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Exclusive use of male mice is messing up research

Posted: 18th June 2019 in Industry News

Gender discrimination in science doesn’t just affect women scientists, it also skews the results of animal research a new paper finds. Rebecca Shanksy, a neuroscientist at Northeastern University in Boston, published a paper arguing that outdated stereotypes have skewed animal research results for decades and called for stricter requirements to include animals of both sexes...

Summer: The 'Sneezing Season'

Posted: 21st May 2019 in Industry News

It’s only May and my nose has done more running than Mo Farrah. When you think of summer you generally picture hazy sun filled days spent on the beach, out in the countryside or down the local beer garden. Whilst it’s the season that many enjoy and long for most, for others it conjures up images of running noses, streaming eyes, sore throats, persistent itching and sneezing...

Life Sciences Research Given Boost With 22 CRO Partnerships

Posted: 07th May 2019 in Industry News

In a bid to boost research and development, in the sector, 22 partnerships have been announced with UK contract research organisations.

Man’s best friend - early stage cancer detection

Posted: 10th April 2019 in Industry News

In a breakthrough study, researchers believe that dogs can sniff out lung cancer which may aid early stage detection of the disease. Presenting their findings over the weekend at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting, researchers say dogs’ highly evolved smell receptors can accurately pick out blood samples from people with cancer...

Artificial Intelligence used for Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Posted: 19th October 2018 in Industry News

This year, Agenda’s chosen charity is Parkinson’s UK and we have been fundraising for them throughout 2018. As many as 10 million people around the world are thought to have Parkinson’s disease, and this number is expected to rise with an aging population, in which the illness becomes more prominent.

Fighting Brain Cancer with the Zika Virus

Posted: 28th September 2018 in Industry News

The Zika Virus made headlines in 2015 and 2016 when there was an epidemic in South and Central America. Zika mainly attacks cells in the brain known as neural progenitor cells and is not particularly harmful to adults as they don’t have many of these cells...

CRISPR treatment successful for muscular dystrophy!

Posted: 07th September 2018 in Industry News

About 10 years ago, researchers at the Royal Veterinary College found a family of King Charles Spaniels that had a canine version of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). With this, they began research in the hopes of one day finding a cure...

New hope in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis

Posted: 21st August 2018 in Industry News

A new type of cell has been discovered in the human airway, and it may have a central role in cystic fibrosis. There are currently 70,000 people across the world living with cystic fibrosis for which there is currently no cure, and the disease is a major cause of poor health and a shortened life span...

The nutritional myth that's completely inaccurate

Posted: 14th August 2018 in Industry News

Summer is upon us and last-minute holiday diets are everywhere, but does eating ‘negative calorie’ foods such as celery, actually help to increase weight loss? A calorie is a unit of energy, usually expressed as kilocalories (kcal) for the energy content in food. It is commonly believed that in the act of eating celery you are actually burning off more calories than you are consuming...

Preventing Autism in the gut?

Posted: 02nd August 2018 in Industry News

There has been a lot of research recently about how the gut microbiome can affect our bodies in ways we wouldn’t even think of. Now, researchers are looking into how the make-up of the mother’s gut can affect the development of autism-spectrum disorders during pregnancy...

New drug gets body to ‘eat’ cancer cells

Posted: 05th July 2018 in Industry News

Cancer research is always ongoing in the hope to find a cure for cancer, but the reality is that one drug or a one-size-fits-all treatment is not enough to fight it. Immunotherapy is considered the next big thing in treating cancer, but cancer is smart has many ways of avoiding treatment...

Hangry!? Scientists Have Found Out Why

Posted: 02nd July 2018 in Industry News

If you've ever wondered why you get angry whenever you’re hungry, good news! Science might have found the cause of being “hangry” – and it is not as simple as low blood sugar levels. It’s a complex interplay between your feeling of hunger, your awareness of your feelings, and what’s going on around you. As reported in the journal Emotion, the team believe that the causes of being hangry are related to both context and emotional self-awareness.

