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Hiring Managers: Change your recruitment methodology

The latest KPMG/REC UK Report on Jobs highlights the sharpest growth in permanent placements in 23 years, and the fastest growth in temporary recruitment in over six years.

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CK Group earns Supplier Excellence Award from KellyOCG for delivering unrivalled workforce solutions

CK Group was one of 23 suppliers recently recognised at a virtual ceremony by KellyOCG, the outsourcing consulting group of Kelly, with a Supplier Excellence Award for providing superior workforce solutions.

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We’re going to be at MassBio Career Fair

On May 26th, we’re attending the MassBio Virtual Career Fair hosted by MassBioEd. The event is open to anybody working or interested in careers in biotechnology in Massachusetts, and will give attendees access to current opportunities as well as a wealth of information and advice on careers in science. CK Group will be hosting a […]

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World Health Day 2021: building a fairer, healthier planet

This year, World Health Day is aiming to highlight inequalities in health and welfare within and between countries, and build a world that is fairer and healthier post Covid-19.

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A year of working through Covid-19: an interview with a contractor

While many businesses closed their doors last March and office workers adapted to new ways of working, those in the science sectors have continued on the frontline to keep things moving safely.


British Science Week 2021: The Matilda Effect

This week is British Science Week, which is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and maths. For 2021, British Science Week is challenging stereotypes in science and celebrating the diversity of those working in STEM careers, by sharing the stories of the inspiring individuals working in laboratories, innovation centres, universities and […]

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CK donates £10,000 to two hospice charities

Just before Christmas, CK Group made £5,000 donations to two hospice charities – Garden House Hospice Care based in Stevenage and Ashgate Hospice Care based in Chesterfield – in an effort to bring some joy during an uncertain and difficult time. The Coronavirus pandemic and ongoing lockdown restrictions have put a huge strain on charities across the country, as […]

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LinkedIn’s ‘Jobs on the Rise’ report for medical science

LinkedIn last week released a special edition of its Emerging Jobs Report for 2021, taking a closer look at how Covid-19 has affected the jobs landscape in the UK and, specifically, the roles that have experienced the highest growth over the last several months. The report found that specialised medical professionals has been one of the fastest […]

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LinkedIn’s ‘Jobs on the Rise’ report 2021 for medicine and healthcare

LinkedIn last week released a special edition of its Emerging Jobs Report for 2021, taking a closer look at how Covid-19 has affected the jobs landscape in the UK and, specifically, the roles that have experienced the highest growth over the last several months. The report found that specialised medical professionals and healthcare supporting staff have been […]

Future opportunities in chemistry – watch the webinar

On the 20th January, we joined a webinar hosted by The Royal Society of Chemistry on future opportunities in chemistry and employment growth areas, alongside the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

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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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