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  • 'Confidence returning' among UK businesses

    UK businesses are increasingly gaining confidence, with greater optimism among the country's firms regarding the coming weeks, two experts have claimed.Adrian Tripp, chief executive of the European Business Awards, and Rosa Wilkinson, managing director of UKTI, said that there is not only a... [more...]

  • Skills gaps 'need to be plugged'

    National bodies must work together to ensure the country's skills gaps are plugged and sales recruitment numbers increase.That is the opinion of Manpower Inc, which has conducted a Talent Shortage Survey of 35,000 employers across 36 countries and territories, which showed that skilled... [more...]

  • Working abroad 'can enhance a CV'

    Graduates looking to enhance their CV may find that working abroad is the key, it has been claimed.A new report by the BBC has stated that hundreds of graduates are travelling to China this year in order to take part in paid or volunteering work which they believe will enhance their CV and... [more...]

  • Graduates 'examining skills shortages' to boost job chances

    Graduates are increasing their chance of sales recruitment by focusing on sectors with skills shortages and gearing their applications towards them, it has been claimed.Gerwyn Davies, public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said that whereas... [more...]

  • HR departments 'employing specialist brand managers'

    HR departments are increasingly employing specialist managers to run employer brand projects, new research into industry recruitment trends has claimed.A poll carried out by specialist consultancy People in Business for its Employer Brand Benchmark Survey found that organisations are... [more...]

  • Communication 'critical' for sales managers

    It is essential that sales managers focus on communication if they are to boost employee motivation, one sector body has noted. Petra Wilton, director of policy and research at the Chartered Management Institute, said that employee engagement can be the key to productivity and sales managers... [more...]

  • Recession and unemployment rise 'is good for sales recruitment'

    The country's economic downturn and resulting rise in unemployment may turn out to be a positive thing for sales recruitments organisations, it has been claimed.According to Saffron, recruitment organisations are experiencing a growth in demand for e-learning services in a "flooded... [more...]

  • School leavers 'heading into financial services'

    As the competition for university places continues to intensify, many school leavers are turning their back on a degree and are instead moving into a career in financial services straight after leaving school, it has been claimed.Tim Vye, divisional director of Reed Finance, said that this trend... [more...]

  • Businesses 'expecting greater recruitment numbers'

    UK companies are expecting to employ a greater number of workers in the coming months, with those in sales jobs and other sectors also likely to receive pay rise, according to the latest report.Accountancy body ICAEW and accountants Grant Thornton have compiled a study for the second quarter of... [more...]

  • Expert reveals 'smart moves and mistakes' for sales jobs recruits

    An industry expert has touched upon some of the biggest mistakes and smartest moves that sales jobs candidates can make during the application and interview process.Renowned author and career columnist Alexandra Levit said that a mistake many people make is failing to use social networking sites... [more...]

  • Businesses 'must address staffing issues'

    Businesses need to address staffing issues if they are to survive the "austerity cuts" facing the UK, one expert has noted.In an article published on, Alex Pratt, entrepreneur and author of Austerity Business: 39 Tips for Doing More with Less, said that traditional attitudes... [more...]

  • Government green deal 'may boost construction employment'

    The coalition government's 'green deal' plan is likely to boost the number of construction jobs in the coming months, one sector expert has stated.Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders, said that the industry is waiting to hear more details... [more...]

  • Graduate sales recruits 'not penalised' by taking a year out

    Graduate sales recruits are unlikely to be penalised for taking a year out from studies, and many may benefit from doing so, one sector body has claimed.As millions of A-level students receive their results today, Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, said... [more...]

  • Part-time employment 'gets people back into work'

    People who have been unemployed for a period of time may have a better chance of gaining a full-time job by doing part-time work, it has been claimed.Dave Miller, co-founder of Bikeworks, said that looking outside of graduate recruitment and other traditional avenues can often reveal people who... [more...]

  • DWP report examines sales recruitment training trends

    A new report issued by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) has examined the training trends currently being seen in sales recruitment.According to the study, training is being most commonly received by younger people and women, particularly workers in large organisations and those with... [more...]

  • A switch to sales engineer 'could be a good move'

    Making a career switch to a sales engineer could be a positive move as long as people research the sector before changing, one expert has claimed.Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that the industry is currently crying out for sales engineers but some people are either... [more...]

