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  • Report on UK Jobs – October 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK Jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for October are: Renewed fall in permanent staff appointments Recruitment trends were […]

  • PerkinElmer to Acquire Horizon Discovery

    PerkinElmer (Waltham, MA, USA) and Horizon Discovery (Cambridge, UK) have announced an agreement whereby PerkinElmer will acquire Horizon for approximately $383 million (£296 million). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Horizon is a leading provider of CRISPR and RNAi reagents, cell models, cell engineering and base editing offerings which […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – August 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for August are: Recruitment activity picks up in August August’s survey showed […]

  • Thermo and Qiagen Agree Terms

    Thermo Fisher and Qiagen Agree Terms for Acquisition Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and QIAGEN N.V. have announced that they have entered into an amendment to their acquisition agreement under which Thermo Fisher has commenced a tender offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares of QIAGEN. The amendment increases the original offer price of €39.00 […]

  • Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook

    Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook Perkin Elmer has today revised their outlook for Q2, announcing that they expect growth of approximately 12% for the second quarter ended July 5, 2020. The strong revenue growth was driven by better-than-expected demand for solutions aimed at COVID-19 testing needs across the globe. Demand for the Company’s RT-PCR and […]

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    Report on UK Jobs – June 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK Jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for June are: Softer fall in overall recruitment activity Recruitment consultancies signalled […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – May 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK Jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for May are: Permanent placements continue to fall sharply May survey data […]

  • Talking Motivation

    Reading an article recently about how to keep staff motivated during lockdown, I was reminded how limited our language is when it comes to the subject of motivation. The article was superficial at best, but the thing that struck me was the one size fits all approach. The thinking was that if a manager takes […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – April 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for April are: Unprecedented fall in recruitment activity Recruitment consultancies across the […]

  • Danaher Completes Sale of Business Units to Sartorius

    Danaher Corporation has announced today the completion of the sale of some of its businesses to Sartorius AG for a consideration of $825 million. The sale was a requirement in order to obtain regulatory approval for Danaher’s acquisition of the GE Biopharma business, now called Cytiva. The sale included its label-free biomolecular characterization, chromatography hardware […]

  • Waters Results Hit by COVID-19

    Waters Corp. (Milford, Mass.) today reported their Q1 results for FY 2020. The quarter has been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus, notably in China early in the quarter, and later in Europe, the Americas and India. Sales declined by 10% to $465m although 2% of this was due to negative currency effects, but the company […]

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    Report on UK Jobs – March 2020

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for March are: Quickest drop in recruitment activity since 2009 After rising […]