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  • Retail motor industry footfall 'remains high'

    The number of potential buyers visiting car vendors has remained constant, an expert says.Sales jobs in the motor industry are facing less hardship than many teams in other sectors, a spokesman for the Retail Motor Industry Federation claims.Efforts to counter the effect of requiring buyers to... [more...]

  • Poorly-planned incentives 'can damage firms'

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development's annual conference has heard bonus schemes for positions such as sales jobs can be set up in ways which harm their employers, a source reveals.McDonald's benefits and compensation manager Neal Blackshire told the attendees a balance must be... [more...]

  • Banks could prioritise customer service positions

    Banks responding to problems with the economy will be looking to improve the level of customer service they provide, an expert asserts.UK banking advisory leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers Andrew Gray predicts the institutions will concentrate on positions involving this skill type, such as... [more...]

  • Gov't launches job engagement review

    A review concentrating on boosting the performance of workers such as those in sales jobs has been launched by a government department.John Hutton, the business secretary, claims the project will examine worker engagement in the hope of boosting British business performance.He claims engagement... [more...]

  • Volunteer work can 'refresh' people's CVs

    Those out of work but looking for pharmaceutical sales jobs should spend some time in the voluntary sector in order to improve their prospects, an expert advises.Managing director of Adecco Retail Steven Kirkpatrick recommends the third sector for those looking to "refresh" their... [more...]

  • Employers may soon introduce more flexible hours

    Workplaces for jobs such as FMCG sales may soon introduce more flexible hours, a psychotherapist suggests.Derek Draper, who contributes to Psychologies Magazine, suggests while they have traditionally been male dominated for centuries this does not necessarily mean the practices which have... [more...]

  • Scientific job vacancies suggest company's stability

    If a jobseeker finds a vacancy through a scientific sales recruitment professional, this is likely a company whose financial situation is stable, an expert claims. Managing director of Adecco Retail Steven Kirkpatrick claims available vacancies are a sign companies are capable of looking for... [more...]

  • Apprentice demand may lead recruitment boost

    Demand for apprentices in Kirklees may translate into a need for mechanical engineering sales recruitment staff, a source suggests.Kirkdale Industrial Training Services has seen an "unprecedented rise" in engineering apprentice numbers in the area, the Huddersfield Examiner reports.All... [more...]

  • Half of telesales staff 'pretending' to work

    Nearly half of employees admit to spending a third of their day creating the impression they are working in order to conceal inactivity, research claims.The study from HireScores.com is based on a sample of 3,000 workers and shows nearly a third of employees, including telesales staff, waste... [more...]

  • 85% in sales jobs would go back to uni

    A recent survey suggests up to 85 per cent of graduates in sales jobs would return to university this autumn if they were able to, a source says.The survey by Monster finds nearly half say they would take another course as they do not feel like they are learning at their job, Onrec.com reports.... [more...]

  • Court decides 'forced' retirement not discrimination

    Compulsory retirement is not discrimination even where those in insurance sales recruitment positions are working well, a case in the European court states.Launched by Age Concern, the case was rejected by the European Court of Justice, which held the practise was not discrimination on the basis... [more...]

  • YouTube offers new way to reach jobseekers

    A sales recruitment company has begun using online streaming video content to find candidates, a source says.By using YouTube.com to provide information on trends and general sales jobs advice, the company hopes to give users access to more information on available positions, marketwatch.com... [more...]

  • Complaints against sales recruitment staff fall

    The number of complaints registered against those working in agencies such as sales recruitment specialists have fallen, statistics suggest.Statistics from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have shown a fall of ten per cent in the number of complaints made against its... [more...]

  • Online sales 'still require good customer service'

    Those in sales jobs should treat an online transaction the same as if they were closing a deal face-to-face, an expert warns.Geoff Galat, vice president of marketing and product strategy at online customer experience management firm Tealeaf, claims consumers will treat sales made over the... [more...]

  • Companies 'tool up' through retraining

    Retraining employees for sales jobs allows businesses to be "tooled up" for new challenges, an expert claims.Anjula Mutanda, a psychology consultant and life coach, describes the process as re-skilling and states this is always a "benefit" for companies.Describing a workforce... [more...]

