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September 18, 2015 07:30 ET

Talent Management Solutions to Address the CRA Shortage: Investing in a Global Talent Pool

Xtalks Hosts Webinar on Need for Clinical Research Associates

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 18, 2015) - The global shortage of qualified Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) to monitor investigational trials is having a significant impact across the pharmaceutical industry, driving higher costs and extending drug development timelines. This problem is especially prevalent in emerging markets and key therapeutic areas, such as oncology. Although the CRA role can lead to a promising clinical research career, which should attract talent, the current gap is projected to widen between supply and demand.

An expert panel from inVentiv Health will explore innovative, yet practical approaches to building a global talent pool that have been shown to improve CRA retention rates. Speakers from inVentiv, a top-tier professional services organization that accelerates the clinical and commercial success of biopharmaceutical companies worldwide, include:
John Avender, Associate Director of Clinical Performance
Michael Jimmink, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, and
Joe Mills, Senior Director of the Global Recruitment Center.

The free one-hour live session takes place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11am EDT / 4pm BST (UK/GMT+1).

inVentiv speakers will provide detailed insights about a proven approach that the global CRO has used to advance careers for CRAs while reducing risk to sponsor timelines.

Key learnings from this webinar will include:

  • Understanding of development programs that include a mixture of training formats and multi-faceted support networks for CRAs to ensure their long-term success. Experience shows that after graduating from the program, CRAs are able to assume a full work load within a relatively short time and deliver work quality on par with more experienced CRAs.
  • Expert discussion of key elements of success, which include rigorous screening of candidates and robust structured support from mentors, trainers, and peers. This solution not only helps close the demand gap, but also creates a highly engaged and productive workforce that is retained.

To learn more or register for this event visit: Talent Management Solutions to the CRA Shortage: Investing in a Global Talent Pool.

About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health is a top-tier professional services organization that accelerates the clinical and commercial success of biopharmaceutical companies worldwide. Our combined Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO) help clients improve their performance to deliver much-needed therapies to market. With 14,000 employees providing services to clients in 70 countries, inVentiv Health designs best practices, processes and systems to enable clients to successfully navigate an increasingly complex environment. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv Health management team. Learn more at

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