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  • Construction sector 'can boost UK employment'

    The construction sector can be responsible for boosting employment in the UK by creating construction sales jobs, it has been suggested.Steve Turner, head of communications at the Home Builders Federation, said that it is vital that the skills needed to secure the future of the industry are... [more...]

  • Graduates 'still going for traditional roles'

    Graduates are continuing to apply for 'traditional' roles, according to one expert who has noted that there is increasing opportunity for graduate sales recruitment.Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that the economy is "starting to pick up", adding... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'can boost sales recruitment'

    Boosting the number of apprentices in the UK may be the best way to stimulate the sales recruitments sector, the Liberal Democrats have claimed.At the party's annual conference in Liverpool, it outlined how public sector cuts and future skills needs were of "direct relevance" to... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment 'on the rise' in Scotland

    There has been a sales recruitment rise in Scotland, with other sectors also experiencing a boost, but one expert has said that more needs to be done to ensure continued growth in the jobs market.Commenting on the upward trend and on the immediate priorities for the Scottish jobs market, Lisa... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'must focus on added value'

    It is important that companies in the sales recruitment sector focus on establishing best practice and demonstrating the added value they provide to employers in the sector, one industry body advised.Hamish Pringle, director general of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, said that... [more...]

  • Expert offers CV hints to applicants

    An expert has issued CV hints to people applying for a new position, advising that they omit any old qualifications which they believe are irrelevant.Responding to a reader letter in the Financial Times which questioned whether old O-level results were relevant on a CV, Geoff Fawcett, operations... [more...]

  • Social media 'must be embraced' by businesses

    It is essential that recruiters utilise social media, as there is no escaping the fact that it is becoming a key part of hiring managers' regimes, it has been claimed.Andrew Girdwood, head of strategy for Bigmouthmedia, said that social media affects businesses "whether they like it or... [more...]

  • Govt 'should be involved' with construction recruitment

    The government needs to play more of a role when it comes to recruiting in the construction industry, one industry expert has advised.Steve Turner, head of communications at the Home Builders Federation, said that the coalition needs to place more of a focus on getting young people into the... [more...]

  • Qualifications 'the key to career success'

    Jobseekers can significantly improve their chances of securing a position by ensuring they have qualifications in the field they are applying for, one source has stated.The Home Learning College pointed out that 54 per cent of jobseekers are currently considering further study in the sector they... [more...]

  • Economy to grow in 2011, CBI predicts

    The UK's economy will grow steadily in 2011, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed.According to the latest economic forecast by the organisation, the UK economy will grow by 1.6 per cent throughout 2010, up from 1.3 per cent predicted in its previous forecast in June.The... [more...]

  • Senior executives 'being highly sought' in 2010

    There is a growing demand for senior executives who can add experience to a company, according to a new report.The latest survey findings by Ipsos MORI for the Interim Management Association (IMA) show that the use of interim managers has increased by nine per cent over the first two quarters of... [more...]

  • Sales jobs see recruitment boost

    There has been a sharp rise in the number of people moving into sales jobs, according to the latest survey.Data compiled by Hays shows that 55 per cent of sales mangers claim that there has been a rise in the number of applications for sales jobs since last year, while 58 per cent of staff... [more...]

  • Fall in unemployment 'good news' for recruitment sector

    The reduction in the number of unemployed people in the UK is good news for the recruitment sector, one expert has observed.Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said the fact that the figures are another indication of some stability in the jobs market.The... [more...]

  • Employer commitment 'will pay back dividends'

    Companies which make a commitment to retain staff will "reap dividends" in the long term when they fully escape the effects of the recession, one expert has stated.John Hannett, general secretary of the union Usdaw, said that companies should strive to keep hold of their best staff... [more...]

  • Half of accountants 'planning a job move'

    Half of all accountants have revealed that they are considering changing jobs in the next 12 months, according to a new poll.The survey, carried out by Careers in Audit, shows that, out of more than 600 accountants, half of them admitted to being in the process of looking for a new job, with... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'have great opportunities'

    There are currently many excellent opportunities on the market for jobseekers, one sector expert has stated, noting that the recession has not had the impact that some people feared.Jane Artess, director of research for the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, said that people willing to put... [more...]

