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2017, What a Year!

Posted: 20th December 2017 in Company News

2017 marked Agenda’s 20th year in business and what a year it has been...


Openness Awards celebrate animal research

Posted: 05th December 2017 in Company News

Agenda were proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2017 Paget Lecture.


Your chance to win with Agenda

Posted: 01st December 2017 in Company News

Don't forget to enter our Christmas Game for your chance to win some fantastic prizes - score over 500 in order to get your name on the leader board and be in with the chance of winning - there's an iPad Pro and £500 worth of holiday vouchers to be won!


The New GDPR Regulation

Posted: 24th November 2017 in Company News

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on the 25th of May 2018...Are you ready for the changes? Do you comply?


2017 LASA Annual Conference

Posted: 23rd November 2017 in Company News

From the 28th to the 30th November, Agenda Life Sciences are going to be at the 2017 LASA Annual Conference! Come and meet the team...


Nottingham Trent University Science Careers Fair

Posted: 15th November 2017 in Company News

Agenda attended the Nottingham Trent University Science Careers Fair on the 14th November. The event was well attended by some leading organisations and an interesting mix of students...


Lunch and Learn: Tech Life

Posted: 13th November 2017 in Company News

October's lunch and learn at Head Office was hosted by Laura G, our Facility Manager from Hull University to demonstrate the important research conducted at Hull and the daily life of her team… The session received excellent feedback and it was nice for non – industry members of Agenda to find out more about ‘Tech Life’.


Triple Audit Success 2017!

Posted: 09th November 2017 in Company News

Earlier this week, we opened our office doors to two auditors who arrived to review our compliance within the following areas; ISO27001, ISO9001 and ISO14001...


With the right people anything is possible

Posted: 20th October 2017 in Company News

Here at Agenda we have a fantastic team with knowledge that covers all aspects of the life science industry. We cover Permanent, Contract and Facility Management recruitment so can provide staffing solutions at all levels for your business.


LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM Conference

Posted: 22nd September 2017 in Company News

Agenda Life Sciences are proud to be a sponsor at the joint LAVA/ESLAV/ECLAM Meeting on 25th - 26th September in Edinburgh.


The Agenda 3 Step Hire Me Programme

Posted: 07th September 2017 in Company News

If you want to enhance your recruitment skills or to enable your organisation to make better hiring decisions, Agenda have the course for you. Our award winning three-step programme has been designed for busy HR and hiring managers, and can be taken as individual modules on as a full three-step programme.


Coming together is a beginning...

Posted: 06th September 2017 in Company News

Agenda see both sides of the recruitment process; we liaise directly with our clients and keep them updated every step of the way, and we also constantly connect with the candidates that we’ve placed within roles to make sure they’re doing OK. We have a level of care that is unprecedented, with team members available 24/7 via mobile if there are to be any issues.


Origami Lunch and Learn

Posted: 25th August 2017 in Company News

This month’s Lunch and Learn we all gathered together to try our hand at making some paper masterpieces and have some fun at the same time. Jason from our screening team, as a parting gift, agreed to teach us a few techniques in order to sculpt a paper bird and a paper tulip...


Challenge Yourself!

Posted: 10th August 2017 in Company News

At Agenda, we don’t just watch you climb to the top, we help you along the way. Our team has built up a wealth of specialist expertise, networks and databases in the animal technology, biomedical and scientific sector.


BBQ and Dress Down Success

Posted: 07th August 2017 in Company News

We've been raising money for our Charity of the Year in the form of a BBQ and Dress Down day!


Memorable Moments at Agenda

Posted: 31st July 2017 in Company News

This month’s lunch and learn was entitled Memorable Moments and it was a real test of our communication, memory and teamwork skills. The overall aim was to build an exact replica of a structure made from marshmallows, spaghetti and string - sounds easy, right?


"The worst crime is faking it" - Kurt Cobain

Posted: 19th July 2017 in Company News

Our experienced team offer both contract and permanent staffing solutions at all levels, so don’t hire the wrong people for your business!


Exciting times at Agenda Life Sciences

Posted: 06th July 2017 in Company News

Agenda has always been a forward-thinking organisation that has delivered professional contract staff, recruitment and facility management services for more than 20 years. This continued growth and the development of a long term strategy has required us to expand our team, manage succession and ensure that we have the right structure and capabilities to support our long-term ambitions. To meet these exciting challenges, we are delighted to announce a number of key changes and new positions.


Lunch and Learn and Raffle Extravaganza!

Posted: 21st June 2017 in Company News

The fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance continues at Agenda, and today saw one of our biggest fundraising sessions yet!


Sharing Sucess!

Posted: 07th June 2017 in Company News

It's been a busy start to the year in the permanent recruitment team. Despite an increase in workload we remain committed to upholding our company values of respect, reputation and responsibility, offering both our clients and candidates the best service possible.


Nearly 80% think Agenda is a Great Place to Work!

Posted: 06th June 2017 in Company News

At Agenda we recently provided staff with the option to complete our annual Great Place to Work survey that asks staff to answer questions based on how they think we are performing as a business. Following our 2016 survey, where 79% of staff agree that Agenda was a great place to work, we targeted 85% in 2017.


