02/07/2014

ZRG Partners, Inc.

ZRG Partners Life Sciences Hiring Index Shows Modest Gains in 4th Quarter

ZRG Partners, Inc. announces the results of its fourth quarter
Global Life Sciences Hiring Index. Q4 reflects an overall gain in hiring, with Pharma activity over the long term reaching an all-time index high. Meanwhile R&D hiring took a hit dropping 15 percent from the
previous quarter. The Asia Pacific Region saw significant hiring in Q4, more than 25 percent, with most being attributed to the Sales and Marketing function.

ZRG Managing Director David Fortier commented, “The results of this latest index correlate with the broader economy – inconsistencies across regions, sectors, and functions along with the continuation of a longer term trend of slow, steady, but uneven growth.

The positive to take from these numbers is some robust hiring in selected functions within pharmaceuticals and a return of hiring in the commercial function indicating expectations of growth for some companies.”

About ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners, Inc. is a global authority on talent management issues in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Medical markets. ZRG provides its clients with specialized global market expertise in executive recruitment, consulting and advisory work with a focus on data and analytics to drive great business decisions.

The Global Life Sciences Hiring Index analysis utilizes a proprietary algorithm that looks at confidential hiring within selected benchmark companies in three distinct segments. The companies in the Index
generate over 634 billion dollars in revenues and employ over 1,300,000 people globally. ZRG Partners conducts extensive direct market research in developing the data that drives the Index.

For press requests or for permission to use this data in other media form, contact Adam El Din, European President and Global Practice Head of Life Sciences in Switzerland at +41-22-319-3304 or David Fortier, Managing Director in the USA at +1-202-525-1341.

For more information about ZRG please go to www.zrgpartners.com