5 Common Career Paths In Science

5 Common Career Paths In Science

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Science rules! And that’s not just if you’re Bill Nye the Science Guy. Did you love science class as a kid? Chemistry sets, physics labs, dissecting frogs and more… If any of these were your thing, you might be destined for a career in science.

Luckily, there are many different paths you can take when it comes to scientific careers. There really is something for everyone. Wondering what career path to dive into? Here are a few scientific careers you might be interested in:

Chemist

Chemists have a range of duties, from analyzing and identifying the chemicals in your products, to researching to find other new applications for those chemicals to improve the quality of life, to creating models and testing theories. Chemists work with complex equipment which means they have to be able to troubleshoot tech issues and understand and be able to operate new technology. They are able to work in a variety of industries such as pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial and quality control, to name a few, but their constant task is to study and test compounds to learn their composition and discover their potential uses. The more chemists advance their degree, the better the job prospects will be!

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists use research to improve environmental issues like pollution, sustainability, resource maintenance, replenishment and more. In many environmental science careers grant writing and report-writing are necessary tasks. Many environmental scientists work with state or local governments and can work in a variety of settings such as offices, labs, and even the outdoors. You can get an entry-level job with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, engineering, chemistry or physics. If you hope to keep advancing in your career, you should get a master’s degree.

Medical Scientist

Medical scientists research to find out what causes diseases and how to prevent and cure them. To get a job as a medical scientist you need a doctorate in a biological science or a medical degree (M.D.). Some duties of a medical scientist include interpreting clinical trial data, creating and implementing clinical studies, writing clinical study summaries and operating data collection systems. Medical scientists collaborate with colleagues in research, medical communications, sales, and marketing. Classes in public speaking and writing can help in this career path. Unless a medical scientist has direct contact with patients, he or she doesn’t need a license, but those who will be administering drugs or practicing medicine will need to be licensed physicians.

Forensic Scientist

Forensic scientists investigate crimes by collecting, studying and documenting physical evidence, such as blood, fingerprints, hair and more. Sometimes they are called crime scene investigators. A forensic science career requires two years of special training or an associate degree in applied science or science technology. Some forensic scientists may be asked to testify in court as an expert witness to report on lab analysis. Working as a forensic scientist sometimes requires one to work overtime and sometimes holidays as you must be on call to collect evidence at times. Physical stamina is important in this field as you will need to be able to spend many hours on your feet as you work, as well as working long hours, sometimes outside in inclement weather to collect evidence.

Biologist

Biologists study and test living organisms and can work in a variety of settings such as in a university setting, doing research or in a laboratory setting. Duties might include gathering samples from land or water, surveying, mapping land, analyzing plant and animal data and the relationships between organisms and their environment. The education required for a career in biology depends on the position and can range from a Bachelor’s degree to a Ph.D.

These are just a few of the many career paths you can take within the scientific industry. If you’re still not sure about pursuing a career in this versatile industry, check out this blog about the perks of working as a scientist.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer Names TalentLaunch a 2018 Northeast Ohio Top Workplace

The Cleveland Plain Dealer Names TalentLaunch a 2018 Northeast Ohio Top Workplace

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CLEVELAND, OHIO, JULY 19, 2018 — Alliance Scientific Solutions’ support company, TalentLaunch, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplace honor by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. This is the network’s fourth consecutive year winning the award, and the fifth time since the award was established in 2006.

TalentLaunch strives to treat clients and employees alike, by embracing the values of the organization. With a Top Workplace recognition, TalentLaunch has succeeded in creating an environment for employees to grow and reach their goals.

Culture matters greatly to the employees of TalentLaunch. As a support company for staffing and recruitment firms, TalentLaunch believes that workplace culture is an organization’s most sustainable competitive advantage and that’s what determines a top workplace.

While we have several independently-operated companies living within our network, we all come together by sharing and respecting a set of core values,” said CEO Aaron Grossman.

For years, the Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace program has recognized companies with outstanding workplace environments. This year’s list includes 150 companies in three divisions (small, mid-size, large), spanning a variety of industries. The lists are based on results of an employee feedback survey, which focused on workplace culture.

TalentLaunch is very proud of this accomplishment. Receiving positive feedback and support from its employees confirms that TalentLaunch is succeeding in its goal to be a positive and engaging place to work.

View a complete list of Northeast Ohio’s 2018 Top Workplaces.

