Employers | Elemed

How do you stand out?

Candidates have more choices and there’s more information out there than ever before.

The result?
Candidates are hiding in plain sight. Less people applying directly to roles, lower email response rates, and unreturned cold headhunt calls are the problems most companies face.

In the Medtech industry, the talent market is tight, competition is stiff and every day new competitors emerge.

Elemed is here to help. Our reach into this market goes deep. We know the players, from major companies to small startups, and we know the talent pool. Best of all, we know how to make the right match.

How do you stand out?

Candidates have more choices and there’s more information out there than ever before.

The result? Less people applying directly to roles, lower email response rates, and unreturned cold headhunt calls are the problems most companies face.

In the Medical Device and Regulation industry, the talent market is tight, competition is stiff and every day new competitors emerge.

Elemed is here to help. Our reach into this market goes deep. We know the players, from major companies to small startups, and we know the talent pool. Best of all, we know how to make the right match.

Why choose us?

Companies

REGULATORY, QUALITY
& CLINICAL

No one recruits deeper into these MedTech skillset than us. We can distinguish CE marking from CER, PSUR from PMA, and MDSAP from ISO 13485. We know the true A players.
Companies

100%
MEDTECH

Unlike other firms working across lifesciences, we only have one industry focus: Medical technology.
companies

ATTRACT. HIRE.
DEVELOP.

Hiring isn’t the end. It’s the beginning. Through Elemed Academy, you’ll have access to corporate and individual professional development programmes to ensure you keep getting outstanding results from your new hires.
companies

MONEY BACK
GUARANTEE

Our whole business model is performance-driven from Senior to VP, even on hard-to-fill roles.

Why choose us?

Companies

REGULATORY, QUALITY
& CLINICAL

No one recruits deeper into these MedTech skillset than us. We can distinguish CE marking from CER, PSUR from PMA, and MDSAP from ISO 13485. We know the true A players.
Companies

100%
MEDTECH

Unlike other firms working across lifesciences, we only have one industry focus: Medical technology.
companies

ATTRACT. HIRE.
DEVELOP.

Hiring isn’t the end. It’s the beginning. Through Elemed Academy, you’ll have access to corporate and individual professional development programmes to ensure you keep getting outstanding results from your new hires.
companies

MONEY BACK
GUARANTEE

Our whole business model is performance-driven from Senior to VP, even on hard-to-fill roles.

Our track record

companies
4:1
CV TO PLACEMENT
RATIO
companies

4 years
candidate retention
rate

companies

2 WEEKS
AVERAGE SHORTLIST TURNAROUND

companies

100%
FILL RATE ON EXCLUSIVE ROLES

Our track record

companies

4:1
CV TO PLACEMENT
RATIO

companies

4 years
candidate retention
rate

companies

2 WEEKS
AVERAGE SHORTLIST TURNAROUND

companies

100%
FILL RATE ON EXCLUSIVE ROLES

See things differently
We challenge the status quo. Do you?

Good people are hard to find

False : The reality is that good people are easy to find and hard to attract. With top talent more visible and present online than ever, the real hiring challenge of today and tomorrow is attraction, not identification.
False : The reality is that good people are easy to find and hard to attract. With top talent more visible and present online than ever, the real hiring challenge of today and tomorrow is attraction, not identification.

ResultsMatter

True : We combine the grit and dynamism of contingency recruitment with the personal and detailed screening process of executive search. Our fee model holds us accountable to deliver you the best results, with minimal financial risk to your company. And we’re experienced. We’ve filled 98% of all exclusive roles we’ve worked on.
True : We combine the grit and dynamism of contingency recruitment with the personal and detailed screening process of executive search. Our fee model holds us accountable to deliver you the best results, with minimal financial risk to your company. And we’re experienced. We’ve filled 98% of all exclusive roles we’ve worked on.

People are your most important asset

False : The right people are your most important asset. Our sophisticated talent attraction and engagement tools, together with our 10-stage hiring methodology means we deliver the best fitting candidates who will help drive your business forward.
False : The right people are your most important asset. Our sophisticated talent attraction and engagement tools, together with our 10-stage hiring methodology means we deliver the best fitting candidates who will help drive your business forward.

Technology is replacing recruiters

True : We embrace the technology revolution, leveraging social and AI recruiting with traditional techniques. But we also do what computers can’t. We match career aspirations with company culture and hiring needs. Our deep understanding of regulatory, clinical and quality positions in medical devices allows us to go one step further than just keyword match.
True : We embrace the technology revolution, leveraging social and AI recruiting with traditional techniques. But we also do what computers can’t. We match career aspirations with company culture and hiring needs. Our deep understanding of regulatory, clinical and quality positions in medical devices allows us to go one step further than just keyword match.

Finding good people takes time

False : As experts in medical technology, we are constantly market mapping every day. We actively engage with our talent pool in clinical, regulatory and quality. We know who is looking, who is hiring, who will move, for what, when and where. This means that when recruiting exceptional talent for you, we are able to hit the ground running because we know our market.
False : As experts in medical technology, we are constantly market mapping every day. We actively engage with our talent pool in clinical, regulatory and quality. We know who is looking, who is hiring, who will move, for what, when and where. This means that when recruiting exceptional talent for you, we are able to hit the ground running because we know our market.

