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  • Skilled sales staff needed for CTI in 2009

    Employers will be required to seek skilled candidates for their connected travel insurance sales recruitment under new rules announced by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).New regulations, set to come into force on January 1st 2008, were set out in a Policy Statement published by the... [more...]

  • Presentation key at recruitment fairs

    Prospective student employees seeking graduate sales recruitment should make sure they are well presented at recruitment fairs, it has been suggested.Louise Sethi writes in the Independent that dressing professionally sends the company's sales recruitment representatives the right... [more...]

  • E-breaks boost productivity, research claims

    Banning personal internet use or e-breaks could lose employers money, new research has suggested.Allowing employees such as sales jobs staff a ten-minute online break could help reduce stress while helping to improve productivity, a report by PopCap Games has found.Such a scheme could even be... [more...]

  • In-store returns urged to 'boost sales opportunity'

    Business development managers in retail sales jobs have been urged to provide customers with the option of returning goods purchased online in-store.According to research by Ipsos Mori, 81 per cent of consumers claim that they would replace goods with another item if they were allowed to return... [more...]

  • High ticket retail goods boost retail market

    High ticket consumer goods have been the saviour of those in retail sales jobs throughout the credit crunch, figures suggest.According to GFK, laptop sales were up by 43 per cent compared to the last week of April and flat panel TV sales rose by 34 per cent compared to the first week of May.... [more...]

  • Office equipment boost from flexible working

    New flexible working rules could see a boost in office equipment sales as more businesses make efforts to accommodate homeworkers, reports suggest.The rules were unveiled by the government last week in a bid to extend rights to parents with teenagers, which could provide a boost to office... [more...]

  • Arrogance is an interview blunder, research shows

    Appearing arrogant at an interview is one of the biggest mistakes made by candidates, according to a recent survey.Just under half (49 per cent) of hiring managers polled as part of the CareerBuilder.co.uk survey claimed arrogance had put them off a candidate in interview.A further 44 per cent... [more...]

  • Recyclable packaging blow for supermarkets

    Supermarkets have been delivered a stark warning concerning their lack of recyclable packaging by the Local Government Association (LGA).However, those in packaging sales jobs and business development manager roles are already considering green alternatives to standard packaging, such as cartons... [more...]

  • Gap year roles can support CV

    Students seeking graduate roles such as sales jobs should seek gap year work that will support their future CV, one expert has suggested. According to Vanessa Robinson, research adviser with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), it is useful to use time spent to improve... [more...]

  • Services firms experience jobs growth in 2008

    Those in sales jobs in the professional services industries enjoyed business growth over the last three months, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). But according to the to the latest CBI Services Sector Survey growth rates are far below 2007 levels. Meanwhile, recruitment... [more...]

  • Manufacturers to raise prices

    Manufacturers are "really feeling the impact" of a slowing sector, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Recent research by the CBI suggests that the slowdown could have wider implications for those in manufacturing sales jobs too as prices are expected to rise... [more...]

  • Giving CV liars the 'elbow' treatment

    Businesses can help spot a liar in interview by looking out for a lack of arm movement, one psychologist has claimed.According to Paul Seager, employers should avoid the stereotypical image of a liar in work scenarios, such as sales recruitment.However, he offers a host of tips for catching the... [more...]

  • Difficulty filling management roles

    Firms are finding it difficult to fill management position through recruitment processes, according to research by the Chartered Management Institute.Some 80 per cent of respondents in the 2008 National Management Salary Survey claimed they had problems filling vacancies, such as sales manager... [more...]

  • Brokers to concentrate on ancillary products

    Those in mortgage intermediary sales jobs have been advised to concentrate on ancillary products boost figures through the credit crunch, it has been revealed.Mortgage sales have been hit during the credit crunch, with recent figures from the British Bankers Association indicating a 40 per cent... [more...]

  • Firms 'positive' about graduate recruitment

    Companies are likely to remain "positive" about graduate sales recruitment during the credit crunch, one industry expert has suggested.The news follows research by Deloitte which suggests that the skills pool is expected to reduce by 13 per cent over the next 40 years as the impact of... [more...]

  • Management skills gaps threaten business success

    Skills gaps in sales jobs management positions could hamper overall sales growth, one expert has claimed.This is a particular problem for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which may not be used to managing people.According to the National Employer Skills Survey 2007, almost three... [more...]

