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Unlocking Veterinary Talent: The Essentials in Attraction

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the dynamic world of veterinary medicine, recruiting top talent is a challenge every practice manager faces. Successful recruitment hinges on understanding what motivates veterinary professionals to apply for specific roles. Here’s a concise look at the top three reasons and actionable strategies to enhance your job ads. 1. Professional Growth Opportunities Veterinary professionals seek…

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10 Simple Ways to Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity at Home

By Hamzeh Bakri

Here are some actions individuals can take at home to support International Day for Biological Diversity: By taking these simple actions, individuals can make a meaningful contribution to biodiversity 

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Charting Success in the Pharmacovigilance Landscape: A Guide for New Entrants

By Hamzeh Bakri

Adverse Event Reporting: In Pharmacovigilance, a key responsibility is the systematic collection and reporting of adverse events associated with pharmaceutical products. New entrants will become familiar with the intricacies of adverse event reporting systems and the importance of timely and accurate documentation. Risk Assessment and Management: Pharmacovigilance professionals assess the risks and benefits of drugs…


Exploring the Essential Skills for Plant Sciences Manufacturing & Processing Professionals

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the dynamic realm of plant sciences manufacturing and processing, where innovation converges with necessity, it’s imperative to highlight the vital skills required by candidates and job seekers to navigate this landscape effectively. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the essential competencies and proficiencies crucial for success: Chemical Management Expertise: Respiratory Safety Proficiency: Machinery Maintenance Skills:…


Sustainable Actions for Earth Day 2024: Eliminating Plastics from the Workplace

By Hamzeh Bakri

As International Earth Day approaches on April 22, 2024, individuals working in offices can play a pivotal role in supporting EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health. This year’s focus is on demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040. Here are some ideas of…

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Cultivating Tomorrow: Recent Breakthroughs in Plant Sciences Research & Development

By Hamzeh Bakri

The plant sciences industry is undergoing a renaissance, propelled by cutting-edge research and development that promises to revolutionize agriculture, environmental conservation, and sustainable living. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most exciting recent advancements that are reshaping the landscape of plant sciences. Precision Agriculture and Smart Farming: Recent years have witnessed a surge…

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Rooted in History: The Evolution of Carrots and Corporate Strategy

By Hamzeh Bakri

Carrots, those vibrant orange wonders adorning our plates today, have a rich history that reflects the dynamic nature of agricultural practices. Drawing parallels to the corporate strategy in the contemporary food industry, the journey of carrots unveils how adaptability and innovation have been pivotal for success. Historical Carrot Transformations: In the olden days, carrots were…

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The Crucial Role of Marketing & Brand Management in the Life Sciences Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the fast-evolving landscape of the Life Sciences Industry, where breakthroughs and innovations shape the future of healthcare, the role of Marketing & Brand Management has become increasingly vital. This blog post explores how effective marketing strategies and brand management contribute to the success and growth of organisations operating in this dynamic sector. Building Trust…

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Navigating Your Veterinary Career: The Advantages of Partnering with a Recruiter

By Hamzeh Bakri

Embarking on a veterinary career journey in Australia? Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a fresh graduate, teaming up with a recruiter can be a game-changer. Let’s explore the positive benefits of having a recruiter by your side. 1. Tailored Job Opportunities: Recruiters have the inside scoop on the veterinary landscape in Australia. They can…

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Rooted in Discovery: Navigating a Career in Research within the Plant Science Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

Venturing into a career in research within the plant science industry is akin to entering a realm where laboratories transform into verdant fields, and the elegance of plant structures replaces conventional test tubes. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the enticing world of clinical research in plant science, highlighting how this journey is not…

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Nourishing the Spirit: Ramadan’s Impact on the Food Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

The holy month of Ramadan, observed by millions around the world, brings with it a profound spiritual journey and a unique influence on the food industry in countries that observe this sacred tradition. Culinary Traditions and Festive Atmosphere: During Ramadan, the food industry undergoes a significant transformation. As the day breaks with suhoor (pre-dawn meal),…

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Supply Chain Management during Ramadan: A Strategic Project for Global Markets

By Hamzeh Bakri

The month of Ramadan, observed by millions worldwide, presents a unique challenge for supply chain managers operating in diverse markets. This sacred tradition has a profound impact on the food industry, requiring meticulous project management skills to navigate the culinary landscape during this period. 1. Project Kick-off: Culinary Traditions and Festive Atmosphere As Ramadan commences,…