Immunotherapy Success

Posted: 14th June 2018 in Industry News

Immunotherapy has been in the science and health news a lot recently, but it is not a new treatment for cancer. Immunotherapy drugs work by stimulating the immune system to recognise and fight cancer and is already being used to tackle certain cancers...

Tea Leaves Kill Lung Cancer?

Posted: 25th May 2018 in Industry News

Scientists from India and Swansea University have recently discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit and destroy lung cancer cells...

Organ Transplants

Posted: 22nd May 2018 in Industry News

Organ donation and transplantation is a big discussion at the moment. Wales have trialled an opt-out system to help boost numbers on the organ donation list, and similar plans are being discussed for England and Scotland.

Myths around Hay Fever

Posted: 04th May 2018 in Industry News

Hay fever is an inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. It does this as it mistakes pollen for something harmful like bacteria, which triggers the cold-like symptoms that comes with hay fever. Here's some myths that are still around surrounding the common condition...

15 Wrong Health ‘Facts’

Posted: 23rd April 2018 in Industry News

We are always told to ‘avoid that’ and ‘do this’, here’s 15 health ‘facts’ we’re often told which are in fact totally wrong...

Snap, Knuckle, Pop

Posted: 09th April 2018 in Industry News

Some people hate it and some people love to do it, but cracking one’s knuckles is a process which seems insignificant to scientific research. That being said, the debate has gone on for around a century now...

Space changes 7% of Twins DNA

Posted: 22nd March 2018 in Industry News

Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twins with the same two sets of matching DNA. In a unique experiment, NASA sent Scott into space for 1 year in order for them to observe how space flight changes the human body and brain...

Scientists create Sheep-Human hybrids!

Posted: 22nd February 2018 in Industry News

For the first time, researchers have been able to produce a sheep embryo that has a small amount of human genetic code. The scientific breakthrough was recently announced at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Texas...

Dry January?

Posted: 23rd January 2018 in Industry News

After the annual December binge of food and drink, the first day of January always brings resolutions of diets and weight loss targets for the summer, however, millions of brave souls are also preparing themselves for a month-long break from alcohol...

Gene therapy used to grow replacement skin

Posted: 06th December 2017 in Industry News

In a real breakthrough success for the regenerative medicine field, scientists have successfully grown a genetically modified replacement skin to cover almost the entire body of a 7-year-old boy suffering from a traumatic genetic disorder...

New Treatments for Stroke Patients

Posted: 02nd November 2017 in Industry News

Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have begun deploying a technique which is focused on studying the effects of how a stroke damages the brain’s blood vessels.

Human Stem Cells in Rats

Posted: 14th September 2017 in Industry News

Recent studies conducted at the University of California San Diego and at the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center have displayed positive results in which human neural stem cells (NSCs) were grafted onto the spinal cord injuries of rats, resulting in a functional recovery after one year.

Lost memories in mice restored!

Posted: 15th August 2017 in Industry News

Researchers from Colombia University have successfully restored the memories of mice with Alzheimer’s disease that were previously regarded as being lost.

4 Stupid Mistakes That Make Your CV Confusing...

Posted: 07th August 2017 in Industry News

We’re all guilty of not knowing how to compile a CV and make it legible to employers or recruiters. There’s a big difference in putting ALL the information in and putting the RIGHT information in...

More than just a Headache

Posted: 03rd August 2017 in Industry News

CTE is commonly found in people who have suffered repeated blows to the head and is caused by a build of proteins which can disable neuro-pathways, resulting in memory loss, impaired judgement, confusion and a range of other mental health issues, so what are sports doing to protect athletes from long lasting in head injuries?

Why is Yawning Contagious?

Posted: 03rd July 2017 in Industry News

Does seeing someone yawning lead you to involuntarily copying them, maybe you experience this looking at a photograph of someone yawning or maybe you are yawning now whilst reading this and just thinking about yawning? If so, you are not alone!

