Driver Hire shortlisted for Candidate Service Recruitment Award

Driver Hire Nationwide, UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 TIARA Recruitment Awards in the Fore:Two Group Candidate Service Award category.

One of only six finalists, this award recognises excellence in the way candidates are sourced, managed and supported to ensure the best outcome.

After almost four decades of supplying drivers and other logistics staff, Driver Hire has set leading industry standards and become much more than a recruiter. Across a nationwide network of 107 offices, Driver Hire attracts, retains and provides work for around 4,500 candidates every week, and helps them to build their careers, for example through licence or skills acquisition or managerial training.

A franchise business, Driver Hire offers an unbeatable combination to its candidates and customers – the commitment and service of a local owner-managed business, with the knowledge, back-up and support of a market leader. A continual investment in technology over the past three years has also improved business processes and customer service.

Another stand-out factor for Driver Hire is a high candidate satisfaction rating. In December 2021, 97% of more than 1,100 candidates who responded to their annual ‘Proud’ survey rated the customer service provided by their local recruitment offices as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. What’s more, 94% of all candidates who responded to all annual surveys over the past eight years said they were ‘proud’ to work for Driver Hire.

Commenting on the announcement, Jeremy Neale (Managing Director, Driver Hire UK) said, “It’s great news that Driver Hire has been recognised for its dedication to candidate care. Our nationwide office network prides itself on delivering a reliable, round-the-clock, personal service and are committed to treating our candidates fairly and with respect, so that they can be happy in their work.”

Chair of Judges Katie Folwell-Davies, Investment Partner at Twenty20 Capital said, “These market leading firms are an inspiration to the sector, not only proving the success of new models and services but the return on investment in technology and talent to adapt to new client and candidate expectations.”

The TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards (TIARAs) exclusively recognise the highest levels of Employee Excellence, Innovation, Client & Candidate Service, Business Growth, Purpose & Values in the UK’s top performing recruiters.

The award winners will be announced at the TIARA Recruitment Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 19 October 2022.