How to Choose the Best HGV Driver Agency

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Posted by: QS Recruitment
Posted on: 11/11/2021

Choosing the right recruiter for your needs is no small task. With so many agencies to choose from, how do you know you’ve found the best HGV driving agency in the market?

We’ve put together a handy checklist for employers so you can make sure you find the best option for your business.

Know What You Need

Before you begin deciding on which driving recruitment agencies you want to reach out to, think about what you’re looking for in your search for new staff. Some questions you might want to ask yourself are:

  • How much am I willing to pay?
  • What skills or experience does the ideal candidate need?
  • What hours do they need to be available?
  • What will be their contract length?

Getting these questions answered right at the beginning will save you time (and money!) in the long run.

Identify an Agency that Specialises in HGV Driver Recruitment

Recruitment and staffing agencies typically fall into one of two broad categories: generalist (recruiting for a variety of industries) or specialist (focusing on just one or a few connected industries).

Specialist agencies are often the better option, as they have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the sectors they operate in – and they will speak the employer’s language. An HGV driver recruitment specialist will be familiar with your business needs and challenges and they’ll have a reliable network of talent they can draw from to find the best possible fit for the role – plus, they’ll have the experience that only comes from speaking to drivers and their employers day in and day out.

QS Recruitment, for example, has been placing professional HGV drivers into temporary and permanent roles for more than 25 years. Each of our consultants are trained on an ongoing basis about new updates in the industry and have strong connections with HGV drivers throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

All our branches operate as one and are open 24/7 so our clients get better support and access to a wide range of drivers. You’ll get an honest and professional recruitment service that gives you value for money each time you urgently need HGV driver.

Look for a Focus on Quality Service

There are some easy-to-spot clues that will show the level of commitment an agency has to continuously improving its services. Look for companies that are part of professional or industry associations and have relevant accreditations for their business and individual staff – this can indicate they are invested in their industry and committed to maintaining high professional standards.

At QS Recruitment, we’ve been around for a long time, but we don’t let ourselves get complacent. We are a BS EN ISO 9001:2015 accredited business – an internationally recognised quality standard. This means we’re committed to always improving our customer service, leadership and business processes.

As a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, QS Recruitment’s staff receive regular skills training to keep their industry knowledge up to date. We don’t skimp on the time and money we invest into advertising for roles and interviewing candidates – and you can see that in the quality of our drivers. Each one of our drivers has a face-to-face interview, so we’ll get a full run-down of their work history, experience, skills and industry knowledge. After each interview, we collect job references and validate their driving licence with the DVLA before they get behind the wheel.

And, we’re on call and ready for anything that comes our way. We operate seven days a week, 365 days a year, because the roads never sleep!

Seek Out Flexible Recruitment Packages

Your business will have unique requirements that need a tailored service. A major tip for finding a top quality HGV driver recruiter is to ask them if they can customise their services to suit your specific needs, rather than providing a one-size-fits-all solution.

We visit our clients to understand their needs and discover their challenges before working out a bespoke solution, whether you need just one driver or multiple for your fleet.

QS Recruitment can provide uniforms, PPE, and training, depending on what your needs. Basically, if you need it, we’ve got you covered.

Looking for the Best HGV Driver Agency for You?

Finding a top-quality HGV driver agency will help you save substantial amounts of time and money.

Do you need help hiring HGV drivers for your fleet? QS Recruitment works with businesses of all sizes throughout the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to find reliable, qualified drivers. Get in touch with our professional team of consultants to discuss your hiring options.

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