When we look back at the close of the 21st century’s first decade, we are likely to view the global financial crisis as the final blow that pushed the pharmaceutical industry into a period of upheaval. Human resources executives are being asked to design talent strategies as the business playbook changes daily.

This whitepaper, Tough Times are the Best Times to Transform Pharma Industry HR by Cheryl Buxton, examines how HR leaders in the pharmaceutical industry are responding to cost controls, lack of talent, and a changing marketplace. Through interviews with HR leaders from such leading companies as GSK, Novartis and Astra Zeneca, our research identifies the competencies needed to lead an HR transformation and suggests that now is the time for pharma companies to try new ways to develop change leaders.

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