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We are an award-winning recruitment agency based in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, recruiting throughout East Anglia and London. Our recruitment consultants specialise in Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, Commercial / Office Support & IT Recruitment.

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We are proud to be a recruitment partner for many businesses across multiple sectors; we help them source talent from entry level to c-suite roles.

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My client has a fantastic opportunity for a pro-active Occupational Health Advisor to come onboard and establish this newly created position to provide effective support and advice to improve the...

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Kameo Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting a Senior API Developer to join the development team within this global manufacturing company. This is a newly created position where you will...

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Kameo Recruitment has partnered with a global manufacturer who has an exciting new role to introduce an AWS DevOps Engineer to their infrastructure team. Not only will you have the...

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Why we're rated 5

Kameo Recruitment, consistently exceeds expectations with their outstanding skills and professionalism. They provide invaluable guidance, regular updates, and insightful tips, fostering a truly positive experience. I want to extend a special thankyou to Alex, whose solid support and commitment guided me through every step of the application process. Your assistance has been greatly appreciated.

Haley

Candidate - Team Assistant

I have used Daniel as a recruitment partner in 2024 and he has done a fantastic job for us. He has found me two senior hires needing very specific experience. Daniel is excellent at communicating, he really has a great tech understanding – we tested it at the brief. In addition and one of the main reasons I go to Kameo, they listen, they partner and they absolutely understand culture fit as well as the right tech knowledge. Danny absolutely wants to find the right fit across all areas. Danny is not a fee chaser and CV thrower and if I had the budget I would immediately go to him (and Kameo) for all my hires! It is such an enjoyable process.

Senior Software Engineer

Client - Global Manufacturing Industry

I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience. Freddy has been a wonderful help throughout the process, with regular updates, support, and encouragement in droves.

Eleonor

Candidate - School Administrator

Claudine has been an absolute pleasure to work with, she has provided me with the relevant information, kept me up to date with everything that has been going on, and overall has been incredibly helpful. I have had the most stress free, organised and productive time of applying for a HR assistant role. Claudine is such a lovely, approachable and kind individual who completes her job to the highest standard.

Marissa

Candidate - HR Assistant

Freddy was absolutely brilliant, very kind, attentive and informative.

Georgia

Candidate - Administrator

I have nothing negative to say about Kameo Recruitment. I have been dealing with a few recruitment agencies recently and I can honestly say in comparison the contact, communication and assistance received from Kameo has been 100%.

Kath

Candidate - Office Coordinator

No improvement needed with Dan on your team! He was quick responsive and answered all query’s I had! Thanks Dan

Roxanne

Candidate - Project Manager

Claudine helped me through the whole process and gave me great advice for my interview. I can’t thank her enough, she actually cared and was so lovely about it all.

Olivia

Candidate - Administrator

Dan was absolutely amazing!! Loved every step of the process! Very thankful for him and the company!

Halley

Candidate - Marketing Intern

Claudine provides exceptional service, we wouldn’t consider using anyone else to help us with our recruitment.

Customer Services Executive

Client - Manufacturing

Claudine was very supportive and friendly. She was very thorough in finding out about my skills and what I was looking for, which meant jobs she suggested for me were a good fit. Although, ultimately, I found a new job via a different route Kameo were a great agency to deal with.

Heather

Candidate - Senior Administrator / Office Manager

Alex has been brilliant. She has been very friendly and professional over the phone and they found me a job super quickly.

Andrea

Candidate - Payroll Officer

I can’t rate them highly enough, they found me a job. Kyran was brilliant, he kept in contact with me the whole way through and after, one of the most caring firms I have dealt with. I love my job and can’t thank them enough. I even got some lovely cupcakes from them after I got my job 🙂

Emma

Candidate - Customer Service Administrator

My experience with Kameo has been amazing and felt like Claudine really understood what I wanted from a job as well as how important it is to me to have a good work life balance. The whole process has been seamless and incredibly quick with amazing support from Claudine.

Lorraine

Candidate - Office Manager

Sharon, Claudine and the team were excellent – I would thoroughly recommend them!

HR Manager

Client - IT / Software Industry

Kameo was extremely quick to help us with our candidate search. Their communication was clear and also very quick, they updated us every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone! Big thanks to Kyran and Sharon!

Finance Administrator

Client - Biotech Industry

Excellent service as expected. Claudine understood the brief and delivered. 10/10

Office Coordinator

Client - Telecoms Industry

Faultless, informative the best agency that I used! Very supportive and were responsible for me getting my perfect match job.

