PHASTAR

We’re a specialised biometrics CRO offering statistical consulting, clinical trial reporting, clinical data management and data science services.
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http://www.phastar.com

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The numbers are impressive at PHASTAR and numbers are what matter to the business. It has grown from one office in London to four more in the UK and eight overseas. Staff have more than 10 years' field experience on average.

PHASTAR works with biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies to provide statistical consulting, analysis and reporting, data management and data science services. It is managed and run by expert statisticians, programmers and data managers.

Employees at the firm are encouraged to grow in concert with it, professionally and personally. Its commitment to the staff and their continuous learning is reflected by a turnover rate that is below the industry average.

All staff are trained in the PHASTAR Discipline, a rigorous approach to data analysis that underpins its international reputation for outstanding quality.

Annual appraisals are linked with salary reviews and promotion opportunities to help individuals reach their career goals.

Employees are encouraged to recognise their colleagues through feedback to line managers, e-thank you cards and monetary spot awards. Offices also hold weekly social meetings (local health guidelines permitting) to catch up and socialise.

Kevin Kane, the company's founder and CEO, started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1990. He set up PHASTAR in 2007 and five years later it moved to bigger premises in Chiswick. It now operates in the United States, Japan, Australia, Germany and Kenya, and is looking for more opportunities overseas.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

80% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Managers helped people set up home offices during the pandemic and organised regular team meetings and online updates. Employees were given options to work flexibly to support home schooling or looking after dependants. New technology was brought in to facilitate e-learning and training management.

My Team

86% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

More regular company meetings and one-to-ones have been introduced, at which everyone is encouraged to use their camera. There are plans to divide the business into teams across functions and countries, to help build relationships and ease communication between staff who would otherwise have no opportunity to interact.

Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

PHASTAR has a paperless office policy under which files are digital wherever possible. Last year digital signature was introduced for internal forms to reduce the need to print out documents. Offices have energy-saving lights and sensors to limit unnecessary usage, and recycling is the norm.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2003
Total number of employees
5
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
40% : 60%
Male : Female employee ratio
69%
Employees earning £35k+
19%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“PHASTAR is incredibly proud to have been awarded an accreditation for Outstanding Employee Engagement in this year’s Best Companies survey. We wish to say a massive thank you to all our employees who have enabled us to achieve this improvement on last year’s result. It shows an impressive increase in employee engagement during the unprecedented challenges of 2020. This has been a great team effort and well done to everybody! We are delighted to know that our employees feel this way about PHASTAR”

Monica Arora, Head of Human Resources - PHASTAR

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