Brexit - a word that, depending on which side of the fence you sit, creates feelings of mixed emotions. Being a glass half-full kind of guy I try to find the good in every situation, even if I wouldn't have wanted to be in that situation in the first place (I wonder which side of the fence I sit on...)I also try to take this outlook on life, because if I didn't, being a recruiter would be a horrible way to earn my living.
I speak about Brexit regularly with network to try and gauge peoples thoughts on the subject and where it will leave the Pharma industry. Obviously, the conclusion we normally come to is that quite frankly we don't know and only time will tell. Interestingly as well though, I have had potential employees turn down opportunities in the UK as there is this cloud on uncertainty hovering above us and they don't want to commit to anything before the dust has settled. It got me thinking, are we going to see a rise in people being taken on, on a contract/interim basis with less people wanting to commit to a permanent opportunity at this time?
The UK needs to do more to prevent pharmaceutical companies from fleeing and taking their investments elsewhere post-Brexit.