Staff Icons - Clinical Scientist Recruitment Division

Mahwah,  NJ 
United States
  • Booth: 663

Booth Profile

Staff Icons an Executive Search Firm, specialize placing top talented professional candidates with companies nationwide. We do full cycle recruiting Nationwide in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industries for Direct Hire Positions and Long/Short Term project based staffing. We represent both clients and candidates and recruit for the following disciplines but not limited to: BioInformatics, Cytogenetics, Histology, Molecular /Array, Sales, IT, Engineering, Pharmacogenetics, and more.

 Press Releases

  • Staff Icons works to improve industry staffing shortage.

    Dawn Foster, Founder/CEO of Staff Icons, a Global Scientific Recruitment Firm. She brings to the table 25 years of recruiting industry experience. Dawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. The recruitment niche she tapped into was due to the high demand of Scientists globally and she felt that recruitment services focusing within the scientific arena were much needed. She has built a reputation within the industry as the go-to Recruitment firm for Scientists of all levels. Dawn is passionate about contributing to the industry by finding Scientists career opportunities globally and helping clients find the best talent across the board.

    Q: Can you tell us a little about Staff Icons? What is it that you do?

    A: Staff icons is a recruitment firm headquartered in New Jersey, specializing in recruiting for the health/biotechnology industries globally. Staff Icons provide staffing/recruiting solutions for labs, hospitals, universities, and companies in areas ranging from laboratory support, sales, engineering, and R&D.

    Q: What are the main ways that Staff Icons helps its customers?

    A: We assist companies in a few different ways. First, we help them find the very best employees out there. We are not a replacement for internal talent acquisition teams but rather are a tool to be used for the most difficult of positions. We provide our clients a broader reach as we work across the globe and have specialty recruiters who hone in on exactly what they are looking for.

    Q: In an age of numerous job boards why would a company use an outside firm?

    A: There are certainly a lot of options out there for companies to use. However, if you choose to use job boards, anyone can apply to those and you still need to spend time filtering through tons of unqualified resumes; all while paying for the ads. With us, we provide only fully screened qualified candidates to you while charging no fees unless you hire a candidate of ours. We’re completely Risk-Free.

    Q: It is somewhat unusual to see recruitment firms at trade shows, can you tell us why you attend?

    A: It certainly is unusual, and quite frankly I hope it stays that way! Usually we are the only firm at shows, and I think that is a testament to the fact that we not only have a firm grip on the industry that we serve but also that we keep up to date on the latest trends and breakthroughs within the scientific industry. This helps us continue to understand our clients’ needs and to find candidates that fit the latest technology trends. We also are there shaking hands with passive candidates that might not be looking now but can be added to our network of candidates to reach out to for future job opportunities.

    Q: How can our readers find out more about your company?

    A: For more information, call 888-452-0102 or stop by Booth #663

  • San Diego, CA: As companies and institutions from across the globe converge on San Deigo for the annual ACCC meeting there is a common thread between them all – there is a drastic need for more trained professionals. Perhaps no one is in a better situation to see how much this need has grown recently than those in the recruitment industry. Staff Icons Owner, Dawn Foster, has seen the demand grow first hand and says it is only getting worse. “The more we come to shows, like the ACCC, and speak with clients and industry professionals the more that they tell us it is harder and harder to find people for their openings.” As Dawn explained it is not just finding the right person that is the problem, sometimes it simply finding anyone – “One of the biggest problems is the drastic reduction in programs that provide certification for lab professionals. The dwindling number of these programs combined with the rising retirement rate is pushing the demand to astronomical heights.” The numbers clearly back these concerns up:

    • The U.S. programs preparing tomorrow’s laboratory workforce train only about half of what is needed.
    • Fewer than 5,000 individuals are graduating each year from accredited training programs.
    • According to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the number of accredited clinical laboratory technology programs has steadily declined.
    • Approximately 40 percent of the laboratory workforce is within ten years of retirement.

    Due to this, the need for recruitment companies that have the manpower and time to reach out to professionals who may not be actively looking is key. While many companies have internal HR and recruitment teams they rarely are provided the same resources as specialized recruiters are allocated, making firms integral partners in the continual search for new qualified employees.

    That is why Staff Icons has made it a mission to attend the very best scientific conferences like the ACMG, and provide their services to entities across the company so that they can find the very best individuals out there and continue to provide the products and services they do to improve the lives of us all.

    About Staff Icons LLC: Staff Icons is a certified Minority/Woman Owned recruitment firm based in New Jersey specializing recruiting for the health and biotechnology industries nationwide. Staff Icons provide staffing and recruiting solutions for lab, hospitals, universities, and companies globally while they continue to be completely contingency based.  They stand by the idea that if you don’t love their work then you don’t pay them a cent.

    Visit us at Booth 663                                                888-452-0102