Could a hung parliament benefit science?

Posted: 15th June 2017 in Industry News

Last week’s general election resulted in yet another hung parliament for the UK, which was not the result that many would have wanted. Science however, has a lot to lose from Brexit and the current state could actually be of benefit to science according to the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE).

Can Vitamin C improve how cancer treatments work?

Posted: 01st June 2017 in Industry News

During a time which is not easy, the treatments offered for cancer can be very hard on the patient. Unfortunately the side effects and associated challenges are required to help control or if possible destroy the tumour cells. However, researchers have been working on a way that could make these kind of treatments work better...

World Asthma Day

Posted: 02nd May 2017 in Industry News

Today is World Asthma Day and with 250,000 people in the UK living with severe asthma, it remains one of the most common serious illness, causing 2,000 deaths a year in the UK. Animal research was used to develop the medicines in the inhalers used by many people including children today.

World Parkinson’s Day 2017

Posted: 11th April 2017 in Industry News

2017 marks 200 years since Parkinson’s was recognised as a health condition. On April 11th, World Parkinson’s Day, we look at recent research developments that have been made and think about the ongoing struggle to cure this disease.

Is Man Flu Real?

Posted: 31st March 2017 in Industry News

The term ‘Man Flu’ is based on the notion that men react to the symptoms of the common cold so exuberantly it is interpreted as a much more severe illness. New Scientific evidence however, may prove that there is some truth is the colloquial term.

What does the budget mean for you?

Posted: 13th March 2017 in Industry News

The government is currently paving the way for the UK leaving the European Union. When Brexit was announced back in June 2016 there were a lot of concerns surrounding what might happen to our science industry. The new 2017 budget was announced this week and has been kind to the Science industry.

Harlow Science Park Development!

Posted: 10th March 2017 in Industry News

It remains to be seen what precise roles and skill sets will be required as Harlow Science Park develops but with focussed session on life science skills being attended by local life science employers so early in the parks development can only be a positive step.

It's IAT Tech Month!

Posted: 07th March 2017 in Industry News

Calling all Techs! March is your month! From new merchandise, to quizzes and Congress. Don't miss out.

Post-Brexit & Life Sciences

Posted: 09th February 2017 in Industry News

Post-Brexit UK Industrial Strategy well received by Life Science Leaders

World Cancer Day

Posted: 03rd February 2017 in Industry News

As the fourth of February sees another ‘World Cancer Day’, we thought we’d share with you some exciting breakthroughs in cancer treatment that have happened thanks to ongoing research.

5 ways Zebrafish are helping us find a cure for Heart Disease!

Posted: 01st February 2017 in Industry News

Zebrafish are very important to heart research, unlike humans, Zebrafish can repair their own hearts if they are damaged.By studying Zebrafish, researchers hope they can find clues to repairing the human heart after it has been damaged.

Immunity to Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted: 27th January 2017 in Industry News

Could it be possible for people to be immune to Alzheimer’s symptoms? Find out more about a new study into immunity to Alzheimer's disease.

Cancer and Oncology: A Year in Review

Posted: 22nd December 2016 in Industry News

Thanks to Sarah Hand from for her guest blog on Cancer and Oncology and how far research has brought us throughout the year of 2016.

New Alzheimer's Drug Discovery

Posted: 06th December 2016 in Industry News

A new drug which can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s is being considered the best news in 25 years of dementia research.

Anxiety, a contributor to male cancer?

Posted: 16th November 2016 in Industry News

According to a major new study which involved the survey of approximately 16,000 people, men who suffer from anxiety are twice as likely to die from cancer compared to those who do not.

Truths Found in ‘Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold’

Posted: 28th October 2016 in Industry News

Recent research suggests that there may be some truth in the old adage ‘starve a fever, feed a cold’. Studies have taken place to put the old wives’ tale to the test using subjects with both bacterial and viral infections.

