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A good team will have a significant impact on your productivity and also influence your culture. It is therefore important to find people that have both hard and soft skills to assume important roles in your company
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A high-performing clinical research staff is just what every CRO needs. But it's not easy to build this kind
of a winning team. There are challenges when it comes to finding good people and retaining them. Let's
look at some of the simple but effective ways of building your star team of performers.
Ask the right questions
A good team will have a significant impact on your productivity and also influence your culture. It is
therefore important to find people that have both hard and soft skills to assume important roles in your
company. As part of the recruitment team working for a CRO in India, you must ask questions that test
how a candidate would respond in realistic job scenarios and how he has performed in the past. The
rationale is to test their ethics, values, communication and approach to dealing with stress and conflict.
You may also cite examples to demonstrate how you have handled difficult situations. While testing the
candidate's capability to work with the best CRO India, it is also important to ask about their significant
achievements and contributions made in their previous job. While the candidate may have the
necessary qualifications, it is important to ensure that the candidate also has the right communication
skills to interact with peers and internal staff in a pleasing manner.
Sample work test
In order to be successful in CRO in India, just having the necessary skills is not enough. You have to be
really good. Exemplary is the word because clinical research is a very niche field and there is virtually no
room for errors or average work. Many organizations therefore prefer to have a sample work test. A lot
of times this has proved to be effective. So if a job demands reading protocols, candidates may be asked
to review a sample protocol that has errors and inaccuracies. Typically, you need to align the whole
process of interview and selection with the complexity and challenges associated with that position.
Ask for references
Although recruitment methods have changed considerably over the years, one practice that has
remained intact is the practice of asking for references. There has been no reason to change or revisit it
either. Employers at best CRO India often ask candidates for a list of individuals who can vouch for
everything they have said. The objective is to simply validate everything the candidate said they have
been doing in their previous company. Reference checks are a great way of gaining useful information
about the candidate’s method of working and the overall performance. They also throw light on other
things such as adaptability, attitude, performance and aptitude. When you talk to references, you need
to typically ask about the title held by the candidate, the reason for leaving, attendance, culture fit, and
overall strengths and weaknesses.
Once you get the right people to work for your CRO in India, it is also important to engage and motivate
them. You need to organize office excursions, parties and activities that will make them feel appreciated
The best CRO India has the most efficient people at the helm. A CRO in India can build a great team by
following the right screening and interviewing methods.
Rohit works at best CRO India. He’s part of the recruitment team and is responsible for hiring the best
talent for his CRO in India.