Findings from Athona’s Healthcare Advisory Board

  • May 6th, 2021
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On Saturday 10th April, we held our second Advisory Board (virtually this time) with a selection of our healthcare candidates. The aim of this event was sharing information on actions we have taken since the first Advisory Board (pre-pandemic), as well as finding out what other challenges our healthcare professionals have faced due to the […]

The advantages of being a supply teacher

  • May 4th, 2021
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There are many great advantages of becoming a supply teacher, whether it’s a move from a full-time teaching role, or your first step into teaching. We chat to Adrian, who has worked through Athona as a supply teacher for a number of years now, to find out his thoughts on the advantages of the role. […]

Meet the Athona Team – Lauren

  • April 23rd, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

Athona Group responds to latest guidance released by NHS England and the move towards raising the number of elective surgeries to get the NHS back on track

  • April 15th, 2021
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Press Release Essex-based workforce management firm, Athona, industry healthcare specialists, has welcomed the release of NHS England’s latest guidance on the subject of 2021/22 priorities and operational planning for elective surgeries. The company has been working on providing a service offering to support the NHS post COVID-19 in order to reduce referral to treatment times […]

Webinar: Free CPD Event – IR35 PAYE vs Sole Trader

  • April 8th, 2021
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Athona Recruitment is pleased to announce the next webinar in our series in collaboration with Wesleyan. Join us on Tuesday 27th April at 7pm where we will be discussing IR35, Commercial Investments and PAYE vs Sole Trader. This free of charge webinar is designed for medical professionals and aims to provide tailored advice and help […]

Through the eyes of our education candidates

  • March 29th, 2021
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Education and healthcare aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. By recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. It is of paramount importance for us to understand exactly who our education candidates […]

Why quality matters: supporting the NHS and Education Sector during such a critical year in our lives

  • March 26th, 2021
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A note from Tracie Spires, Associate Director, Insourcing and Quality & Facilities   During the coronavirus pandemic many businesses have cut back and customer service has suffered as a result; I am sure you have called a company this year and been on hold or redirected to a web page due to limited staff when all […]

1 year of lockdown – A Day of Reflection

  • March 23rd, 2021
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Today is exactly one year since the first national lockdown was announced in the UK. Marie Curie are marking the day with a ‘National Day of Reflection’ to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved and hope for a brighter future. There will be a minute’s silence at 12pm, and Marie Curie […]

Meet the Athona Team – Harry

  • March 19th, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

Through the eyes of our healthcare candidates

  • March 16th, 2021
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Healthcare and education aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. By recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. It is of paramount importance for us to understand exactly who our candidates are; […]

Trusts are acutely aware of the RTT mountain ahead

  • March 12th, 2021
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I don’t know about you, but every month when the NHS Referral to Treatment (RTT) statistics get published and the media start churning out negative news reports, my heart breaks just a little bit more for every NHS Trust and every member of staff who has been working so hard under such challenging circumstances. If […]

From Resourcer to Recruiter: 18 months on catching up with Paige

  • March 12th, 2021
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Back in August 2019 we first spoke to Paige and Lewis who had quickly made the step-up from resourcer to recruiter in six short months. Fast-forward 18 months, both Paige and Lewis have gone from strength-to-strength and are now running successful desks as part of our psychiatry division. Catching up with Paige we asked her […]