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Posted 3 May 2023 by
Adam Lester-George
Content Specialist for Binocs Technology

EXCLUSIVE: new tool shows labs the value of retaining staff!

From conversations with our clients we have identified that, after service level and planning adherence, employee retention has become the most important KPI in Big Pharma, highlighting the perceived value of activities that help to reduce employee turnover.

This is not a surprise, since the industry as a whole employs more than 5.5 million staff members globally, with personnel expenditure representing roughly 14% of the sector’s entire annual operating revenue. While talent is undeniably a life science organization’s most important asset, as a significant source of investment it also represents a potentially significant source of efficiency gains.

For exactly this reason, in March 2023 we presented a webinar titled “Win over, don’t turnover: retaining lab talent in the life sciences industry”, in which we presented the initial results of our analyses of the cost of employee turnover in pharma labs, as well as some strategies to promote retention.

Based on the hugely positive response from those who attended that session, I am delighted to announce that the models used to inform our estimates have now been developed into a downloadable tool!

This free and easy-to-use tool is available to any laboratories interested in calculating estimates of the true impact of analytical staff turnover for their specific use case, including:

  • Lost capacity (in FTEs and hours)
  • Direct costs
  • Total (direct + indirect) costs

We hope that this easy-to-use tool will help lab management to identify the full extent of the costs associated with replacing talent and leverage the corresponding value of retaining staff to make the business case for implementing the 27 key recommendations outlined in our related white paper.

Are you a Lab Manager or a life sciences HR professional? Interested to quantify the impact of analyst turnover and build a business case to support improved employee retention strategies? Why not check out this tool today!

Download the calculator now!

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Adam Lester-George

Adam has two decades of experience working in clinical trials, biomedical research, public health, and health economics, with a particular interest in the intersection between technology and life sciences. For 7 years before joining Bluecrux in 2019, Adam was the director of healthcare innovation consultancy “LeLan” and brings a wide range of insights to his role as Content Specialist for Binocs.