Shinkman.

At Clora, we’re building a two-sided marketplace to connect the world’s top life consultants to the world’s top life science companies. Find out why so many of both are joining Clora in order to expand their networks on demand.

SOURCE: “Gartner Survey Shows Global Talent Shortage Is Now the Top Emerging Risk Facing Organizations,” January 17, 2019.

Rahul Chaturvedi, CEO

I founded Clora to organize the world’s life sciences talent. We’re applying technology to accelerate development by enabling companies to access specialized consultants time and cost-effectively.

Prior to Clora, I was the head of clinical development at several biopharma companies. I’ve led development activities for 20+ Phase II/III programs that have resulted in 6 product approvals to date. Additionally, I’ve managed business development initiatives in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.