47th Annual Scand-LAS 2017

Posted: 25th May 2017 in Company News

We look forward to meeting you at 47th Annual Scand-LAS 2017 meeting, which is being held in Copenhagen between 30th May – 2nd June 2017.


Accomplish your Dreams

Posted: 17th May 2017 in Company News

If you are currently looking for your first or next dream role, contact our Recruitment Team today on 08456 44 55 45, or visit our ‘jobs’ page to view all of our latest vacancies and stay up to date.


2017 Cambridge IAT Bowling Night

Posted: 15th May 2017 in Company News

"The atmosphere was great and everyone got really stuck into the game and the yummy burgers!"


11 steps to a brilliant CV!

Posted: 05th May 2017 in Company News

First impressions are everything and sometimes it takes only seconds for a recruiter to decide you’re not worth considering for a role whether from the style of font you’ve used, the gaps in your employment or your incorrect personal details.


Successful Triple Audit for Agenda

Posted: 02nd May 2017 in Company News

In April Agenda successfully passed an extensive two-day external audit of its ISO27001 (Information Security), ISO9001 (Quality Management) and ISO14001 (Commitment to the Environment) certifications – a great achievement given the extra work required transitioning to the new 2015 standards for ISO9001 and ISO14001.


Sweet Sheep - Lunch and Learn #3

Posted: 28th April 2017 in Company News

May welcomed another Lunch and Learn session – the third of the year - and this time we celebrated Spring through the art of cupcake decorating!


Skype Interview Tips

Posted: 10th April 2017 in Company News

Remember to be yourself and look to convey your personality where appropriate. The person conducting the Skype interview will be looking to identify your personality traits and how you may fit into their team. Remember to relax and try to be confident in your responses.


Bake Sale, Badges & Dress Down

Posted: 04th April 2017 in Company News

The 31st of March saw our third charity day of the year come around all in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. This one was a foodie’s dream with lots of baked goods on offer – for a donation of course!


The 16th IGTP conference

Posted: 27th March 2017 in Company News

Agenda Life Sciences Europe GmbH will be exhibiting at the 16th IGTP (Interessengemeinschaft Tierpfleger) conference in Lübeck between 29th and 31st March 2017.


Lunch and Learn #2 – Infant and Child CPR

Posted: 23rd March 2017 in Company News

Our Office Manager, Stuart, led the session in his usual stimulating and motivating style and he brought along half a dozen baby Annie dolls for us to practice CPR on.


Charity Giving!

Posted: 21st March 2017 in Company News

You may remember back in December, Agenda held a Christmas Raffle - Read about an amazing gift to charity!


We're Heading to Congress 2017!

Posted: 17th March 2017 in Company News

If you are going to be attending the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Congress this year, we look forward to seeing you at the conference. The team have been working hard in preparation for this year’s show and we are looking forward to another great meeting held by the IAT.


Respect yourself enough to know you deserve the best job possible

Posted: 08th March 2017 in Company News

What is your dream job? Is it part of a dream career? These are definitely questions you should be asking yourself when thinking about your future. Agenda can help!


Pancakes, Pancakes and More Pancakes!

Posted: 28th February 2017 in Company News

As you may have already heard Agenda’s charity of the year for 2017 is the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in memory of a colleague and friend Nigel Feetham who sadly passed away in 2016. This charity was picked by the staff and was a very popular choice.


Technologist of the Year for 2016

Posted: 16th February 2017 in Company News

Agenda announces its Technologist of the Year for 2016


Agenda launches Welfare First Points Scheme

Posted: 06th February 2017 in Company News

At Agenda, we take our technician’s development very seriously and believe that caring for the staff who care for the animals is essential to ensure the continued success of the organisation.


Agenda’s Charity Challenges!

Posted: 02nd February 2017 in Company News

This year Agenda charity of the year is the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and our aim for the year is to raise more money this year than we ever have before


2020 and Beyond!

Posted: 19th January 2017 in Company News

Norman Mortell met with all head office staff in small groups today to share the business aspirations as we move towards 2020 and beyond. Reinforcing the openness of the business, he held interactive sessions which involved all staff based at Head Office.


#WelfareFirst at Christmas

Posted: 02nd January 2017 in Company News

2016 saw some great prizes given away including an Apple iPad2, a red-letter day experience for two, an Amazon dot, Amazon vouchers and festive chocolate treats.


Celebrating 20 Years of Agenda

Posted: 21st December 2016 in Company News

Throughout 2017 Agenda is celebrating it’s 20th year in business!


Great Place to Work!

Posted: 08th December 2016 in Company News

The latest Investor in People Audit took place in December 2016 and Agenda was highly commend­ed for continued progress and commitment to developing the company and its people.


Thank you Wembley!

Posted: 05th December 2016 in Company News

"Thank you Wembley" - The words finishing many an iconic artists UK tour over the years, we can now adopt the phrase as we look back at this year’s LASA Annual Conference, held at Wembley Stadium!


Agenda Festive Fun!

Posted: 01st December 2016 in Company News

Christmas is a time for sharing and here at Agenda we’d love for you to get involved in our Christmas Social Media Campaign.


Come and Visit Us at LASA

Posted: 18th November 2016 in Company News

If you are attending the 2016 LASA Annual Conference, why not drop by the Agenda Life Sciences stand?


