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Lack of Experience & Cost of Licences Blamed for Shortage of Lorry Drivers

MORE than a 100 lorry-driving jobs are up for grabs across the county – but a lack of qualified drivers means the positions are difficult to fill. Some of the jobs, for drivers of heavy goods vehicles, have been advertised for up to three months without success. Lack of experience a...
Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 14:09

Police launch manhunt after truck driver knifed in lay-by

Police are hunting a knife attacker after a lorry driver was slashed in a Cambridgeshire lay-by. The 45-year-old man needed hospital treatment after parking up on Sutton Road in Haddenham on 1 April at around 7.20am. He was attacked from behind as he got out of his cab and suffered seriou...
Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 11:58

Would The Economy Come to a Halt Without Drivers?

We reached out to organizations that provide services to motor carriers, owner-operators and drivers to find out what they see as the main challenges facing the industry today and how they can be addressed. A total of 14 individuals responded to our interview requests and followed through with ...
Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 11:34

How would you entice younger drivers into your business?

In November a group of Hampshire hauliers and local rivals took time out from their businesses to meet face-to-face and lay bare their concerns about the dearth of new drivers joining the sector. The event was hosted by Meachers Global Logistics, with support from Defero Communications. Chair...
Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:41

More than 300,000 drivers have now completed their Driver CPC

More than 300,000 professional drivers have completed their Driver CPC periodic training, the latest Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (previously the Driving Standards Agency) shows. As of December 2013, 305,324 drivers had completed 35 hours of compulsory training and triggered their Dr...
Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:34

Speed cameras on Britain's busiest motorway have not worked for FIVE years

Speeders who broke the limit on the M25 will be ­astonished to learn they were in little danger of fines - and only could have been caught on one three-mile stretch Not on: The cameras sit behind overhead signs Not on: The cameras sit behind overhead signs PA Speed cameras monitorin...
Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:51

Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

The tax disc to show motorists have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced with an electronic system, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his Autumn Statement. The disc was introduced in 1921 but officials say it is no longer needed with the DVLA and police now relying on an electr...
Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:47

Counterparts Abolished As Driving Licence Records Are Put Online

Drivers will be able to leave the paper sections of their licence at home from 2015. Moving all driving records online could reduce the cost of car insurance, ministers have said. The migration, which will be complete by mid-2015, will end the need for the "paper counterpart" do...
Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:36

Niche Job Boards Provide The Strongest Candidates

Contrary to popular belief, the job board industry is expanding faster than ever. The supposed dominance of generalist big boards such as LinkedIn and Monster actually pales in comparison to the thousands of niche boards that open up every year. In fact, according to one job board expert, 2013 ma...
Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:42

Growth in Job Vacancies 'Hits 15-Year High'

The growth in job vacancies hit the fastest rate in 15 years in November, according to the latest survey from the body that represents recruitment firms. Its job vacancies index, which uses data from 400 recruitment firms, rose to the highest level since July 1998. The strongest demand wa...
Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:37

What Does 2014 Hold For The Recruitment Industry?

What does 2014 hold for the recruitment industry? We anticipate 2014 being a year full of opportunity for the UK recruitment industry. The economy is growing with most economists predicting GDP being well above 2%. We are forecasting that the UK recruitment market will see accelerating growth...
Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 16:34

UK unemployment rate at lowest since 2009

The UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, official figures show. At 7.4%, this is the lowest rate since the February-to-April period in 2009, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The number of people out of work fell by 99,000 to 2.39 million in the thr...
Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:56

Driver Shortage Brought To A Head By Driver CPC

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) claims that the much-touted shortage of LGV drivers will be brought to a head by the Driver CPC in 2013/14. It said that category C and C+E LGV test passes have declined dramatically year-on-year across all age groups since 2005, save for a s...
Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:11

The One Thing Successful People Do Every Day

We’re all busy. We all have infinite to-do lists that fill up faster than we can cross off the most urgent tasks. Being busy makes you feel productive, but it could be getting in the way of your most important project: YOU. “Busy” is the most common reason people give me for...
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 13:02

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would...
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:52

HGV demand doubles

Contract hires for HGVs have almost doubled this year, according to vehicle services firm Motiva Group, which reckons this is a strong sign that the UK economy is on the up. "There has been a definite turnaround within a 12-month period with companies now showing much greater demand for ...
Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 10:19

More than half of UK employers ignore older workers potential

Employers are struggling to use older workers to their full potential, according to a survey from professional services company Towers Watson. As many as 59% are not making any progress in how they integrate and get the best out of their older workers, its survey found, despite the huge rise ...
Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 13:20

Digital start-ups: the next recruitment boom?

Digital businesses in the UK now account for more than a tenth of the workforce. With skills in short supply, recruiters have a key role to play in their growth, finds Jo Faragher For many recruiters, their dream client is a household name brand. They have a decent recruitment budget, they pa...
Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 12:59

iOS 7: how to install it and what to do once you have

For Apple users who have successfully slogged their way through update errors and torturous download times there’s been some not inconsiderable disappointment: the promised land might not be all that it was cracked up to be. However, there really is more to iOS 7 then meets th...
Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:47

You're never too old to go digital

  If there's one area of UK business that looks recession-proof right now, it's the digital sector. Against a backdrop of rising unemployment, digitalmedia and marketing has grown into a multi-billion pound industry. Digital careers cross a range of sectors – ...
Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 14:10

Are Job Boards still effective?

I still believe in job boards. And anyone who thinks they’re dead and deliberately ignores them as part of a holistic recruiting strategy is significantly more hindered in attracting top talent than those “old-school” HR professionals who perceive social media the same way the P...
Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 16:48

How Moreland Solutions can help Recruitment Agency's operate more successfully.

  As with many industries and service sector businesses in recent years, recruitment agencies have been facing the need to update and modernise certain key processes. This includes the methods that recruitment agencies use in customer service, where increases in efficiency can be benefic...
Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 16:20
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