Biomedical Professionals Make This World a Better Place to Live in — And So Should You

Most global mobility professionals know how much biomedical researchers, scientists, technicians, and other workers are fast being needed in California where the quest for medical discoveries has created a growing industry hub.

As of 2013, the California Healthcare Institute has pegged the entire workforce in the state to a population of 267,000, second only to the computer industry which has about 340,000.

The National Institutes of Health has poured $3 billion dollars to discover new drugs and innovate new medical devices to the academicians and researchers who teach in universities, connect the dots of information in research institutes and diagnostic labs, and test the evidence and results in the life sciences companies.

Many of these institutions can be found in nine counties, with the San Francisco Bay Area, Orange, and San Diego leading the way.  Biopharma professionals can also be found in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Sacramento.

As a global mobility professional, you might just need to put yourself in the shoes of biomedical researchers and acquire their rigor and intellectual discipline when recruiting them for work.  Because when it comes to people’s health and well-being of millions, these biomedical professionals won’t stop at finding solutions that will make the world a better place to live in.

And you can definitely assure them that California can give them access to the technology they will need for their work to proceed smoothly and efficiently. This is why assignees in the biopharmaceutical sector can be particularly selective when it comes to relocating for work.

Knowing the demands of their profession, global mobility professionals would do well to offer them corporate housing with surroundings that is conducive to relaxation and low-cognition activities. It’s actually in those quiet moments you can inexplicably arrive at that long-sought-after solution. Steve Jobs used to take regular walks in a quiet park near his house in Palo Alto.

Global mobility professionals must look into the following to make the relocating biomedical professionals feel at ease and welcome. While these are all standard requirements, they often come up in the discussion about corporate housing:

  1. Every operational part in the housing must run its efficient course. Connectivity, power, telecommunications, and other utilities must be strong and be accessible at all times. From our experience, internet speed is critical.
  2. Expect these mavens of medicine to be extra diligent when it comes to looking after their own health and well-being. Put a premium on cleanliness, hygiene and order. No-smoking areas or zones would be particularly welcome.
  3. Find them an environmentally sound accommodation. Most of them know the extent of the damage pollution has done to Mother Nature and our communities. Some of them might even have ‘green’ advocacies. Don’t rule out a solar-powered corporate apartment, it might just lead them to a breakthrough.
  4. Offer them proximity to recreational areas like museums, art galleries, cultural institutions, libraries, and parks as these can provide these assignees an avenue where they can recharge their brain cells from the stress of work.
  5. Special solitude or low-cognition moments free up the mind.  A nearby beach or a park can give you our biopharma professionals those precious moments of solitude, while letting them feel that they are part of something bigger, like the elements of the environment or an active community. Find them a place where they can soothe their nerves and help them clear their minds for the next day’s challenge.