Tina

Candidate - Office Administrator

Sharon is an extraordinary recruiter who has had a profound impact on my journey. Her unwavering belief in my abilities has been incredibly motivating. Her meticulous preparation, exceptional communication, and friendly approach make working with her an absolute pleasure. What truly sets Sharon apart is her genuine interest in you as a person. So goes beyond the role of a recruiter, showing sincere care for your growth. Her constant support and enthusiasm are palpable, making me feel like she’s genuinely cheering for your success. She’s not just a recruiter; she’s a remarkable example for all recruiters to emulate.
Massive thanks to Sharon and the whole of the Kameo Recruitment team!

 

Katie

Candidate - Marketing Position

In my experience the service could not be improved: the response to my enquiry was very fast; the understanding of our company’s requirements was excellent; the quality of the CVs was what we required and suited the role’s brief.

Office Operations Manager

Client - Scientific Industry

Claudine has been an absolute pleasure to speak to. I have enjoyed her upbeat conversations, level of detail in spoken and written comms. She truly cares about both the companies she’s promoting and the candidate which creates a wonderful recruitment experience for all. Thank you so much you are the best recruiter I’ve ever worked with!

Amber

Candidate - HR Position

We were extremely impressed with Kameo Recruitment. They were professional, efficient and totally understood the type of candidate we were looking for. Their screening process was outstanding and only sent through CVs that were worthy of serious consideration. I would highly recommend Claudine and the team.

Business Administrator

Client - Scientific Industry

I have really enjoyed working with Dan on recruiting roles for us. He has been excellent at sharing great candidates who have all been great fits for the role. I also felt like I wasn’t inundated which is a positive thing and meant that Dan had already done the work to filter out any unsuitable candidates. Dan is always quick to respond and clear with communication.

Senior Project Manager

Client - Marketing Industry

Excellent service from Claude, great selection of candidates and supportive throughout the process.

HR Manager

Client - Engineering Industry

Kameo has been great, from initial contact, through the interview process to my landing the perfect role. I highly recommend Kameo for all your recruitment and career needs.

Amber

Candidate - Executive Assistant

Claudine took the time to get to know me, the business and the role before firing over any old CV. The communication was excellent from start to finish.

Finance Administrator

Client - Marketing Industry

The experience with Kameo was brilliant from the moment I contacted them regarding the job opening, to the information I received about my interview, and finally to receiving the job offer. The staff at Kameo are understanding and encouraging – they take the time to get to know candidates and clients, it is carefully considered recruitment!

Rachael

Candidate - Membership & Engagement Manager

Claudine was absolutely wonderful and made the experience of finding jobs and attending interview way less daunting, she was always free to offer support or listen to any worries i had. She got feedback from my interviews promptly which helped put me at ease throughout the process. A generally lovely person who has made what can be a scary process rather enjoyable.

Jessica

Candidate - Customer Service

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Strength in Partnership: Why Businesses Thrive with Recruitment Agencies by Their Side

A talent acquisition team without a trusty recruitment partner could be like coffee without caffeine ☕

Who benefits? You, the teams you recruit for, the new people you hire and of course, us!

Five reasons you can elevate success with us…

Reason one: access to a larger talent pool:

It’s no secret that recruitment agencies have access to a vast network and an ever-evolving database of candidates, passive and active.

As much as 70% of the workforce is made up of passive candidates who aren’t actively seeking work. If you are only relying on active job seekers, you’re cutting your talent pool down to just 30% (source).

You see, you need us, and we need you.

Reason two: specialist expertise:

Recruitment agencies often specialise in specific industries or job roles. Their recruiters have a deep understanding of the market, industry trends, and the skills required for various positions. This specialised knowledge can be beneficial when hiring for niche or technical roles.

A poor hiring decision could be detrimental to your finances, the estimated cost of a bad hire is approximately 3 times more than the salary paid (source).

Reason three: time and cost savings:

How much time is your current talent acquisition team spending on sifting through endless CVS, before they even begin conducting interviews? That’s the magic of partnering with a recruitment agency; they’re essentially the superhero sidekick your team never knew they needed. They will prevent you from spending your precious time and resources so you can focus on moving the business forward in other ways e.g., mastering that onboarding experience of ensuring the first day in the new job is incredible!

Specialist agencies will often have access to a treasure trove of talent your internal team might not even know exists. They’ve got the tools, the know-how, and the secret suave to identify, woo, and win over your ideal candidate.

Did we mention cost savings? Sure, there’s a fee involved, but think of it as an investment in efficiency. By slashing your time-to-hire and minimising turnover, a specialist recruitment partner can save you plenty of pennies in the long run.