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Guiding New Managers: Navigating the Complexities of Leadership in the Medical Devices Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

Embarking on the journey towards an Executive Leadership role in the medical devices field is a significant career aspiration. As you set your sights on this pivotal position, it’s crucial to appreciate the intricate challenges that come with the territory. This blog aims to shed light on the complexities of Executive Leadership in the medical…


Sailing Smooth: Must-Have Skills for Pharma Marketing Pros Launching New Meds

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the world of pills and potions, launching a fresh drug is a bit like setting sail in a sea of rules and regulations. For marketing pros, it’s not just about flashy ads; it’s a whole skill set. We’re diving into the must-haves for marketing whizzes in the pharma game, making sure their new drugs…


Global Horizons: Embracing the Adventure of Relocating for Your Dream Job

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the ever-expanding landscape of professional opportunities, the prospect of moving countries for your job is not just a transition; it’s an exhilarating adventure. Far from being a daunting task, relocating for your dream job opens up a world of possibilities, both personally and professionally. Let’s dive into the positive aspects of this transformative journey…

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Beyond Borders: Navigating Overseas Opportunities in the Sciences

By Hamzeh Bakri

Embarking on an international career in the sciences is a thrilling prospect, offering the chance to explore new horizons, cultures, and scientific frontiers. In this blog, we’ll guide aspiring candidates through the exciting journey of pursuing overseas roles in the sciences, highlighting the benefits, challenges, and key considerations that come with this transformative career move.…

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Seizing the Dream: A Practical To-Do List for Moving Countries for Your Job

By Hamzeh Bakri

Embarking on a journey to a new country for your dream job is an exhilarating and transformative experience. Amidst the excitement, it’s essential to ensure a smooth transition. Here’s a comprehensive to-do list to guide you through the process, ensuring that your move is not only successful but also sets the stage for an unforgettable…

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The Scientific Benefits of Taking a Break: Nourishing the Mind

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the fast-paced world of science, where breakthroughs and discoveries are a daily pursuit, it’s easy for professionals to get caught up in the relentless pursuit of knowledge and delivering on KPI’s. However, there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting that taking a break from work can have profound positive effects on the brain, ultimately…

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Relishing Triumph: The Joys of Pursuing a Career in Sensory Evaluation within the Food Sciences Sector

By Hamzeh Bakri

For those whose taste buds are finely attuned to the subtleties of flavour, texture, and aroma, venturing into the realm of sensory evaluation in the food sciences industry is akin to embarking on a gastronomic odyssey. In this blog, we’ll delve into why delving into sensory evaluation is a gratifying journey, seamlessly blending the art…

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Navigating Challenges: Strategies for Success in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain & Logistics

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the competitive world of job seeking within the pharmaceutical industry, understanding the complexities of supply chain and logistics is crucial for success. The effective delivery of vital medications depends significantly on overcoming common hurdles in this sector. Let’s explore key obstacles and strategies for job seekers aiming to navigate these challenges and excel in…


Breaking Boundaries: Why Employers Should Expand Their Talent Search Across Industries?

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the dynamic landscape of the job market, the hunt for top-tier talent has become a competitive venture. Traditionally, employers have tended to focus their recruitment efforts within specific industries, seeking candidates with direct experience. However, as the business world evolves and becomes more interconnected, there’s a compelling case for expanding the scope of talent…

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 A Feast for the Senses: The Allure of Sensory Evaluation and Research & Development in the Food Sciences Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the enchanting world of the food sciences industry, there are roles that go beyond the kitchen—those of sensory evaluators and research and development (R&D) experts. This blog unveils the delectable reasons why working at the intersection of sensory evaluation and R&D is a truly gratifying experience, where innovation meets the delight of the senses.…

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Exploring the Regulatory Landscape: Licensing Issues in the Animal Health Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the dynamic realm of the Animal Health industry, where the welfare of our cherished companions takes centre stage, licensing issues stand as gatekeepers to innovation, safety, and compliance. Understanding the intricacies of licensing is paramount for companies seeking to bring novel products and solutions to the market. Let’s delve into the key licensing issues…

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Navigating the Intersection: The Vital Role of Commercial Operations in the Pharmaceutical Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the ever-evolving landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, the heartbeat of seamless functionality is orchestrated by the unsung heroes of Commercial Operations. If you find yourself immersed in this dynamic realm, you’re not just managing processes; you’re a crucial architect of the industry’s success. This blog delves into the multifaceted world of Commercial Operations in…

