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  • Celebrating 30 years of Photonics Scotland

    Celebrating 30 years of Photonics Scotland

  • Jobs report for April shows more subdued downturn but candidate shortages remain significant

    Rapid decline in permanent candidate availability, Vacancies fall at a softer rate, Salary inflation quickens

  • Permanent placements down, vacancies down, pay pressures muted!

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs is compiled by S&P Global from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 100 Scottish recruitment and employment consultancies. The report’s March figures show that demand for both permanent and temp workers deteriorated sharply and for the eighth successive month. Additionally, pressures on salaries and hourly wages were historically muted, the former recording the weakest increase in over three years.

  • A mix-up of communication in the chain of command

    I had a client once who needed to double their customer support team. The business was growing and had seen a surge in new customers.

  • Know what you need and don’t set the bar too high!

    Setting the bar too high misses out on great people, wastes time and money and delays projects.

  • The value of relationships – Ai Exploration

    How we helped a small start-up identify and hire key technical professionals to take on significant projects that then enabled the company to move forward.

  • How we help candidates find their next role

    As a specialist recruiter that is well known in our niche we are often approached by people who have found themselves looking for a new job.

  • Accelerated fall in permanent placements…

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs is compiled by S&P Global from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 100 Scottish recruitment and employment consultancies. The report’s February figures show an accelerated decline in permanent placements.

  • Downturn in hiring activity to start 2024

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs is compiled by S&P Global from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 100 Scottish recruitment and employment consultancies. The report’s January figures show a decline in hiring activity to start 2024

  • Case study – Recruiting a new start up team

    Case study - Recruiting a Start Up Team

  • Case study – Recruiting a leadership team

    Case study - Recruiting a leadership team

  • Case study – Recruitment of a Project Manager- The Shape Sorter

    Case study - Recruitment of a Project Manager- The Shape Sorter

  • [Interview] – Katherine Stevens – Challenges, Lessons, Support and Gratitude

    Enigma People Solutions actively works with clients in the Photonics industry in the UK and internationally. Our Director, Ben Hanley, sits on the steering committee for EPSRC & SFI CDT in Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage = http://www.cdt-piads.ac.uk/. We recently interviewed Katherine Stevens, one of the PIADs students, about her views and experiences on the course, the photonics industry and being a woman in STEM.

  • Demand weakens for both permanent and temp staff, availability of permanent staff worsens.

    The Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs is compiled by S&P Global from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 100 Scottish recruitment and employment consultancies. The report’s December figures show a fresh fall in permanent placements as demand weakens for both permanent and temp staff.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland Jobs Report

    Fresh rises in permanent placements and temp billings. Sharp decline in permanent staff supply. Starting salaries and temp wages continue to increase!

  • [Interview] – Katherine Stevens – A journey of discovery into Photonics

    In Part one of this Industry Interview we speak with Katherine Stevens, a Photonic Integration & Advanced Data Storage PhD student, about her views and experiences on the course, the photonics industry and being a woman in STEM.

  • “Male, pale and stale” has always bothered me!

    Over recent years I have been focussing more on Diversity and Inclusion, particularly from the viewpoint of how the deep tech industries can widen the talent pool available to them by encouraging underrepresented groups into their industries.

  • Salaries up, Placements down and Vacancies down in October

    Increased uncertainty surrounding the economic climate is weighing on business decisions and candidate movement. Souring demand for labour could lead to further reductions in recruitment in the months ahead.