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  • HR managers 'to receive skills testing advice'

    An set of guidelines for public sector managers set to be published next month will allow human resources (HR) directors to check their competencies against an 'ideal skills set', it has been revealed.The Public Sector People Managers' Association and the Improvement Development Agency for Local... [more...]

  • Flexible training 'boosts career prospects'

    Flexible training schemes allow workers to structure their educational programmes around their employment and boost their prospects of moving on within their chosen industry, it has been suggested.Stefan Burt, who worked for a period as a freelance web designer, was able to improve his career... [more...]

  • IT sector 'retaining job opportunities'

    Employment opportunities remain with the IT industries despite the difficult economic situation, it has been revealed.Rebecca George, chair of the British Computer Society's Women's Forum, said the sort of positions available include support or system maintenance roles, software design or... [more...]

  • Financial sector workers 'essential'

    Accounting and finance staff are vital to the business operations of firms, it has been claimed.Lucy Davison, associate director at banking recruitment group FSS, said the government is predicting that when the upturn arrives it will do so quickly, so companies should ensure they have the right... [more...]

  • Automakers 'to have access to cash'

    Government plans to boost the funding of training in the automotive manufacturing sector have been welcomed by the Institute of the Motor Industry.According to the group, employers in the industry will be able to access high-quality skills support and increased funding via the Train to Gain... [more...]

  • Don't lie on CV, jobseekers told

    Successful job candidates who lie on their CVs may find the strategy proves costly over the long term, it has been revealed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, bending the truth on to improve chances of getting a job may amount to a breach of contract or fraudulent... [more...]

  • Brits 'accidentally tell workmates about love lives'

    One-quarter of office workers admit they have emailed saucy material intended for a partner to a fellow worker by mistake.Research carried out by IT security provider Proofpoint also indicates 54 per cent of UK staff claim to have committed the error of hitting 'reply all' on a company-wide... [more...]

  • Certain sectors stable 'despite credit crunch'

    Despite recent reports of job cuts in the retail and manufacturing industries, some sectors remain stable, it has been claimed.A study of almost 20 million applications carried out by job advertiser Broadbean Technology found trends for the insurance and legal industries are optimistic, while... [more...]

  • Firms 'looking for older staff'

    Some employers are actively looking to recruit older people because they tend to have a more even work record, it has been claimed.According to Tom Schuller, director of the inquiry into the future for lifelong learning hosted by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, companies... [more...]

  • Hackers target recruitment website

    The details of up to 4.5 million jobseekers' details may have been lost after an IT security breach, it has been claimed.According to online magazine Recruitment Consultant, cybercriminals hacked into's newly revamped website.Some $130 million ($90.8 million) was spent on the... [more...]

  • Firms 'should spend on skills'

    Despite recent announcements of reductions in staff, UK firms continue to suffer skills shortages, it has been revealed.Research carried out by recruitment solutions provider Randstad found the most in-demand areas are managerial, operations and IT.The study also found 57 per cent of companies... [more...]

  • Emphasis on specifics 'can improve sales'

    Those working in sales should draw their clients' focus to the specific attributes of the product they are trying to sell, it has been claimed.According to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research and authored by Loran Nordgren of Northwestern University and Ap Dijksterhuis of... [more...]

  • Firms 'using behavioural interview technique'

    Behavioural interview questions are increasingly being used by companies in order to recruit staff, it has been revealed.Career coaching provider Palladian International claims the technique tends to be used to get a picture of how a job candidate would handle the job."A behavioural... [more...]

  • Sales psychology 'must be understood'

    Understanding human psychology is key to the success of sales departments during a recession, it has been claimed.Dr Peter Hughes, managing partner of marketing theory agency Cognition PR, said that the more people believe a recession is going to happen and things are going to get worse, the... [more...]

  • Training 'should be maintained in credit crunch'

    Training budgets should not be reduced in response to the uncertain economic climate, it has been claimed.According to organisation development consultancy Echelon, training is often seen as a soft target and has a tendency to become one of the first budgets to be reduced or cut completely.Chief... [more...]

  • Training 'can improve recruitment systems'

    Officially-endorsed sales training courses can boost the professionalism of the recruitment industry, it has been claimed.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has announced that through its training schemes it can emphasise the need for high-quality candidates to work in the sales... [more...]

  • 'Wide range of jobs' available in UK

    There are many jobs available in the UK despite the news of recent redundancies in the retail and manufacturing industries, it has been claimed.However, according to Dr John McGurk, advisor on skills and learning for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, these opportunities may... [more...]