The University of Lincoln Careers Fair

Posted: 14th November 2016 in Company News

The University of Lincoln careers fair is a great environment and one where Agenda always find good candidates both in animal technology and scientific fields. With courses in Biomedical Science and Animal Management the students are very enthusiastic to discuss what’s next in their career.


A Spooky Time At Agenda

Posted: 04th November 2016 in Company News

The 3rd of November saw Agenda celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night combined in one great day of events.


How Does Your Salary Compare?

Posted: 13th October 2016 in Company News

Each year Agenda produces a Salary Survey which is the definitive salary and benefits reference resource. Agenda understands that having an understanding of salaries and benefits within the Life Science Sector has become ever more important as organisations compete to attract and retain the very best staff.


Agenda's Triple Audit Success!

Posted: 04th October 2016 in Company News

On September 28th Agenda welcomed two auditors to our Head Office to conduct a review of our ISO27001 (Information Security), ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO14001 (Environmental/Green) compliance and we are pleased to report that we passed the audit with flying colours!


Careers in Histology

Posted: 06th September 2016 in Company News

Histologists perform a varied role which might require skills in both in-vivo and in-vitro disciplines. An experienced senior histologist is a one stop resource of surgical extraction of tissues, sample collection, preparation of samples for investigative microscopy, and preservation of valuable and often irreplaceable scientific tissue samples.


Microbiology Careers

Posted: 03rd September 2016 in Company News

The study of microorganisms is a broad field which overlaps with molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology. A microbiologist can work alongside to support these roles and sometimes absorb these disciplines in their tasks.


Immunologist Opportunities

Posted: 02nd September 2016 in Company News

Immunology is a complete and extensive discipline of medicine, the borders of this discipline overlap with many other clinical and basic sciences and the field has become so broad that it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who, or what, an immunologist is.


Biomedical Imaging Vacancies

Posted: 01st September 2016 in Company News

Where the health care profession has long identified the need for specialists in imaging platforms, in-vivo research has often neglected this as a standalone profession. N


Careers in Pathology

Posted: 28th August 2016 in Company News

Pathologists specialise in diagnosis of disease and identifying abnormalities by examining whole bodies, tissues, cells and body fluids. Veterinary pathology can be split into 2 distinct disciplines 1) Anatomical Pathology and 2) Clinical Pathology


#CharityTuesday

Posted: 16th August 2016 in Company News

Continuing Agendas support of their annual charity the Alzheimer’s Society, a selection of the team donned 70s dress for our 70 dress down day. With fun activities throughout the day, the team raised £70 for the charity.


Toxicology Careers

Posted: 09th August 2016 in Company News

Isolating, identifying, measuring toxic substances, defining and reporting harmful effects, advising on safe use, dosage and side effects are all roles covered by the umbrella term toxicology. Depending on the nature of your work, in-vivo, ex-vivo, in vitro, in-silico and epidemiology techniques can be used. Toxicologists can specialise in many areas, including: clinical, forensic, industrial, agricultural, occupational, pharmaceutical and regulatory toxicology.


How Stressful are the Holidays for you?

Posted: 08th August 2016 in Company News

Every parent knows how stressful the summer holidays can be. Maybe we don’t talk about it but does anybody truly enjoy the kids being off for six (Is it really only six? Feels like at least double that) whole weeks?


Recruiting Immunologists

Posted: 05th August 2016 in Company News

Immunology is a complete and extensive discipline of medicine, the borders of this discipline overlap with many other clinical and basic sciences and the field has become so broad that it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who, or what, an immunologist is. Today, the broad and complex nature of the immune system makes it essential that immunologists adopt a multidisciplinary approach to their work and often require knowledge and experience of molecular biology, microbiology, cell chemistry and analytical techniques. Vacancies often require scientists with expertise in a clinical laboratory.


Recruiting Biomedical Imaging Professionals

Posted: 01st August 2016 in Company News

Whether investigating disease progression, treatment affects and efficacy, morphology, pathology or making diagnoses, the array of biomedical imaging techniques available to clinicians and researchers aids learning and gives results in a non-invasive, non-terminal procedure.


7 Things your CV doesn't need

Posted: 22nd July 2016 in Company News

When constructing your CV it’s hard to know what are the right and wrong things to include. Our consultants come across it time and time again at Agenda, where candidates have photographs and personal details about their family displayed on their CV, which has no bearing on their work history. Your CV should be a reflection of your skills and experiences/qualifications but sometimes too much information can be a bad thing!


Recruiting Microbiologists

Posted: 19th July 2016 in Company News

The study of microorganisms is a broad field which overlaps with molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology. A microbiologist can work alongside to support these roles and sometime absorb these disciplines in their tasks. An understanding of microbes allows developments in health care treatment, prevention and diagnosis of illness.


Contract Technician Featured Blog

Posted: 18th July 2016 in Company News

This is a featured blog from one of our contract technicians. Agenda are committed to providing their staff with the best place to work. In order to achieve this it is good for us to have as much input from our technicians as possible.


Do I need a Histologist?

Posted: 13th July 2016 in Company News

Histologists perform a varied role which might require skills in both in-vivo and in-vitro disciplines. An experienced senior histologist is a one stop resource of surgical extraction of tissues, sample collection, preparation of samples for investigative microscopy and preservation of valuable and often irreplaceable scientific tissue samples.


