What HR is looking for in Employees and Job Candidates

What HR is looking for in Employees and Job Candidates

Workshop materials from panelists are available:

Interviewing Secrets Revealed (Tracy Glasson)

Behavioral Interviewing (Toni Wayne)

Behavioral Interview Guide Part 1 – Recruiting Roundtable

Behavioral Interview Guide Part 2 – Recruiting Roundtable

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 5:30-8:30 pm

This second Speed Workshop with HR is an interactive conversation illuminating how one can best work with HR. As an employee, you want to stay abreast of trends in your industry and stay relevant. As a job candidate, whether reentering the workforce or changing career tracks, come to learn from the department that manages your application. The first workshop focused on the resume reviewing process; we now seek to advance the conversation to what makes for a successful interview:

The Hiring Process, Tracy Glasson, HR Manager at Halozyme Therapeutics

What is the Behavioral Interview, Toni Wayne, VP of HR at Prometheus Labs

New hiring trends favoring “The Best Athlete” concept, Lynette Bowman, VP of HR at Pacira Pharmaceuticals

What HR is Looking for in Employees and Job Candidates
A Speed Workshop for Active Career Transformations, A.C.T. Now

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The work environment is more productive than ever yet it’s a time of great uncertainty. How do you stay abreast of the many workplace changes taking place in the life science industry? How do you work with your colleagues and with HR to make the workplace more effective for you? What are the workforce trends that you need to know so that you can stay relevant to your employer? Come to meet and hear our panel of leaders in Human Resources who have addressed these questions and more.

At this Speed Workshop, HR representatives of the life science industry in San Diego will help address the following questions:

  • What are the workforce trends in biotech and pharma?
  • How might these trends impact your role at work?
  • What can you do to prepare for these changes?
  • How can you stay relevant to your employer?
  • What makes a job interview successful?

Life scientists are welcome to meet and hear the panel of speakers:

Tracy Glasson, Halozyme Therapeutics
Manager, Human Resources

Tracy Glasson is the Recruiting Manager for Halozyme Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the endocrinology, oncology, dermatology, and drug delivery markets. Tracy started her career as a headhunter 15 years ago, specializing in Clinical Development and Executive-level recruitment for biopharma companies nationwide. In 2003, she took her expertise in-house, helping companies like INC Research, Invitrogen, Pfizer and Biogen Idec fulfill their recruiting needs.  Since joining Halozyme in 2008, Tracy’s efforts resulted in a 61% increase in headcount, propelling Halo from 87 to 140 people in all aspects of the drug development continuum from Discovery Research to Commercial. Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Toni Wayne, Prometheus Laboratories
Vice President, Human Resources

Toni Wayne joined Prometheus Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, as Vice President of Human Resources in 2004. Prior to Prometheus, she held the position of Vice President Human Resources for Baxter Healthcare’s BioScience division, where she directed Human Resources for the division’s North American operations, and, ultimately, for the division’s global Research and Development and Commercial operations. Her 7 year tenure with Baxter offered her the opportunity to be involved at multiple levels in the acquisition and integration of several businesses, both the domestically and globally.

Toni also held the position of Vice President for Elan’s Biopharmaceutical division in 2002.

She started her career in biotech with Hybritech Incorporated, San Diego’s first biotechnology company, which was acquired by Eli Lilly in 1986. There she held varying positions of management responsibility in Human Resources, Manufacturing, Quality and Project Management. Prior to her 17 years with Hybritech she worked as a Research Associate with both Scripps Clinic and UCSD.

Toni has a BA in Biology obtained from UCSD, and conducted graduate studies at UCLA in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Lynette Bowman, Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Vice President, Human Resources

Lynette Bowman is the Vice President of Human Resources for Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an acute care specialty pharmaceutical company. Lynette brings a high energy, strategic business approach to the team and the company. Her responsibilities include the leadership and strategic partnering of compensation, benefits, recruitment, retention, legal compliance, employee relations, and performance management as relates to the human capital of the company. She has over 15 years of experience working in multiple industries including large worldwide organizations to small, entrepreneurial start –ups. Lynette has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and multiple post graduate courses in counseling. She takes a business approach to people problem solving and the discovery of opportunities to maximize the people potential of the company.

Open positions at the above organizations will also be presented.

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A light dinner & soft drinks will be provided.

$15 online until Feb 16, $10 student (https://www.123signup.com/event?id=mqscj)
$20 Feb17 online and onsite, $15 student

Location Sponsor: Halozyme Therapeutics

11404 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (please note change in building location).

Event parking and directions:

Limited parking is available in the front of the 11388 building and around the 11404 building. Attendees are recommended to carpool or arrive early. Please walk directly to the 11404 building for the event.