Engagement – Not Just A Ring On Your Finger

Posted: 22nd September 2016 in Industry News

Employee Engagement has increasingly become a well-recognised buzzword within most organisations. There has been a wealth of research exploring the various positive outcomes of employee engagement some of which include:

Top tips for relieving stress!

Posted: 01st September 2016 in Industry News

People today are often faced with fast paced and busy lives filled with stressors such as pressures from family or work and trying to find a balance between the two. It is so easy to get caught up within all of the chaos and forget to take a step back from it all and take a moment for ourselves to just breathe!

A Caring Career - A Brochure for You

Posted: 24th August 2016 in Industry News

At FELASA 2016 The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) have announced the launch of their brochure, ‘Animal Technologist: A Caring Career’.

How will Brexit affect UK Science?

Posted: 01st August 2016 in Industry News

With both sides having conflicting opinions pre Brexit about the potential effect on the economy and vital areas like job growth in the United Kingdom in the event of a leave vote, the same conflicting opinion could be levelled at what may happen now within UK science.

UK Animal Statistics 2015

Posted: 20th July 2016 in Industry News

Did you know that approximately half the diseases in the world have no treatment? Therefore, understanding how the body work and how diseases progress and finding cures, vaccines or treatments, can take many years of painstaking work using a wide range of research techniques. There is overwhelming scientific consensus worldwide that some research using animals is essential to ensure medical progress in the UK.

5 things you should know about dementia

Posted: 11th July 2016 in Industry News

The Alzheimer’s society is Agenda’s charity of the year and we are aiming to help increase awareness of the illness and raise as much money as possible for the charity throughout 2016.

What do you know about Dolly?

Posted: 07th July 2016 in Industry News

This week sees the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Dolly the Sheep. Dolly is still to this day one of the most successful stories that has come from scientific research and she is something that still encourages us to push boundaries today.

A Historical Look at Animal Science Laws

Posted: 20th May 2016 in Industry News

A roundup of the information learnt by Agenda Life Sciences at a recent Home Office event.

Dealing with underperformance

Posted: 08th April 2016 in Industry News

There are many things to consider. Perhaps they are struggling with a ridiculous workload or are they falling behind because of a lack of training? Are there issues with co-workers that are affecting their work?

We’re heading to Congress!

Posted: 04th March 2016 in Industry News

If you are going to the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Congress this year, we look forward to seeing you at the conference.

How do you make a great first impression?

Posted: 04th March 2016 in Industry News

Attracting new staff is a job in itself, but once you have crossed that bridge how do you keep them?

Welfare First Travel Bursary

Posted: 09th February 2016 in Industry News

As part of Agenda Life Sciences commitment to Animal Welfare, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Welfare First travel bursary. This will allow a member of a laboratory animal facility technical staff to attend the FELASA International meeting 2016.

Social media and recruitment

Posted: 19th January 2016 in Industry News

Are you seeking a new job, a new career opportunity ... How does social media figure into that?

Cosmetic Testing Awareness

Posted: 10th November 2015 in Industry News

We are proud to promote no animals are used for cosmetic testing in the UK since 1998.

Ground breaking gene-editing

Posted: 06th November 2015 in Industry News

If you or one of your family were diagnosed with something like Leukemia, what would you do?

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.

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.

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!

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?

Body Language and Interviews

Posted: 17th June 2015 in Industry News

So, you have an interview coming up and you have done all of the research that you can. You are finally ready, right?

Understanding Application Forms

Posted: 27th May 2015 in Industry News

Application forms are used by many employers, as it’s a great way for them to review candidate applications side-by-side, and easily draw comparisons between them during the recruitment process.

CVs only tell half the story

Posted: 27th May 2015 in Industry News

Employers are no longer relying on a candidate’s CV alone as more than half turn to social media to check out an applicant’s credentials, a survey has found.

