Category Archives: Recruiter Advice

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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IR35 will go ahead in 2021

If you’re a contractor or an employer that uses contractors, then there’s no doubt that you will have heard of IR35. IR35 is the anti-avoidance tax legislation that was designed to correctly tax ‘disguised employment’ at a rate similar to employment. Put simply, a disguised employee is a contractor who fills a permanent position within a company. With news this month that IR35 has now passed through parliament, as part of off payment measures in the Finance Bill, we now Read more …