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Exciting times at CK Group

As we approach our 30th anniversary of recruiting staff for the science sectors, CK Group has welcomed a number of new staff to join our teams both in the UK and internationally.

We are continuing to grow across our scientific, clinical and engineering divisions, and are delighted to welcome our new team members. They have joined us to help ensure that we continue to offer exceptional levels of recruitment services to our clients.

Liam O’Connell, Operations Director of CK, says “We are all very excited to welcome our new colleagues, and I am looking forward to watching them develop as consultants within the organisation. Each of them brings a range of additional skills, which will help our clients and candidates get the highest level of support within the recruitment process.”

A picture of the new recruitment consultants at CK Group
Some of our new starters at the Chesterfield office

Annet Racz, who recently joined our Key Accounts Team, has said about her experience so far “I joined the company in March of this year and I can say that this was the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. I’m really enjoying my time here. Everyone is really friendly, they are supportive and celebrate with me at every step.”

“Coming from a different country, the biggest challenge for me was being confident enough using English as a second language. However, I am really lucky because I have never felt that this is a disadvantage and everyone has been encouraging to help me build my confidence.”

“This job is exactly what I was looking for, it is always busy and challenging. Everyday is a new opportunity to learn something from professional colleagues, and the office is always full of life now we are able to get back to our normal lives. I couldn’t wish for a better experience.”

CK Group continues to grow and will be looking for further staff throughout 2021. If you are interested in joining us, find out more about what it’s like to be part of our team here, or contact our HR Manager, Naomi Menary.

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected job seekers?

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed the job market in the UK over the last 12 months, with lockdown restrictions causing fluctuations in demand and influencing new attitudes towards job searching.

We recently surveyed some of our candidates who have found new roles to investigate the latest trends in recruitment and see what these could mean for future job seekers in the sectors CK Group works within.

What did our survey reveal?

Our survey found that people are spending more time applying for jobs, and are sending out more applications before successfully securing a role, as the Swiss market has become more competitive during the pandemic. The infographic you an insight into:

  • What candidates are looking for in new opportunities, and why they want a change
  • How the Covid-19 pandemic has affected job seekers
  • What you need to focus on attract the right talent to your business or get your CV noticed by top companies
  • The most popular job hunting tools and how to get the best out of them