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  • Private sector pay shows further signs of recovery

    There are further signs of recovery in the private sector, according to the latest report on pay increases.Data published in an analysis of pay settlements recorded by shows that the majority of employers continue to award pay increases of between two and three per cent.The median... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'must look for opportunities'

    Sales recruitment organisations need to look for opportunities in the industry in the coming months, it has been suggested.At the launch of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) Recruitment Industry Trends Survey 2009/10, experts predicted that recruiters will have to... [more...]

  • Mel shows how not to make a sale in The Apprentice Week 4

    Week 4 of The Apprentice highlighted how not to make a sale and how taking the informed approach can reap benefits, it has been claimed.Motivational speaker and seminar leader Gavin Ingham observed that this week's challenge showcased the very best and worst of sales techniques, labelling... [more...]

  • Salaries 'will increase in 2011'

    Annual salaries for people in the sales recruitment sector and other industries are set to increase in the coming months, the latest report has suggested.According to the results of Aon Hewitt's 2010-2011 European Salary Increase Survey, the UK average salary is expected to rise by 2.5 per... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'need to provide effective headhunting'

    Effective headhunting needs to be employed when sales recruitment organisations and other businesses in the recruitment sector are on the search for new staff, one specialist has advised.Lee Evans, a group recruitment manager, told the Recruiter that many organisations fail to successfully... [more...]

  • Public sector staff confident about move to private firms

    Many staff in the public sector are confident that their skills can be utilised in the private sphere, which includes fields such as sales recruitment, a new survey suggests.Research carried out by Badenoch & Clark found that 44 per cent of workers in public sector jobs feel that they would... [more...]

  • Role of sales recruitment agencies 'must be promoted'

    The vital role played by sales recruitment agencies and other companies in the recruitment sector needs to be promoted in light of the government's quango cuts, it has been claimed.Tom Hadley, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) director of policy and professional... [more...]

  • Managers 'must highlight employee benefits'

    Managers need to highlight the job benefits to employees affected by the government's forthcoming spending cuts, one expert has advised.Peter Reilly, director of HR research and consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies, said that some workers may feel a little disillusioned after... [more...]

  • Multi-skilled workers 'have greater employment prospects'

    Workers with several generic skills stand a better chance of gaining private sector employment than those with substantial but industry-specific qualifications, it has been claimed.Peter Reilly, director of HR research and consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies, said that in light... [more...]

  • Manufacturing sector targets growth

    The manufacturing sector has set out a new plan for growth which will help to create a more sustainable and balanced economy in the UK.According to EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, workers in the industry, including those in sales recruitment posts, have welcomed the "greater... [more...]

  • Majority of workers 'prefer female managers'

    The majority of workers would prefer to have female sales managers if given the choice, a new poll indicates.Research carried out by Reabur shows that 38 per cent of respondents believe women make better bosses than men, while 29 per cent think a male manager is best and 33 per cent say gender... [more...]

  • CMI welcomes focus on skills in CSR

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed the renewed focus on education and skills in chancellor George Osborne's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).According to the CMI, placing emphasis on UK skills and education will be the catalyst for growth in the sales recruitment sector... [more...]

  • Small firms 'will not reduce staff numbers'

    Small firms in the sales recruitment sector and other industries are unlikely to reduce their headcount in the coming months, according to one sector body. Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said he is does not expect smaller firms to reduce their workforce and expressed his... [more...]

  • Apprentice candidates fail to excel in Week 3

    Last night's (October 20th) episode of the Apprentice was full of "clueless" performances and highlighted the importance of telling the truth to clients and keeping promises, one expert has observed. Gavin Ingham, motivational speaker and seminar leader, noted that the... [more...]

  • CSR 'will be welcomed by many markets'

    The government's Comprehensive Spending Review will likely be welcomed in many markets after not being as harsh as expected, one economic forecasting group has claimed. Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, said that the effect on UK sectors, such as... [more...]

  • Great leadership 'crucial in IT'

    Exceptional performance in the IT sector is not enough for employees unless they are being steered by great leaders, new research has suggested.Global analyst Gartner has said that the current IT sector, which encompasses sales recruitment, will only thrive if managers and workers are moving... [more...]

  • Government 'should continue supporting UK businesses'

    The government needs to continue to show its support for UK businesses in the sales recruitment sector and other industries, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has warned.As the coalition prepared to unveil the spending review, an open letter from 35 top UK business leaders claimed that... [more...]

