LendInvest is a UK-based non-bank property finance platform that provides specialist finance to property investors and developers, along with investment opportunities for various partners, institutions, and individuals. With a focus on bridging loans, development loans, and buy-to-let loans, LendInvest is a hybrid lender/asset management business.
Stephane Mehmet, the Talent Acquisition Manager, plays a vital role in managing the talent function across the company, including hiring, talent strategy, and operations.
Background check experience
Before using Zinc, LendInvest's people and talent team were burdened with extensive administrative work in the hiring process. This time-consuming task prevented them from focusing on more strategic aspects within the business. They needed a tool to automate this process and create a seamless experience for both the talent team and the candidates.
LendInvest was looking for a cutting-edge tech solution that would streamline the administrative aspects of recruitment without compromising the quality and experience for candidates. The ideal tool would need to be seamless, user-friendly, and provide positive feedback from candidates to ensure confidence in implementing it permanently.
LendInvest chose Zinc as their background checking provider. After testing the product and receiving positive experiences from candidates, they were sold on the seamless nature of Zinc. Implementation of Zinc has led to a substantial time-saving in administrative tasks, allowing the talent team to engage in more strategic actions within the business.
Not only has Zinc made the hiring process more efficient, but it also aligns with LendInvest's commitment to transparency, inclusiveness, and maintaining a strong work culture. Whether it's through remote social activities or weekly events that bring the team together, the adoption of tools like Zinc reflects the company's focus on collaboration and innovation.
Through automating the process and eliminating time-consuming administrative work, Zinc has enabled LendInvest's people and talent team to concentrate on more valuable, strategic aspects of the business, contributing to the overall goal and culture of the company.