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Mental health and well-being: Banishing "Blue Monday"

Post-Christmas debts, the return to routine, miserable weather…there isn’t much to be cheerful about for most in January. And according to one psychologist, the third Monday of January can officially be called the most depressive of the year. Regardless of dates, workplace stress is felt all year round, with one survey suggesting that a potentia...


The do's and dont's of handing in your notice

It’s at this time of year that many will start thinking of their goals and ambitions for next year. For some, this will include climbing the career ladder and potentially starting a new role in a new company. Whether you’ve grown to dislike your current job, or you’ve simply received a job offer you can’t refuse, most will feel apprehensive at t...


10 reasons why you should continue your job search in the lead up to Christmas

​"It’s nearly Christmas. I’ll start my job search again in the new year." Does this sound like you? Read on to find out why continuing your job search during the festive period could give you the advantage. 1. Companies are still hiring Just because it's leading up to the Christmas shut down, it doesn’t mean there aren’t vacancies that need to b...


Nuclear Innovation: Government pledges to support future UK growth

This month, Business and Industry Minister Richard Harrington announced additional information to the commitments made in the Nuclear Sector Deal. Launched in June this year, the Nuclear Sector deal sets out clear aims to deliver: 30% reduction in the cost of new build projects by 2030 Savings of 20% in the cost of decommissioning compared with ...


Budget 2018: What the IR35 changes mean for self-employed workers

On Monday, The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his budget to Parliament. Within that, changes to the biggest new revenue-raiser, IR35, were announced. But what do contractors and hiring companies need to know about the future changes announced for the Private Sector? First introduced in April 2000, IR35 is an anti-avoidance tax legislation...


Industry 4.0 - What impact will it have on the future of our jobs?

Last month saw the publication of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) The Future of Jobs Report 2018. An extensive survey of Chief Human Resources and Chief Executive Officers of leading global employers capturing aims and projections related to the jobs and skills market leading up to 2022. The meaning of Industry 4.0 We are already in the middle ...


Astute Technical Recruitment Ltd appoints Amarjit Chahal as Finance Director

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Amarjit Chahal as Finance Director to assist with strategic financial planning and direction. Amarjit joined the Astute team in June 2018 following on from his position as Commercial Director at one of the largest recruiters in the world, Randstad. Amarjit brings a wealth of experience from holdi...


Are you part of the Waste Revolution?

In our February blog, we talked about the increasing amount of job opportunities in the waste sector. Six months on, we look at how waste and recycling is evolving to provide exciting new career opportunities. Outdated views of what a career in waste entails have previously masked the revolution and development of the sector. But things are chan...


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