How to feel less busy

CK Science’s Sarah Farrow has become increasingly aware of how stress and anxiety is becoming a common ailment due to increased demands on our time and working in high pressured environments.

To help combat these issues Sarah has composed an advice article aimed at providing invaluable tips and techniques that will help you feel less busy and become more productive.

These tips include things such as:

  • Managing your times into blocks
  • Ignoring your emails
  • Learning to say no
  • And the most difficult challenge, managing your ‘to-do’ list

Click here to read the article in full

 

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CK Group launch new website today

The new CK Group site, which is live as of today, merges our four recruitment divisions and our Real World Evidence CRO together for the first time using our fresh new branding. The site and brand has been designed to reflect the core purpose of the business ‘to be the best provider of staffing and outsourcing services to the science and technology community’.

The new website will provide a gateway to current and potential clients to gain a greater understanding of the services we provide and the quality of service we aim to deliver.

Released in time to celebrate our 25th year in life science recruitment, the website highlights how far the organisation has come. Since it was established in 1991 by Ashley Kirk and Liam O’Connell the company has been committed to forming a strong, original, visual impression, starting with our first logo.

With an innovative Senior Management Team at the helm who are prepared to challenge the market place and invest in the future, the CK brand has been able to evolve to reflect the values of the business. So it is with great excitement we release our new brand and website

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Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Group, said, “Customer service is key to the CK Group so we are always looking at ways to improve our customers’ experience. Whether it’s through a dedicated account manager or a user friendly site, we like to add value wherever we can. I feel our new website captures that perfectly and will ensure our customer relationships stay fresh and continue to go from strength to strength.”

To find more about the CK Group service and to visit our new website click here

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 18th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 18th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 572 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 391 permanent roles
  • 181 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small increase in the volume of roles within the science jobs market over the last week, continuing the upward trend we have seen over the last couple of weeks. More surprisingly the greater fluctuation has been between permanent and contract roles with permanent seeing a drop of 15%, whereas temporary jobs grew by 77%. If this continues next week we will need to explore why this trend is emerging.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 11th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 562 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 460 permanent roles
  • 102 temporary or contract roles

Following last week’s sharp decline in numbers we are pleased to see that the number of science jobs has increased this week. Both permanent and contract jobs have increased, with contract / temporary roles increasing by a 100%! Now that the new tax year has begun and the Easter holidays finished, we hope to see this upturn continuing.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Finding the right candidates for science recruitment

Selecting the right candidates for science recruitment necessitates a lot of time and effort. It can be a challenging process. Putting into place a comprehensive recruitment strategy is essential to ensure any potential risk is eliminated when introducing new employees to the workplace.

We have written some advice to help guide your through the interview process.

Click here to read in full

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 4th April 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 4th April and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 400 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 349 permanent roles
  • 51 temporary or contract roles

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of analytical chemistry jobs posted in the last week, with over 30% fewer roles available. As both permanent and temporary job volumes down our best explanation is the combination of Easter holidays and the final week of the tax year. However, we should be able to tell if this is the case in next week’s report.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 28th March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 28th March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 594 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 496 permanent roles
  • 98 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small uplift in the number of Analytical Chemistry jobs advertised this week, with 53 additional permanent roles and 22 contract. With just week’s left until the end of the financial tax year, this could be a sign that some organisations have been given early access to next year’s recruitment budget.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 21st March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 21st March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 519 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 443 permanent roles
  • 76 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs continued to drop this week with a further 26% decline in jobs across permanent and temporary contracts. With only 10 working days until the new tax year commences, we expect to see a dramatic uplift in numbers over the next few weeks.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 14th March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 14th March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 708 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 574 permanent roles
  • 134 temporary or contract roles

Whilst the other CK recruitment divisions have tracked temporary declines in line with the upcoming end of the tax year, Analytical Chemistry job volumes have grown by a further 3%. The increase is visible across both permanent and contract roles, however permanent roles continues to grow at a faster rate.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 7th March 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 7th March and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 687 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 555 permanent roles
  • 132 temporary or contract roles

There has been a dramatic uplift in the number of Analytical Chemistry jobs that have been published in the last week – growing from 490 up to 687 this week. Both permanent and contract roles have experienced growth, with contract more than doubling its numbers! This change in behaviour belies our assessment last week that the tax year end will be slowing down recruitment. In fact, the increase in jobs could be a last minute recruitment drive to use up budgets! Lets see what next week brings.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 29th February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 29th February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 490 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 426 permanent roles
  • 64 temporary or contract roles

There has been a small uplift in the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs over the last week. This is mostly visible in contract jobs. This could be a result of the upcoming tax year end causing a reduction in the number of advertised permanent roles. If this is the cause we foresee this pattern continuing for another 3-4 weeks before permanent recruitment begins to pick up.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

CK Group has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

Announced today, CK Group’s CEO & Founder, Ashley Kirk has said on this news:

“This is an amazing award for CK.  We are extremely proud to have been identified in this report; it is testament to the brilliant team here at the CK Group that we are seen as an inspirational organisation.  What a great honour to be representing and championing such a vibrant part of the UK economy as the staffing services sector.”