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Navigating the Labyrinth: The Intricacies of a Sales Role in the Life Sciences Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

Stepping into the dynamic world of sales within the life sciences industry is akin to entering a labyrinth filled with scientific jargon, evolving technologies, and a landscape that demands both business acumen and a nuanced understanding of complex research processes. In this blog, we’ll unravel the intricacies of a sales role in the life sciences…

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The Seamless Tapestry: Transferable Skills Across Life, Animal, Plant, and Food Sciences

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the intricate web of scientific disciplines, the realms of life science, animal science, plant science, and food sciences are often perceived as distinct threads. However, the beauty lies in their interconnectedness, and the skills cultivated in one field seamlessly transfer to another. Let’s unravel this tapestry and explore how expertise in these sciences creates…

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Pioneering Excellence: Navigating Leadership in the Animal Health & Nutrition Industry

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the ever-evolving landscape of the Animal Health & Nutrition Industry, where the well-being of our four-legged companions and livestock animals is at the forefront, the role of the Executive Leadership Team is paramount. As stewards of both the industry and the welfare of animals, your leadership sets the tone for innovation, growth, and compassionate…

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Navigating the Transition: A Guide for First-Time Managers and Supervisors

By Hamzeh Bakri

Stepping into a managerial or supervisory role for the first time is a significant milestone in any career. It marks a transition from being an individual contributor to leading and guiding a team.  While its an exciting opportunity, it can also be a daunting one. The shift in responsibilities, expectations, and relationships can be challenging…

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Mastering Offer Management: A Guide for Hiring Managers

By Hamzeh Bakri

In the world of finding the right people for the job, being really good at offering jobs is super important for hiring managers. It’s not just about sending a job offer; it’s about getting the best people and making their transition to the job smooth. Here are three important things for hiring managers to do:…


By Hamzeh Bakri

Biaya yang perlu dikeluarkan perusahaan akibat kelelahan atau stres karyawan, mungkin saat ini tidak dapat diabaikan. Menurut beberapa perkiraan, ada potensi timbulnya krisis besar-besaran akibat pengeluaran yang berkaitan dengan kesehatan mental. Namun, pada dasarnya situasi ini tentu dapat dicegah. Survei mengenai Stres dan Kesejahteraan yang dilakukan oleh Australian Psychological Society menemukan bahwa 26% orang Australia…

Rekruter Spesialis Dapat Membantu Perusahaan Menghemat Uang Dan Waktu? Yuk, Simak Caranya!

By Hamzeh Bakri

Menjalankan usaha yang berlaba merupakan proses yang kompleks, karena banyaknya faktor yangberperan, terutama faktor faktor spesifik penentu kesuksesan atau kegagalan suatu usaha. Namun,ternyata ada satu faktor penentu keberhasilan bisnis yang ditemui di hampir semua lini bisnis, yaitu…….menemukan staf baru atau proses rekrutmen. Seperti diketahui, banyak CEO merasa bahwa prosesmencari staf merupakan tantangan yang besar. Agen…

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Career Planning 101

By Hamzeh Bakri

Planning your career strategically is essential for long-term success and personal fulfillment. With a well-thought-out career plan, you can navigate the professional landscape, make informed decisions, and proactively shape your future. In this blog, we’ll explore practical steps to support developing a strategic career path that aligns with your goals, values, and aspirations. Planning your…

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Optimizing Your CV for Recruiter Databases

By Hamzeh Bakri

In today’s digital age, submitting a compelling curriculum vitae (CV) is crucial when applying for job opportunities. However, with the prevalence of recruiter databases and applicant tracking systems (ATS), it’s essential to optimize your CV for compatibility with these tools. By understanding how these systems work and making strategic adjustments to your CV, you can…

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Mastering Salary Negotiation

By Hamzeh Bakri

Welcome to the world of mastering salary negotiation! When it comes to negotiating your salary, being prepared and strategic can make all the difference. In this blog, we’ll walk you through 10 key steps to consider during the negotiation process. From conducting thorough research to understanding your worth, setting realistic targets, and prioritizing non-salary benefits.…

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Future Proofing Your Career

By Hamzeh Bakri

No one has a crystal ball, but there are certain steps you should be taking now to future-proof your employability. This can give you some confidence that there will be opportunities for you in the future. If your skills are in demand now and you’re well placed to find and keep jobs today, it pays…

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Career Planning

By Hamzeh Bakri

Career planning is essential to achieving success in your chosen career. Knowing in which direction you are headed and what is required will help you to achieve your goal. Planning is a basic, yet key principle used by successful business people. Think of it as a road map. Formulate plans on a regular basis to…

