CSL Pharmaceutical Recruitment has been making a significant contribution to Talent Acquisition since the business commenced trading as Contract Solutions Limited in January 1994.
The team at CSL are unusual, for a start they specialise in recruiting staff in Clinical Research and Drug Development disciplines but they are also fortunate to have the ear of the industry managers as peers. Most importantly from a customer standpoint, the technical staff are themselves scientists with work expertise in the disciplines CSL recruits to, they speak the same language and understand the skills, work culture and pressures people face in the sector. The technical staff have built superb professional relationships with clients based on a mutual respect over 17 years of successful liaison. They have current knowledge of the companies and roles they fill from recruiting then managing CSL’s significant on site teams of assigned contractors in client companies. The Consultants can readily counsel on ‘fit’, prospects and the interview techniques clients utilise. Many of the recruiting managers CSL deals with have been prior candidates and much business is 'repeat' due to the personal rapport and service.
CSL handles Permanent, Contract and Temporary vacancies from Executive to Director levels in Europe. It is best placed to assist industry executives seeking employment within the EU who have an automatic Right to Work and current EU industry based work experience. That experience may be as limited as an industrial work placement year or as extensive and global in nature as you can imagine.
CSL currently represents 12 of the Top 20 Pharmaceutical Companies as ‘Preferred Partner’ in addition to promoting openings with SMEs and several leading CROs Vacancies can be headcount positions with employers, assignments lasting 3 -18 months or interim roles to backfill managerial absences. In the current climate of cost and headcount restraint some contract roles are ‘temp to perm’ in nature and result in conversion to client employment after a test period. CSL’s reputation placing Managers and Directors is now well established and each year, more than 45% of the roles the team fill are in the £60,000+ salary range. In the last year the breadth of International Placement and Retained Search activity has developed allowing access to roles overseas and improved service provision to clients for those more difficult senior management assignments.
Company turnover grows steadily year on year; in 2010 the turnover exceeded £3.7M. Handling over 300 open posts per year, CSL is a customer focused Recruitment Practice proud of its record of success in R&D placement.