We are all fishing in the same pool

False : 10% of talent is actively looking and on everyone’s books. Our time is spent nurturing long-term relationships and building trust with the other 90%. We use innovative strategies to engage with a passive talent pool of over 15,000 Medtech professionals in Quality, Regulatory & Clinical, putting your role in front of potential candidates who are not checking the jobs on your website.
False : 10% of talent is actively looking and on everyone’s books. Our time is spent nurturing long-term relationships and building trust with the other 90%. We use innovative strategies to engage with a passive talent pool of over 15,000 Medtech professionals in Quality, Regulatory & Clinical, putting your role in front of potential candidates who are not checking the jobs on your website.

Our services

Attract. Hire. Develop.

ATTRACT

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Increase applications with an Employer Brand Audit

Employer branding is the difference between you searching for candidates and candidates coming to you. Your company already has an employer brand. Whether you consciously created one or not. Your brand is what people say about your business, your leadership team, and your work culture when you’re not in the room. Learn about yours with an employer brand audit.
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Build brand ambassadors with a great candidate experience

Companies are spectacularly reactive, with “post and pray” being the most common strategy. We’ll help you create a great candidate experience that will make your employees and past candidates your very own advocates. They’ll help you reach out to candidates, tell the story of your company, and help sell your brand.

HIRE

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Technical Hires

Experts in regulatory, quality and clinical are notoriously passive regarding the job market. After all, risk management is what they do! Whether you need an expert for PMA, 510(k), MDR transition, Audit preparation, Quality System Implementation, CER or PSUR medical writing, Design Controls or Post Market Surveillance, we can help!
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Startup Hires

It takes a special kind of person to work for a startup and hiring the wrong person can be more than just costly. Is this your first time recruiting a regulatory, quality, or clinical professional? Second? We’ve done it over a hundred times.
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Executive Hires

Find a technical leader with a commercially savvy approach. Looking for exceptional talent to lead, drive, or even change the culture of your organization? We have experience hiring Quality, Regulatory and Clinical leaders at Head of, Director and Vice President levels, for medical device startups through to global corporations.

DEVELOP

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Elemed Academy

With Elemed Academy, we’ll help you get the most out of your existing employees. By developing a tailored development plan that focuses on both building skills that are in demand and on gaining new skills, we can transform your team into a true workforce. Our training ranges from online to classroom to practical on-the-job learning opportunities. Want to find out how Elemed Academy can help your company work better? Get in touch now.

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Finding the right match right away.

A global mid-sized medical device manufacturer was looking for a VP Quality and Regulatory for 6 months. They first tried to directly recruit for this role with their HR team. The result: They were overwhelmed with applications, and wasted time speaking to unsuitable candidates. At the final stage, they had one candidate. And even then, they weren’t convinced he was the right fit. They reached out to Elemed for some support. Because the role had been open a significant amount of time, the “buzz” had already died down, and many candidates were questioning why it had been open for so long. This was damaging for the employer brand.

Good candidates are hard to attract. We repositioned the role, bringing out benefits for the candidate, resulting in a 32% increase in more suitable applications. We also reached out to our Elemed network, top talent who was not actively looking or applying, but willing to listen to the right role. After speaking with these candidates, they were very interested to be considered. We delivered a shortlist of 5 highly qualified VP level QA/RA Medtech candidates within 2 weeks. All 5 were taken through the interview round, with 2 candidates at final stage who were willing to accept an offer. The client hired a great VP candidate in a start to end process that took a little under 8 weeks.

Helping a startup start right.

Our client was a highly innovative French startup developing an implantable medical device. In the past, the company had survived with consultants, but it was time to bring the role internally. This was the first time the CEO had ever hired a RA/QA/Clinical profile and didn’t have a strong network in this field. The risk of hiring the wrong person was high. Also, as a startup, they didn’t have a deep reach into the market - nobody knew who they were!

We developed the role ad, positioning and marketing strategy. We targeted candidates that had experience with a startup or the ability to work in a small, dynamic environment. Through our network, we gave this company a platform to reach potential employees they couldn’t reach on their own. They hired a candidate with 15 years RA/QA experience working in implants. By hiring the right person, they were able to get CE and FDA approval faster than expected!

A good fix to a bad hire.

A mid-sized medical device company working in class II medical devices reached out to us to assist with a replacement of a bad hire. They had initially recruited a candidate directly, who had over-promised his experience and what he was able to deliver, and now they were in trouble. As they did not have a strong network in QA/RA, they did not know much about this candidate’s reputation or track record.

We were able to discreetly find them an RA/QA professional with an excellent reputation and experience who had strong contacts with the FDA. This resulted in a swift remediation and no further action.

Relationships make the difference.

A global medical device cardiovascular manufacturer headquartered in the USA was having problems hiring a manager Regulatory/Quality. Whilst they had a good brand, and a strong internal recruitment team, they were struggling to reach RA/QA candidates in Europe, with less than a 5% response rate to cold headhunt messages.

After taking a detailed brief we reached out to our Elemed talent hub, a network of over 3,000 warm professionals in QA/RA who are not actively looking but open to considering the right opportunities. Having a warm relationship with these professionals really made the difference! With an 84% response rate, we were able to shortlist and hire an exceptional candidate in Germany!

A Creative approach to hiring.

A multinational medical device manufacturer was building up a new division for Vigilance. As one of the pioneering companies to set up a new department focusing just on this, they were looking in a sparse candidate market. Experienced leaders focused on Vigilance were very hard to come by. This recruitment required some creativity!

By thinking outside of the box, we headhunted a professional from one of Europe’s leading competent authorities. The candidate had been in their current role for a long time, so it was important to build trust and position the opportunity correctly. Having a mutual contact reinforced the candidate’s trust in us, and we were able to make a great match!