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Hiring in a Crisis: AstraZeneca's Playbook in an Unprecedented Talent Hunt

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca was at the center of the world's attention during the race to find a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus. During that time, the talent team was faced with the challenge of quickly identifying, engaging with, and hiring an entirely new vaccine team, at a time where most of their competitors were doing the exact same thing.

UNLEASH and Beamery have invited Klaudia Żywczyk, HR Product Owner at AstraZeneca, to tell us how their TA organization managed to form, in a matter of weeks, the team that would later successfully roll out the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid vaccine to the rest of the world in under a year.