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LEAP TA: Life Sciences – What You Missed in 2023!

As biopharma continues to navigate industry changes, many TA leaders are finding themselves looking to dedicate time and resources to future-proofing their TA function.

The 5th LEAP TA: Life Sciences conference was the only industry-specific meeting dedicated to equipping life science TA leaders with the tools, innovation, and connections they need to find, attract, and onboard the next generation of top life science talent.

This was the only event you need to attend to build a portfolio of ideas to bolster the performance of your TA team, reduce time-to-hire, spearhead your diversity objectives, and become the biopharma employer of choice for the industry’s most sought-after talent.

Life Sciences TA Discovered:


The toolkit developed by Olema Oncology, including a scalable applicant tracking system and compliant recruitment process across all levels, which led to 50% reduced time-to-fill and 80% increased offer acceptance from 2022 to 2023

Discover how BigHat Biosciences adopted a consultative approach to TA which led to an offer acceptance rate of 100% in Q4 of 2022, as well as fifteen full-time hires in Q1 2023

Uncover the cohesive approach to TA which has enabled Sobi North America to cut its hiring agency spend in half in just one year

The lean approach Atomwise took to create a diverse talent pool which led to a vast increase in retention and employee buy-in

Takeda’s robust employee value proposition (EVP) which leverages data to cultivate a sense of purpose, enabling them to unleash the power of employer branding

Bristol Myers Squibb’s approach to skills-based hiring which helped decrease time-to-fill and increased visibility to all candidates

Hear what disruptive TA leaders from the biopharma industry said about taking three days out their schedule to attend LEAP TA: Life Sciences:

LEAP TA: Life Sciences is a tremendous opportunity to get a real finger on the pulse from the best and brightest minds in the industry.” Abbey Wolff, (Former) Director, Head of Talent, TCR2 Therapeutics 

“LEAP TA: Life Sciences was a very enriching two-day experience and time well spent connecting with top TA leaders.”

Tania Gill, Senior Leader, Global Talent Acquisition- Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer

LEAP TA: Life Sciences created a great experience for us all to share ideas, learn about the best talent practices, and network with so many great TA leaders in the pharma-biotech community.” 

Mark Donnelly, Director, Head of Talent Acquisition, Kinnate Biopharma

“Simply the best TA/Life Science event that I'm aware of.”

Mike Martin, Director, Talent Acquisition, Neurocrine Biosciences

LEAP TA: Life Sciences is a fantastic chance to connect with your peers, share insights and collaborate on ways to do TA better.” Ginny Deel, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning, Acadia Pharmaceuticals

The LEAP Event Format:

We believe the traditional conference format is not fit for purpose, so we’ve ripped it up and started from scratch. When you looked inside the agenda, you will have seen three main types of session:




  • Hear back-to-back presentations from truly disruptive biopharma TA leaders sharing the stories of what they’re doing to maximise the impact of their business or indeed take a ‘LEAP’.
  • Have your burning questions answered in a room full of your peers and move beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to get to the ‘how’.
  • Work with your team to set a clear, bespoke action plan of what you are going to change when you get back to your business to ensure you get a fast ROI.

Find Out What Our Past Attendees Have to Say: