Tips for Hiring Within the Specialty Pharmacy Space in 2022

By subscribing, you sent consent to receive SMS or MMS messages from The Remedy Group. To opt out of our text messaging program, send the word STOP to 503-753-9029 at any time. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Msg & Data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.

December 21, 2021

By Chris Drashner


As 2021 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on how the past year (or two) has radically altered the job market across all industries – including specialty pharmacy. The expectations of the hiring process and how employees perform their duties have evolved. Alongside this evolution, the demand for specific knowledge and experience in specialty pharmacy has reached record highs for the past decade.

When it comes to hiring for high-level executive and business development roles in this space, there are going to be extra considerations that must be made to ensure that you have the best possible talent in the best possible environment.

Consider What Works

Before beginning the hiring process, it’s critical to consider your current staff. What is currently working? Evaluate which traits are increasing efficiency without draining team morale. Finally, consider the policies you have in place and how you can use them to motivate your staff rather than stifle them.

The workplace you are creating needs to adapt with the times, and you should orient new hires towards maximizing the policies and traits you want to promote within your existing staff.

Do Not Keep Good Candidates Waiting

If you have found a candidate who has the skills and personality you want, the last thing you want to do is wait to let them know you are interested. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of professional talent in the United States; the best talent will have multiple eyes on them. 

When you find a candidate that meets your requirements, make an offer as soon as possible if you want to avoid losing them to a competitor.

Retain Who You Have

For the longest time, hiring has been an employer’s market, where companies could quickly replace an employee due to the vast horde of professionals seeking work and the shortage of positions. 

Now, the shoe is on the other foot, and the candidates call the shots so the last thing you want to do is drive your current employees away. You will have to start making concessions to keep them happy in their current positions. 

Your employees are human beings with their own goals; fostering and promoting those goals and giving them a better quality of life at the office or home is essential if you want to retain them. In addition, you should make efforts to appreciate their talents and skill, along with recognizing their accomplishments whenever possible to reinforce their value to you. Don’t wait to give them that raise or promotion as they walk out the door!

Recruiters Are a Valuable Resource

As the job market continues to shift towards the candidate’s favor and the talent pool shrinks, it’s nearly impossible for companies to find talent on their own. With the shortage of professionals, recruiters can be what you need to overcome it and fill your crucial roles. 

In this climate, search firms can be your most valuable resource when tracking down the team you need. There are many benefits to partnering with a recruiting firm, like:

  • They can vet talent on your behalf.
  • They have access to a broader pool of talent. They go after the passive candidate, not the one looking at job ads.
  • You’ll receive high-quality candidates that meet your exact requirement.
  • The recruiters have specialized knowledge of recruiting in your industry. They understand the role they are recruiting for. 
  • The hiring process is faster.
  • You may have a trial period to ensure the candidate is a good fit before hiring them full-time.

The Remedy Group Empowers Companies to Find Their Next Pharmaceutical Experts

Specialty and infusion pharmacy and Patient Services companies have extremely difficult roles to recruit for and require companies to adapt to new practices and think outside the box when hiring. Further, companies need to develop ways to retain their staff to enforce a positive company culture, keep top talent, and keep hiring costs to a minimum. At The Remedy Group, we keep up-to-date on the latest hiring trends in the specialty pharmacy industry. Our team partners with clients to discover their most pressing needs and requirements and find quality professionals to succeed in their open positions. Contact The Remedy Group today to find your next specialty pharmacy hire.