The 2013 IRP Awards will take place 3rd December at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and will be hosted by the Newsnight presenter, Jeremy Vine.


Why are we all wearing jeans today?

Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fundraising event that takes place to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. AND to show our support for this fantastic cause, we are all wearing our jeans today!

What are genetic disorders?

Genetic disorders are caused by an alteration in DNA. This may mean that either a gene or several genes are missing, repeated or in the wrong order. Altered genes can affect a child's senses, movement, ability to learn or appearance.

Did you know? Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK - that's more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.

For more information about genetic disorders please visit




Hyper Recruitment Solutions, (HRS), is dedicated to placing professionals into new career roles who can really make a difference in the areas of Science, Technology and Engineering and change things for the better. We are passionate about being known not just as a recruitment consultancy, but a real part of the Science industry. Therefore, in line with our company vision and values, we are proud to support scientific research and charities that help to assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. 


 I will be taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society Epping Forest Memory Walk on Sunday 15 September 2013.

Dementia is an issue close to the hearts of many of us here at HRS. Dementia can be extremely difficult to live with and sadly, it also has an affect on close friends and family. This Sunday I will be heading through the leafy paths of the beautiful Essex Woodland and taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society Epping Forest Memory Walk.

Memory Walk in partnership with Bupa Care Homes is a series of fundraising walking events taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland every September, all raising money to provide vital support to people living with dementia and help our research to find a cure for the future.

The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

Every September, people bring their friends an family along to an amazing fundraising event - Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk. Some people walk to be amongst others who truly understand. Others walk to remember loved ones. All walk with one goal: fighting dementia

For every walker who takes part in the Bupa Memory Mile, Bupa Care Homes will donate £2.50 to Alzheimer’s Society. Memory Walk 2012 raised over £1.4million for the first time ever, hopefully this year that record will be beaten!

HRS  is a specialist recruitment company dedicated to the Science, Technology and Engineering sectors. We are passionate and committed to supporting scientific research that helps to assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. This is our key vision and supporting key charities such as Alzheimer’s in any way we can is something we will always strive to do.




Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) is pleased to renew their membership with the leader in the Life Science and Healthcare communities, One Nucleus.

As a recruitment company who specialise in scientific roles, this valued membership will continue to provide HRS with an excellent business platform to help retain scientific experts within the industry. Moreover, through key networking events and conferences, we believe our membership will allow us to be a part of the One Nucleus Life Science Community thus providing HRS with the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with many likeminded companies and organisations.

One Nucleus', mission is to maximise the global competitiveness of their members and to be the top European life science and healthcare network. For their science and technology-based members, that means being global leaders in the research, development and commercialisation of healthcare innovations that radically improve the quality of people’s lives around the world. Similarly, HRS’ vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. In doing so HRS has a clear focus of further promoting and supporting the Science & Life Science sector whilst helping to retain key talent across the industry.

Ricky Martin, Managing Director of HRS comments “as a recruitment consultancy that specialises in scientific recruitment, our ongoing membership with One Nucleus, will provide HRS with an opportunity to share knowledge with the business and academic world, whilst supporting and promoting the research, development and commercialisation in the Life Science industry.”



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As of July 2013 I will be writing a monthly column to discuss current topics of interests relating to the recruitment industry and this month, the topic is about The reality of setting up a recruitment consultancy. In short many people assume that setting up a business is a clear cut process, however in reality this is not the case. My first article will give you a quick snap shot as to why even though having worked for six years in recruitment, setting up my own consultancy was an entirely different experience. Configuring my PC and setting up my desk alone in an office on my first day was just some of the many realities I had to face.

The topic for next month will be Recruitment Excellence. I am happy to use this use this column to respond to questions from readers and share my opinions on topics which I also feel strongly about. So if you have a burning question to ask me on recruitment please do get in touch. Even if you don't have a question but have some thoughts on changes in the industry, then feel free to share them with me! I may comment on them in one of my future articles! Questions should be sent to

The website contains all the content from the magazine and can be searched free of charge. Find out more about my personal experiences of setting up a recruitment company below. 

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