People Partnerships – Fractional Chief People Officer support for Biotechs.

Building and retaining an engaged and motivated team requires investment in time, energy and money; but hiring a Chief People Officer can be expensive or even unaffordable for many Biotech companies. 

Singular is passionate about helping Biotechs to build, engage, develop and retain brilliant teams. 

We provide Biotechs with a highly experienced and cost-effective Chief People Officer solution to help you build, engage and develop your team, leaving you to focus on developing drugs to help patients and save lives.

Avoiding the pitfalls of people operations

As a leader of a Biotech, you are occupied with the day to day running of the business and the demanding nature of raising money while simultaneously delivering excellent science. There is often little time left to focus on developing and engaging your people effectively. Ultimately, this can lead to expensively assembled teams that are misaligned; efforts are wasted, milestones are not met, and cultural issues are missed, resulting in a political or even toxic working environment that brings your whole team down.

Hiring, engaging and developing people is what Singular does best. We’ll save you time and money, and give you peace of mind that, with our support, you are building a team that is committed and prepared to deliver discretionary effort, which is critical for your Biotech’s success. 

People Partnerships – how it works 

Through our People Partnerships, we fulfil the key functions of a Chief People Officer, helping you to set and execute a People Strategy that will promote a positive employee experience. This strategy will include compliance, compensation, talent, learning and development, and culture. 

Your dedicated People Operations Partner will work alongside you and as part of your team on a retained basis to: 

  • Help you to create and develop your culture 

  • Work with you to construct an environment that fosters the most positive employee experience 

  • Regularly check ins with your employees, ensuring they remain aligned to your vision and values to ensure continued engagement and motivation 

  • Run regular ‘clinics’ providing your employees with a forum to discuss any issues they are experiencing or ideas they have 

  • Uncover any areas of concern, bring them to your attention and work with you to put solutions in place 

  • Bring a best practice approach to help ensure a happy, healthy and productive workforce 

  • Suggest initiatives or projects to promote development and growth 

  • Provide market insights to help steer your people strategy 

Setting the strategy

We recognise that every Biotech is different, so we tailor a bespoke step-by-step process to shape your people strategy and drive engagement. Our five keys approach to a great people function, and underpins our ethos and approach, are:  

  • Vision, mission and purpose 

  • Values

  • Great talent acquisition

  • Brilliant culture and employee experience 

  • Systems, processes and measurement 

Working together 

Your dedicated and proactive People Operations Partner will be on hand to deal with any queries, provide advice and attend meetings as required, whilst working alongside you as part of your senior team. With the support of the wider Singular team, you will have access to tactical HR support, receive useful salary and benefits benchmarking reports, and benefit from a preferential rate on all search projects. We are fully accountable and will have monthly update meetings with you to keep you up to speed on live projects, external developments and to highlight any emerging issues or opportunities. 

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The team at Singular has a proven track record in helping Biotechs to build, develop and retain great teams. We bring a wealth of experience and sector insight, as well as an extensive network of industry contacts, making us the ideal partner to help you to drive your people strategy.  

To find out more about how Singular can work with you as your People Operations Partner to help you build, retain, and engage the right team for your business, get in touch. 

Hear from our CEO & Founder, Tom Froggatt

The Singular team come with:

  • Decades of experience
  • Hundreds of successful hires
  • Dozens of Biotechs helped
  • True sector specialism
  • Thousands of hours saved