  • IT training 'necessary for temporary workers'

    Skills and training are important to prevent IT workers being left behind by new initiatives, it has been claimed. Gerry McLaughlin from technology advice website IT said knowledge of Oracle, Java, C#, Unix, SAP and XML are the most important skills.He continued: "The... [more...]

  • Pharmaceutical firms hiring

    The pharmaceutical sales recruitment market is looking healthy despite the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to healthcare recruitment group RSA, companies that put their intake on hold at the end of last year are starting to actively look for new staff again.Darren... [more...]

  • Sales philosophy 'should be company core'

    Companies should put sales at the centre of their business plans in order to survive in the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.Writing in the Institute of Sales and Marketing Magazine, Annalize Cuthill, sales director at behaviour change consultancy Huthwaite International, said... [more...]

  • Palm Pre 'signifies comeback'

    A new handset released by mobile device manufacturer Palm represents a "return to form" by one of the pioneers of the market, it has been claimed.In news which may interest gadget lovers working in sales, the company unveiled its new Pre at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show... [more...]

  • Colleges and firms 'should work together on skills'

    Employees' skills become more important in a tough economic climate, according to a new study.Research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) indicates that 47 per cent of UK firms have links with colleges, but the organisation is calling for enterprises to increase their... [more...]

  • Interview questions 'can redeem silly answers'

    Knowing how to ask the correct questions at the end of a job interview can be a useful technique for job candidates, it has been claimed.According to David Emin, director of advertising at Mirror Group Newspapers, addressing this part of an interview correctly can mean allaying objections or... [more...]

  • Effective management 'key to business success'

    Companies with high-quality managerial staff are more likely to survive the recession, it has been claimed.According to David Kern, chief economist at the British Chamber of Commerce, well-managed enterprises have greater resources, more assets and are therefore more able to cope with a fall in... [more...]

  • Workplace stress 'must be addressed'

    Workplace stress is likely to become one of the most serious risks to business performance in coming years, it has been revealed.Research carried out by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in collaboration with recruitment consultant Robert Half indicates a poor... [more...]

  • Financial services 'resilient'

    The financial services industry is showing more buoyancy than the real economy, it has been claimed.David Kern, chief economist at the British Chamber of Commerce, said there are some signs that in the interbank markets, the difference between three month rates and the bank rate has... [more...]

  • UK jobs 'to be created'

    The UK jobs market is likely to grow despite the uncertain economic climate, it has been claimed.According to the 'Working Futures report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the number of jobs in business and other services is likely to increase by 1.3 million over the long... [more...]

  • Training 'key to getting and keeping jobs'

    It is vital Britons have access to training in the current uncertain economic climate, it has been claimed.Commenting on today's report by the Innovation, Universities and Science and Skills Select Committee examining the impact of Lord Leitch's review of skills, Trades Union Congress general... [more...]

  • Immediate job creation 'vital'

    The government should focus on creating jobs immediately rather than supporting the long-term unemployed, it has been claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), people are more likely to be offered a job if they are already in work.Tom Hadley, director of external... [more...]

  • Companies 'struggle to optimise workforce'

    Written by Paul GoatmanEnterprises lack the objective tools and processes necessary to optimise their workforce, it has been claimed.Public software company SuccessFactors surveyed 277 businesses in the UK and Ireland to gauge how enterprises ensure their workforce is contributing to the bottom... [more...]

  • Sales training course 'passes test'

    Written by Nikki BarristerA new programme of sales training courses have been endorsed by the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, it has been revealed.The series, which has been developed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec), has achieved the benchmark for recognition... [more...]

  • Open plan offices 'make workers ill'

    Those who work in open plan offices, such as employees in the media and new media industries, could be damaging their health, it has been claimed.Research carried out by the Queensland University of Technology indicates such workspaces can cause high levels of stress, conflict, high blood... [more...]

  • Talent management 'essential'

    Effective management of staff talent can help organisations make the most of their workforce performance, it has been claimed.In news that may be of interest to workers in the insurance and financial service industries, performance management solutions firm SuccessFactors believes companies of... [more...]

  • Effective managers 'have more motivated staff'

    If sales managers handle their staff effectively, workers will be less likely to take unnecessary sick days, it has been claimed.Ben Willmott, senior public policy advisor at Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said illness is simply a fact of life and a common sense approach must... [more...]

  • Manager-employee understanding 'vital'

    Sales managers are better able to motivate their staff if they understand how they process information and make use of their energies, it has been claimed.According to consultancy The Performance Solution, this understanding can help build rapport and help workers feel more accepted, while... [more...]

