Jet Lag: What's Causing One of the Driest, Warmest Winters in History
First, a few records: The initial week of January was the driest in history. And more than 95 percent of the U.S. had below-average snow cover—the greatest such percentage ever recorded—according to some intriguing data maps generated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. During December, approximately half of the U.S. had temperatures at least 5 degrees Fahrenheit above average, and more than 1,500 daily record highs were set from January 2 to 8. Europe has seen similar extremes.
Steps to Functional Service Provider Success
—Applied Clinical Trials Online
Outsourcing clinical trials has become standard practice in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries as companies strive to develop greater efficiencies while reducing costs, resources, and timelines. As the industry's experience with outsourcing has grown, two basic outsourcing models have emerged: the Preferred Provider (PP) relationship and the Functional Service Provider (FSP) relationship.
Martine Vertommen and Hilde De Decker
Managing Directors, Valesta Europe
Photo (L to R): Martine and Hilde
On Assignment is excited to have recently transitioned to a global brand for our clinical research division. While our U.S. business is growing, it’s been important to also expand our services internationally. Through the acquisition in 2011 of Valesta, a leading provider of clinical research staffing in Western Europe, we’ve enhanced our ability to offer comprehensive resourcing solutions to clients and career opportunities to candidates, both locally and globally. Our entire clinical research division now operates under the name Valesta.
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The following Industries expect to have an increase in projects that may result in additional contract staff* within the time frames below:
Food and Beverage
Coatings and Polymers
Personal Care Products
*This insight is based on our comprehensive December 2011 survey of contract staffing buyers. The full report is titled, "Lab Support Index." The above results are from the report and are related to buyers' strategies for managing staffing resources.
Through our dedicated divisions, On Assignment (NASDAQ: ASGN) has the ability to provide a complete range of staffing solutions to meet the needs of most areas within life sciences.
Our Lab Support and
On Assignment Engineering divisions fill short- and long-term, contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire science and engineering positions. While our Sharpstream division offers international executive and middle management retained search services. Through our clinical research division, Valesta, we provide resourcing solutions that include functional outsourcing as well as contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire options.
For complete Life Sciences staffing solutions:
For recruiting services in Europe: