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INRALS Life Sciences Market Information Report is here

As a member of INRALS (International Network of Recruitment Agencies in Life Sciences), CK Group proudly share our most recent Life Sciences Market Knowledge publication.

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CK Group has shown their commitment to racial equality by signing up to the Race at Work Charter

Business in the Community (BTIC) in partnership with the government is pleased to announce that the CK Group has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK.

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Watch our webinar on demand

We hosted a webinar on the 14th October on how to work with a recruitment agency and why you should consider it.

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IR35 Q&A video with Chris Humphreys

On 6th April 2021, HMRC made changes to IR35 legislation meaning that the responsibility for contractor IR35 assessment shifted from the intermediary to the client. To help contractors and clients understand the changes to the legislation, we hosted a Q&A to answer the most frequently asked questions. Operations Director Liam O’Connell and Clinical Recruitment Manager […]

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Sharing our KellyOCG Award with the team

We are delighted to have been honoured with the KellyOCG Supplier Excellence Award for the fifth year. Each year, this award is presented to top-performing national and global suppliers that provide superior workforce solutions, and whose service, results and strategic partnerships have made a significant impact on the business. However, with most of our team […]

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How to Work With a Recruitment Agency: Watch Our Webinar

We hosted a webinar with the Royal Society of Chemistry last week themed ‘How to work with a recruitment agency’. The webinar has now been posted to RSC’s YouTube channel for you to rewatch and share with friends or colleagues who would like more information on how to work with a recruitment agency and the benefits […]

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KellyOCG honour CK with Supplier Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that CK Group has been honoured with the Supplier Excellence Award 2019 by KellyOCG for the fifth time. KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, will host a virtual event to recognise the achievement in July. This year they will honour 25 of their top suppliers out of […]

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Jobs in Science are on the Rise

Great news! Since March 2020, job hunters have seen a sharp decline in new jobs being listed globally. However, due to the recent lifting of some lockdown policies, job postings are now stabilising and beginning to rise again in the science sectors. This means that now could be the perfect time to search for a […]

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From Industry to Recruitment: Why Make the Jump?

Recruitment is a versatile career, valuing experience from a wide range of backgrounds. At CK Group, our recruitment consultants bring with them experience from sales and customer service, to roles within the industries we recruit for.

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Staff Retention – It’s not just about the money!

With a talent shortage in the STEM sector, retaining key people is vital. Here are some top tips that aren’t just about money or titles for you to think about with your staff retention:

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Catch up on the IR35 Seminar in our video

By popular demand, we filmed our IR35 Information evening so that delegates could watch it back and those people who missed the event could watch it as well. Watch it here.

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Generation Z in the Workplace: Top 4 Things You Need to Know

Born roughly between 1995 and 2010, Generation Z is proving to be fundamentally different to its predecessors – the Millennials – in more ways than one.

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CK Group Receives AgileOne’s Gold Award

We are proud to announce that on 19 September, 2019, the company received AgileOne’s Gold Award for supplier excellence. The award was presented to Liam O’Connell during an award ceremony that took place during the AgileOne Supplier Excellence Awards held in London, England.

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Changes to IR35 legislation and its impact on employers

In October 2018 the government confirmed that it will be extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector. As of 6 April 2020, clients in the private sector will be responsible for assessing the IR35 Status of their contractors. For those deemed to be working inside IR35, the client will need to ensure they deduct […]

IR35 legislation advice for employers

How stress affects the brain and your capacity to function at your best

Stress is an animal instinct that comes into play when your brain reacts to being threatened. This can be a physical threat, for example pain, or an emotional threat such as psychosocial stress. Stress can be healthy and energizing, but too much stress can lead to some serious, longer-term issues. But how can you tell […]

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6 Ways Managers Can Help Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Your staff are your strongest asset. The benefits of having healthy and happy employees are endless. Predominately, happy and healthy staff are proven to be more motivated, productive and take less sick leave, which in turn makes them more profitable. Here are CK’s top recommendations for managers to follow, to reduce stress in the workplace.

7 Alternative Career Paths for Scientists

What happens when you have worked so hard to get a science degree and even a Ph.D., only to realise that maybe you don’t want to follow the expected research trajectory, and instead you want to try something new? We've compiled a list of seven popular alternative career paths for scientists looking for a change.

CK Group Receives Top Global Supplier Award

Last night CK Group were honoured to be recognised for the fifth time (and for the second year in a row) as a top global supplier at the Kelly OCG Awards.

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Why the popularity of contracting is rising

There has been a rise in demand for contractors. According to a study by the Freelance Union, by 2020 half of the workforce will be made up of contractors – increasing from 35% of the workforce in 2014.

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The benefits of working and living in The Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is often overlooked as a potential location to seek employment, especially for those seeking employment within the UK. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to relocate Ireland and boost your career.