About TalentLaunch
TalentLaunch
is a network of independently-operated staffing and recruitment companies sharing services specifically engineered to fuel the staffing and recruitment industry. Our powerful combination of best-in-class back office support provides staffing organizations the ability to achieve their revenue and growth goals. Specifically, TalentLaunch provides technology, marketing, payroll, accounting, training and strategy support to Alliance Solutions Group and Alliance Industrial Solutions headquartered in Ohio, The McIntyre Group headquartered in Connecticut and Selectemp Employment Services headquartered in Oregon.

The TalentLaunch family of companies consists of the following brands:

  • Alliance Solutions Group – Specializing in Legal, Scientific, Healthcare, Office, Accounting, Finance, HR and Skilled Manufacturing Recruitment
  • Alliance Industrial Solutions- Specializing in Manufacturing Recruitment
  • Alliance Search Solutions – Specializing in Direct-Hire Recruitment in Managerial and Executive-Level Manufacturing
  • Selectemp Employment Services – Specializing in General Labor, Construction, Warehouse and Office Recruitment
  • The McIntyre Group –  Specializing in Corporate, Creative, IT, Accounting and Finance Recruitment

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Improving Safety In Your Food and Beverage Plant

Improving Safety In Your Food and Beverage Plant

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Food and beverage plants come with many risks including wet floors, small spaces, automated machines and more. There are many practices a company can adopt to help avoid hazards that risk worker safety, loss of productivity or even lawsuits. Here are some that you can implement if you haven’t already:

  • Ensure there are written processes for everything possible – even better, make them visual. Hang posters and instructions throughout your facility, and especially near machines, so employees know what to do every step of the way. In areas prone to wetness, have caution and wet floor signs, as well as materials to clean up the mess at hand. For machines that need maintenance, provide a Lockout/Tagout procedure that can be easily followed.
  • Make instructions machine-specific. Put instructions and visual representations next to each machine that specifically walks an employee through using said machine. Better yet, make the instructions multi-lingual.
  • Increase employee training. Employee safety should be your number one priority. Take care training each employee thoroughly and often – at least one comprehensive training per year. Each employee should know the hazards of the chemicals and materials they’re working with. Refresh existing employees on safety procedures and make sure new hires start safety training right away.
  • Implement employees ID’s and visitor badges. Giving visitor badges with expiration times lets employees know when someone shouldn’t be there. Giving only certain, highly-trained employees badges to access parts of the facility helps to keep under-trained employees out of unsafe areas.
  • Use security cameras. One of the best ways to ensure employees are safe and following the correct procedures is to employ video cameras that can be monitored. These are also important if someone does get hurt because you can check to see exactly what went wrong and have a plan to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Food safety starts with employee safety. Get the necessary procedures in place and monitor to see if accident rates and call-offs decrease. It can also help to ask for employee feedback to make sure the new procedures are working for the people who use them every day. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to keep your plant, your employees and your products safe.

Why You Should Choose a Scientific Career

Why You Should Choose a Scientific Career

Employment

Working in the scientific industry can be tiring, but also rewarding! There are many areas in the scientific industry that cater to almost any passion you might have. Are you passionate about technology and electronics? Do you have an interest in plants and the environment? What about helping the sick? If you’re looking for a career where you can be at the forefront of the advancements in any of these areas, it might be time you consider a scientific career.

Here are some of the benefits of working in the scientific industry:

Flexible hours

Many scientific jobs offer flexible hours. Unlike more common desk jobs, labs are rarely run on the strict 9 to 5 model. Of course this depends on the specific job, but generally, it isn’t difficult to find a position with a little flexibility when it comes to start and end times. If you would be more productive in the lab from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., maybe that should be your schedule. Keep in mind you should always make sure your work is getting done and consult your manager to make sure they don’t mind if you flex your hours.

Variety in the day-to-day

One of the best things about working as a scientist is the opportunity to do different things every day. Running experiments, presenting research, writing papers, teaching students… these are just some of the tasks that could be a part of your workday. In many scientific professions, you are able to work with multidisciplinary teams. Working with experts in other disciplines will allow you to constantly learn new things about other fields. No one day is the same in the life of a scientific professional.

Work toward passion

Working as a scientist can be particularly satisfying when you find a career in an area you are passionate about. If you are fascinated by plants, a career in botany would be an appropriate choice. If you want to help the sick, there are many areas of science devoted to advancements in healthcare. Careers in agriculture and engineering can also help people in developing countries. If you’re curious about the building blocks of life, physics or chemistry could be your ideal field. Working toward something you’re passionate about will make your day-to-day responsibilities mean that more. Chances are you will look forward to going to work each day knowing you are working toward making a difference in an area you are passionate about.