Recruiting for Pathology?

Posted: 12th July 2016 in Company News

You may have seen our post recently describing the complex role of a histologist and how histology and pathology share many common themes. By focussing on pathology skills and responsibilities in this article we hope to help you determine if this is the role for you or if you require these skills in your team.


‘A Stitch in Time’ of Animal Research

Posted: 06th July 2016 in Company News

On the 5th of July, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & LASA Care and Welfare hosted an informative and interactive day of lectures.


Scientific Recruitment Growth Continues

Posted: 02nd July 2016 in Company News

Agenda has always provided professional recruitment services to the life science sector, but due to continued success; we are pleased to announce an expansion of our team and of the services that we now provide.


Toxicology Recruitment

Posted: 01st July 2016 in Company News

Isolating, identifying, measuring toxic substances, defining and reporting harmful effects, advising on safe use, dosage and side effect are all roles covered by the umbrella term toxicology.


Come and visit us at FELASA in Brussels

Posted: 10th June 2016 in Company News

If you’re attending FELASA this year, then we look forward to meeting you at the conference which is being held in Brussels 13th-16th June 2016.


Cambridge Bowling Event

Posted: 27th May 2016 in Company News

May 11th was the date for the famous Cambridge IAT bowling event. This is an event that Agenda have been sponsoring for over 10 years now, and as always it’s the best attended event of the social calendar!


Agenda Life Sciences at Careers Events

Posted: 11th May 2016 in Company News

Agenda Life Sciences have been supporting education providers, tutors, careers advisors and students across the UK as graduation time approaches and thousands of students prepare to begin their careers. Our aim is to educate and enlighten students of life science and animal care qualifications on career opportunities available to them


Photo Competition at Agenda

Posted: 29th April 2016 in Company News

Agenda recently held its first photographic competition of the year with the subject being ‘Spring’.


Company raffle - Alzheimer’s Society

Posted: 29th April 2016 in Company News

This year at Agenda our charity of the year is the Alzheimer’s Society. In order to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity we, as a company, put on bake sales, dress-down days, buffets and raffles throughout the year.


The Manager's Big Challenge

Posted: 22nd April 2016 in Company News

Six months ago Agenda’s senior managers were offered the opportunity to participate in the Managers Big Challenge as a part of the ongoing Agenda Leadership Programme by Paul Sanders (Managing Director).


Agenda's De-Clutter and Refurbishment

Posted: 22nd April 2016 in Company News

Do you need a fresh take on the office around you? Now it's spring why not have a team-bulding office clear out?


Bi-Annual Audit Success for Agenda

Posted: 12th April 2016 in Company News

Anybody can say that they are secure, have great quality, are compliant and have great systems to support the services that they provide.


Introducing Rob

Posted: 14th March 2016 in Company News

Agenda’s life science recruitment services are based upon delivering a consistently high quality and cost effective service with an unrivalled knowledge of the life science sector.


Life Science Conference Success

Posted: 11th March 2016 in Company News

It's the biggest industry event in the UK, IAT Congress 2016 and it was held in the spa town of Harrogate, consistently voted the happiest place to live in Great Britain.


Agenda Life Sciences upgrade their recruitment software

Posted: 29th February 2016 in Company News

Agenda Life Sciences have recently invested in upgrading their recruitment software with the purchase of the Infinity system from Voyager.


International Opportunities with Agenda

Posted: 29th February 2016 in Company News

Agenda are always looking for a new challenge and new opportunities to develop the business so we have been working hard to expand our services and provide staffing support to facilities in Europe as well as the UK.


Technicians Trade Day

Posted: 19th February 2016 in Company News

Agenda Life Sciences have taken part in the 5th Annual IAT West Middlesex trade day and Young Technician symposium, held centrally in London.


Cheers from the Boss!

Posted: 12th February 2016 in Company News

Thank you all round from Managing Director, Paul Sanders.


Careers Advice Sessions

Posted: 12th February 2016 in Company News

Preparing for a career after years of study and hard work can start long before graduation. We at Agenda understand this and so do our friends at Writtle College


Lunch and Learn gets underway…

Posted: 11th February 2016 in Company News

This year, Agenda introduced a new training system and is encouraging staff to participate in ‘lunch and learn’ fortnightly sessions.


Charity Pancake Fun

Posted: 09th February 2016 in Company News

As Today was Shrove Tuesday, staff at head office got to dig into some delicious pancakes for a small donation to this year’s charity, Alzheimer’s Society.


Chris Zanetti Joins the Agenda Board

Posted: 03rd February 2016 in Company News

Agenda is delighted to announce that Chris Zanetti has joined the Board as a non-executive director, Chris joins Gordon Meldrum (Ex-Director of the National Crime Agency and security expert) and Nick Hildyard (Ex-Managing Director of ARCO and financial strategist) as the Executive Director’s advisors.


Bake Sale Success

Posted: 02nd February 2016 in Company News

On Friday 29th January Agenda had its first charity event of the year to raise money for our chosen charity of 2016, Alzheimer’s Society.


Openness Award for Agenda!

