CATEGORY: JOB SEEKER
Hiring and being hired: faculty members share their stories
Recruiting talented students and staff can make a difference to laboratories’ research outputs, enhance the achievements of principal investigators (PIs) and research groups, and boost the reputations of their programmes and universities. But lockdowns and border closures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic intensified global competition for talent as many researchers grappled with anxiety about big career moves, with some preferring to stay in their current roles.
Five researchers offer advice on how to recruit and retain talented students and colleagues, based on their own experiences of being hired, and of hiring colleagues to join their research groups.