  • BCC hails 'positive' govt impact in first 90 days

    The British Chambers of Commerce has hailed the impact which the new coalition government has had on the UK since coming to power 90 days ago, stating that the work done so far has largely benefitted those in sales recruitment and other sectors.Ahead of the May's general election, the BBC... [more...]

  • Govt unveils 'time to train' regulations

    The government has announced a new set of regulations which will give new sales recruits the right to request training time when they begin a new job.From April 6th next year, any new worker in any company of any size will be bale to request time to train and study for their new role.Currently,... [more...]

  • Work experience 'can inspire sales recruitment success'

    Giving prospective employees a taste of work experience can light the spark needed to fire them to sales recruitment success, one expert has claimed.As well as a means of skill testing, Christine Hodgson, writing for Human Resources Magazine, pointed out that an "inspirational" work... [more...]

  • CVs 'must be relevant' to application

    Sales recruitment candidates must ensure that their CV is relevant to the role they are applying for, according to one expert.Chris Rea, business manager at Graduate Prospects, said that many people make the mistake of including an irrelevant CV with their job application, even though a little... [more...]

  • TUC: Employment figures 'encouraging' for sales jobs

    The latest employment figures are good news for people seeking sales jobs and other roles and suggest that the UK economy is getting back on its feet, one industry organisation has claimed.Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), was commenting on the figures issued... [more...]

  • Background checks 'essential' before hiring

    It is essential that recruiters carry out background checks before taking on new staff, one expert has warned.Mat Armstrong, writing for Human Resource Magazine, said that the same advice applies for sales recruitment as for any other sector - candidates need to be checked out before being... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'must have strong leadership skills'

    Strong leadership skills are essential if sales managers are to be successful in their roles, one expert has observed.Tina Lamb, senior partner at development organisation the Impact Factory, said that there is currently a culture of people becoming "accidental managers" without having... [more...]

  • Employment figures reveal an increase in part-time roles

    The latest employment index has revealed that there has been growth in the number of people in sales jobs roles and other sectors who are working part-time.According to the figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), over 180,000 jobs were created in the second quarter of... [more...]

  • Skills shortages 'hampering marketing efforts'

    A shortage of skills in the marketing sector is preventing many firms from expanding following the economic downturn, a new report has revealed.Research carried out by Accenture for a study entitled Onward and Up - How Marketers Are Refocusing the Front Office for Growth, found that executives... [more...]

  • Marketing 'a key factor' in escaping the recession

    Companies struggling to escape the effects of the recession should place a key focus on their marketing strategy in order to boost revenue, one expert has said.Tim Campbell, founder of the Bright Ideas Trust and a former winner of The Apprentice, pointed out that smaller firms in particular... [more...]

  • Would linking pay to performance boost productivity?

    A new report has revealed that the majority of UK workers would be more productive if their pay was linked to performance.The poll, carried out as part of the Kelly Global Workforce Index, showed that 53 per cent of UK workers would be more productive if their salary was linked to their... [more...]

  • Engineers 'in demand' in 2010

    There is a huge demand for people in roles such as sales engineers in 2010, according to a new report.Research carried out by IntaPeople showed that there is a growing demand for people in the engineering sector and listed the top ten most in demand positions in the first six months of... [more...]

  • Will flexible working legislation be welcomed by all?

    New government legislation designed to promote flexible working may not be a decision welcomed by all firms, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.Andrew Cave, head of policy at the organisation, claimed that the majority of firms already offer flexible working to those in sales jobs... [more...]

  • Employees 'considering career switches' in the near future

    Many staff are considering switching careers at the moment in order to take advantage of more buoyant jobs markets in other sectors, it has been claimed.Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that there is always a risk in switching roles or careers, but people ultimately have... [more...]

  • Young people 'ready and able' for the workplace

    The majority of companies feel that young people are ready and willing to move into sales recruitments posts, according to a new survey.A nationwide poll carried out by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) questioned 80,000 firms about whether they believed young people who had... [more...]

  • Managers 'finding ways to reward staff'

    Managers are increasingly finding ways to reward their staff without having to give them pay increases, one expert has suggested. Mike Petrook, head of public affairs at The Chartered Management Institute, said that the recession led to many companies tightening budgets, but creative sales... [more...]