 

The CK Group is home to the 5 highly reputable recruitment brands:

  • CK Science
  • CK Clinical
  • CK IT
  • CK Engineers
  • CK Aspire

To read more about this inspiring news click here

 

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 15th February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 15th February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 598 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 497 permanent roles
  • 101 temporary or contract roles

The pattern of fluctuating numbers every week has continued, with one week of high numbers, followed by a week of decline. This decline could be compounded by school holidays, and if that is the case we should anticipate a further week of decline before job volumes lift.

If you are looking for a new science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 8th February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 8th February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 693 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 505 permanent roles
  • 188 temporary or contract roles

After last week’s decline the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs has once again climbed, with 190 more jobs listed across our tracked job boards, and with contract jobs more than doubling. Whilst the numbers are not quite at the highs of late January, they are still on par with the average from 2015. So if you are looking for an Analytical Chemistry job, make sure you click the links below

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 1st February 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 1st February and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 503 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 414 permanent roles
  • 89 temporary or contract roles

Following four weeks of climbing job numbers, this week we have seen a 30% decline across both permanent and contract jobs. CK Science still has a range of open chemistry jobs, so if you are a job seeker, don’t forget to click the link below and search our jobs:

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 25th January 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 25th January and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 759 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 614 permanent roles
  • 145 temporary or contract roles

Analytical Chemistry jobs increased once again during the last week, continuing the four week trend we have seen since the start of the year. With permanent jobs growing and interim numbers dropping slightly, this is a good time to be searching for a permanent role.

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 18th January 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 18th January and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 738 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 589 permanent roles
  • 149 temporary or contract roles

There has been a growth in the number of analytical chemistry jobs advertised over the last week, with both permanent and interim jobs increasing. The contract market place has grown most substantially with a 55% increase in roles in the last week, pushing total job volumes from 658 up to an impressive 738.

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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CK to exhibit at IBioIC, Scotland

CK Science will be exhibiting at IBioIC’s 2nd annual conference on the 28th – 29th of January 2016 in the centre of Glasgow.

This event aims to attract over two hundred biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK for this two day conference which is set to showcase and exemplify IBioIC’s current and future activities, and provide plentiful networking opportunities in the hope of facilitating further collaborations.

Team members from CK Science’s Durham office will be attending both of the days, if you would like to meet up with them for a chat please contact them here.

The event will be based at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow city centre.

Find out more about the whole event here.

 

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CK promote Victoria Walker

CK Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Vicki Walker to Manager of the CK Science team in Chesterfield.

Vicki will manage a team of permanent and interim recruiters who work on behalf of the scientific, pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical industries across the Midlands and Ireland.

Of her promotion Vicki has said, “I am delighted that CK have given me this new opportunity and hope that the team will continue to develop and excel under my leadership.”

Vicki joined CK in 2010 and quickly proved herself a huge asset to the team, not only through her recruitment prowess but also her ability to forge exceptional customer relationships, her commitment to quality and her no-nonsense approach. This combination of skills ensured Vicki not only became one of CK’s top recruiters, but rapidly progressed within the organisation. Her skills also caught the eye of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and in 2013 Vicki was awarded the Recruiter of the Year at their National industry awards.

Liam O’Connell, Operations Director and Founder of CK Group said of Vicki, “Vicki is one of the hardest working members of the CK team. She is a very dedicated and popular member of the team and continually proves herself worthy of the opportunities that are given to her.”

To find out more about Vicki visit her meet the team page here

Or for more information on CK Science visit here

 

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Analytical Chemistry Jobs Market – 11th January 2016

Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the Analytical Chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Analytical Chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.

This summary was completed on Monday 11th January and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:

  • New Scientist
  • Monster
  • CV Library
  • Emedcareers
  • Pharmiweb
  • Willey job network
  • Access Science jobs.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 658 Analytical Chemistry vacancies were published last week, with:

  • 562 permanent roles
  • 96 temporary or contract roles

There has been a 43% increase in the volume of Analytical Chemistry jobs posted since last week. This is an incredible jump for the first two weeks of a new year. Permanent roles have grown over 100% whereas interim roles have dropped with 92 fewer jobs being advertised. A positive start to the new year!

If you are interested in us helping you find your next science job please search our vacancies

 

If you would like CK Science to help you with your scientific recruitment then contact us

 

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