Making your CV Stand out

Posted: 26th May 2015 in Industry News

In today’s fast paced career searches, using resources like job boards are a valuable aide to the avid job seeker.

FOI requests on the rise

Posted: 12th May 2015 in Industry News

The big upsurge in FOI requests has put an added burden on Universities. The rise has not only been seen requesting information about research but also requesting information about student issues and numbers, financial information, and HR and staff issues.

Understanding Personalities

Posted: 08th May 2015 in Industry News

The similarities between a date and a job interview

What does your CV say about you?

Posted: 01st May 2015 in Industry News

As a candidate your CV is your first opportunity to make a lasting impression on your future employer

Agenda at Biotechnische Vereniging

Posted: 21st April 2015 in Industry News

Agenda BioXpert attended the 50th Anniversary celebration for Biotechnische Vereniging at NEMO Science Center last week in Amsterdam.

Case Study of a Facility Manager

Posted: 20th March 2015 in Industry News

All positions within Animal Technology are specialists and the people that hold these positions are specialists who are committed to animal care and welfare when working with laboratory animals.

A Caring Career

Posted: 18th March 2015 in Industry News

Animal Technology is a caring career and the IAT (Institute of Animal Technology) have captured it perfectly in their latest career video. The latest IAT careers video captures views from real Animal Technicians.

Agenda's charity hits the headlines

Posted: 10th March 2015 in Industry News

Agenda is pleased to announce that their chosen charity for 2015, Medical Detection Dogs has hit the BBC news with Frankie the Dog.

2015 Salary Survey

Posted: 04th March 2015 in Industry News

Agenda’s salary survey is the most comprehensive resource available to compare animal technologist salaries and benefits and it is available now.

A little bit of light relief

Posted: 04th March 2015 in Industry News

The reasons people give for being off sick can become very inventive. They can be a bit similar to when you were at school and the dog ate your homework. Here is a list of 20 hard to believe excuses used for ‘throwing a sickie’:

Definitive Salary Survey now available

Posted: 04th February 2015 in Industry News

Agenda's salary survey is the most comprehensive resource available to compare animal technologist salaries and benefits and it is available now. Whether you are seeking employment within the bio-medical research sector or need an unbiased benchmark prior to advertising a vacancy, this free resource is the only way to be in the know!

New e-learning resource

Posted: 03rd February 2015 in Industry News

The scenario-based training materials are designed to be used as a basic introduction, a refresher, or for more specific training necessary for continued professional development.

Congratulations UCL

Posted: 16th December 2014 in Industry News

The University College London site describes how and why animals are used in its research, and gives data on how many animals scientists used as part of their work last year.

Only 37% of workers strongly intend to stay with their employer

Posted: 28th November 2014 in Industry News

Recently reported by Recruiter only 37% of workers strongly intend to stay with their employer.

National Minimum Wage Increase!

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

It’s that time of year again; the National Minimum Wage has risen!

How far would you commute?

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

When we talk to candidates looking for new jobs, one of our questions is about travel and location. Would you consider relocating? If not, what is your maximum comfortable commuting time?

Animal Technicians talk about their jobs

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

The Institute of Animal Technicians has recently released a careers video, in which six animal technologists were interviewed about their respective careers.

Holiday pay for overtime - what it means for employers

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

You may have seen news items this week about long-awaited decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union, concerning whether the UK’s working time regulations properly implement the European Working Time Directive.

Most common lies told on CV's

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

According to a new survey by, a staggering 71% of hiring managers have discovered lies told by applicants on their CV’s.

Asking for a pay rise

Posted: 19th November 2014 in Industry News

Recent research carried out by Slater & Gordon found that despite 54% of UK workers feeling that they are underpaid, the same amount have never asked their employer for a salary increase.

CV lies resulting in prison sentences

Posted: 06th November 2014 in Industry News

Karen Carberry, former Finance Director at Reed, has been jailed for four years after being convicted of stealing more than £300,000 from the recruitment giant. The 45-year-old got away with the fraud for more than three years before one of her team became suspicious at errors in the accounts.