  • Looks 'a key factor' when it comes to recruitment

    A person's appearance often plays a key role when it comes to being hired for a particular job, a new survey has found. Research carried out by experts at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, shows that female applicants often have an advantage when it comes to their chances of... [more...]

  • Private sector sales recruitment continues to rise

    The number of new positions being created for sales jobs continues to rise in the private sector, with companies boosting their recruitment drives, the latest figures indicate. Data issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as part of its net employment index shows... [more...]

  • Recruiters making 'major efforts' to retain and hire women

    Companies are making a major effort to keep female workers and employ more, according to one sector expert.Jerri Barrett, vice president of marketing for Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, said that there are currently not enough women in technical role such as IT, which is often due... [more...]

  • World of employment 'will undergo major changes' by 2020

    The world of work as we currently know it will undergo ten major changes in the coming decade, according to the latest report.A study carried out by industry analyst Gartner shows that organisations will need to plan for "increasingly chaotic environments" out of their direct control, as trends... [more...]

  • Govt unveils new measures to cut red tape

    The government has unveiled a package of measures designed to support its drive to tackle unnecessary interference from Whitehall and red tape.Business secretary Vince Cable said the measures will help to "transform the relationship" between people and government by changing how regulations are... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'expanding abroad' in next 12 months

    Almost a third of recruiters intend to expand overseas in the next 12 months, according to the latest study.Research carried out by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) also shows that 20 per cent of UK staffing companies have plans to expand outside Europe in the next... [more...]

  • UK 'has a shortage of good managers'

    The UK has shortage of good bosses who excel at managing their staff, according to a new report.Figures issued by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) show that, from a survey of more than 2,000 bosses, over half think they do a good job of looking after staff and handling day-to-day... [more...]

  • IT market 'beat expectations' in first half of 2010

    The global IT market has outperformed expectations in the first six months of the year, according to the latest figures.Data compiled by sector analyst the International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that spending "rebounded quickly" in the first half of 2010, led by capital expenditure on new... [more...]

  • Construction sector 'experiencing a recruitment rise'

    There has been a significant rise in the number of new positions being created in the recruitment sector, according to one industry expert.Duncan MacAskill, a partner at KPMG, stated that the construction industry is enjoying buoyancy at the moment, with hiring managers in search of employees... [more...]

  • Staff appointments continue to increase in July

    The number of staff appointments in July continued to increase, according to the latest survey, which takes sales recruitment into account.Data in the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs signalled further increases in permanent and temporary staff appointments... [more...]

  • Employees 'burning the candle at both ends'

    Many employees are burning the candle at both ends by working an excessive number of hours, according to a new report.Research carried out by Reed shows that the typical "nine-to-five" job is being shunned by many employees, who are instead putting in ten-hour shifts and relying on an "email... [more...]

  • Employee engagement 'must be tackled'

    It is essential to tackle employee engagement if companies are to ensure the satisfaction of their staff and boost their loyalty to the company, one sector body has observed.According to the quarterly Employee Outlook survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),... [more...]

  • Financial stability 'will lead to recruitment boost'

    Many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are waiting until their financial outlook is clear before commuting to hiring more staff, a new survey has revealed.A report carried out by Administaff as part of its Business Confidence Survey found that 61 per cent of small business owners, which... [more...]

  • Welfare reform 'a great opportunity' for sales recruitment

    The government's plans for a substantial overhaul of the benefits system is good news for those in sales recruitment and other areas of the industry, one sector body has noted.Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, revealed that welfare... [more...]

  • Workplaces 'need to be flexible' to achieve success

    Workplaces need to be flexible when it comes to hiring new staff, which includes sales recruitment, according to one industry body.Mike Emmott, public policy advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said that firms need to ensure that there is flexibility not just... [more...]

  • Manufacturing sector 'preparing for future growth'

    Companies in the manufacturing sector are gradually preparing for future growth as recruitment picks up, one expert has noted.Hiring managers within the sector are becoming more active in anticipation of the industry experiencing a boost in demand and productivity in the coming months, according... [more...]

  • Insurance sector sees job demand boost in July

    There was a rise in the number of jobs available in the insurance sector in July, according to a new industry report, which is sure to boost sales recruitment hopes.The Reed Job Index shows that employer demand across all sectors fell marginally last month, but certain sectors enjoyed strong... [more...]

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