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News archive for July 2015

11 Tricky Personality Interview Questions!

Posted: 31st July 2015 in Permanent Recruitment

This blog will help you interpret what personality questions you might encounter at an interview and how best to answer them.


Continued growth at Agenda

Posted: 31st July 2015 in Company News

Since Agenda began in 1996 it has remained a family business with the core values of Respect, Reputation and Responsibility that focus on the delivery of excellent customer service


8 Major job search changes for older workers

Posted: 30th July 2015 in Industry News

It has happened. You find yourself joining the job search market, again. Check out these handy tips and advice.


Common CV mistakes

Posted: 30th July 2015 in Industry News

Aside from poor spelling and formatting issues, grammatical errors can be a very quick way to land a CV into the rejection pile.


Relying on instincts

Posted: 29th July 2015 in Industry News

As things progress in the ‘real world’ we are quickly forgetting how to rely on our instincts.


It’s horses for courses

Posted: 28th July 2015 in Company News

Agenda are highly specialised in recruitment and security vetting and our main aim is to make the sourcing and selecting of candidates as easy for you as 1, 2, 3


National Hot Dog Day at Agenda

Posted: 28th July 2015 in Company News

Thursday 23rd of July AKA national hot dog day was another well received charity day here at Agenda.


How to stay calm, no matter what.

Posted: 26th July 2015 in Industry News

Life can have a lot of bumps and hair pin twists and turns. It is all too easy to slip into a cycle of doom and gloom.


Basic Tips for Clueless Job Seekers

Posted: 24th July 2015 in Industry News

Are you sending an abundance of job applications but not getting replies from recruiters or employers?


Killer Interview Questions

Posted: 23rd July 2015 in Industry News

You’ve got an interview coming up. You have studied and researched all that you can beforehand, but are you really prepared


Agenda helps bridge skills gap

Posted: 23rd July 2015 in Industry News

A new survey has discovered that mature workers greatly outnumber younger employees in the UK life science sector. This is leading to fears that a shortage of essential skills may develop.


Get the best from your references

Posted: 22nd July 2015 in Industry News

Choosing who to have as a reference is one of the most important parts of your job search but can also be the most forgotten.


AS-ET Auction

Posted: 21st July 2015 in Company News

We're supporting AS-ET's Charity Ball by donating 2 tickets to the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup!


It is interview time again

Posted: 21st July 2015 in Industry News

As an employer, you have been here time and time again. What can you do to help weed out the ‘actors’ from the more ‘genuine’ candidates?


Why falsifying your CV will never end well!

Posted: 14th July 2015 in Industry News

As tempting as it can be sometimes to be ‘creative’ with your CV, don’t!


Bad Shirt day raises £80 for charity

Posted: 14th July 2015 in Company News

Friday 10th July was bad shirt day at Agenda, another charity event and boy the team didn’t let us down!


Values at the Heart of our Business

Posted: 10th July 2015 in Company News

Agenda’s values of Respect, Reputation and Responsibility are the heart of everything it does. The team at Agenda are synonymous with its values and live and work by them, respecting their colleagues and their workplace, maintaining their own and Agenda’s Reputation and being Responsible for their actions.


Dunking it's not usually on the Agenda!

Posted: 10th July 2015 in Company News

Being submerged in a helicopter chassis and spun upside down might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but 17 staff from Agenda experienced it and have raised more than £400 for charity. The money will be split between the Yorkshire Air ambulance and the Medical Detection Dog’s.


What does your digital footprint say about you?

Posted: 08th July 2015 in Company News

Have you ever Googled your name to see what comes up? A lot of perspective employers do! What will they see?


Recruitment that delivers Grand Slam results

Posted: 08th July 2015 in Company News

Established in 1996, we specialise in life science recruitment with permanent, temporary and contract positions available. Our team deliver a consistently outstanding service to clients and candidates.


Are CVs already ‘ear-marked’ as a No?

Posted: 03rd July 2015 in Industry News

Studies show that employers spend about 8 seconds scanning the average CV in order to classify it. You need to grab the employers attention straight away!


Are your telephone interviews working?

Posted: 02nd July 2015 in Industry News

Have you been spending a lot of time and money on interviewing lately but not getting the right candidates through the door in the first place?