  • A diverse workforce 'leads to sales recruitment success'

    Having a diverse workforce is one of the best ways of achieving success in the sales recruitment sector, an industry source has stated.Rachel Krys, campaign director for the Employers Forum on Age, pointed out that older workers can often be beneficial in the sales recruitment sector and other... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'need to engage with the workforce'

    It is important for sales mangers to engage with their workforce in order to maintain a happy working environment, one sector body has claimed.A spokeswoman for Unison said that, although the number of worker strikes in the UK has decreased substantially, it is still important for organisations... [more...]

  • Skills development 'as important as wages' to employees

    Development of skills is as important as pay to staff in the sales recruitment industry and the labour market as a whole, it has been claimed.Mike Petrook, spokesperson for the Chartered Management Institute, noted that money is "obviously" important for paying the bills, but many... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment industry 'vital' to developing skills

    The role played by the sales recruitment sector and the industry as a whole will be vital in helping to develop the UK's skills policy, it has been claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), in its response to the government consultation Skills for Sustainable... [more...]

  • UK's labour market 'is flexible'

    The flexible labour market in the UK has protected it from some of the severe effects which have been experienced elsewhere in the world, it has been claimed.Albert Ellis, chief executive officer of analyst Harvey Nash, said that the sales recruitment sector has not seen the kind of turbulence... [more...]

  • Targeted sales recruitment 'will lead to growth'

    The country's employers are gearing up for growth through targeted sales recruitment, according to a new survey.Data published by the Confederation of British Industry and Harvey Nash in the Gearing up for Growth report reveals that the number of businesses operating a recruitment freeze has... [more...]

  • Employees engaged with company values 'work harder'

    Ensuring that new employees in the sales recruitment sector are familiar with a company's values is likely to lead to greater productivity, it has been claimed.A new ten-page management briefing published in the October 2010 edition of Ethical Corporation magazine showed that employees... [more...]

  • Enjoyable jobs 'promote good mental health'

    Being in an enjoyable job in the sales recruitment sector or any other industry is the best way to good mental health, a new study has claimed.Researchers at the Australian National University, led by Dr Liana Leach, found that people in jobs with high levels of stress which they do not enjoy... [more...]

  • Business confidence 'is quite high'

    Confidence remains quite high among the UK's businesses, with companies optimistic about their prospects following the recession, it has been claimed.According to a spokesman for the Forum of Private Business (FPB), businesses to be able to have "confidence and certainty" about the... [more...]

  • UK unemployment falls again

    Unemployment in the UK fell once more in the three months to August, according to the latest government figures.Data issued by the Office for National Statistics shows that the employment rate for those aged between 16 and 64 was 70.7 per cent between June and August, up 0.2 per cent on the... [more...]

  • Graduates sales recruitment firms 'should welcome fee cap removal'

    Firms in the graduate sales recruitment sector should be welcoming proposals to remove the fee cap for university tuition, it has been claimed.Carl Gilleard, chief executive of AGR, said that Lord Browne's review has put forward a set of recommendations that will secure a "sustainable... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'a stepping stone for jobseekers'

    Flexible working can prove to be an effective stepping stone for sales recruitment candidates hoping to gain permanent employment, an industry body has suggested.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's JobsOutlook, published ahead of the latest Office for Nationals... [more...]

  • Manufacturing candidates 'are less active'

    There is currently less activity among sales recruitment candidates in the manufacturing sector, according to one industry expert.Julie Anderson, senior talent acquisition specialist for European supply chain and operations at Coca-Cola Enterprises, told Recruiter that, as the country emerges... [more...]

  • Government 'can stimulate private sector growth'

    The government can play a key role in helping to stimulate growth in the sales recruitment industry and among other private sector firms, it has been claimed.According to the British Chambers of Commerce's (BCC's) submission to the Treasury ahead of its Comprehensive Spending Review... [more...]

  • Recruitment industry 'must come together'

    Organisations in the sales recruitment field and other areas of the sector need to come together in order to ensure that industry standards are safeguarded, it has been claimed.At a meeting of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) Industrial Sector Group, attendees... [more...]

