2022 Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 21st February 

Rethinking How to Inspire the Next-Gen Life Sciences Workforce & Tackle the Evolving Talent Shortage

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Before the main conference begins, this interactive virtual focus day will allow you to spend time engaging in a smaller group. This is your best opportunity to uncover how the leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies are delivering on company culture, authenticity and purpose in order to attract the best in life sciences talent whilst operating in a tight talent market.

1:30 pm Registration

2:00 pm Introduction & Welcome From the Chair

2:10 pm Panel Discussion: Supercharge Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to Become the Employer Of Choice In the War For Talent In The Life Sciences Industry


  • The innovative strategies proven to turbocharge your sourcing capabilities and advance your employee value proposition
  • Re-inventing onboarding experiences to tackle business-critical skills shortages in and out the lab
  • Looking beyond the traditional biopharma background to improve our recruitment processes and achieve the results we need
  • Re-imagining traditional recruitment strategies and providing a faster ramp-up for new hires and allowing for non-scientific recruiters to support recruiting for specialised, scientific roles
  • Breaking away from conventional talent acquisition to attract top life sciences talent and improve new-hire engagement

2:50 pm Networking Break

3:20 pm Discover: The Essential Integrated People Processes for Advancing Succession Planning & Tackling the Ongoing Talent Shortage

  • Seren Bayramoglu Vice President – People Excellence & Talent Reward, Mölnlycke Health Care


  • How one ambitious HR Leader is utilizing their first-hand visibility, from total rewards to talent acquisition, to develop bold and unique integrated HR processes and future proof their life science company
  • Reimagining potential assessment methodologies and establishing talent sharing groups for better talent planning
  • Mölnlycke Health Care’s road to succession planning excellence and how it has led to a ground-breaking 95% success rate of internal moves effectively addressing the industry’s current talent shortage

3:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR leaders Rethinking How to Inspire the Next-Gen Life Sciences Talent?

  • Seren Bayramoglu Vice President – People Excellence & Talent Reward, Mölnlycke Health Care


Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Head of Event Content

4:00 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Attract & Inspire the Talent You Need to Remain Competitive?


Output-Focused Discussion Session

4:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Pre-Conference Focus Day