Google's Laszlo Bock provides personal formula for top CV's

Posted: 10th October 2014 in Industry News

Google's SVP of People Operations, Lazslo Bock has attempted to improve the quality of CVs by providing his own resume masterclass. Speaking on LinkedIn Bock has provided individuals hoping to breakthrough into the working world with a list of his do’s and don’ts.

What People Say On Their CV Versus What They Really Mean

Posted: 10th October 2014 in Industry News

A humorous look at CV buzzwords and what they really mean!

Adjusting to your new job

Posted: 04th September 2014 in Industry News

Finding another job can often be hard work. You've been through lots of different stages to get where you are. Submitting your CV, attending interviews, negotiating your job offer and handing in your notice with your current employer (and working notice).

Tackling application forms

Posted: 03rd September 2014 in Industry News

Many of Agenda’s clients require job applicants to complete an application form during the recruitment process. It’s a great way for employers to review candidate applications side-by-side, easily draw comparisons between applicants and have a fair recruitment process.

What happens next with Agenda?

Posted: 03rd September 2014 in Industry News

Agenda specialises in the recruitment of laboratory animal science professionals on behalf of major blue-chip companies and government research organisations. As a long-established and highly successful recruitment consultancy company, Agenda can help you find the ideal career opportunity.

Monitoring Sickness is never easy

Posted: 03rd September 2014 in Industry News

The first Monday in February is statistically the day UK workers are most likely to ring in sick. Analysts point to wintry weather, lingering debts from Christmas and a long wait until their next holiday being factors contributing to high levels of sickness. The first day back after an annual holiday is also a common day for UK workers to call in sick.

Stand and Deliver

Posted: 08th July 2014 in Industry News

Cindy Buckmaster inspires the lab animal science community to rise up and engage the public about the significant contributions made every day in our industry.

AALAS - We Care Website

Posted: 17th June 2014 in Industry News

Read about animal technology as a career, and accounts from people who undertake these vital roles.

Intention to hire permanent staff at a record high

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Industry News

According to a recent poll by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), 8 out of 10 employers are planning to hire more permanent staff in the next three months. This is to meet increased demand and is a welcome change to the trend of downsizing over the last few years since the financial crisis.

Take your lunch break!

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Industry News

A recent survey by showed that most UK workers (3 out of 5) get less than an hour for their lunch break – but a large proportion of these don’t take the full time that they are allocated. 2 out of 3 admit that they don’t actually eat at lunch (which begs the question of what are they doing?!).

Bursaries now available for IAT and AALAS

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Industry News

Some things are too good not to share. If you have been lucky enough to attend the UK’s annual IAT Congress or USA’s AALAS National Meeting – you’ll be aware what great opportunities these meetings are in many ways. Both meetings are excellent if you want to update your professional knowledge, network with likeminded colleagues or catch up with old friends whilst attending interesting seminars and workshops.

And Twitter stories that caught our eye...

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Industry News

Social media often gives us some funny stories; here are two that caught our eye recently.

‘Old-school’ job searching

Posted: 13th June 2014 in Industry News

Today’s modern jobseeker may have a LinkedIn profile, Facebook and Twitter account and use social media as their first port of call to seek out new opportunities.

Concordat on Openness on Animal Research launched today

Posted: 15th May 2014 in Industry News


Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK

Posted: 15th May 2014 in Industry News

We are pleased to join 72 other notable industry and academic partners in signing a Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. Agenda supports the research community through the provision of services aimed at facilitating research.

Protect your Linked-In Contacts

Posted: 22nd March 2014 in Industry News

If you don’t adjust your privacy settings, it means that any person you connect with can see all of your other connections. For some this is not a problem, but it might be that some connections may be trying to see whom you work with or provide services to or may be doing some fishing for a competitor.

Does your workspace impact upon your job performance?