Reason Four: hard to fill roles:

We’ve all seen them and most of us dread them, but not your trusted specialist agency! No, they thrive off a hard to fill role. Nothing says success better than finding you your perfect candidate for that “hard to fill” role.

Truthfully, you could do it yourself but roles like this need an amended game plan and an extra bit of finesse!

Our top strategies for filling your “hard to fill” roles include:

  1. Targeted search, we deploy specialised tactics to track down the perfect fit.
  2. Creative sourcing, we think outside the box every day – we LOVE it!
  3. Personalised approach because we know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to hard-to-fill roles. We craft tailored messages and elevate your brand to woo candidates and show them why your opportunity is the one they’ve been waiting for.
  4. Tapping into that passive market, remember the one you don’t have access to?!
  5. Persistence and patience, because Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a dream team. Specialist agencies use their market knowledge to paint you a realistic picture of how long it might take to find the perfect match. Sometimes recruitment is about weathering the storm.

Reason Five: Market Insights:

Recruitment agencies aren’t just matchmakers; they’re like talent scouts armed with insider info! They’re salary benchmarking experts, they can spill the tea on competitors’ hiring tactics, and even forecast talent trends like psychic recruiters. With their market insights, you’ll make strategic moves that leave the competition scratching their heads and scrambling to keep up. Think of them as your secret weapon in the war for talent!

To summarise, who doesn’t like maximising their time and seeing their fill rate soar? Partnering with a specialist recruitment agency can do just that! For optimal results choose wisely, and select an agency that aligns with your values and goals. We’re big fans of communication here, and it’s crucial to a successful and thriving recruitment partnership (in our opinion!) Why waste another minute drowning in CVs for hard-to-fill roles when you could be conquering the other complexities of the talent world? Partner up with an expert recruitment agency and watch your team soar to new heights – while they handle the rest!

Read more Kameo news here. 

 

 

5 ways to help your team future-proof their finances

A recent article shared by the BBC stated: “A single person will need £31,300 a year for a moderate income in retirement.” This comes from a pensions industry body.

The ongoing cost-of-living crisis is a challenge that will endure for years to come, prompting individuals to reassess their pensions, savings, investment choices, and strategies. As we navigate this crisis and the recently unveiled recession, it’s essential to make informed decisions about our financial futures.

We firmly believe the workplace can hugely and inexpensively help employees future-proof their finances, according to professional pensions nearly half of UK employers plan to boost their financial wellbeing investment this year, are you one of them?!

Here are our top FIVE ways to help your  team future-proof their finances:

  1. Educate on Financial Literacy:

Financial literacy means understanding how to manage money wisely. It’s about knowing how to budget, save, invest, and handle debt effectively. When you’re financially literate, you can make smart decisions about your finances and plan for your future with confidence.

At work, you can offer workshops or resources that enhance your team’s financial literacy. Topics to cover include budgeting, saving, investing, and debt management to empower them with the knowledge needed to make informed financial decisions.

Did you know that as many as 24 million UK adults do not know how to manage their debt? Source. Debt and financial insecurity actively contribute to our stress levels and ultimately workplace productivity, therefore, when businesses take the time to work on financial literacy everyone benefits.

  1. Encourage Retirement Planning

You may be surprised to hear just how many of your employees are in the dark when it comes to understanding workplace pensions, a recent study revealed up to 41% of UK employees do not understand their pension (source).

Do you discuss the pension scheme on offer at your workplace as part of the onboarding process? If not, perhaps now is the time to start.

Your employees need to understand the importance of contributing to their pension and the benefits of employer-matching contributions (where applicable).

Provide access to resources such as: pension calculators and financial advisors, or simply the Finance Director you employ, to help employees understand their pension options and set realistic retirement goals.

Where possible, regularly review pension contributions and retirement plans with employees, offering guidance on adjustments as needed to ensure they are on track for a comfortable retirement. Supporting employees in navigating the UK pension system empowers them to make informed decisions about their financial futures.

  1. Promote Emergency Funds

Encourage the habit of saving for emergencies by highlighting its importance. Educate your team on the recommended amount to save and strategies to build an emergency fund gradually.

Nobody says it quite like HSBC, it is after all their expertise and not ours – https://www.hsbc.co.uk/financial-fitness/growing-your-money/build-emergency-fund/

Can you share this article with your employees, put it on your intranet or, add it to your discussion points in your next team meeting?

