8 Things That Make a Great Recruitment Company

Over the years, recruitment agencies have grown from small start ups to big enterprises. But what makes a recruitment company stand out from the rest? When you are looking for a job, what is it that you want from the recruitment agency? Ultimately to get a job at the end of the relationship, yes, but […]

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‘Candidate driven’ industry trend for agency recruitment

REC’s Director of Policy and Professional Services explains how agencies add value There are many advantages why freelance and locum workers opt to work through recruitment agencies instead of going solo, however Tom Hadley, The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Director of Policy and Professional Services analyses this further on his interesting blog The Policy Diaries. […]

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Why working with an agency can help your locum career

There are so many great reasons to decide to take on locum work – especially when the medical market is inundated with vacancies as it is at the moment, as the NHS experiences huge staff shortages across the country. The flexibility, independence and travel of locum work may already be ticking your boxes, but you […]

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“Locums are hired to avoid catastrophe”

Working as a locum doctor is becoming  an increasingly popular option for medical professionals, whether you are a retiree doctor opting to keep your hand in practice, or you are a junior doctor sampling as many specialties as possible before you make a final career decision. Janice Boughton has been working as a locum doctor […]

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Bank nurse paid £1,800 for a day’s work by NHS

Short staffed public holidays provide opportunities for locum work A Sky News investigation has revealed that NHS hospitals are so short staffed on bank holidays, they are prepared to pay almost £150 per hour for a nurse to cover a 12 hour shift. The interesting statistics showed that on the May Day bank holiday this […]

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How to work well with locum agencies

As a recruitment consultant, working specifically in the medical recruitment sector, I have met and worked with a real variety of professionals. During my time at Total Assist, I have analysed the trends in our market space, seeing what factors contribute to making the ‘perfect locum doctor’. Being able to work successfully with your locum agency […]

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