Contract Workers

In recent years, contract work has grown to be a massively popular option for workers and employers alike. Contracting allows individuals to feel more in control and achieve a better work/life balance while tackling a variety of rewarding new challenges; it also benefits businesses to be able to take on a person with a specific skill set for a short period of time. This is a relatively low-risk option, and contractors can be instrumental in helping an organisation to move forward.

The benefits of hiring a contractor

  • Flexibility - This is probably the primary reason to hire a contractor rather than a permanent employee. A contract worker may be hired on a short-term basis and can move on easily if, for instance, the project is completed early or your budget is cut short. Contractors are ideal for seasonal businesses that peak and trough over the course of a year, and contractors who aren't quite right for your organisation are easier to replace than full-time employees.

  • Efficiency - Sometimes, a looming deadline or pressing assignment may necessitate an influx of new staff to help get the job done on time. Contracting is a great option in such situations; contract workers can be brought in as needed to assist overstretched departments until the workload eases off.

  • Specialised skills - Some projects require a specific/unusual skill set that you don't usually keep on your payroll. Many contractors possess an abundance of experience in niche areas, meaning that businesses don't have to waste time training them - they can hit the ground running from day one. Contractors are likely to be fully licensed and up-to-date with current legislation and market trends, and they tend to be experienced in a number of different areas, enabling them to bring new ideas to the table and give an outsider's perspective on your business.

  • Cutting costs - It may well cost less to hire a highly-qualified contractor for a short period of time than to train up a permanent employee yourself and keep them on the books indefinitely.

Contracting through HRS

The above is a mere sample of the many advantages that come with hiring contractors. Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we help both contractors and businesses to find the right fit quickly and with minimal fuss. Our contractors enjoy a number of benefits, such as quality representation, competitive rates, assistance with finding the best possible roles, and a wide choice of clients ranging from large pharmaceutical companies to small scientific start-ups.

As companies all over the UK (and beyond) continue to realise the benefits of taking on contractors, more and more contracting opportunities will arise.

Whether you are a business looking to offer contract work or a contract worker looking for a new challenge, please contact HRS today for expert assistance.

See our Contracting at HRS page for more information!

Data Scientist Jobs

If you have an analytical mind and are interested in both science and technology, you may well be interested in a job as a data scientist.

Although this industry is competitive, it is also growing and evolving rapidly. This growth means that the field is in constant need of new minds and new talent.

Data scientists translate raw data into useful information that helps with problem solving. This problem solving element is important for all kinds of scientific advancements; using algorithms and machine learning, data scientists make sense of statistics and turn them into useful actions.

At Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we love working with qualified, talented and passionate individuals who want to start rewarding and lucrative careers as data scientists. We are constantly updating our job database with the latest opportunities for data scientists, so be sure to take a look at our current job listings here.

Data scientist jobs can be found in a number of different sectors, including:

  • Scientific Research
  • Healthcare
  • Academia
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Business

If you need any advice on how to land your dream data science job, we would be more than happy to help you. Our recruitment service can help you through any stage of your job seeking process, so if you think you may be interested in any of the opportunities we have listed, please get in touch with us today.

How to Quit Your Job

People leave their jobs for all sorts of reasons - whether it's because of poor management, low morale, or simply feeling like it's time for a change. However, whatever the reason for your departure may be, it's important that you leave your job in a professional manner - it's never wise to burn bridges, especially if you want a good reference from your current employer!

Even if you're happy with your job, and you're leaving on good terms, resigning can be difficult. So, to make it a little easier for you, here are a few tips on how to quit your job gracefully:

Give Plenty of Notice

Most employment contracts state how much notice you must give when you live, and it's important that you abide by this as it gives your employer time to prepare for your departure. However, this may not always be the case; your employer doesn't have to accept the notice you give, and your employment could be terminated immediately.

Write a Resignation Letter

No matter how you feel when resigning, you must write a resignation letter. Writing a resignation letter will help you maintain a positive relationship with your employer while also making it easier for you to move on to your next job.

Keep your resignation letter simple, brief, and as positive as possible - there's no point criticising your employer if it was your choice to leave the company. Offer to help during the transition and afterwards within reason.

Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

Before you leave the company, it's a good ideas to ask for a letter of recommendation from your employer. A good reference from your former boss is important, as your future employment may on rely on this. It's important to get it in writing so you can keep it (unless there is an HR department that keeps a record of all references).