There’s no need to single anyone out; simply knowing how to start an emergency fund could be incredibly helpful to someone. It’s simply about making sure this valuable information reaches everyone who could benefit from it.

  1. Offer Financial Wellness Programmes

According to HR Grapevine, almost a third of organisations offer a financial wellbeing programme, designed not just to help reduce debt but also to help employees get the most from their money and achieve their financial goals.

Having a financial wellness program in place can benefit businesses in various ways. It enhances employee morale and loyalty, reduces turnover costs, and boosts productivity by alleviating financial stress, did you know 1 in 5 employees say financial stress impacts their productivity (source).

However, employees with access to financial education and resources are better equipped to make informed decisions about their finances, leading to greater stability and security. Additionally, offering a financial wellness programme can be a valuable recruitment tool, helping businesses attract top talent. Overall, investing in financial wellness demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being and yields positive returns for both employees and the organisation.

  1. Provide Flexible Benefits Options

Flexible benefits, also known as fringe benefits, are additional perks offered to employees alongside their standard remuneration package. These benefits allow employees to customise their packages based on their individual needs and preferences. By giving employees, the freedom to tailor their benefits, you embody a culture of individuality and increase employee satisfaction while addressing financial wellbeing.

One key advantage of flexible benefits is their role in cost management. They create a controlled environment where spending is allocated precisely to the benefits most valued by employees. This strategic approach ensures resources are optimally utilised while meeting the diverse needs of the workforce.

In summary, flexible benefits empower employees to personalise their package, aid in cost management, and support financial literacy, ultimately contributing to a more satisfied and financially secure workforce.

In conclusion, achieving financial resilience for your team starts with proactive measures that empower and support each member on their journey toward stability and success. By adopting the tips outlined in this article, you not only provide your team with the necessary tools and knowledge to tackle future financial challenges but also demonstrate your commitment to their wellbeing as an employer. This contributes to the creation of a positive work environment, reduces turnover, and enhances productivity and morale. In essence, prioritising your team’s financial health isn’t just a good idea—it’s a savvy business move that benefits everyone involved.

Read more from Kameo.

 

Welcome to the Workforce of Tomorrow: 2024’s Quirky Job Titles Shake Up the Status Quo!”

Let’s get stuck in, because in the blink of an eye, job titles are about to evolve massively. With each passing year, it feels like we’re in a constant game of catch-up with the latest tech trends. So, it shouldn’t come as a shocker that many of the job titles popping up in 2024 belong to the tech sector.

From AI and sustainability to remote work, here’s a glimpse into the 2024 job scene and beyond…

  1. AI Ethicist

AI is everywhere, right? But who’s keeping it in check? That’s where the AI Ethics Consultants come in. They’re like the guardians of the digital realm, making sure our AI pals behave themselves. From tackling bias to guarding our privacy, these folks are the unsung heroes of the tech world, ensuring a smoother ride through the wild west of artificial intelligence.

Want to become one? Find out how here.

  1. Renewable Energy Analyst

I delved into LinkedIn to gauge the pulse of renewable energy analyst roles in the UK. And there were a whopping 225 listings for renewable energy roles! Impressive, right? But then, just for kicks, I decided to peek at marketing analyst positions, and guess what, a mere 136 listings!! But honestly, everyone is trying to do their bit so is it really that surprising to discover that the green revolution is outpacing the marketing mavens?

In the ongoing effort to combat climate change, Renewable Energy Analysts play a vital role in promoting sustainability. With their expertise and analytical skills, they assess the efficiency of renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines. Their work involves designing energy models to ensure a greener future for our buildings and communities.

Fancy taking on the challenge? Take a sneaky peek at the list of questions you might be asked at interview!

  1. Cybersecurity Incident Responder

The numbers don’t lie – cyber-attacks surged by 125% globally in 2021 compared to 2020, and the trend continued into 2022, posing an ongoing threat to businesses and individuals. (source.)

Have you ever wondered who the digital superheroes are, tirelessly guarding our virtual fortresses from cyber threats? Meet the Cybersecurity Incident Responders! They are our tech-savvy heroes who stop cybercriminals by detecting, mitigating, and recovering from security breaches at lightning speed. Armed with expertise in threat analysis, digital forensics, and crisis management, they’re the digital-first responders we all need. Also, fun fact, did you know there is a job title in this sector called Penetration Tester?

  1. Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

Augmented Reality is on the rise and likely to turn industries upside down (in a good way). These digital enthusiasts perfectly blend pixels and reality, creating experiences that’ll leave us questioning what’s real and what’s just a fantastic AR illusion. This job is on the rise so let’s get ready to step into a world where the line between the digital and physical blurs into one.

  • Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Designer

As VR tech keeps pushing boundaries, the hunger for digital thrills only grows. That’s where Virtual Reality Experience Designers swoop in, crafting mind-blowing VR realms for everything from gaming and entertainment to educational and training purposes. So, whether you’re battling virtual dragons or mastering new skills in a digital classroom, these designers are the experts behind the scenes!

Did you ever wonder how much AR/VR is shaking up our world? If not, now’s the perfect time to dive in and discover the magic! By 2024, global spending on these mind-bending technologies is set to skyrocket – six times more than what we saw in 2023! So, grab your virtual goggles and get ready for an adventure because the future of reality is looking brighter and more immersive than ever! (source).

  1. Chief Resilience officer

Chief what? Around for about five years now, but with recent external pressures, businesses are feeling the heat. Say hello to the Chief Resilience Officer! These officers are like the steady hands guiding companies through uncertain times.

If the past four years have taught us anything it’s that uncertainty is the new normal and to survive you must have resilience. A Chief Resilience Officer crafts strategies tackling everything from pandemics to economic turbulence.

Fancy joining the other 419,000 people (thank you, LinkedIn) in the resilience revolution?

There we have it, our top five (.1) emerging job titles in 2024! Some may surprise you, others we’re sure won’t. Whichever camp you’re in it’s fair to say that 2024 is poised to witness the emergence of diverse and dynamic roles that reflect the growth of technology, sustainability, and social responsibility. As professionals adapt to these evolving demands, they will play a vital role in shaping a future where innovation and progress go hand in hand with ethics and sustainability.

Did you like this? Read more from Kameo here. 

 

Yes! You’ve accepted the job….

but now you have to navigate through the counteroffer too. Navigating through a counteroffer situation can be crucial in your career journey. Whether it’s due to market dynamics or your unique value proposition, knowing how to handle it with grace and clarity is essential.

Here’s a simple three-step guide to help you through…

  • ACKNOWLEDGE:

Express sincere gratitude, emphasising the value you place on the offer. Politely request a bit of time for thoughtful consideration, underlining your commitment to making a well-informed decision that aligns seamlessly with your aspirations. This moment deserves the careful consideration it warrants.

  • CONSIDER:

Your boss is extending a counteroffer for a reason. Perhaps it’s a testament to your indispensable role within the team or a recognition of the costly and time-consuming process of finding a replacement. These considerations highlight your value and the investment your company has in retaining you.

However, statistics paint a cautionary tale: while half of employees accept counteroffers, a staggering 80% of them depart within six months, with 90% leaving within a year. This begs the question: is monetary gain truly the root cause of your desire to leave?

Should You Accept?

Before hastily accepting, introspection is key. What is driving your decision to leave? Is it solely financial, prompting a conversation with your boss about remuneration before resigning? Or does it stem from a deeper desire for career advancement, a shift in industry, or a misalignment of values with the company culture? If any of these resonate with your motivations, a counteroffer may only serve as a temporary fix to deeper issues.

Consider, too, the lasting impact on your relationship with your boss. Once you’ve submitted your resignation, trust dynamics shift irreversibly. Doubts about your loyalty linger, casting a shadow over future interactions. In addition, accepting a counteroffer may inadvertently jeopardise your job security. By entertaining the idea of leaving, you inadvertently raise questions about your allegiance, potentially leaving you vulnerable in times of company restructure or redundancy.

In the face of a counteroffer, it’s imperative to weigh not just the immediate gains but also the long-term implications for your career trajectory and overall satisfaction.

  • ACCEPT OR DECLINE
  • How do you want to communicate your decision to your employer? Think about how you would be most comfortable doing this, e.g., in person or by phone etc.
  • Express gratitude for the offer
  • Clearly state your decision
  • Give clear reasons for why you are accepting or declining
  • You could provide a referral if you know of someone else looking for a job who you think could suit the role
  • Finish on a positive note, express what aspects of the job you liked, and perhaps express a wish to keep in touch

In conclusion, navigating a counteroffer after accepting a job offer requires careful consideration and strategic decision-making. While it may be tempting to simply accept a higher salary or better benefits, it’s essential to assess the long-term implications and the overall fit with your career goals and values. Open communication with both your current employer and the prospective employer is key, as is maintaining professionalism and transparency throughout the process. By approaching the situation thoughtfully and respectfully, you can ensure a positive outcome that aligns with your professional aspirations and enhances your career trajectory.

Read more from Kameo here.