SRG Recruitment Podcasts: The ‘Think Bigger’ Series

At SRG, we’re taking recruitment podcasts to the next level. Join Jacob and Philippa for transformational conversations on the scientific industry, workplace, and personal growth.

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Chris Blackburn, Head of CSR for Impellam STEM Portfolio, joins Jacob and Philippa to discuss how the scientific industries can future-proof their workforce and skills needs by building a sustainable pipeline of talent. This involves highlighting career options within science and enthusing, educating and guiding more people into the industry.

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The ‘Think Bigger’ recruitment podcast explores the most pressing insights, developments, and challenges within scientific recruitment. Drawing on their extensive experience in recruitment, Jacob Midwinter, Director of Search and Client Solutions, and Philippa Clark Operations Manager share expert inspirational insights from the world of scientific recruitment and beyond.

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  • Episode 1: Growth Mindset

Individuals who believe their talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others have a growth mindset and tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (described in the Harvard Business Review). This episode discusses growth mindset and how this plays out in the workplace and how it can impact your personal life. 

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  • Episode 2: Managing Up

What is Managing Up? Learn more and discover why it is crucial for your own team's growth.

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  • Episode 3: Hiring in a Virtual World

Michelle Reid, People Director for the Institute of Occupational Medicine, talks to Jacob and Philippa about hiring in a virtual world. Understand why embracing technology and creative thinking is important to enhance the candidate experience throughout the recruitment journey.

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  • Episode 4: Hidden Conditions and Disabilities

Ted Smith, Human Resources Consultant and Author, joins the discussion on how Hidden Disabilities and Conditions can impact people's professional and personal life.

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  • Episode 5: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns caused a monumental shift in how we work, however, it proved resilience, flexibility and adaptability in the workforce. Listen to find out more on the future of what the working world will be like in the UK.

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  • Episode 6: Imposter Syndrome

A poll to the scientific professional community showed that Imposter Syndrome is something the market wants to discuss more openly, and to learn more about. In this episode Jacob and Philippa are joined by Chris Vowels, a previous Head of Client Services, to explore the topic and the impacts it can have.

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  • Episode 7: Turning the Table on SRG

Jacob and Philippa are once again joined by Ted Smith, Human Resources Consultant and Author, who turns the tables on our experts to share STEM recruitment insights for both candidates and clients in the scientific industries.

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  • Episode 8: Candidate Attraction and Retention

Using the SRG 2022 Candidate Attraction and Retention Guide Jacob and Philippa discuss what makes individuals tick and how to make sure the top talent is in your workforce.

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Meet the presenters

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Jacob Midwinter

Director, Search – STEM Portfolio

Jacob joined SRG after gaining eight years’ technical recruitment experience. Working primarily within the Life Science sector, he has also worked across both Engineering and Technology.

Initially working in the strategic sales team, his passion for technical search and experience managing global recruitment means he now heads up Search by SRG, and is Director, Search – STEM Portfolio. Jacob is passionate about partnering with clients to ensure unity. He recognises the importance of having the right people in the right jobs to increase productivity, diversity of thought and ultimately the success of our clients.

Philippa Clark, Operations Manager for the SRG Cambridge office
Philippa Clark

Operations Manager

Philippa has over 18 years of specialist scientific recruitment experience, leading her to the role of Operations Manager for our Cambridge office. Her team serves the global 'Golden Triangle' scientific hotspot were they work with some of the most innovative companies in biotech, pharma and more from start-ups to multinationals.

She partners with our clients to create effective recruitment strategies, ensuring to build long-term relationships to gain a clear understanding of their culture, values and specific needs which is essential for matching the right people to the right roles. This in turn brings success for the clients we work with and the individuals we place in order to create tomorrow's world together.

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