  • Internet-ready mobile sales set to soar

    Demand for mobile broadband modems is set to grow by 32 per cent each year, according to industry experts.The revelation will no doubt have those in electronics and IT hardware sales jobs keeping a close eye on sales statistics to see whether the prediction rings true.It has been followed by... [more...]

  • FMCG mismatch between sales and market research

    Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales campaigns are at risk of being poorly informed by market research, one poll has suggested.However according to the study by Xtraviews Ltd, it is not necessarily the fault of those in sales jobs, but rather market researchers.Managing director of the... [more...]

  • US paper manufacturer eyes UK market

    A new paper manufacturer looks set to enter the UK printing market, it has been revealed.US manufacturer Smart Papers has announced that it is considering extra distribution across Europe, leaving those in sales jobs with more products to choose from.However Smart Papers chairman, Tim Needham,... [more...]

  • Briton's fear ID security

    Identity fraud is the most feared security risk in the UK, according to research by Unisys.Some 86 per cent of Britons fear for the safety of the personal information on mobile phones, laptops and email.A further 80 per cent are reluctant to use a mobile phone or PDA to conduct financial... [more...]

  • Finance employees cut out lunch break

    Sales jobs employees in the City are cutting out their lunch break to help cope with workload stresses, a recent survey has suggested.According to a survey by financial services recruiter Morgan McKinley, 24 per cent of employees claim that they take a lunch break of 15 minutes or less on an... [more...]

  • Commission pays off in sales recruitment

    Sales recruitment offering good commission payments will benefit from the credit crunch, the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) has suggested.Sales jobs are often accompanied by performance related pay and commission bonuses and could now be the perfect incentive to attract the best talent in... [more...]

  • New temporary employment rules agreed

    Contracted or temporary sales jobs employees are set to benefit from new rules announced by the government.Under new recruitment proposals agreed between the government, employers and unions, temporary UK workers will get the same rights as full-time staff after 12-weeks on the job.According to... [more...]

  • Employers seek psychometric testing

    The use of psychometric testing for recruitment and internal team building is becoming more widespread, according to the British Psychological Society.Employers are tending away from traditional recruitment methods using a CV or application form and combining them with psychometric... [more...]

  • Mortgage sales jobs take advisory twist

    Mortgage broking sales jobs are taking on an increasingly advisory role in the current economic climate, research by Alliance & Leicester has revealed.According to the lender more than 76 per cent of brokers believe their role has become more advisory and suggest they are now spending 29 per... [more...]

  • Shrinking 'talent pool' threatens recruitment strategy

    Firms filling sales jobs will be forced to move beyond simple sales recruitment and retention in the near future, according to research by Deloitte.Many recruiters no doubt consider the current skills threat as pressing, with the talent pool expected to shrink by 13 per cent over the next 40... [more...]

  • Firms focus on graduate recruitment

    Companies are realising the full potential of graduate sales recruitment, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) has suggested.The skills developed by graduates during their degree, such as "problem solving and communication skills" are not going unnoticed in the... [more...]

  • Government to get tough on UK 'sickie' culture

    Lie detector technology to deter employees from pulling sickies has been advocated by the government for a trial, it has been revealed.The Voice Risk Analysis (VRA), set to be tested as part of a year-long Harrow Borough Council trial, could be just what sales jobs employers need to separate... [more...]

  • New training standard introduced by LSC

    A new training kite mark to help employers select appropriate training for their staff has been launched by the Learning & Skills Council (LSC).The Training Quality Standard has been endorsed by both sales employers and sales recruiters and is designed to recognise excellence in employee... [more...]

  • Execs value manufacturing quality

    Quality is more important to manufacturers today than 12 months ago, according to research by the Deloitte Global Manufacturing Industry Group.Some 49 per cent of senior managers, including those in sales executive jobs, believe quality is much more important than a year ago while environmental... [more...]

  • Sales employees are 'cheetahs'

    Its official - printing in the office really does bring out the animal in employees at work, one psychologist has claimed.Using expert psychological analysis, Donna Dawson's Canon commissioned study of printer behaviour divides various work roles, such as sales jobs according to the animal they... [more...]

  • Super pogo gadget will send you hopping mad

    Sales jobs employees are unlikely to pay money for a toy that would usually only excite them as a 12-year-old - that is until the latest super pogo stick was unveiled.But the new Flybar pogo stick is sure-fire way to enjoy some well-earned pay day commission.Equipped with 12 thrusters, the... [more...]