Posted: 28th January 2016 in Company News

Agenda received the winning prize for its Welfare First programme which supports contract animal technicians at work, providing a much-needed community, as well as routes for trouble-shooting and whistle-blowing.


Supporting the National Living Wage

Posted: 14th January 2016 in Company News

From April 2016, the government will introduce a new mandatory National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and above of £7.20 per hour.


Congratulations to Chris and Anna

Posted: 06th January 2016 in Company News

Congratulations to Chris New Head of Screening and I.T, and Anna New Head of Marketing and Office Administration.


Charity of the Year 2015/2016

Posted: 05th January 2016 in Company News

Charity of the Year 2015/2016


Christmas office opening hours

Posted: 16th December 2015 in Company News

We just wanted to let everyone know that our offices will operate a restricted service over the Christmas period as follows


Agenda Wins Concordat Openness Award

Posted: 10th December 2015 in Company News

Agenda are proud to announce that they have won the Internal or Sector Engagement Activity prize category at the Understanding Animal Research Concordat Openness Award Ceremony, held on 7th December 2015 in central London.


Telephone Interviews

Posted: 25th November 2015 in Company News

Telephone interviews are becoming more and more common to weed out unsuitable applicants at the first hurdle.


Meeting bright new talent

Posted: 24th November 2015 in Company News

Did you know only 5% of the total workforce in the UK life science sector are recent school leavers and graduates?


Well done Ironman!

Posted: 13th November 2015 in Company News

Well done Stuart for an amazing feat and for raising much needed funds for charity


Find your Feet Careers Fair

Posted: 27th October 2015 in Company News

Agenda and the team are attending the Find your Feet Careers Fair on the 28th of October.


Audit Success for Agenda

Posted: 24th September 2015 in Company News

Agenda are pleased to announce that on 23rd September, we passed our latest triple certification audits with no non-conformances raised.


Charity fun at Agenda

Posted: 22nd September 2015 in Company News

On Friday 18th September, Agenda held a charity fundraising day to raise money for British Heart Foundation.


Agenda at the Ball

Posted: 15th September 2015 in Company News

On Saturday 5th of September the Agenda team attended the 5th Anniversary celebrations for Animals in Science – Education Trust (AS-ET) Charity.


Agenda at the GBBF

Posted: 24th August 2015 in Company News

The Agenda team attend The Great British Beer Festival!


Appreciate your Superstar Employees

Posted: 06th August 2015 in Company News

Keeping the motivation and enthusiasm going for your staff is one of the key elements to a happy workforce and showing them your appreciation is an integral part of making your business successful.


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


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.


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!


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.


IIP Audit Success for Agenda

Posted: 30th June 2015 in Company News

The latest Investor in People Audit took place in June 2015 and Agenda was highly commended for continued progress and commitment to developing the company and its people.


Committed to hiring the very best

Posted: 24th June 2015 in Company News

To enable us to hire the very best people we have a comprehensive 10 step hiring and screening process.


Leading the way in Life Science Careers

Posted: 23rd June 2015 in Company News

We provide a wide variety of career options for students looking to enter this industry and develop their career in animal care and welfare.


Environmental Initiatives at Agenda

Posted: 17th June 2015 in Company News

At Agenda we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and have achieved our ISO 14001 accreditation.


Careers Workshops Available

Posted: 12th June 2015 in Company News

We understand that taking your first step onto the career ladder can be a daunting experience.


Use of animals in research

Posted: 12th June 2015 in Company News

Mathew, one of the Agenda facility managers, has just delivered another presentation on why we use animals in research to all of our Head Office new starters.


Baking Fun

Posted: 12th June 2015 in Company News

Today Agenda held another of its charity fundraising days in aid of Medical Detection Dogs, its 2015 Charity of the Year.


Connecting Students with Life Science

Posted: 11th June 2015 in Company News

We provide a wide variety of career options for students looking to develop their career in animal care and welfare.


Agenda attends IAT Ireland Symposium

Posted: 04th June 2015 in Company News

Agenda Resource Management supported the IAT Ireland Branch meeting when the team attended the Branch Symposium at Trinity Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin.


Charity Support Continues

Posted: 03rd June 2015 in Company News

With goings on and shenanigans each month, our fundraising activities keep us busy and entertained. During the last six months, we’ve held two dress-down days along the themes of; wear a hat day and cops and robbers! We’ve also been busy making and eating lots of food from pancakes to buns, cakes and quiches.


Agenda gains Gold Standard training recognition

Posted: 26th May 2015 in Company News

Agenda is now a Gold Standard Cogent assured provider specialising in the delivery of Workforce Development (Skills for Growth), an employer-devised training programme designed to enable science-based small businesses to develop their existing workforce.


Screening as standard

Posted: 13th May 2015 in Company News

Our permanent and contract recruitment services are supported by the UK’s longest established and British owned screening provider, Agenda Security Services.


Recognising Occupational Health

Posted: 12th May 2015 in Company News

At Agenda, animal welfare is a priority but so is the welfare of the dedicated people that we employ that care for the research animals who work within the life science industry.


New training Programme launched

Posted: 12th May 2015 in Company News

Agenda are proud to announce the launch of their new training programme; Hire Me – What could possibly go wrong?


