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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?

​Last month 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 achie...

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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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National Apprenticeship Week: Past and Present Apprentice Q&A!

​​To celebrate National Apprenticeship week, we spoke to several past and present apprentices to get an insight into their journey whilst studying an apprenticeship with us at different stages in...

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What Transferable Skills Are Employers Looking For?

In today's dynamic job market, employers are looking for candidates who possess a wide range of skills that can be applied to various roles and situations. These skills, often referred to as transf...

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A Day in the Life of an Account Manager

Working in education recruitment brings new opportunities and challenges to the role each day. It’s a fast-paced, rewarding career that our team of talented Account Managers take pride in.We spoke ...

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A Day in the Life of a Recruitment Consultant

As a Recruitment Consultant, there’s no such thing as a regular day. Every day is different and brings a new array of opportunities and challenges for our talented group of recruiters.We spoke to o...

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International Women's Day #BreakTheBias: 6 Ways to Eliminate Gender Bias from the Recruitment Process

​Tuesday 8th March marks International Women’s Day. For 2022 the campaign is focusing on how we can #BreakTheBias. The path to women's equality has been long and challenging, and in more recent ye...

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What Are the Benefits of Supply Teaching?

​Supply teaching is a career path that can offer many benefits and great opportunities for you as a teacher. Whether you’re considering a career move or you’re just at the beginning, it’s worth fin...

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How to Attract and Retain Talent in a Candidate – Led Market

​The skills shortage continues to affect organisations across every industry, as hiring managers struggle to find the right talent with the necessary blend of technical and soft skills. Talent shor...

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5 Tips to Make the Most out of a Careers Fair

​More than just the freebies, careers fairs offer a great opportunity for you to meet with employers and find out more about potential roles. With today’s competitive job market, this initial inter...

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Social Work Recruitment Agency

​Locum social work is an attractive career path for social workers looking for flexibility in their role and a chance to gain experience with different teams and service users. The first step to st...

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Social Work Burnout: How to Spot the Signs of Stress and Prevent the Effects

​Social work is an extremely rewarding job and social workers have the potential to make a lasting positive impact on people’s lives. However, it’s no secret that the unique challenges and demands ...

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