The Asia-Pacific region has emerged as the fastest growing pharmaceutical market in the world and the war for talent has never been so competitive!
Collaborating with Morunda is the right choice; we have filled over 400 managers to director positions since 2001. We provide the best possible pharmaceutical talent for your recruiting needs.
Morunda asked numerous long- term expatriates in Japan’s pharmaceutical industry for suggestions for new executives coming to Japan or new companies looking to establish themselves in the world’s second largest Pharmaceutical market.
Interviewing candidates is difficult, but when you add that the candidate must interview in a second language and culture, then navigating the land mines of recruiting … Read More
Our partner in the United States has put together this video on how to put together a great on line recruiting strategy.
This 6 minute video will provide some insights and suggestions that will help hiring managers and recruiting teams strategically capture the best of the best candidates who exist in the industry today.
Please enjoy the video … Read More
Recently Morunda (a Tokyo based recruiting company) successfully recruited a sales manager from a European pharmaceutical company to an American company in Tokyo, Japan. As with all searches there were a few hiccups in the final delivery of the candidate to the client.
Most great candidates are not actively looking for new opportunities per se; however, they … Read More
What are the most important factors for candidates when interviewing with multinational companies in Tokyo, Japan? Morunda interviewed 120 candidates who have interviewed with multinational pharmaceutical companies in Tokyo within the past 24 months. Our survey (Table 1) asked which of the following factors were the most and least important to candidates. The attributes surveyed were the attractiveness … Read More
Mid-level Managers in Japan’s multinational pharmaceutical companies seek greater guidance and global opportunities from senior management
For a recent study, Morunda KK and the International Executive Search Federation (IESF) surveyed 72 Japanese managers working for European and American pharmaceutical companies in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The survey asked the participants to rank, on a scale from one to … Read More
After engaging in a two-month interview process, the American pharmaceutical company had finally found its next head of neurology for their Japanese operations. The candidate was happy with the conditions, his family was on board, and he had accepted the position verbally. Suddenly, in the 11th hour, he declined the offer.
A frustrated marketing director, called me to … Read More
I sat across the table from a leading HR Pharma director and was spellbound by his insights into the human psyche. “How did he do it?” I asked myself and soon posed the question: “What makes you such an effective negotiator and closer of deals?”
“At school we are taught the Golden Rule, we should treat others the … Read More
I often ask directors what percentage of their challenges are technical compared with people-oriented. In most cases the breakdown is 60% people and 40% technical. Yet anecdotal evidence suggests that most employment interviews focus on technical considerations rather than examining a candidate’s character, personality, background, and attitude.
I remember asking a pharmaceutical executive if he had an MBA. … Read More
What do the leading executives in Japan’s pharm industry and the world’s top sports coaches have in common? They are always on the lookout for talent. They are searching for the best available team at any given point in time. Pete Carroll, head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, was quoted as saying, “Recruiting … Read More
Having left one of the world’s top companies to join a new entry into Japan from the United States the 43 year old general manager was at the end of his rope. The company was now 18 months old and he had successfully hired 5 employees through his own network and secured several significant contracts. He now had … Read More