  • Unemployed 'should use' sales recruitment services

    Recruitment agencies are essential to succeed in the current "competitive environment" for jobs, an expert claims.Director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Tom Hadley says feedback from professionals in fields such as sales recruitment suggests... [more...]

  • Employers must assess the quality of training courses

    It is important for companies thinking of sending those in sales jobs on training schemes to assess the quality of the course, an expert warns.Paul Durrant, managing director of Rail Professional Development, claims many agencies will try and sign up as many people on their courses as they can... [more...]

  • Financial services sales jobs 'considerably reduced'

    Research shows the number of sales jobs available in the City financial services sector has been reduced, a source says.Morgan McKinley's London Employment Monitor found positions in the city fell by more than a third last month, Personnel Today reports.The document claims the bankruptcy of bank... [more...]

  • Sales jobs in construction 'could be halved'

    Recruitment forecasts across the construction sector, including in sales jobs, have been halved, a source says.The Construction Skills Network's (CSN’s) predictions for the number of staff which need to enter the industry in the next four years have been downgraded by 184,000 people after... [more...]

  • Sales jobs in motor industry to see 'dramatic increase'

    An expert predicts a 'massive' increase in the number of sales jobs and customer service roles to become available in the retail motor industry.The spokesman for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) claims the public is gaining an awareness of the variety of roles available in the sector... [more...]

  • Women to be targeted for IT sales jobs

    More women are being targeted for IT sales jobs by firms attempting to redress an imbalance in their departments, a source says.Women in Technology's director Maggie Berry claims the sector's lack of entry-level positions does not affect marketing or sales jobs, the Times reports.A report... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment is 'embracing' disabled employees

    Many large employers including those focussing on sales recruitment are "embracing" employees with disabilities or health conditions, an expert says.A spokeswoman for Remploy states firms which have agreed to a Local Employment Partnership (LEP) and hire sales recruitment candidates... [more...]

  • Most business development training 'isn't that good'

    Government-accredited learning for positions such as business development jobs do not examine "people's internal skills", a leading consultancy claims.Paul Durrant, managing director of Rail Professional Development, says a lot of training "isn't that good" and dismisses... [more...]

  • Young jobseekers searching for cash rather than perks

    Human resource experts have told sales recruitment staff young jobseekers are looking for cash rather than non-financial bonuses, a source says.A survey by Personnel Today finds 85 per cent of those born in the 1980s identify cash performance incentives as the most important benefit to them.... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment training 'essential' if to compete

    Training is an "essential" investment for those in sales recruitment jobs if they are to rival their competitors, an expert suggests.Learning and development advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Martyn Sloman describes the increasing importance of... [more...]

  • V calls for vendetta on undervaluing charity work

    National youth charity V is calling on employers looking for to fill vacancies in areas such as media sales jobs to hold volunteering in higher regard.It describes the practise as one which is an "effective tool for staff development" and essential for those interested in journalism... [more...]

  • Small businesses not looking for graduate sales jobs

    Research has found small businesses are setting out to recruit more school leavers than degree holders, a source says.The survey, by the Forum of Private Business, suggests sales jobs are being given to staff who are cheaper to employ, is4profit.com reports.It claims 20 per cent of small... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment 'must not overlook' Web 2.0

    Sales recruitment must not ignore social networking and Web 2.0, a leading industry figure tells a source.Manager of RSA Interims Tarquin Bennett-Coles claims the rise of these technologies is changing the way sales recruitment works, Pharmafocus.com reports.She suggests social networking can be... [more...]

  • Apple releases new iPod versions

    At a recent press conference, Steve Jobs from Apple showed off two new models of its mp3 player, which might interest those with commission to spend.He announces two next-generation iPods which a sales recruiter with a few deals under their belts might buy: a second-generation Nano design and a... [more...]

  • Online retail sales recruitment August's biggest fall

    Online appointments decreased last month for the fifth time in the last half-year, with retail sales recruitment taking the largest fall, new research shows.The Monster Employment Index UK fell by seven points in August, with demand for the retail sales recruitment sector dropping sharply. Head... [more...]