Posted: 21st March 2014 in Industry News

We’ve probably all seen the joke emails in the past depicting workers crammed into small cubicles in an open-plan office, or even the one comparing a typical office with a typical prison.

Jobs Scams to watch out for

Posted: 20th March 2014 in Industry News

Jobs scams have emerged during the recession and they tend to target the vulnerable such as people who are unemployed or on benefits with the promise of jobs that are not genuine or training courses that don’t exist.

Nature publish Agenda disaster preparedness paper

Posted: 12th November 2013 in Industry News

Agenda is delighted to announce that a joint paper entitled “Practical considerations for disaster preparedness and continuity management in research facilities” has been published, the paper evaluates possible risks to research organisations and then offers possible controls to manage, mitigate or remove those risks

AS-ET Bursaries available

Posted: 11th November 2013 in Industry News

If you are employed in the care and welfare of animals used in science (such as an Animal Technician role), then you may be eligible to apply for an AS-ET (Animals in Science Education Trust) bursary to contribute towards your training and development costs. Applications of up to £500 can be made to attend training courses or scientific meetings that are directed related to your work.

New HSE guidance published

Posted: 06th November 2013 in Industry News

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance for businesses about managing health and safety

Employee Debt – what employers can do to help

Posted: 09th September 2013 in Industry News

Since the economic downturn, debt has become an issue affecting an increasing number of people in the UK.

Coping with Redundancy

Posted: 28th August 2012 in Industry News

Agenda Resource Management has assisted many workers made redundant in the past, by finding both temporary and permanent jobs for unemployed jobseekers

Worklife balance and the use of technology

Posted: 28th August 2012 in Industry News

Similarly, constant access to our work emails via smartphones and laptops when we are on the move is supposed to help us get the most out of each waking minute. But does this increased dependence on technology really make us more productive? Or does being unable to ‘switch off’ once our working hours are finished leave us more vulnerable to burn-out and possibly pose a threat to workplace productivity?

Don't be afraid to give candidates feedback

Posted: 26th July 2012 in Industry News

In his article in People Management today (19th July 2012), Ian Mackinnon discusses the pros and cons of providing feedback to unsuccessful job applicants, and often employers’ reluctance to get into too much detail.

Your Career Race

Posted: 04th July 2012 in Industry News

Stop thinking like an office dweller and start thinking like an athlete So many people kick- start their careers with bursting enthusiasm and rush to get the job of their dreams.

Read between the lines for better customer experiences

Posted: 22nd February 2012 in Industry News

A recent business review states that customer satisfaction is not as significant in customer loyalty as originally thought, with the review showing that there are other more important leading factors in client-customer relationships.

The Agency Workers’ Rights so far...

Posted: 12th January 2012 in Industry News

On the 1st October 2011, the AWR was brought into place with the intention of benefiting both the economy and long-term agency workers. Having only been in place 8 weeks, people are already questioning its effectiveness.

1.5 million contract staff “misunderstood”

Posted: 04th January 2012 in Industry News

New research, involving UK bosses, contractors and permanent employees, has challenged the myth that permanent workers are more loyal.

Agenda’s Commitment to The Bribery Act

Posted: 20th September 2011 in Industry News

Agenda is proud of the honest and ethical way in which it conducts business and in the commitment of its staff to uphold these values as they carry out their duties.

Positives and Negatives for the Life Science Industry

Posted: 08th June 2011 in Industry News

Reorganisations, job cuts and site closures! The biomedical research sector has been restructuring and realigning its research and resources for many years.

Making the most of your appraisal

Posted: 10th June 2009 in Industry News

Say the word ‘appraisal’ and how many amongst us genuinely like this process (either being on the receiving end of the appraisal or being the manager conducting it?). For some reason, appraisals tend to generate a negative response from both parties – despite it being the ideal time for employees to highlight their good work and present a good case for a pay rise or bonus, or for a manager to congratulate someone on a job well done.