Author Archives: Jen Allen

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HGV driver shortage and Brexit

With a current shortage of around 76,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers within the UK, there’s no denying that the worrying decrease in staff numbers is a growing concern among haulage firms. Of course, like with so many other industries, Covid-19 has had a clear impact on numbers, with lorry driving tests only just resuming in April having faced months on hold due to the pandemic. However, something that looks to have had an even bigger impact on the decrease Read more …

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Your next HGV driver role awaits

Have you considered becoming a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver? Perhaps you’re already in the industry but are looking for a fresh workplace to re-ignite your drive and passion? Zoom Recruitment can help kickstart your career as well as match current drivers to their dream role. Have we whet your appetite? Read on to discover why HGV driving could be the perfect job for you and why Zoom will help get you on the road to securing your next position. Read more …

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April 2021 Employment Law Changes

It’s that time of year again: the clocks have gone forward, and April has arrived. This also means that businesses across the country are springing into action to ensure they are complying with the annual employment law changes. As if dealing with the impact of the ongoing pandemic, as well as looking out for the changes that come with Brexit, wasn’t enough, right? Fortunately, at Zoom Recruitment, we go above and beyond to ensure the whole recruitment process is as Read more …

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How recruitment boosts business productivity

Compelling research from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that professional recruitment agencies increase UK productivity by £7.7 billion each year. By using their expertise to get people into the right jobs, the study has shown that recruiters are having a huge positive impact on individual business’s efficiencies and profits. Finding skilled and experienced individuals is no easy feat, but by creating better matches between employer and employee, recruiters are helping businesses to deliver. We also know that Read more …

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Hiring confidence peaks to its highest in 10 months

You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2020 was a tough year for hiring. Let’s be honest; for many it was. Some industries and businesses were put under incredible strain, and still are. On the other hand, some industries that we work with have really boomed, such as the warehousing, driver and NHS sectors. At Zoom Recruitment, we like to look at the greater picture. We also understand that some of our clients prefer to make decisions based on key, reliable Read more …

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How to attract the best talent into your company

For many businesses, great talent is difficult to come by. At Zoom Recruitment, we make attracting the very best talent our top priority. We know just how much impact finding the right people can have on a business and its direction. Yet, 45% of employers say they can’t find the right individuals with the skills they need. That’s where we can help. Here, we’ve provided our top tips on how to attract the very best talent into your company, whilst Read more …

EU Trade

A Business’s Guide to the New EU Trade Rules

The end of the Brexit transition in January brought with it huge changes for businesses, with trade between the UK and Europe being affected. Although it seems like we’ve been preparing for Brexit for years, we understand it must still feel overwhelming. That’s why, we here at Zoom Recruitment Services, have put together this handy guide to help you make sense of new EU trade rules and how they could affect your business. Let’s look at this as a new Read more …

2021

5 Recruitment Trends That Will Shape 2021

2020 was a tough year for all, but proved to be particularly strange for business. Some industries struggled to stay afloat, whilst others experienced their busiest year of trade, ever. The beginning of 2021 is expected to echo this in many ways, with warehouse, driver and NHS roles continuing to take the lead. What’s clear is that 2020 has created a shift in the methods used to find talent, interview, hire and work. With 2021 now upon us, here we Read more …

Recruitment during the pandemic

How to support your team during the pandemic

As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect upon the year we’ve had, it’s easy to neglect our duty of care in the workplace. Known as ‘COVID fatigue’, it’s no secret that many are tired of following the stringent guidelines that have been put into place, particularly those living within tier 3 locations. The news of vaccinations now being in circulation around the UK is greatly welcomed. That said, the NHS and other public services are still under an Read more …

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How To Find The Right Recruitment Agency

Finding the right recruitment agency is no easy task. And with 76% of hiring decision-makers say attracting quality candidates is their number one challenge, it’s no surprise that using a recruiter is the preferred method of finding the right talent in the UK. Hiring a recruiter can be a costly exercise for any business, so ensuring you find the right agency that will fulfil your exact requirements is a must. Here, we explore five key considerations when searching for the Read more …