Talent Network Update – March 2012

Save the Dates for Upcoming Talent Network Events


Please mark your calendar for the next BioHUB Networking Eventa BioNJ Meet-Up for Industry Professionals – on March 28 at the Holiday Inn in Princeton, NJ. This event is a great opportunity for industry professionals to come together in a casual setting to exchange ideas, network, and make new contacts. This BioHUB meet-up will feature even more ways to make new connections. Click here to register.

Please Save the Date for BioNJ’s First Life Sciences HR Conference
May 14, 2012
Hilton East Brunswick
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our first-ever life sciences HR conference, featuring two power-packed general sessions to include a dynamic panel of industry leaders offering insight and vision on Creating a Culture of Compliance and New Jersey State Incentive Programs for Employers.

Choose from a list of exciting topics on current industry trends and issues, which will provide an opportunity for you and your HR teams to learn from industry experts at multiple breakout sessions we have planned.

Excellent networking with industry professionals and leaders from across the State of NJ! Don’t miss this unique program.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsor:
Hay Group

Thank you to our Morning Break Sponsor and Logo Designer:
Stone's Throw

Registration: Registration will open soon. Please watch your email and the BioNJ website for more information on how to register you and your team for this must-attend conference.

BioNJ Members $249; Non-members $349

Please note: A limited number of professional service provider registrations will be accepted. Also, we are pleased to offer an in-transition rate for industry professionals.

The next CareerConnection Event will be held on June 26, 2012 at Rutgers University. Expect some surprises, as this is not your typical job fair! We will host employers and industry professionals, as well as a program format to creatively connect professionals with new career possibilities.

Attention Employers: Please reserve your exhibit space EARLY, limited space available.
Stay tuned to our website for more information on how to register.

Veteran Symposium for New Jersey Employers:
Prudential and Christie Administration Exhibit Resources to Hire New Jersey Service Men and Women

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Prudential Corporate Headquarters (Dryden Hall)
751 Broad St., Newark, NJ

Prudential Financial, Inc., and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development are hosting a Veteran Symposium for New Jersey Employers on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Prudential’s Corporate Headquarters in Newark.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will kick off the Veteran Symposium with a news conference highlighting the Administration’s efforts to bring together New Jersey businesses and government leaders to offer employer-focused information about the benefits, business resources, and best practices for hiring veterans.

The event will encourage business owners, CEOs, and their human resources representatives to share and explore solutions to improve employment opportunities for our nation’s veterans.

The Veteran Symposium will comprise a mix of presentations, facilitated panel discussions, and a group session on topics including:

  • Where to find referrals for veterans seeking employment
  • Hiring incentives, tax credits, bonding program, on-the-job training assistance
  • How to access free resources to hire veterans

A networking lunch will be provided.

New Jersey business leaders, managers, employers, and human resource professionals are encouraged to attend the Veteran Symposium.

Attendance is limited, and you must pre-register to participate in this event. Please email us the following information:

  • Subject line: Vet Symposium
  • Name
  • Title
  • Business affiliation
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

The deadline to register is March 30, 2012. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email.

For more information, contact Brian Murray, Director of Communications and Marketing, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 609-984-2841.

Veteran Symposium for New Jersey Employers

Working Agenda

10:00 a.m.: Kick-off news conference with Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
Symposium participants are encouraged to attend.
10:45 a.m.: Veteran Symposium for New Jersey Employers
Open-panel discussions
12:30 p.m.: Networking lunch
2:00 p.m.: Close

Twenty-Ninth Annual Career Options Day at JFK, Edison, NJ

Date: April 17, 2012
Location: JFK Conference Center, 70 James St., Edison, NJ 08818
Time: Exhibitors set-up: 8:00 a.m., breakfast served
Guests arrive: 9:00 a.m.; event open till 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Roseanne Anthony, 732-321-7069, ranthony@jfkhealth.org

Career Options Day is the premier career event in New Jersey that brings together private-sector businesses, service organizations, and people with disabilities.

Companies are encouraged to register early in order to recruit current and future employees, publicize their companies to the public, network with representatives from other local area businesses, and provide career information to guests of the event. Each year, several hundred guests visit to learn about career opportunities with companies that provide an inclusive work environment. Our guests range in age from young adult to seasoned professionals.

Participating companies in recent years report that their involvement was both fruitful and rewarding.

Sign up now to reserve your exhibitor table by returning the registration form. Join the many companies that sponsor the event, including our Interface Advisory Board.

People to Business (P2B) Talent Network Meet-Up

Attn: Employers and Middle to Top Executive Level Job Seekers

Do you need to connect your organization with professionals whose experience matches your needs? Are you looking to fill in a resume gap? Learn more about new skills, or do meaningful work? The NJIT People to Business (P2B) Talent Network Meet-Up may be for you. This exciting (by invitation only) event will be held May 16, 2012, from noon to 4:30 p.m. See below for more information.

Employers: Click here to learn more about the program.
Job seekers: Click here to learn more about registering for the program.


Job Lead Email Alerts Coming to Keep You Informed

BioNJ’s Talent Network Job Leads Email Blast is coming to an inbox near you. As part of our mission to keep you informed, BioNJ’s Talent Network will send out a biweekly Job Leads update to all of our contacts. Click here to check out an example of the Job Leads. Please check your inbox for exciting job leads from the Talent Network, and feel free to share them with professionals whom you know may be seeking new employment. And remember, if your company is hiring, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you to post your open positions to our career website or help you source qualified candidates. Please find more information below.


Post Jobs through the Talent Network!

Are you an employer who is hiring? Do you have job postings that need more exposure?

Reach thousands of local industry professionals through the BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network. As a BioNJ Member, receive 5 FREE job postings, Employer Spotlight advertising, and broad exposure through our social media channels through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter outreach. Let BioNJ help!

Please contact Kristin Hassan or Matt Alcalde to learn more or reach us at BioNJ Headquarters at 609-890-3185. You can also visit the website.


Follow, Like, and Link to the BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network (LSTN) Community!

Throughout the vast social media stratosphere, there is a page or group for just about everything! Some are incredibly interesting; many groups not only tell you about hot topics and what’s trending, but also can help expand your organization’s outreach without requiring any additional effort on your part!

The BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network regularly uses three social networks to do just that: help your company significantly expand its outreach efforts and help you move forward in your career!

On our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter networks, you can:

  • Find the latest job opportunities posted on www.BioNJTalentNetwork.org
  • Learn about Talent Network industry, career, and networking events, such as:
    • CareerConnection
    • BIOHub — a BioNJ Meet-Up for Industry Professionals
    • Entrepreneur resources and training
    • Stay informed on the latest news across the pharma, biotech, and medical device industries
    • Get visible: Share, comment, and start discussions!

    Don’t just see and hear what’s hot from the sidelines: Join the Conversation with the BioNJ team and your colleagues across the region! See below to be a part of our community:

    BioNJ’s Life Sciences Talent Network