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One Nucleus – Online Building Life Science Adventures Conference // 12-13 March 2024

CK Group are proud to be sponsoring the two-day online Building Life Science Adventures conference hosted by One Nucleus, 12-13 March.

Is your recruiting process costing you candidates?

The current financial climate and world events have dramatically changed the world of recruitment, with candidates focusing more on having a good work-life balance, being more selective with their choices and prioritising benefits packages.

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Embrace contract and temporary recruitment

Our specialist recruitment consultants have a profound understanding of the Life Science, Chemicals, Clinical, Engineering and Technical industries, with the expertise to consistently meet your needs. Whether your requirements arise unexpectedly or are part of a planned project, our remarkable speed and flexibility ensure that you receive the necessary support, delivered promptly and within budget.

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Choosing between a global or start-up company

Engineering and Clinical Research industries offer diverse career opportunities, with two distinct paths emerging as popular choices for professionals - working for a global giant or joining a dynamic start-up. Each option presents its own unique advantages and challenges, making this a key decision for those entering or navigating their careers.

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What career path is right for you?

The fields of Life Science, Chemicals, Technology, Engineering and Clinical Research, offer a vast array of exciting and dynamic career opportunities. It can sometimes be confusing trying to figure out what career appeals to you, with so many different paths out there. If you’ve recently graduated and are looking to get started in industry, or you’re making a move into a new area, make sure it is the right decision for you.

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Choosing a career that makes a difference

Working in the Life Sciences and Clinical Research industries can be a meaningful and rewarding career. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the sciences and make an impact on the lives of countless individuals.

Organise your hiring strategy

Start the year well with new hires! In the rapidly advancing field of Life Sciences, Chemicals, Engineering and Clinical Research, staying ahead requires not only pioneering research and innovation but also a workforce equipped with diverse skills and expertise. As the industry evolves, so do the challenges and opportunities in attracting top talent.

Staying motivated during your job search

For many people, navigating the job search process can be challenging and demotivating if you feel you are not making as much progress as you would like. Whether you're a recent graduate eager to start your career or an experienced professional seeking a new opportunity, maintaining motivation throughout this process is essential.

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How to overcome job hunting anxiety

Job hunting can be a rollercoaster of emotions. The process of searching for a new job opportunity can often lead to feelings of stress, self-doubt, and anxiety. It's entirely normal to experience these emotions during such a significant phase of life, but it's crucial not to let them overwhelm you.

Why work with a specialist recruitment agency?

Finding the right talent or the perfect job opportunity can be an arduous task. This is where specialist recruitment agencies step in, offering countless advantages to both job seekers and employers. As a specialist recruiter for the Life Science, Clinical Research and Chemicals sectors, CK Group are focussed on connecting skilled professionals with companies seeking specific expertise, streamlining the hiring process and enhancing the overall recruitment experience for both parties.

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End of Year Round Up // Reflecting on 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, it’s an important time for CK Group to look back on the milestones, achievements and growth that have marked this year. Through challenges and successes, we have navigated our way through these difficult economic conditions, and still helped to place many candidates in exciting and innovative roles within various global and successful companies.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

opment regardless of their backgrounds. This means implementing policies and practices that eliminate biases and barriers, ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to thrive based purely on their abilities.

RSC 2023 Pay & Reward Salary Survey Report

We’re excited to announce that once again CK Group have sponsored the RSC Pay and Reward survey.

Embracing flexible working

In recent years, the traditional concept of a 9 to 5 office job has undergone a significant transformation. With technology advancements and shifting work cultures, the idea of flexible working has gained considerable traction in modern employment.

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How to navigate difficult discussions at work

Jonathan Hart-Smith, CK Group’s Chief Executive Officer, attended this year’s PIPA Conference alongside members of our Clinical Recruitment team. We were proud to be one of the speakers at the conference, and Jonathan gave a talk focussing on ‘Difficult Discussions at Work’. Read an overview of Jonathan’s talk here.

Taking the Positives from Criticism at Work

Feedback is a crucial component for personal and professional development. While positive feedback can boost morale, constructive criticism plays an equally vital role in growth and improvement. Instead of viewing criticism as a setback, choose to see it as a way to contribute to a more resilient and prosperous professional journey.

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7 hints and tips for using LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for job seekers to network, research companies and showcase their skills and experience. By connecting with other people in your network you can drastically enhance your career prospects; it is a valuable tool for personal branding and career development in the digital age.

5 Insights into the Current STEM Job Market in the UK

Russell Oakley, our Head of Business Development, attended the SkillsForward 2023 Conference on the 31st of October. While there at the Discovery Park, he covered which trends we are seeing in the current STEM job market in the UK.

5 ways to self-promote in the workplace

In today's competitive job market, self-promotion in the workplace a beneficial skill that can aid career advancement. Whilst many of us may find the idea of self-promotion uncomfortable, it's an essential aspect of building a successful career.

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PIPA Conference 2023 | 8th & 9th November

CK Group are proud to be speaking at this year’s PIPA conference, taking place the 8-9th November at De Vere Horsley Estate in Surrey. Our talk is taking place during the Breakout Sessions starting at 2pm on day 1. We will be focussing on Difficult Conversations, with our Director Jonathan Hart-Smith discussing some useful insights. […]