  • Work-shadowing for pharma sales jobs interviews

    Sales jobs candidates considering moving into medical sales should spend at least one day work-shadowing an experienced medical professional, one industry expert has claimed.Technical sales jobs such as pharmaceutical and medical sales offer some of the most comprehensive training programmes,... [more...]

  • Land of Leather fined for PPI sales

    The Financial Services Authority's (FSA) £210,000 fine for Land of Leather will no doubt have delivered a timely warning to those sales executives in the retail and insurance sectors.Almost 60,000 customers were put at risk of buying unsuitable payment protection insurance because sales... [more...]

  • Manufacturing prices set to rise

    Small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers are set to raise the price of their products in a bid to curb cost pressures, according to a Confederation of British Industry (CIB) survey.Yet despite reduced demand companies are actively recruiting staff. However with costs set to rise, firms are... [more...]

  • Candidates lack IT skills

    A lack of basic IT skills could be standing in the way of sales jobs candidates finding life difficult in the sales recruitment market, according to the Learning Skills Council.Results of an ICM poll published in the Times suggested that one in five Britons cannot open a word processing document... [more...]

  • Improved VoIP phones on the horizon

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for mobiles is "coming now", according to the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA).Set to be one in the pipeline for business development managers in retail sales jobs, VoIP through mobiles will allow business leaders to make... [more...]

  • Will CCTV 'fiasco' comments hit security sales?

    Close circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been branded an "utter fiasco" by a leading policeman.Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville's comments will no doubt see efforts from business development managers at security firms to prevent any damage to CCTV sales.Speaking at the... [more...]

  • Sales jobs to benefit from solar charger

    A new solar charger is set to bring an end to those infuriating mobile battery cut outs during important sales jobs pitches. The latest Devotec Industries' gadget is no larger than a mobile phone at 95mm by 43mm and will also charge PDAs, MP3s and PSPs.With the device's unique energy storage... [more...]

  • Graduates aim for City jobs

    Opting out of graduate sales recruitment could be a foolish move for firms, according to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).Going against the current wariness of financial markets, as many as one in eight graduates in 2008 have their hearts set on landing a banking job... [more...]

  • Firms increasingly opting for PMI

    Sales jobs employees could be set for a boost in private medical insurance sales to businesses.According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), for the first time in five years the total number of individuals covered by either corporate or personal private medical insurance (PMI) broke... [more...]

  • Firms spend £38 million on skills training

    Companies forked out a total of £38 billion on skills training for employees last year, according to the National Employer Skills Survey 2007.The number of vacancies unable to be filled because of skills shortages, such as technical sales recruitment, also decreased by four per cent... [more...]

  • Employers responsible for women's equality

    Employers need to do more to improve the position of women in the workplace, the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has advised.The word of warning to sales managers and sales executives alike follows a spate of recent research that suggested women in positions such as sales jobs are still... [more...]

  • Greater regulation for medical sales?

    Sales of medical supplies to beauty salons could be hit by a call for greater regulation, it has been revealed.Beauty salons across the country administer treatments such as Botox injections or microdermabrasion treatments on a regular basis, but have been criticised for their lack of medical... [more...]

  • Teesside top for engineering graduates

    Companies keen on recruiting the best qualified technical sales jobs staff in the mechanical engineering industry should turn their attention to Teesside University.The university is top dog for mechanical engineering teaching in the UK, according to the Guardian's university league... [more...]

  • Drug price controls review criticised

    A review of UK drug price controls has been criticised by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (APBI).The UK pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS) was originally planned for 2010, but an early move could have a negative impact on those in pharmaceutical company sales... [more...]

  • Biopolymer packaging sales under threat

    Sales of biopolymer packaging in the UK could be hit as consumers have become confused over whether they can be recycled or not.According to research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), consumers are becoming confused about the wide range of packaging such as biodegradable,... [more...]

  • King under fire for sales bonus criticism

    Bank of England governor Mervyn King has received a verbal bashing for his suggestion that banks cut back on sales jobs' bonuses.Commenting in the Recruiter magazine, managing director of Longbridge Search & Selection, John Lacey, explained that Mr King should stop "sticking his nose... [more...]

  • Pharmaceutical research boost from Europe

    Sales of new pharmaceutical products could be set to pick up off the back of a new industry research initiative backed by the European Commission.The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has been developed to accelerate the development of new pharmaceutical medicines in Europe, with research... [more...]

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