Category Archives: News

Truck Driver

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Employment law changes

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 …

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 …