  • Women in sales recruitment feel they are paid less, survey suggests

    A survey of 3,700 workers across industries including sales recruitment finds 30 per cent of women feel they are being paid less than men in the same jobs, a source says. The managing director of CareerBuilder.co.uk, which produced the research, claims the results show more work must be done to... [more...]

  • More printers using sales recruitment agency

    An agency claims printers are relying on sales recruitment professionals to find them high-calibre teams, a source reveals.George Thompson, the joint managing director of Harrison Scott Associates, which specialises in the print sector, says companies feeling the effects of the economic downturn... [more...]

  • Manufacturing plans 'may increase' sales recruiter jobs

    Government plans to raise the profile of the manufacturing sector and attract more young people may affect those in sales recruiter jobs.John Hutton, the business secretary, claims the sector is central to the UK's economy and has the potential to emerge from the credit crunch in a stronger... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment personnel warned over CVs

    A legal expert warns anyone dealing with staffing such as sales recruitment personnel to be alert for bogus CVs, a source says.Jane Liddington, an employment judge, tells Personnel Today there will likely be a rise in the number of people from minorities applying for jobs with one CV revealing... [more...]

  • Sales manager jobs 'requires maintaining' staff morale

    Those in sales manager jobs are being urged to keep staff morale high if they want to keep team members with the company, a trade body recommends.Head of campaigns at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Nigel Stanley says workers who are not happy with their jobs are likely to leave as soon as they... [more...]

  • Sales jobs 'satisfy' if workers' talents used

    Staff in sales jobs "will be satisfied" with occupations which use their talents properly, a trade union leader suggests. Nigel Stanley, the head of campaigns at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says employees who are dissatisfied with their jobs are less likely to put up with increases... [more...]

  • Business-to-business sales jobs 'are changing'

    An expert claims differences in the way businesses are buying goods means those in sales jobs will have to change too, a source reports.Andrew Milbourn, chief executive of Kiss the Fish, which is a sales training specialist, claims business-to-business sales is becoming more about building a... [more...]

  • Sales jobs hit as permanent placements decrease

    Permanent placements in areas like sales jobs have decreased, a new industry report reveals.These are falling at their fastest rate since 2001, REC and KPMG's Report on Jobs shows.Director of KPMG Alan Nolan claims there is a large increase in the number of people applying for the remaining... [more...]

  • Rewarding sales jobs with corporate gifts 'works'

    Non-financial rewards work well to motivate those with sales jobs, an expert says. While not all employers can benefit from offering their workers performance-based incentives, in the case of sales jobs they can really work, Dilys Robinson from the Institute of Employment Studies claims.The... [more...]

  • Work experience 'prepares' for sales jobs

    New research shows work experience is the most effective way of preparing school leavers for sales jobs, a source says.The b-live survey, which asked 850 schools and employers their opinions, finds nearly three-quarters believe first-hand experience is the "most effective" way of... [more...]

  • Sales recruiter staff should "switch off" at lunch

    If you work as a sales recruiter and eat at your desk you should make sure you take some time away from working, a food writer warns.Speaking on behalf of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, Amanda Grant says a sales recruiter who eats at their desk will have to work hard to create some distance... [more...]

  • 'Disability myths' must not be barrier to sales jobs

    More must be done to incorporate disabled employees, including in the sales jobs sector, an expert claims.A spokesperson for Remploy claims businesses needs to embrace the positive impact disabled people can have on sales jobs. She says one of the main myths is people with disabilities need more... [more...]

  • US medical sector example for UK recruiters

    The number of primary care trust doctors being found by a recruiter has increased in the US, an industry report suggests.Ryan Anholt, executive vice president of Delta Physical Placement, claims the study shows e-marketing is becoming a more useful tool for the recruiter.He says direct mail... [more...]

  • Work experience "highly advantageous" for sales jobs

    Having work experience relevant to any sales jobs you are applying for is "highly advantageous", a leading retail company says.Lush's retail director Liz Bennet and staff trainer Lisa Titcomb claim some of the skills they look for are often missing from academic courses.They say:... [more...]

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