  • Rise of social media in recruiting 'not a seismic shift'

    The continuing rise of social media in the recruitment sector has not led to a "seismic shift" in the way in which candidates are targeted and hired, one expert has noted.Speaking at a Recruitment Society meeting in London, Jon Porter, managing director of TMP Worldwide, said that... [more...]

  • Govt reveals unemployment has fallen

    The level of unemployment in the UK has fallen, according to the latest government jobs figures.According to the data, the number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 8,000 to 2.47 million in the three months to July, which means that overall unemployment in the country remains at 7.8 per... [more...]

  • Employee engagement tips offered to UK firms

    Companies across the UK have been offered a number of employee engagement tips which can help to both recruit and retain new staff.Lindsey Symes, client relations manager and Peter Wallace, head of resourcing, for Capita HR Solutions told Recruiter that training and development initiatives are... [more...]

  • Financial services pay 'is on the rise'

    The rate of pay for financial services staff has risen considerably in 2010, particularly over the summer, new figures have suggested.According to statistics from Astbury Marsden, junior staff have benefitted the most in recent months, with some employees seeing their wages rise by as much as 20... [more...]

  • Report calls for greater careers advice for graduates

    A new report has called on universities to do more to highlight potential graduate job opportunities.The study, carried out by leading think tank Demos and commissioned by Endsleigh, suggest that graduates need to be alerted to the wealth of job opportunities facing them and suggests that... [more...]

  • Candidates 'offered a huge range' of IT careers

    There is a wide range of IT careers available for candidates prepared to look, one expert on the subject has suggested.Maggie Berry, managing director of womenintechnology.co.uk, said that one of the issues with the IT sector is that the variety of roles available is not... [more...]

  • Graduates issued CV tips

    Graduates seeking their first major job after university have been issued with a number of tips to boost their chances of success.Carl Andrew, writing for the Guardian, said it is important for students to consider the industry they are applying for and how the experience they have will be... [more...]

  • Govt reveals construction output rose in Q2

    Construction output rose in the UK in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest government statistics.Figures published by the Office for National Statistics reveal that total volume of construction output in the second quarter of 2010 rose by 8.6 per cent compared with the first... [more...]

  • Sales candidate confidence 'is on the rise'

    Sales recruitment candidates are becoming more confident about landing the role they are applying for, a new poll has suggested.A survey carried out by Workmonitor and seen by the Recruiter indicates that 75 per cent of employees currently feel that they could comfortably land a new sales job if... [more...]

  • Confidence continues to rise in financial sector

    Confidence is continuing to rise in the financial services sector as more jobs are created throughout the industry, according to the latest report.A poll conducted by services provider Giant Group shows that optimism in the sector, particularly among those in IT jobs, has risen considerably in... [more...]

  • Brevity and branding 'the key to sales recruitment success'

    Job-seeking executives have been advised that brevity, branding and networking are key when it comes to landing a new position.That is the advice being issued by James Wren, general manager of search products and user experience at JobServe, who told Recruiter that in today's increasingly... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'a wise choice' for UK organisations

    Apprenticeships can provide UK organisations and hopeful job hunters with valuable employment experience, one sector body has noted.In its new report The State of Apprenticeships in 2010, the Apprenticeship Ambassadors' Network (AAN) said that they have never been more highly valued by... [more...]

  • Training programmes 'can stimulate UK businesses'

    New training programmes can help to stimulate UK businesses in the private sector, one organisation has claimed.The Forum of Private Business (FPB) said that with private sector organisations clamouring to form new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), new bodies should focus on providing... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'should take advantage of NIC holidays'

    Companies in the recruitment sector have been advised to utilise the 'holiday' in paying staff National Insurance Contributions (NICs), outline in the coalition government's June Budget.Liz Longman, UK director of independent recruiters' network the Employment Agencies Movement,... [more...]

  • Employment prospects 'looking good' for engineers

    People with engineering qualifications have a greater chance of gaining employment in the coming months as sector organisations are currently on the lookout for people with the skills to push them forward.That is the opinion of Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment... [more...]

