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The benefits of CK+

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

CK+ is an innovative tool which will help make your search for the perfect job far easier! By registering with CK+ you will take out the hassle that comes from multiple applications.

Once registered, you will have a number of options available that will ease the applications process and help us to find the right job for you. After entering your contact details, you can choose various industry sectors, disciplines, locations and levels of experience, meaning that we can quickly see whether a job is right for you. This information updates our system automatically, so whenever you change it we see the changes. This allows us to remain up to date with what you are looking for.

Furthermore, you can upload your CV to CK+. You can do this with a single click, meaning that each application can be catered to effortlessly! The ease of the uploading system relieves you of the rigmarole of repeatedly inputting contact and industry information when applying to several jobs. You do still have to tailor your CV to each position.

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Analysing international job searches – where do people want to work?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Indeed, a job site which lists jobs from companies in over 50 countries, have recently conducted research into the location of job searches and postings across the world. From this, they have built up a wealth of knowledge as to where jobs are searched for and posted, leading to a number of interesting results emerging in regards to both the UK and European jobs markets.

The report tracked the number of external candidates searching for jobs within countries, as well as their preferred location and the amount of people searching overseas for work. 9.4% of searches for jobs within the UK come from external candidates, whereas Europe (which in this article amalgamates France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland) sees an average of 17.2% of searches originating from outside of their respective countries. This slight disparity could be seen to be due to data from Luxembourg and Switzerland, which due to their economies receive higher than average numbers of foreign applicants. The EU can be seen to be in a strong position overall, with a high amount of external searches.

The UK is third highest country in terms of desirability for work, with Italy, Germany and France also making the top ten. Only the UK and India come close to being as desirable as the US as a place to work, according to Indeed’s data, with no other countries receiving over 25% of the total number of external searches done within the US. It can be argued from this point that the UK economy is seen to be in good health, with many overseas candidates seeking to work here as opposed to elsewhere in the EU. The data shows that the UK has more candidates applying internally, as despite the high number of external applicants increasing the desirability percentage; this percentage number is drastically reduced when looking at the candidate searches, implying a larger amount of UK candidates searching for work within the UK.

This hypothesis is confirmed when we look at the number of candidates within a country who are looking elsewhere. In the UK, this number stands at 9%, and so indicates a balancing out of the external candidates searching for British jobs, and the British candidates searching externally. Interestingly, the amount of searches from European countries to other countries is on average 18% of the total.

This further confirms that the UK has a strong job market. In Europe, more people are seeking to leave their country (implied by external searches) than there are people willing to come and replace them, whereas the UK seems static at worst, thereby confirming that the UK is not losing any of its workforce to overseas competitors. The data also tells us that France, Ireland and Spain are the three European countries from which the UK receives most external searches. Arguably this is a hangover from the recent recession, with candidates whose countries have been affected significantly by the recent economic troubles seeking to work in a more stable area.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

As reported by the BBC, a £36m drug research institute has been opened in Glasgow by Strathclyde University.

The institute will concentrate on developing new medicines to treat cancer, heart disease and strokes, malaria and TB. It will bring together researchers in chemistry, biology and pharmacy.

Strathclyde University invested £28m in the drug research institute and had support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Scottish Funding Council. A further £8m was also raised through fundraising with surgeon and TV presenter Professor Lord Winston.

Strathclyde University is renowned for their expertise and research capabilities within the chemical, biological and pharmaceutical sciences. University Principal, Jim McDonald, stated,

“The investment in our advanced facilities will help our scientists find new and better treatments and reflects Strathclyde’s commitment to finding solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century.

“By bringing together talented multidisciplinary researchers with colleagues in the NHS, business and industry, we are in the ideal position to accelerate the pace of research and translate it into products that benefit patients.”

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Academic Publishers Withhold Research

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

George Monbiot, writing for The Guardian has reported that academic publishers are charging a premium for people to access papers and reports that contain valuable scientific research.

As is almost universally agreed, the public need to be informed so as to make intelligent decisions and valued judgements. This must be seen across the board, from the scientific to political or historical spheres, though when academic publishers are charging upwards of £25 to read a single article from a journal, a rather excessive barrier seems to be in place to such understanding. Reading journals in libraries is another option, but with academic journals costing an average of £6250 annually, this is causing significant funding problems.

To make matters worse, such journals are paid for through taxation and government grants, so one would assume they would be made freely available. The universal declaration of human rights declares that “everyone has the right freely to… share in scientific advancement and it’s benefits,” though clearly the amounts it costs people to access journals contravenes this declaration. There is a growing movement for government’s to make publicly funded papers available to the public, allowing everyone a chance to engage with scientific advancement.

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The CK Group Celebrate 20th Year of Science Recruitment

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The CK Group Celebrate 20th Year of Science Recruitment

Here at the CK Group, we are proud to announce that we have reached our 20th year of science-based recruitment!

We would therefore like to say a big thank you to all of our fabulous clients who we have commercial Inflatable Slide had the pleasure of working with over the past 20 years. 

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REC Claims Flexible Workforce is Way Forward

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has reported that flexible work is increasingly important for the economy and allows for the creation of a modern workforce.

A UK education or parental roles easily.

Gillian Econopouly, Head of Policy at the REC, highlights the degree to which “temporary work is an invaluable way for jobseekers to enter the labour market” as it allows them the chance to gain experience and workplace skills. She later added that businesses and employees must work together “to adopt mutually beneficial working arrangements.”

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‘Father of Genetics’ Gregor Mendel’s Birthday

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Today is the birthday of geneticist Gregor Mendel, whose work laid the foundation of modern genetics.

Mendel, born 20th July 1822, was an Austrian friar and scientist, and his work in studying the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants led to the discovery of certain laws that cause the traits to be inherited by the next generation. These laws were posthumously named after Mendel.

His work was not recognised until the 20th century, though following their rediscovery, he is widely regarded as the pioneer of genetics.

Google have today remembered Mendel’s influence with their Google Doodle, highlighting his importance to the world of science.

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Scotland is a Good Place for New Science Jobs

Friday, July 15th, 2011 has reported that Scottish unemployment is falling faster than the UK average.

People looking for scientific jobs could find that Scotland is a good place to find work, with 55,000 people finding jobs already this year, across all sectors. Scotland has a lower rate of unemployment and a higher number of people employed on average than the UK as a whole.

First Minister Alex Salmond has said there is “no room for complacency” and the success of Scotland’s reduction of unemployment is down to several employment initiatives by large companies.

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UK Unemployment Falls

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

UK unemployment saw a 26,000 decrease in the three months to May, reports the BBC.

Total unemployment figures are now at 2.45 million, though the recent decrease means this is now only 7.7% of the population. The number of people in work rose by 50,000 to 29.28 million, the highest it has been for two years.

The number of long free casino online tournaments no deposit term unemployed fell by 37,000 and unemployment rates amongst 16-24 year olds fell by 42,000. 104,000 positions were created in the private sector, more than four times the amount of jobs lost in the public, and average earnings rose by 2.1% in the same period up to May.

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Fast Learners Benefit in New Jobs

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Grapevine Magazine has highlighted the importance of hiring fast learners, with several benefits becoming apparent.

High training costs, and loss of productivity when a recruit starts a new role, are drains on finances most businesses could do without as they edge out of the recession’s tight market. The speed at which a new employee learns the ropes and reacts to change can mean success or failure.

Hiring those who learn fast and then perform well minimises the money that could be lost spending a month training someone who does not pick things up as quickly. This means that that importance of being able to think on your feet and being adaptable to change are key when searching for a job in the current economy.

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