Check All Details & Return Company Property

Find out what benefits and salary you are entitled to receive upon leaving. Make sure you discussed your unused leave and sick pay, and whether you can cash in or roll over your pension plan. and whether you can cash in or roll over your pension plan. Also, if you have taken any property home from work, make sure you return it to your employer - the last thing you want to do is annoy your employer by stealing something that belongs to them.

Inform Your Workmates

Informing your workmates of your departure is important, as they may have to plan ahead to cover you in your absence. However, you should sort out all the details with your managers first, as they may want to inform the other staff themselves.

If you work in the science sector and you're thinking about leaving your job but don't have another job to go to, you may be interested in our recruitment services. Please click here to view our range of job opportunities.

How to Write a Job Description

The most recent Labour Market Outlook report issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) stated that the number of vacancies in the UK economy remains well above historical average levels, and this news should lead many science employers to consider whether they really are doing everything they can to inspire and attract candidates.

Your company’s approach to writing job descriptions is one key aspect that you may wish to examine. Writing a good job description is a very important part of any attempt to fill a vacancy, so how does one write a job description that the very best candidates will feel compelled to respond to?

Here are five top tips from the experts here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions:


1. Be clear and realistic about the role's responsibilities.

The most important part of a job description is the list of day-to-day tasks for which the successful candidate will assume responsibility. Don’t be vague when writing this list, but don’t try to cram too many duties in, either. A good rule of thumb is to aim for 8-12 key areas of responsibility.


2. Use an engaging tone.

Remember that the whole point of a job description - besides outlining the most basic details about the job - is to persuade someone to come and work for your organisation.

A dry and impersonal tone will cause candidates to lose interest before they have even finished reading the description. By placing the emphasis on where your company is going and what you can do for the candidate, you will make your description much more compelling.


3. Avoid discriminatory language.

Even when you don’t specifically intend to discriminate against anyone, the use of certain words and phrases in your job description can have that effect anyway, and this may restrict the range of candidates that apply for your vacancies. Bad news if you're trying to diversify your workforce!

As the GOV.UK website details, employers discriminate against candidates in a number of different ways, so you should take every measure to ensure that your job descriptions don’t prevent suitable candidates from applying for your vacancy.


4. Use terminology that candidates will understand.

Of course, if you’re advertising for a senior role in pharmacology, engineering, another specialised science sector like those that we serve here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, using certain industry-specific terms may be a good way to ensure that you only hear from qualified candidates.

However, if certain technologies or practices within your organisation are known by names that outsiders are unlikely to recognise, you could find yourself inadvertently deterring perfectly suitable candidates. Read your job description carefully and do your best to eliminate any confusing or ambiguous jargon.


5. Play it straight with the job title.

Required skills and day-to-day responsibilities should make up the ‘meat’ of your job description, but there are certain other basic elements that all job descriptions need if they are to be truly effective - and you need to get those elements right.

Consider the job title, for example. This definitely isn’t a part of your job description where you should be using any confusing or obscure terms. The job title should be something that all candidates will immediately understand; this will attract more interest, more, and of course more applications.


Are you an employer looking to bolster your science recruitment efforts? If so, visit the Hyper Recruitment Solutions website to find out how we can help you.

On Wednesday 10th October at 10:00 Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) are participating in an online chemical sciences event run by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) - Chem Careers 2012. This is an event focused on showing people the different career options on offer regardless of what stage in your career you are at. Ricky Martin (Managing Director of HRS) will be available from 10:00 during the RSC's live chat session where three employers are asked the question by participants of the event - How do I get in the door?

As somebody who is a member of the RSC, experience in recruiting across this field for many years and now a business owner himself, Ricky is the ideal person from HRS to do so. Interesting he also exhibited at 3 of the live Chem Careers events at Birmingham's NEC from 2006 - 2009. So he knows the event well and the topic of conversation in detail.

So whether you are interested in finding our how to stand out, where to go to find your perfect job in science or what applications a scientist can look at with their career. This is a perfect chance to ask somebody who knows the field well and is fully behind supporting scientists in their career options.

For more information on advice on CVs, interviews and working with a recruitment agency please do visit the Hyper Recruitment Solutions Website at www.hyperec.com

For more information on the Chem Careers event please visit http://my.rsc.org/chemcareers

HRS are supporting the science community to offer a highly compliant and specialist recruitment service to any jobs sectors. We offer science jobs at scientific companies and alos science positions for non science companies. Whatever your ideal career options would be HRS are well connected across the industry.

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