The Art of Recruitment: One year on

Today marks one whole year since we launched The Art of Recruitment, our new website and our brand receiving a spruce up. But this was more than just aesthetics. Athona was founded back in 2003, so this year marks two decades in the industry. Over the years, we have strived to set ourselves apart from

NHS staff to get pay rise, but is it enough?

NHS workers have endured working in some of the toughest conditions over the past couple of years and the nation’s appreciation for our NHS is no secret. However, it’s essential that these sacrifices and dedication of these people is appropriately recognised and rewarded. Campaigners and unions have been fighting for fair pay for years, and

International Women’s Day 2022: Inspiring leaders

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreaktheBias, encouraging women around the world to highlight the bias that women face in day-to-day life. It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievements of the past, present and future and was first recognised by the United Nations in 1975. Sales and recruitment are sometimes viewed as male dominated

Coronavirus Advice

With the four nations of the UK now operating with different measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, it is important to review the guidance relevant to where you live and also where you work. Healthcare professionals have specific advice when dealing with cases, symptoms, testing and isolation; guidance is regularly updated in the links

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis

The campaign for compassionate care

Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger

Will lifting immigration limits on NHS medics resolve staff shortages?

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, recently pledged for free movement of doctors and nurses from across the world to the UK and to lift immigration limits in a bid to help resolve NHS staff shortages. Our permanent recruitment expert, Drew Eaton, has been working in healthcare recruitment for four years, spending two years of this time