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Success At Work

By Hamzeh Bakri

You landed your dream job. Congratulations! Now what? Career development doesn’t end the day you land a job and it shouldn’t start again only when you decide to look for your next role. Taking ownership of your personal development will only help you carve out the career you desire. Being successful and productive at your…

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Interview Tips

By Hamzeh Bakri

Interviewing successfully is a skill that needs to be learned and cultivated just like any other. At The Aicila Group, our recruitment consultants work with you extensively throughout the whole process to prepare you for each interview stage. The better prepared you are, the more relaxed and comfortable you will be and your performance in…

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Selecting Your Referees

By Hamzeh Bakri

Referees are still very relevant in today’s jobs market. The referee’s recruiters and employers value the most are those people you reported to directly. These people can speak about how you used your skills and experience to add value to their organization. Reference checks are usually only done at the final stages of the recruiting…

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Don’t Be A Cliché

By Hamzeh Bakri

Phrases To Avoid On Your CV There are a lot of overused phrases and clichés that waste valuable space on a CV. Here are some of our suggestions of what you can replace the following overused phrases with to demonstrate your strengths instead. Remember that the proof is in your results, and that is what…

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Is Your CV On Point

By Hamzeh Bakri

You can’t undo a first impression. CV writing expectations have advanced a lot in recent times. Keep at the front of your mind that this is a document that a potential employer uses to make their first judgement about you – so you’ll want to ensure these judgements are positive. Don’t be daunted by the…

Graduates in Animal Health – Know your Worth

By Alicia Keenan

Catapulted from the cosy world of university and into the cold, hard reality of the world of work, many new graduates feel quite understandably lost. The first 6 months to a year can be especially hard on new graduates as they struggle to find their path and perhaps begin to compare their achievements or direction…

Caring for Your Employees’ Mental Health

By Alicia Keenan

The organisational costs of employee burnout cannot be overstated. By some estimates, we are reaching a full-blown crisis in this area, but this situation is preventable. A Stress and Wellbeing survey undertaken by the Australian Psychological Society found that 26% of Australians experience levels of anxiety that are higher than normal. A 2014 report found…

Are Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Important?

By Alicia Keenan

In today’s modern workplace, diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace are more important than ever.  In fact, according to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends Report, 32 % more executives cited inclusion as a top priority than they did in the 2014 survey.  Moreover, the number of companies that self-reported themselves to be…

Employee Benefits – Why They Matter

By Alicia Keenan

Employee benefits may include a very wide range of possibilities. These are benefits which are provided to employees other than wages, and may often include a full suite of strong positives for current and prospective employees.  These benefits are integral to attracting the very best employees and retaining those employees. Many employers, in fact, regularly…

What Makes the Perfect Team?

By Alicia Keenan

A great team is indispensable and plays an integral role in the success of every corporation. For this reason, it is essential to learn the elements of what makes up an ideal team. Problems with employees and misunderstandings regarding team dynamics can lead to higher training costs and lost productivity, but the knowledge on how…

How Will the Animal Health and Nutrition Industry Change in the Next Five Years?

By Alicia Keenan

The Aicila Group is a niche provider of Human Resources and Management Consulting Services for industries associated with Animal Health and Nutrition, as well as Animal Production Industries. The Aicila Group offers global services to these companies, with a suite of professional services that help companies meet their business objectives, and solve some of their…

Analyse and Optimise your Workforce – Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning

By Alicia Keenan

What is strategic workforce planning? What does it require knowledge of? Strategic Workforce Planning (variably known as Workforce Planning and SWP) is one of the most misunderstood business phrases currently in use. If you were to speak to any number of people in business and ask them to explain SWP, the responses you’d garner would…

5 Ways to Get Noticed by Recruiters in the Animal Health Industry

By Alicia Keenan

Getting noticed is the first hurdle in your journey towards a career in the animal health industry. If you’re a graduate, this can be particularly overwhelming because you’ll doubtless feel some pressure as you step into the world of careers and work which can be extremely competitive.  Whether your degree is in animal science, agricultural…

Why is it Important to Partner with a Socially Engaged Agency?

By Alicia Keenan

A socially engaged agency is one which has a very active presence on social media platforms, for instance Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, as well as user forums and other discussion sites. By having a strong social presence on these platforms, a consulting agency working on your behalf will be aware of all discussion about your…

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