  • New safety regulations 'to affect sales execs'

    Sales executives should be aware that new legislation coming into force this Friday (January 16th) will give courts greater power to punish managers who breach health and safety rules, it has been claimed.According to law firm DWF, the Health and Safety (Offences) Act will mean directors and... [more...]

  • Women in IT 'want more skills'

    Women working in IT hardware and software sales jobs feel they need to develop their career management and business skills, it has been revealed.Research carried out by indicates 77 per cent of female workers in the IT industry feel they do not have the skills to manage... [more...]

  • Skills training 'benefits companies'

    Firms that invest in skills training now will recover most easily from the economic downturn, it has been claimed.According to David Fairhurst, senior vice president of McDonald's, said companies are already seeing "sustained benefits" from investing in people.He added: "It has... [more...]

  • Construction jobs 'remain available'

    Jobs remain in the construction sector despite the economic downturn, it has been claimed.According to Graham Watts, chief executive of the Construction Industry Council, companies working in infrastructure or building roads and railway tunnels still have buoyant order books and there is a great... [more...]

  • IT skills 'necessary for work'

    People who attempt to enter the workplace without a basic knowledge of IT may find they experience difficulties, an expert has suggested.Elspeth Farrar, communications director for Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, pointed out that computers are present in almost all working... [more...]

  • Work downtime 'important'

    An expert has claimed staff should ensure they make the most of any downtime from work, which those entering financial services jobs might like to keep in mind.Mo Shapiro, body language expert and relationship psychologist, noted that some employees have trouble leaving their work behind when... [more...]

  • Absent employees 'put strain on other staff'

    When workers are absent from work, staff remaining in the office can be put under greater pressure, it has been claimed.Gill Trevelyan, head of good practice services for employment relations firm Acas, said having significant numbers of employees absent from work can also make it difficult for... [more...]

  • Employers 'hold off on job cuts'

    In sectors other than retail, employers are not cutting jobs on a mass scale despite the uncertain economic climate, it has been claimed.Tom Hadley, director of external affairs at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said firms and their staff understand that the situation is difficult... [more...]

  • Job cuts 'can be costly'

    Redundancies should be considered a last resort by companies looking top cut costs, it has been claimed. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the cost to firms of making redundancies could reach as much as £16,375 per employee, even before extra costs like... [more...]

  • Company staff 'consider public sphere work'

    Employees of private companies are more likely to consider a job in the public sector as a result of the uncertain economic climate, it has been claimed.According to research carried out by specialist recruitment group Hays Public Services, 73 per cent of Britons claim a search for better job... [more...]

  • 35,000 extra apprenticeships funded

    An additional 35,000 apprentices will be funded by the government over the next year, it has been revealed.In a development which may interest those seeking construction jobs, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills announced an extra £140 million will be invested to create... [more...]

  • Govt 'should support car manufacturing jobs'

    The government should do more to support 70,000 manufacturing jobs in the automotive industry, it has been claimed.Unite, the union, called on officials to create a package to boost the sector, amid fears that several operators could slow down their operations.Tony Woodley, joint general... [more...]

  • Firms 'add hours, cut wages' in crisis

    Entrepreneurs are increasingly cutting jobs and wages in an attempt to survive in the current uncertain economic climate, it has been revealed.Research carried out by think tank the Tenon Forum found 26 per cent of business owners have let go of staff since the start of the credit crunch, while... [more...]

  • Job-seeking skills 'lacking'

    People currently losing their jobs in the uncertain economic climate are lacking in interviewing and CV writing skills, it has been claimed.According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), many Britons who have recently been made unemployed are unlikely to have had an... [more...]

  • Firms should 'maintain sales and marketing budgets'

    Businesses are being warned not to cut back on their sales and marketing budgets as a cost-saving exercise in the credit crunch.The British Chamber of Commerce cautions companies should work on their business plans and concentrate on sales and marketing, which could be good news for those... [more...]

  • Credit crunch 'leads to manufacturing vacancies'

    Opportunities for graduates to look for engineering jobs are being presented by the current financial crisis, it has been revealed.The Financial Times reports that skills shortages currently exist in manufacturing companies in many European countries such as Germany, the UK and Switzerland.Allan... [more...]

  • Training 'key to achieving management roles'

    Executives looking to change jobs in the current uncertain economic climate should rebuild their CV and learn new skills in order to earn a competitive advantage, it has been claimed.Management careers website is offering advice for those looking switch careers, such as being... [more...]

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