"The CRO industry requires many unique skill sets and finding the right talent can be a challenge," said PRA Vice President of Talent Acquisition Glenn Sward. "PRA’s new Candidate Experience initiative is designed to attract the highest caliber talent and give potential employees a comprehensive view of our culture and the many rewards of working in an industry that helps bring life-saving drugs to market."
The Candidate Experience includes a new website (www.discoveryourpra.com) which features profiles and videos of a small cross section of current PRA employees. The profiles are designed to give candidates a unique glimpse into clinical development work and why employees find it meaningful. It also includes information about the many benefits of working for PRA.
The Candidate Experience complements several other PRA initiatives, including its highly successful Bridge Program which addresses the pressing need to recruit qualified clinical research associates (CRAs). "The tremendous growth of our industry is driving the demand for more CRAs," said Sward. "PRA’s Bridge Program is an innovative training program that transitions qualified RNs, study coordinators, and allied health professionals to a CRA role."
PRA’s Oncology University was also developed to respond to the industry need for oncology-experienced CRAs. The program trains experienced CRAs, giving them the knowledge and skills to handle the specific demands of oncology clinical studies. In addition, the PRA Program was created to give recent college graduates a hands-on view of career opportunities within PRA, and to identify promising candidates and streamline them into clinical studies.
The PRA Candidate Experience helps candidates learn more about PRA’s people and culture. It is another step in helping to identify talented individuals who may become part of PRA’s future workforce – a workforce that is dedicated to advancing drug discovery and improving patients’ lives.