In a scientific career, you have the intellectual freedom to think, explore and experiment to discover things. There are always important methods to follow but as a scientist, you are able to use your curiosity to drive your processes and follow your instincts. If you’re interested in a career in the scientific industry, contact us to learn more or view our open scientific jobs.

Alliance Solutions Group Receives Best of Staffing Recognition

Alliance Solutions Group Receives Best of Staffing Recognition

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Earned by less than two percent of all staffing firms in the U.S.

CLEVELAND, OH — FEBRUARY 15, 2018 — Alliance Solutions Group is proud to announce that its family of staffing companies won 10 of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Less than 2% of all staffing firms in the U.S. have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. Alliance Solutions Group is part of the TalentLaunch Network of companies, which, in total, won 15 Best of Staffing Awards.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Alliance Solutions Group’s scores, 77 on the client side and 59 on the talent side, are significantly higher than the staffing industry benchmarks – 9 and 21, respectively. Alliance Solutions Group uses its scores to strive to improve each year. The written feedback received from the surveys are used to create initiatives throughout the year to better serve clients and talent and continuously improve our services.

For the network, the awards are more than a trophy in a case. They represent the values that Alliance Solutions Group lives every day, including fostering meaningful relationships, driving results by making it happen, achieving great outcomes quickly and using accountability to establish transparency and openness with our clients and talent.

“With a tight labor market and growing economy, finding the right recruiting partners is critical to success,” said Inavero’s CEO Eric Gregg. “Best of Staffing winners prove they can provide consistently remarkable service to their clients and job candidates, and I couldn’t be more proud to feature them on BestofStaffing.com.”

Promoters are people who rate a business as a 9 or 10 out of 10 – meaning they would highly recommend the business to others. Within the TalentLaunch Network, the following companies won a 2018 client or talent Best of Staffing award:

  • Major Legal Services – specialized in attorney, paralegal and legal support staff placements: Talent Award for the fourth consecutive year
  • Alliance Search Solutions – a direct-hire recruitment firm for engineering, operations, supply chain, IT, finance, HR, sales and marketing: Client award for the third consecutive year and the Talent Award for the third consecutive year
  • Alliance Healthcare Solutions – specialized in nursing, allied health and healthcare executive recruitment: Talent Award for the third consecutive year and Client Award
  • Alliance Technical Solutions – specialized in skilled manufacturing: Talent Award for the third consecutive year and the Client Award for the second consecutive year
  • Selectemp Employment Services – specialized in light manufacturing: Client Award and Talent Award
  • Alliance Resource Solutions – specialized in finance and accounting, as well as HR consulting: Client Award and Talent Award
  • Alliance Scientific Solutions – specialized in lab, quality, R&D, compliance and engineering: Client Award
  • The McIntyre Group – specialized in accounting and finance, IT, and corporate services: Client Award
  • The McIntyre Group of Ohio – specialized in corporate services: Client Award and Talent Award

About Alliance Solutions Group

Alliance Solutions Group is a family of staffing firms located in Northeast Ohio. Each staffing firm in the family is specialized in one industry, so you know you’re always working with an expert in your field. The staffing firms include: Major Legal Services, Alliance Healthcare Solutions, Alliance Technical Solutions, Alliance Resource Solutions, Alliance Scientific Solutions and The McIntyre Group of Ohio.

About TalentLaunch

TalentLaunch is a shared services provider for a network independently-operated staffing and recruitment firms. TalentLaunch offers support in accounting and payroll, IT, marketing and human resources to help staffing firms in the network grow their businesses. When a company joins the TalentLaunch network, they have the ability to hand over projects to subject matter experts and focus on what they do best – staffing and recruitment. TalentLaunch’s mission is to deliver amazing experiences that drive great results, which is why the network focuses heavily on customer experience and invests in programs like the Best of Staffing. TalentLaunch employees live by the company values: make it happen, entrepreneurship, teamwork, relationships, integrity, communication and a sense of urgency. These values help us drive great results in all we do, and foster our customer experience from the inside out.

About Inavero

Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.  

About Best of Staffing

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on BestofStaffing.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lyndsey Fortunato, Marketing Manager

Phone: (216) 654-0066 x2235

Email: lfortunato@mytalentlaunch.com

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