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Navigating the Workplace After 50: Adapting Your CV

Whether you're embarking on a new chapter, seeking progression, or transitioning careers, navigating the job market after the age of 50 can be challenging for several reasons such as evolving indus...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Moving For Your Mental Health

​Being active is important for our mental health. It can increase our energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost self-esteem. But so many of us struggle to get enough exercise. We know there are ...

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Q4 Recruitment Market Overview

​Following the close of quarter four and the start of the new financial year, we are seeing two key standouts in the recruitment market at this moment in time:Candidate availability increasingDecli...

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 - Selena's Story

To celebrate Neurodiversity Celebration Week this week, we asked colleagues if they would feel comfortable sharing their stories with us to help educate and encourage conversations around neurodive...

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Inspiring Inclusion – International Women's Day 2024: Q&A with Chloe, a Project Manager Working in Construction

International Women's Day is a global day held each year on the 8th of March to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for ac...

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How a Temporary Job Can Turn into a Permanent Career: Stories From Cambridgeshire County Council’s Business Systems Team

​Whilst there’s no doubt that temporary work is great for flexibility, short term solutions and seasonal employment, its true potential is often overlooked. Despite its name, temporary work can be...

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Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Are Looking For in 2024

​In 2024, the job market continues to demand a mix of technical skills and soft skills.What are soft skills? Often referred to as "people skills" or "interpersonal skills," soft skills are the pers...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2024: Q&A

​For National Apprenticeship Week, we are celebrating apprenticeships and the value, benefit, and opportunity that they provide for all.Apprenticeships are a great route into an industry of interes...

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From Uncertainty to Triumph Tracy Harris' Journey from Securing a Temporary to Permanent Role with WMTemps, delivered by Opus People Solutions

​​​Tracy Harris, Service Deliver Manager, West Midlands Employers shares her story of how she started out in a temporary role and secured a permanent position.Having worked in Local Authorities f...

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Q3 Recruitment Market Overview, by Lewis Goody

​​As Q3 draws to a close and we look to the New Year, we are seeing two key standouts in the recruitment market at this moment in time:Candidate availability increasingJob vacancies reducing sligh...

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Unlocking Potential: Understanding and Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Disabilities

​​In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability, 80% of which have a hidden disability. This represents a significant portion of the population, yet people with disabilities continue to encounter chal...

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One Year of WMTemps - What Has Been Achieved?

October 2023 marked one year since the first council went live with WMTemps powered by Opus People Solutions, so we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the past year and what has been achi...

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Introducing Kim Sale, Vertas Group Inclusivity Champion

To celebrate and recognise National Inclusion Week, and to announce becoming an Inclusivity Champion for the Vertas Group, Kim has shared her story as someone living with a disability and given per...

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Opus Teach shortlisted for 'Recruitment Team of the Year' at REC Awards

​​Opus Teach has been shortlisted in the 'Recruitment Team of the Year' category at this year's Recruitment & Employment Confederation Awards!The REC Awards acknowledge both individual and company-...

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​Addressing the Public Sector Skills Shortage: Attracting Retired Returners to the Workplace

​Recruitment is arguably in one of the most challenging landscapes it’s been for years and with restrictions in public sector, there is a need to explore how best to tackle candidate shortages an...

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Vertas Group receives Armed Forces Gold Award

​As part of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Vertas Group has received a Gold Award, having previously gained silver. Vertas Group has been given recognition for its support of ...

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International Women's Day: Meet Some of Opus' Inspiring Female Leaders

International Women's Day is a global celebration that takes place every year on March 8th. It is a day to recognise the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and to advoc...

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What is Reablement Care?

​What is Reablement Care?Reablement support is a type of care that helps individuals to continue living independently at home for longer.Reablement services provide short term care plans, usually ...

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