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How much personal information should you share on LinkedIn?

The lines between our professional and personal lives can sometimes blur, particularly on social media. LinkedIn, a platform primarily designed for professional networking, often sees users struggling with how much personal information to share. While it’s important to appear personable and relatable, LinkedIn is not Facebook, and oversharing can undermine your professional image.

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Get ahead of the competition and recruit now

For many companies the summer holidays are a quiet time of year; our job market data shows less jobs are advertised, so there is less competition for candidates. From our experience, therefore, summer can be a great time to recruit, and it is a chance for job seekers to step away from their usual routine and workplace to reflect on their career goals and current lifestyle.

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Resolving talent shortages in the Life Sciences

In the rapidly evolving life sciences industry, the demand for skilled talent is outpacing supply, creating a significant skills gap. Addressing this gap requires proactive measures and strategic long-term initiatives to ensure that life science organisations have access to the talent they need to be successful and grow. Here are some effective strategies for meeting the skills demand in the life sciences sector:

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the Scientific Industry of North East England

In the ever evolving and highly specialised field of science attracting and retaining top talent is vital for the success and innovation of businesses, particularly in north-east England. Employers in our region must adopt strategic initiatives tailored to the unique demands of the scientific industry so we can maintain our status as a manufacturing powerhouse whilst increasing our presence as a centre for research and development in the sciences.

Best Practices for Managing Contract Workers

We recently explored the benefits of employing contractors and how they can enhance  flexibility and productivity in your business. In this article, we will go through the best practices for effectively managing contract workers to maximise their contribution to your business.

Addressing the Skills Shortage in the Science Industry in North East England: Strategies for Success

The North East of England has a rich history of scientific innovation and technological advancement but it also faces unique challenges related to skills shortages in the science industry. With a growing demand for skilled workers in sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and advanced manufacturing, addressing this skills gap is essential for driving economic growth and prosperity in the region.

Attracting tomorrow’s talent: Strategies for engaging with Gen Z

Gen Z represents the newest wave of talent entering the workforce. Understanding and effectively engaging with candidates of this age has become imperative for businesses aiming to thrive in the modern workplace. As a generation who grew up in an era of rapid technological advancements and socio-economic shifts, they can bring a unique set of skills and values to a company – however with this comes specific preferences and expectations. To effectively recruit and retain this generation, organisations must adapt their recruitment strategies to resonate with Gen Z's characteristics and aspirations.

The Benefits of Employing a Contractor in the Life Sciences Industry

In today's dynamic business environment, life sciences organisations must remain agile to stay competitive. Employing contractors is an effective way to achieve this flexibility, offering companies the skills and adaptability needed to meet evolving needs.

Effective job search strategies: Where to look and how to apply

In today's competitive job market, finding employment for can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a graduate looking for your first role in industry or a professional ready to take the next step in your career, knowing where to look and how to get the most out of your job search is key.

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STEM skills gap projected to cost the UK £120 billion by 2030

In an era driven by technological advancement and innovation, the importance of STEM skills cannot be overstated. However, a concerning issue has emerged – the STEM skills gap. This gap, if left unaddressed, is estimated to cost the UK economy a staggering £120 billion by 2030.

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The global impact of clinical trials

Clinical trials are the foundation for medical progress; they drive innovation and accelerate the development of life-saving treatments worldwide. These trials serve as a bridge between scientific discovery and real-world application. As we celebrate International Clinical Trials Day, it's important to recognise the global impact of these advancements and highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in shaping the future of medical research.

Exploring the pros and cons of working from home

In recent years, the concept of working from home has gained immense popularity, led by advancements in technology and shifting attitudes towards remote work. The COVID-19 pandemic further accelerated this trend, forcing many companies to adopt remote work policies, something which has continued long after offices were reopened. While working from home offers numerous benefits, it also presents its fair share of challenges for both employees and businesses.

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Embracing new technology within the Life Science and Clinical industries

Innovation within the Life Science and Clinical sectors has been a driving force behind significant advancements in healthcare and the wider scientific community. From groundbreaking treatments to more efficient diagnostic tools, technology plays a crucial role in the development of everything from manufacturing processes to medicines and more. Embracing new technologies can drive efficiency, reduce costs and aid new discoveries.

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Market insights from our Life Science recruiter

Here at CK Group we have a unique insight into the life science job market. We are in a privileged position to offer advice to both our clients and candidates, so that you know the best way to navigate within the sector. We asked our Life Science Recruitment Manager, Jade Stirk, to answer a few questions and to share her expertise with you all.

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5 reasons why your company should be promoting sustainability

In recent years, sustainability has emerged as a critical consideration for businesses worldwide. More than just being a buzzword, it has become a fundamental aspect in corporate strategy. From reducing environmental impact to promotion of social responsibility, endorsing sustainability offers a range of benefits for companies.

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Would the salary not being displayed on a job advert put job seekers off applying for the position?

Finding a balance between transparency and strategic recruitment approaches is key for both job seekers and employers. In the hunt for the perfect match between candidates and roles, it is important to understand the influence disclosing salary can play in your recruitment strategy.

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Top 5 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Well done, you’ve got an interview! But how do you avoid making the most common mistakes when interviewing?

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The rise of video CVs and interviews

The rise of video CVs and interviews has become a prominent trend over the past few years, offering both employers and job seekers a more flexible and efficient way to connect.

Using your company culture to attract and retain staff

In today's candidate driven job market, attracting and retaining top talent is crucial for the success of any business. While competitive salaries and benefits packages are important, they are no longer sufficient on their own. More and more, job seekers are prioritising company culture.

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7 reasons to work in the Scientific and Clinical sectors

In a world driven by technological innovation and scientific advancements, the decision to work in the scientific and clinical fields offers a diverse and impactful career.

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