The role Animal Technicians play

Posted: 11th May 2015 in Company News

An animal technician is responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in both scientific and medical research.


Agenda supporting Life Science Students

Posted: 01st May 2015 in Company News

Today Agenda will be supporting the students at the Life Science Undergraduate Poster Competition at the University of Lincoln.


Triple Audit Success

Posted: 07th April 2015 in Company News

We are pleased to announce that on 30th and 31st March 2015 Agenda passed their latest certification audits with flying colours with no non-conformances raised.


We have pledged

Posted: 31st March 2015 in Company News

Agenda are pleased to announce that they are supporting the Humber Skills Pledge. As an Investor in People, Agenda are passionate about training and supporting continual professional development.


Case Study of an Animal Technologist

Posted: 20th March 2015 in Company News

Animal technology is a specialist profession responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals. It develops treatments for diseases like diabetes, new methods of diagnosis, carries out scientific research.


How good is your induction program?

Posted: 11th March 2015 in Company News

The welfare of the people who care for animals is at the centre of Agenda Resource Management’s Welfare First program as we believe that great animal welfare depends upon well trained and dedicated individuals who care passionately about animals and welfare.


See you in Bonnie Scotland?

Posted: 10th March 2015 in Company News

If you are going to the Institute of Animal Technology Congress this year we look forward to seeing you.


Agenda breaks charity fundraising record

Posted: 04th March 2015 in Company News

Agenda is delighted to announce that it has managed to break its fundraising record by raising a superb total of £1500 for Marie Curie during 2014.


Agenda announces 2015 charity

Posted: 04th March 2015 in Company News

Agenda is delighted to announce that its chosen charity for 2015 will be Medical Detection Dogs


Need some EGGstra help?

Posted: 02nd March 2015 in Company News

Easter is a popular time for staff to take a hard earned rest which is why Agenda is here to help!


New Director on Board for Agenda

Posted: 18th February 2015 in Company News

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gordon Meldrum as a Non-Executive Director at Agenda. Read more...


Talks, Trade and Posters

Posted: 12th February 2015 in Company News

Agenda Resource Management attended the Institute of Animal Technology North East England Branch on Wednesday 11th February.


Avoiding the risk of hiring bad apples is better than dealing with the consequences!

Posted: 09th January 2015 in Company News

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Agenda's Charity of the Year announced

Posted: 06th January 2015 in Company News

Medical Detection Dogs (MDD) are a charity that works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities. Their aim is to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease.


A record year for fundraising

Posted: 06th January 2015 in Company News

What a year! 2014 was a record year for fundraising at Agenda. Marie Curie was our chosen charity of the year, and I’m delighted to announce that we raised a fantastic £1500.


Eighteen and all grown up!

Posted: 19th December 2014 in Company News

Agenda is proud to be able to celebrate its 18th year in business, not as glamorous as the 10th and the upcoming 20th anniversaries but like in life, still significant.


Welfare First Programme Success - A Year On!

Posted: 18th December 2014 in Company News

At the end of 2013, Agenda developed a new programme for its 100 animal technicians. A year on and we are pleased to report that it has gone from strength to strength.


New Resource Management Website

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Company News

The marketing and recruitment teams at Head office have been working hard over the last few months on the new Resource Management website and we are pleased to announce that the site is now live.


Agenda fundraising update

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Company News

We recently enjoyed a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween at Agenda, giving us (yet again) the opportunity to dress down or dress up in our best Halloween getups.


Security Screening included as standard

Posted: 12th November 2014 in Company News

The ONLY recruitment agency that provides full security screening included in the cost.


Rounders in the Park

Posted: 03rd September 2014 in Company News

What dawned as a cool, overcast, windy morning turned into a beautiful, warm evening perfect for some workplace rivalry. There were some cleverly disguised secret weapons in both teams which turned out to be very evenly matched.


Life Science recruitment growth

Posted: 01st August 2014 in Company News

Agenda has always provided professional recruitment services to the life science sector, but due to continued success; we are pleased to announce an expansion of our team and of the services that we can deliver.


Continued Growth

Posted: 15th July 2014 in Company News

All the news from the economy points to growth and we are no different!! Having reviewed our mission, values and pillars for success for the next 10 years it became clear that we needed to evolve as a business to ensure continual growth in all of our markets. We have recently taken on new people for key positions in Security, IT, Resource Management, Business Development and Administration.


To infinity and beyond with Agenda

Posted: 04th July 2014 in Company News

Vacancy update from Agenda Resource Management.


Are you checking new employees properly?

Posted: 24th June 2014 in Company News

Agenda was proud to present at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) conference at Olympia in London last week.


Triple Audit Success

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Company News

Two Days of Audits and Three Externally Certified Successes…


Need Experienced Holiday Cover Now?

Posted: 29th May 2014 in Company News

We are the only agency that fully employs its technologists and has staff on standby to meet your short notice requirements. With our flexible and competitive terms for both short and long term contracts, we have the solution for you.


REC Compliance Test passed with flying colours!

Posted: 28th May 2014 in Company News

REC Compliance Test passed with flying colours! Agenda Resource Management is a corporate member of the REC, demonstrating our commitment to maintaining the highest standards when providing recruitment services to our clients and jobseekers.


