Pre-Conference Focus Day

Fast Tracking TA Team Transformation

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 12pm - 5pm

Designed by TA leaders for TA leaders, this focus day will allow you to build high-performing talent acquisition teams that have a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line.

Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between TA leaders, you will leave with connections, insights, and innovative ideas you can immediately implement to transform TA’s impact in life sciences organizations of all stages and sizes. Crucially uncover the best practices for forming high functioning and strategic TA Team structures.

Contributing Organizations Include:

LEAP TA Sliders (6)

12.00pm: Registration & Lunch

 

12.30pm: Focus Day Leader Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Jim Sykes, Sector Managing Director Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Professional Services, AMS

 

Rethinking How to Establish High Performing TA Functions

 

12.40pm: Discover: Building an Effective TA Function from Scratch in a Hyper Growth Biotech Environment

Best practices for building a TA function in a fast-growing biotech organization

How to ensure flawless collaboration between your TA team and your people leaders to identify top biopharma talent

How Altos Labs’ HR Leader has built their TA function from the ground up to support the fast growth of the business

Joy Branford, Global Head Talent, Diversity Equity & Belonging, Altos Labs

 

1.00pm: Discover: The Radical TA Thinking Required to Drive the Hyper Growth of your Organization from While Cultivating & Maintaining Your Peoples’ Purpose

What critical lessons can we learn from the most innovative biotech organizations about how to scale and manage multiple sites in an agile and successful manner

How to effectively build a TA team while scaling at an extremely rapid pace to hit all hiring goals and produce a 93% offer acceptance rate

Leveraging lessons learned from Helix’s unique story on how the organization was able to grow 180% in two years

Andrea Clarkson, Head of Recruitment, Helix

 

1.20pm: Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Rethinking How to Restructure & Empower their TA Team?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

Joy Branford, Global Head Talent, Diversity Equity & Belonging, Altos Labs

Andrea Clarkson, Head of Recruitment, Helix

 

1.40pm: Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Restructure & Empower your TA Team?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

 

2.00pm: Networking Break

 

Best Practices to Develop Strategic TA Teams

 

2.30pm: Discover: Designing High Performing TA Functions in Biotech Organizations Crucially Ensuring They are Fit to Scale & Support Organizational Innovation

 

How can we better streamline administration processes to be quick and efficient across board?

How to build high functioning TA teams starting with assessing existing the talent and crucially making them fit to scale

The full story behind ProPharma Group’s new legacy organization design from the catalyst for organizational change to the positive feedback from the business

Craig Natale, Vice President Talent Acquisition, ProPharma Group

 

2.50pm: Discover: Best Practices to Build High Functioning Pharmaceutical Recruitment Teams & How to Prevent Burnout to Retain TA Employees

How can we better get to know our talent acquisition teams from recruiters to leaders to ensure each employee is making optimal use of their current knowledge and skill sets?

TA leaders can’t be passive in waiting for colleagues to retire so how can they effectively work with hiring managers to ensure the TA function operates in sync with the rest of the business

How Vertex is transforming its TA team to rely less on externals forms and develop its TA leaders to know its people and its science to improve new hire quality

Andrew Rigoglioso, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

3.10pm: Develop: What Can TA Leaders do Differently to be More Strategic?

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

Craig Natale, Vice President Talent Acquisition, ProPharma Group

Andrew Rigoglioso, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

3.30pm: Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Be a More Strategic TA Leader?

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

 

3.50pm: Networking Break

 

Speed Learning

 

4.10pm: Action: Speed Learning

In this quick-fire session, each table will be hosted by an HR leader who will share the secrets of their most high-impact leap; you then get the opportunity to question the host before moving on to your next table.

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Focus Day Leader

 

How to Effectively Build Complimentary TA Teams in Biotech Organizations

Grace Tkach, Head of Talent Acquisition, Celsius Therapeutics

 

Rethinking TA Team Structure to Drive Success in 2022 & Beyond

Mike Martin, Director Talent Acquisition, Neurocrine Biosciences

 

Building a Talent Intelligence Function & The Impacts On Demand Planning

Gina Thomas, Executive Director Talent Acquisition, Regeneron

 

4:50pm: Focus Day Leader’s Closing Remarks & End of Pre-Conference Focus Day