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Why did you decide to enter in the recruitment industry?
I was intrigued by the dynamic nature of the industry, as well as the prospect of taking on challenges that demand my skills, creativity, and determination.
When a former colleague told me about the rewards and excitement of the field, I was inspired to give it a try. Since then, I have found that the industry has given me the opportunity to constantly learn and grow, not only in terms of building relationships with candidates and clients but also in gaining a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector.
What was it about healthcare that appealed to you?
I was drawn to healthcare recruitment because of the people and organisations that are part of it. The individuals we work with in the sector are highly driven, intelligent, and ethical professionals who have made it their life's work to improve people's health. The companies operating in the field are innovative and ground-breaking, which means that there is always something new to learn and discover. Working in healthcare recruitment requires top-notch employees, so the pressure to provide the highest-quality service to our stakeholders pushes me to keep learning and developing my skills.
Tell us about your most memorable role placement. What were the challenges and achievements?
I cannot single out one role placement as the most memorable, as every placement presents its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Some of the most satisfying placements I have made include candidates whom I have placed multiple times throughout their career or those whom I have helped land their first job, leading to a meteoric rise in their career to global leadership positions. The most rewarding experience, however, is when my colleagues and I overcome seemingly impossible obstacles and place a candidate in a very challenging position.
What education background do you have that helps you with your current job?
I hold a Bachelor of Business degree, which has provided me with a broad knowledge base in areas such as HR, Marketing, Economics, and Leadership. This knowledge has proven invaluable in my current role as a recruitment professional, allowing me to lead my team and stay ahead of the curve in the constantly evolving recruitment industry.
Why a client or candidate should work with you?
Clients and candidates have given me excellent feedback for always seeking a "win-win" outcome and approaching the recruitment process with professionalism and sensitivity.
I take pride in investing time and effort to gain a deep understanding of my clients' needs and the requirements of the role, so I can brief candidates transparently and accurately. This ensures that they understand the benefits and challenges of the recruitment process and can make an informed decision about their career.
What is your personal advice for Candidates?
To advance their career, candidates should seek out a trusted advisor who can provide honest feedback and guidance on their career trajectory. They should also seek a culturally aligned organisation where they can grow and thrive and be open to learning and adapting to new challenges and opportunities.
- Executive Roles
- Health Economics and Market Access
- Medical Affairs
Adrian’s professionalism was exceptional and I genuinely felt like he had both my and the company’s best interest in mind - a quality I haven’t seen often in my experience with recruiters over the years. I actually enjoyed my recruitment experience with Adrian and HPG and look forward to strengthening this partnership as I engage them to build my team in my role.Senior Commercial Director , Global Pharmaceutical Company
Adrian and his team have always taken time to truly understand the culture so that they can be the best extension of the organisation to the external market. He has always taken a strategic approach to sourcing candidates that will best fit with the current and future needs of your organisation. I have most valued Adrian’s approach to sourcing a variety of roles in the market as he and his team not only have a breadth of expertise across many business functions but have also a demonstrated capability to engage individuals on roles/ functions that may not currently exist in the marketplace.Country Medical Director , Global Pharmaceutical Company
Adrian has been a critical business partner for our organisation for the last 11 years. I have personally worked closely with Adrian since 2012 and could not recommend Healthcare Professionals Group more highly as a supplier of choice.I have engaged Adrian on all roles across our business, and his team consistently provide a short-list of highly capable talent aligned to our needs technically, and culturally. Importantly, Adrian has taken the time to understand our business and the different hiring manager needs, and provide a service offering that aligns to their expectations.Head of Human Resources , Global Pharmaceutical Company, Melbourne
Blogs by Adrian McConchie
Maximising Healthcare ROI: Innovative Approaches to Health Economics10.05.2023
Embracing Technology: The Future of Supply Chain Management10.05.2023
Building a High-Performing Medical Affairs Team: Key Success Factors21.04.2023
Is this the toughest job in Pharma?05.10.2022
How has market access changed for Australian pharma companies06.05.2022
Improve Patients' Access To New Medicines & Tech20.01.2022