Author Archives: Jen Allen

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2021: A recruitment overview

2021: a year that’s seen the job market reach record-breaking levels and unemployment rates dropping, with businesses across the country screaming out to be filled, forcing some sectors to offer extraordinarily high pay packages to entice potential candidates. And of course, there’s been a shift in the way industry’s recruit, with the digital revolution allowing businesses to adapt more traditional processes and take them online, to suit the current climate. It’s fair to say it’s been a rollercoaster of a Read more …

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Lorry driver jobs offering wages up to £60,000 amid shortage

If there was ever a good time to apply for a HGV – or lorry driver – job, it’s now. Why? If you haven’t heard, some companies are offering as much as £60,000 to lorry drivers signing on to work for them. Triggered by an ongoing national shortage of drivers, the struggle to recruit continues, which has led to a boost in pay for workers, with even some newly qualified drivers reportedly starting on a wage of £35,000. Lorry driver Read more …

Recruiters

Five Signs You Need A Recruitment Agency

Is your business struggling to recruit? Perhaps you’re finding you have a high staff turnover, and you don’t know what the solution is? Maybe your job advert is being seen, just not by the right candidate? Or are you finding that too much of your time is being spent on recruiting? Whatever the size of your business and regardless of whether you have a human resources department or not, there are often many signs that might be telling you that Read more …

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Top 5 tips: Supporting staff with their mental health

Let’s be honest, we all have those days when we’re not feeling 100 per cent. Whether it’s concerns surrounding family, friends, finances – or even work – there are plenty of factors that can influence our wellbeing and mental health, resulting in us feeling anxious, stressed, or even depressed. While this is often referred to as mental health, it’s important to remember, that we all have mental health – it’s just sometimes, we have good days and likewise, some not Read more …

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Seven Ways To Boost Motivation In The Workplace

Let’s be honest, it’s normal for there to be days where staff lack motivation. After all, while we can all try and provide the best workplace for our employees, nowhere is 100 per cent perfect, seven days of the week. Lack of motivation becomes more of a problem when it’s reoccurring or regular. Whether you’re an international brand, or a small, local business, our team of experts at Zoom Recruitment have put together seven ways to help you boost motivation Read more …

Gen Z

Why are so many Gen Z Professionals Switching Roles And Industries?

OK, so before we get started, let’s clarify what the term ‘Gen Z’ actually means. Simply put, it refers to anyone born between 1997 and 2012 – although some theories extend this to 2015. What’s more, statistics predict that by 2025, Gen Z is likely to make up almost 30 per cent of the workforce. What really sets Gen Z job seekers apart from other workers though, is how frequently they appear to be switching roles and industries. Of course, Read more …

Recruitment Growth

Continuous growth in job adverts for skilled occupations as recovery continues

As the economy continues to recover following an extremely turbulent year, the demand for skilled workers is now greater than ever. The numbers say it all, with the number of active job postings snowballing at one of the fastest rates in history, with current figures higher than those of pre-lockdown, back in March 2020. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC), there were 1.55 million active job adverts in the UK and almost 200,000 new job postings over the Read more …

Right to work checks

Physical Right To Work Checks: What Are They And How Can They Impact Your Business?

As an employer in the UK, you are legally obliged to comply with the prevention of illegal working legislation. This means that is unlawful for any employer to hire someone if they do not have the right to work in the UK, or if they are breaching the terms of their stay by working. This means that it is essential for you, as a business, to conduct basic documentation checks on every UK-based prospective employee to ensure that anybody you Read more …

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Lifting of lockdown sees rise in recruitment

Lockdown is being lifted, restrictions are easing, and life is starting to return to normal, which means recruitment is on the rise again. One thing for sure is, the roadmap out of lockdown is being welcomed with open arms by the world of recruitment, with job postings recently hitting an all-time high in nearly 25 years. Yes, having taken a blow in 2020, the demand for staff did a total U-turn this year, with vacancies increasing at the quickest rate Read more …

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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 …