  • England sees productivity output rise in September

    Productivity output levels in England rose last month on the whole, sales recruitment professionals have learned.According to the English regional Purchasing Managers' Index data for September, there was an increase in business activity in all nine regions monitored by the survey.In... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment sector gears up for Successful Selling show

    The sales recruitment sector is gearing up for one of the main events in the industry calendar, the Successful Selling 2010 event.Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on October 21st, the event will be a showcase of the latest sales techniques and ideas and will provide an ideal... [more...]

  • Demand for sales executives 'on the rise'

    The demand for executives in the sales recruitment sector continues to rise in the UK, according to the latest figures.Data issued by InterExec concerning the first six months of the year show that, of the top six professional disciplines sought by recruiters between January and June, IT and... [more...]

  • IT workers 'will migrate to private sector'

    There is likely to be a migration of workers from the public IT sector to the private one, a sector expert has predicted.Maggie Berry, managing director of, said that expected government cuts will result in many people looking to make the move from the public sector, with... [more...]

  • Graduates sales recruits 'seeking better career advice'

    Potential graduate sales recruitment professionals are seeking better careers advice as they look to move into their desired profession, a new report claims.The study, issued by Deloitte, shows that 95 per cent of young people would like employers to be more involved in providing advice and... [more...]

  • Companies 'should balance skills and experience'

    Sales directors need to focus on creating a mixture of skills and experience throughout their organisation in order to maximise productivity and profits, one sector specialist has observed.Alistair Tebbit, spokesperson for the Institute of Directors, said it is important that the proportion of... [more...]

  • Expert offers interview advice

    Candidates for sales recruitment roles have been issued interview advice by one expert to help them through the process.Kirsten Hines, writing for, pointed out that confidence is the key for sales recruitment candidates, as this will be conveyed during the interview and be likely to... [more...]

  • Past failures 'not a problem' in sales recruitment

    Sales recruitment professionals are not put off by candidates who have previous experiences of failure and many even see it as a pre-requisite, a new study has found.According to a poll carried out by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), 24 per cent of recruiters look for... [more...]

  • Sales engineers 'are in demand'

    The demand for sales engineers continues to grow as technical roles stimulate the UK jobs market, the latest report has revealed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs, which draws on original survey data provided by consultancies, sales engineer... [more...]

  • Private sector 'needs sales recruitment incentives'

    There needs to be greater incentives for private sector firms to take on more people into roles such as sales jobs, one sector expert has stated.Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), said that it is essential that firms are rewarded for boosting... [more...]

  • Sales managers begin AWR countdown

    The one-year countdown has begun for those in the sales recruitment sector, as it is now less than 12 months until the implementation of Agency Workers Regulations, which will take place from the start of October 2011.Commenting on the home straight for AWR implementation, Tom Hadley, REC... [more...]

  • Technical sales recruitment demand continues

    Demand continues to rise in the market for technical sales recruitment, according to the results of a new poll.A survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) for its Technology Demand and Supply report shows that permanent vacancies were up by eight per cent in the... [more...]

  • UK 'moving towards greater employment transparency'

    The UK's sales recruitment sector is gradually moving towards a more "transparent" form of employment, according to one industry expert.Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, made the comments after a number of provisions came into force on October 1st as part of the... [more...]

  • Firms 'maintaining investment in IT workers'

    "Forward-thinking" companies are taking steps to invest in those holding IT sales and other technology jobs, it has been suggested.Andy Doyle, account management and sales manager at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, told the recent 360°IT event in London that employers... [more...]

  • Job demand 'rising in the UK'

    Demand for new UK workers rose to a six-month high in September, offering some good news to those in sales recruitment.The Reed Job Index has risen by two points to reach 104, which is the highest level since 105 was recorded in February.It also showed that job demand improved strongest in the... [more...]

  • Graduates 'have a role to play' in recruitment industry

    Graduates will have a significant role to play in the UK's recovery from the economic downturn, one sector expert has stated.John King, entrepreneurship careers adviser at the Careers Group, University of London, said that enterprising students will play a key role in the coming months and... [more...]

  • Work Foundation calls for focus on science industry

    The Work Foundation has called on the government to place a greater focus on knowledge-based industries such as the scientific field in order to boost sales jobs and other roles in the sector.According to a submission by the Work Foundation to the Treasury for its Comprehensive Spending Review,... [more...]

  • BCC raises employment red tape concerns

    The British Chambers of Commerce has raised concerns about the level of employment red tape which is due to be implemented in the UK in the next four years and said this issue needs to be addressedAccording to the sector body, the country's sales recruitment organisations and other firms... [more...]

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