Agenda-BioXpert Europe launched

Posted: 20th March 2014 in Company News

Providing you with staffing solutions on a contract basis and permanent recruitment, Agenda-BioXpert Europe has the knowledge, skills and expertise to assist you in your resource planning initiatives.


Agenda announces its charity for 2014

Posted: 20th March 2014 in Company News

Agenda is proud to have Marie Curie as its chosen charity and will be holding many fundraising events during 2014 to raise as much money as possible to support their excellent work.


Ever wondered how we recruit the best people

Posted: 06th January 2014 in Company News

Recruiting animal technologists? It pays to avoid the common pitfalls!


Agenda Invests in People – It’s Official

Posted: 19th December 2013 in Company News

Agenda’s latest two day audit was the 10th anniversary since first attaining the Investor in People award in 2003.


Agenda Halloween Fun!

Posted: 31st October 2013 in Company News

Tuesday 29th October was a ‘frightful’ day and night at the Agenda offices this year. Always eager for an opportunity to come to work in fancy dress, being two days early did not deter the Agenda workers when offered the opportunity to dress up for a good cause.


Triple Audit Success

Posted: 10th September 2013 in Company News

We are pleased to announce that we passed the audits with flying colours with no non-conformances raised. Great credit has to go to the team who manage the standards on a day-to-day basis.


What is WELFARE FIRST?

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

WELFARE FIRST is a programme developed by Agenda to recognise the importance of welfare within the life sciences sector and to meet the aims of its position statement below. Animal welfare is a priority, but so is the welfare of the dedicated people working with the animals and also the welfare of the life science sector itself.


Animals mistaken for spies

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

The Animal Technicians employed by Agenda make their own valuable contribution to medical research by providing the highest standards of animal care and welfare for animals housed in laboratory settings.


Zero hours contracts

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

Zero hours contracts have been in the news a lot in recent months, following a commitment by the coalition government to review the arrangements and whether they exploit workers in the UK. The term ‘zero-hours contract’ refers to an arrangement where UK workers are effectively ‘on-call’, with no agreement upfront provided by the employer about how many hours they can expect to work in a given week, or if they will be required at all. Similarly, there is no enforceable commitment from the worker that they have to work hours when offered them by the employer.


Agenda enjoys the Great British Beer Festival!

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

A trip down to ‘the Big Smoke’ to Olympia was arranged for several lucky Agenda employees recently, with the opportunity to meet and greet friends from within the industry and treat them to a ‘few’ beverages at the Great British Beer Festival.


Had great service from Agenda?

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

At Agenda Resource Management, we are always keen to reward hard work and achievement, especially for work that epitomizes Agenda’s values.


Agenda FM Manager wins 2013 AAALAC Fellowship Award

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Company News

After many years of hassling Stuart to send in a nomination for this award, I was delighted this year that he filled in the necessary forms and asked Agenda to sponsor his application. This was an easy task, as Stuart has been an exemplary manager and advocate not only for the industry, but also the staff and the people with whom he interacts.


All you need to know on tap...in an App

Posted: 16th July 2013 in Company News

Now everything you need to know about EU Directive 2010/63/EU on animal welfare is available in just a couple of taps on your iPhone or iPad.


April’s key employment law changes

Posted: 17th April 2013 in Company News

With the new financial year upon us, the 6th April brought significant changes to the PAYE system with the introduction of ‘Real Time Information’ reporting. The new process involves organisations reporting any changes to employee pay or other details at the time of the change, rather than at the end of the financial year. This information is sent electronically to HM Revenue and Customs, possibly meaning a new administrative burden if firms do not have the latest software in place.


ISO14001 Certification Success for Agenda

Posted: 14th January 2013 in Company News

We are proud to announce that following a full day audit by two ISOQAR auditors on the 8th of January 2013, Agenda successfully achieved the requirements of the ISO14001: 2004 Environmental Management Standard.


Theresa takes a Bow!

Posted: 04th January 2013 in Company News

It is with sadness, but our best wishes, that we say goodbye to Theresa as she is retiring. One of Agenda’s original and best technologists, Theresa started with Agenda in 1997 (only a year after Agenda was formed) and was also a previous Agenda Technologist of the Year winner.


Fund Raising for Dove House Hospice

Posted: 03rd January 2013 in Company News

In 2012, Agenda Resource Management raised in excess of £350 for their chosen charity; Dove House Hospice. Fundraising continued throughout the year including dress down days for the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics and Halloween plus office collections.


Why Security Screening Important

Posted: 14th November 2012 in Company News

At Agenda, we can’t help noticing how security screening processes have been hitting the headlines lately. Approximately 2700 students studying at a London University found themselves at risk of deportation when the institution lost its right to authorise VISA’s. This was due to “serious systemic failings” at the University, meaning that more than a quarter of students enrolled there did not have the correct permissions to stay in the country.


Social Media - Advice for employers

Posted: 14th November 2012 in Company News

Social media has changed all of our lives in the last decade, whether you’re someone who has embraced it or not. With all of us working longer and more unsociable hours such as weekends and bank holidays, work and our personal lives have become more and more interlinked.


Agenda Dodgeball

Posted: 14th November 2012 in Company News

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. That was the philosophy of the film ‘Dodgeball: A true underdog story’ but hopefully the sport wouldn’t be as intense at Hull’s first ever dodgeball tournament, would it?