  • Report: Permanent placements increase in August

    The number of people in permanent work placements increased again in August, according to the latest recruitment figures.Data published in the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs shows that both permanent and temporary placements increased in the UK last month,... [more...]

  • Good feedback 'helps young professionals settle in'

    Graduate recruits can settle into the workplace more easily if they receive positive feedback and management from their superiors, one sector expert has observed.Guy Emmerson, associate director of Badenoch & Clark, said that recruiters can get the best out of graduates by praising the good... [more...]

  • Majority of organisations 'planning to outsource' in 2010

    A new report has revealed that the majority of European organisations are planning to outsource more frequently in the coming months.The research, carried out by global analyst Gartner, reveals that 53 per cent of firms will outsource more in 2010, based on the opinions of decision makers in 206... [more...]

  • UK firms 'crying out' for skilled workers'

    UK companies are desperately in need of employees with technical skills, with people who are qualified for these roles currently in an "excellent position", one expert claims.Gerry McLaughlin, of ITContractor.com, said that people who have taken the time to gain technical... [more...]

  • IT sector 'on the road to recovery'

    The IT industry is beginning to boost employment levels as confidence returns to the sector, it has been claimed.Global IT industry analyst Gartner polled 358 organisations in the sector and found that the median rate of increase in IT headcounts was 6.3 per cent across all respondents in the... [more...]

  • Demand for financial services jobs 'on the rise'

    There has been a rise in demand for jobs in the financial services sector in recent months, with small and medium-sized businesses especially optimistic about their prospects for the rest of 2010, it has been claimed.A new survey among financial services firms carried out by Reed shows that... [more...]

  • Manufacturing confidence 'translating into recruitment'

    There is greater confidence in the manufacturing sector as orders begin to pick up and this is translating into increased recruitment, according to the latest report.A survey carried out by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, shows that UK firms are continuing to report buoyant trading... [more...]

  • Jobs market 'facing demand from military personnel'

    The jobs market is facing demand from military personnel as people leave the armed forces and take on civilian roles such as a sales engineer, it has been claimed.A new report by Leicester-based Gemini Forces shows that the organisation is anticipating a "surge" in the numbers of... [more...]

  • Recruiters move to online and flexible benefit platforms

    More companies are applying technology to communicate benefits via an online portal and to administer salary sacrifice and broader flexible benefit arrangements, according to a new report.The data, published by Mercer, finds that a growing number of companies are planning to introduce... [more...]

  • Employers 'not managing risks' around staff rewards

    Many companies are failing to measure the risks associated with how they reward staff for good performances, and the number is increasing, a new report suggests.Research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and published in the report Managing Reward Risks:... [more...]

  • Continuous career development 'is essential'

    It is vital that people in sales jobs undergo continuous career development in order to benefit both the company and the workers themselves, it has been claimed.A report from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising stated that marketing firms in particular will find that embracing... [more...]

  • Investment 'favoured over cost-cutting'

    Many global businesses are favouring investment over cost-cutting in order to aid recovery, particularly in the manufacturing sector, a new report has claimed.According to the study, published by Eversheds, businesses will continue to drive demand and will also have a stronger appetite to invest... [more...]

  • 'Caution needed' as employment prospects rise

    As employment prospects across the UK rise and staff numbers are boosted, one sector body has warned that caution is still needed throughout the labour market.A new report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has noted that the economic recovery started in the fourth quarter of 2009, and... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'need to be flexible'

    It is essential that jobseekers are flexible in their approach to sales recruitment if they are to enhance their prospects of securing a position, it has been claimed.According to John Salt, director of Totaljobs.com, public sector jobseekers often have a "high level" of transferable... [more...]

  • Firms 'not assessing impact' of training

    Many firms are failing to assess the impact that training is having on their employees and the organisation as a whole, it has been revealed.A new report by Hays Senior Finance shows that, while multimillions of pounds are being spent on staff training across the UK, nearly one in seven... [more...]

  • Flexible sales managers 'reaping rewards' following downturn

    Sales managers who remained flexible during the economic downturn are now reaping the rewards thanks to higher levels of trust among their staff, a new report has suggested.The data, published by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Management Today magazine, also found that... [more...]

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