Clinical Staffing Reviews

A site which compares Clinical Recruitment Firms so you are able to select the best Recruiting Company to fit your staffing needs.

CROs that do Staffing

I think CROs can be an important integral part of the overall Clinical Research Jigsaw Puzzle.  To me, it is about focus and specialty.

For example, the focus and passion clinical research team members bring to the development of new drugs and devices is incredible.  The persistent and continual dedication these highly skilled and specialized individuals exhibit is why these new drugs and devices have such a positive impact to hundreds (and even thousands) of individuals.  And who wouldn’t want to cure cancer, alleviate Crohn’s disease, or wipe out Alzheimer’s?

And along the same lines, a great Contract Research Organization (CRO) specializes in the effective design, management, and implementation of clinical trials.  These CROs focus on the execution of their trials so the resulting conclusion is that their sponsors can successfully launch their products into the market.  An accomplished CRO is process driven and has outstanding metrics in place to track trial implementation.   They require energetic and skilled resources to work on their trials and these CROs work hard to identify and recruit the best clinical talent in the industry.  After all, the successful execution of clinical trials is why CROs are in business; so wouldn’t you expect them to only place the best and most talented resources on their projects?

I would expect that.

So what about those hybrid CRO / Staffing companies out there?

Again, to me, it is about focus and specialty.  If a CRO is working hard to identify and recruit the best clinical talent in the industry for their own projects, then what does that say about the resources they would provide me?

Let me ask that a different way:  If a CRO recruits a great CRA, where do you think they are motivated to place him/her? 

Which CRAs are they going to submit to me?  Those they don’t need?  Those not as highly qualified as their “A” list candidates?  Will I be getting their leftovers?  The reality is that the CRAs who are not being utilized by the CRO will be the monitors they submit to me.

My recommendation is for you to work with companies who specialize and focus.  Great Sponsors create life saving drugs and devices.  Great CROs are highly competent in their execution of clinical trials.  And great niched clinical recruiting agencies deliver highly skilled clinical resources.

Signing off,


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