Pensions reform - What you need to know

Posted: 14th November 2012 in Company News

From October 2012, if you are aged between 22 and state retirement age, work in the UK and earn more than £8105 per annum, your employer must automatically enroll you into a workplace pension scheme.


Agenda goes Green(er)

Posted: 26th October 2012 in Company News

We have always taken our environmental responsibility seriously. We have had a pro-active environmental forum of staff and managers who have met regularly since it was formed in 2007.


New Board Appointment

Posted: 08th October 2012 in Company News

Commenting on his appointment, Tim says: “I am thrilled to accept the offer to join the Agenda Board. We are a customer focused, ‘can do’ operation, a people company with a work and life ethic that is closely aligned to my own.”


Managers of the future

Posted: 03rd October 2012 in Company News

Agenda are delighted to announce that four of its supervisory staff have successfully completed their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) training courses. Three of them with the highest possible marks! Gordon Saint who provided the training over the last year said "It has been a real privilege seeing these young supervisors grow in knowledge, confidence and aptitude."


First Class results from Agenda

Posted: 18th September 2012 in Company News

If you have a vacancy you need to fill, there is one crucial appointment, you'll need to make first - your recruitment agency. Choose Agenda and you will be sure you'll have access to the best candidates available.


Criminal records checks now offered in our pre-employment screening

Posted: 05th September 2012 in Company News

At Agenda, we have always been proud of our pre-employment screening services. All Agenda employees, including Technicians we send to work at our client's premises undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to starting their employment.


Agenda Invests - in Staff and Systems

Posted: 05th September 2012 in Company News

In tough economic times, it is tempting for organisations to find ways to cut back and try to avoid spending money. Agenda Resource Management however, is a big believer in investment - both in our staff and systems - if we are going to remain competitive and provide the best possible service to our clients.


Olympics Day at Agenda

Posted: 10th August 2012 in Company News

Here at Agenda headquarters, we have fully embraced the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and to celebrate this historic event we decided to plan our most recent fundraising day to coincide with the Olympics opening ceremony!


Team expansion supports growth

Posted: 06th March 2012 in Company News

Since starting in 1996 we have delivered professional and friendly services. This would not be possible without recruiting the very best people.


2012 Charity of the year

Posted: 23rd January 2012 in Company News

Last year Agenda Resource Management raised in excess of £300 for their chosen charity Dove House Hospice. Fundraising continued throughout the year including the raffle of a giant chocolate Easter egg, dress down days and office collections.


Embracing Social Media

Posted: 16th June 2011 in Company News

Did you know you can now find Agenda Resource Management on your favourite social media sites? To enable our team to enhance communication with our clients and our candidates we have embraced social media technology during 2011.


The only Agency to include occupational health care and support

Posted: 16th June 2011 in Company News

Agenda recognises the importance of providing professional occupational health care for its staff and several years ago appointed a dedicated occupational health therapist to work with our technologists.


Proudly investing in our People

Posted: 03rd March 2011 in Company News

As a provider of professional services Agenda recognises the importance of well trained, dedicated and motivated staff. We enrolled in the Investors in People programme in 2003 because is suited our ethos of continuous development and focus on our people.


Customer Satisfaction at an all time high!

Posted: 29th July 2010 in Company News

June saw the second round of customer satisfaction survey for Resource Management which was conducted again by our business development team using randomly generated clients, all of which have used our services within the last six months.


4-Day weekend anyone?

Posted: 17th March 2010 in Company News

A think-tank called the New Economics Foundation came up with an interesting plan recently – cut the working week in the UK down to 3 days, in a bid to cut costs and eventually stimulate the economy.


ISO27001 Audit Success for Agenda

Posted: 17th March 2010 in Company News

Agenda was one of the first 50 organisations in the UK to attain the ISO27001 Information Management Security Standard certification and is the only one to include the BS7858 security screening and BS8470 destruction of confidential materials codes of practice into its audited processes.


Agenda Values Recognition Award Announced

Posted: 08th January 2010 in Company News

Agenda prides itself on its friendly and professional approach and its focus customer care. In 2009 a new Agenda Values Recognition Programme was developed for all staff. Nominations could be made by colleagues or customers based on the individual showing a great example of “living” the Agenda Values below:


ISO27001 Re-Certification Success

Posted: 05th October 2009 in Company News

Agenda are unique in including the requirements of BS7858 security screening and BS8470 disposal of confidential waste standard in its IS027001 certification and these elements were also successfully reassessed.


Security Now Launched

Posted: 03rd August 2009 in Company News

Hot on the heels of our successful publication ‘Security Now’ comes our new quarterly publication ‘The Resource Manager’.


Values Recognition Programme Launched

Posted: 20th May 2009 in Company News

Since development of the Agenda Customer Values in December 2008 we have been hard at work developing new and innovative ways to add value to the services that we provide to our customers.


Agenda sail through reaccreditation

Posted: 01st February 2009 in Company News

In line with Agenda’s customer and quality focused values Agenda is pleased to announce that on 16th December 2008, Agenda was reaccredited to the ISO9001 standard having continuously held previous versions of the standard since 1999 – almost 10 years of quality certification and improvement.