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  • Employers 'must do more to develop staff skills'

    More needs to be done by the UK's employers to boost staff skills, according to a new report.A study published by the Learning and Skills Network and the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning suggests that employers are not contributing enough to skills training in the UK and the government... [more...]

  • Graduate recruitment market 'is optimistic'

    Prospects for graduates are currently looking good in the sales recruitment sector, one source has suggested.The 2010/11 XpertHR annual graduate recruitment survey, seen by Personnel Today, shows that 71.6 per cent of companies are currently recruiting graduates, while 84.2 per cent intend to do... [more...]

  • Companies 'must adopt new online strategies'

    It is important for any company which has a web presence, including sales recruitment organisations, to change the way they think about the internet, one sector expert has commented.Matt McAlister, director of digital strategy for the Guardian Media Group, said that the "exponential"... [more...]

  • Agency staff 'make a valuable contribution'

    Contributions which temporary workers can make to an organisation should not be underestimated, according to one sector body.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has called on the government to recognise the skills which temporary workers can bring to organisations, including those... [more...]

  • Three-quarters of workers 'motivated at work'

    A new poll has revealed that a significant majority of UK staff, including those in the sales recruitment sector, feel motivated in their jobs.The research was carried out by YouGov and commissioned by economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, and seen exclusively by the... [more...]

  • Career changes 'more likely' due to rising retirement age

    The rising retirement age in the UK is likely to lead to more people changing careers, one expert on the subject has predicted.Rachel Krys, campaign director for the Employers Forum on Age, said that the reality of the planned rise in the retirement age to 66 for both men and women means that... [more...]

  • 80% of workers 'want continuous development'

    A new report has revealed that eight out of ten workers would like continuous development throughout their careers in order to boost their skill sets and maintain their employability.The latest Randstad quarterly work monitor survey shows that staff, including those in sales recruitment, expect... [more...]

  • Employee engagement 'is not one size fits all'

    Organisations in the sales recruitment sector and other industries should not adopt a "one size fits all" approach when tackling the subject of employee engagement, one expert has stated.Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, said that as every employee is different, managers... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'build bridges into employment'

    Apprenticeships can help sales recruitment candidates and other jobseekers to "build bridges" into the world of work, according to one industry body.Tom Hadley, director of policy and professional services at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), said that apprenticeships... [more...]

  • Manufacturing sector 'will fill the growth gap'

    A new report has revealed that the country's manufacturing industry is poised to fill the growth gap and respond to the prime minister's calls to boost job creation, including sales recruitment roles.That is the verdict of a new report by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, which... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'should instil a sense of purpose'

    Managers should attempt to instil a sense of purpose in sales recruitment employees if they wish to engage them, one expert has pointed out.Jessica Pryce-Jones, chief executive of iOpener, said that it is often not enough to expect that staff will stay motivated unless they are given a reason to... [more...]

  • Internal branding 'can engage and retain staff'

    Companies hoping to both engage and retain staff in the coming months will find that internal branding is a step in the right direction.That is the opinion of Jarrod Parker, head of consultants and actuaries at Alexander Forbes, who said it is just as important to ensure that sales recruitment... [more...]

  • Unemployment 'will stabilise or decrease'

    A rise in UK unemployment is very unlikely in the next 12 months, according to an expert, with an increase in recruitment far more likely in 2011.That is the opinion of Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, who said that unemployment levels are likely to stabilise or go down, because... [more...]

  • Pay awards 'the highest for two years'

    Pay awards in UK industries, including he sales recruitment sector, have reached their highest level for over two years, the latest research has confirmed.According to a poll of industry executives carried out by XpertHR, there are also signs that the upward trend will continue in the coming... [more...]

  • Unemployment falls again, figures show

    The latest figures have revealed that UK unemployment fell once more in the three months to September.Data from Office for National Statistics shows that the numbers in work rose by 167,000 over the quarter, while the number of people classed as unemployed fell by 9,000.In addition, the... [more...]

  • The Apprentice candidates get their figures wrong in Week 7

    This week's episode of The Apprentice saw the candidates forget Rule 101 of sales - to get your figures right.The challenges was to sell a "blue screen experience" – that is giving customers the chance to play around in front of screen showing activities such as skiing and... [more...]

  • Developing staff skills 'should be a priority'

    Developing the skills of staff should be a priority, particularly in the IT sector, if businesses are to achieve growth in the coming months, one expert has asserted.Martin Hill at Dell Education Services made the remarks after an Everest Group report for the Information Technology Industry... [more...]

  • Jobseekers call for disregard of social media profiles

    A new report has revealed that most jobseekers in the sales recruitment sector and other industries would prefer employers not to judge them based on their social media profiles.According to the research, carried out by MyJobGroup in conjunction with the Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'need to understand technology'

    It is vital that sales managers get a firm grasp of technology if they are to drive growth in the coming months, a new report has suggested.Research carried out by GIS software provider ESRI UK found that almost three in four of employers think the ideal future sales manager needs an equal... [more...]

  • Manufacturing recruitment prospects 'looking good'

    Recruitment opportunities in the manufacturing sector are strong in the fourth quarter of the year, according to the latest report.The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG indicates that the net positive balance in the... [more...]

  • Sales recruitment consultants 'beginning to return'

    There has been a rise in the number of sales recruitment consultants who previously left the profession looking to return, it has been claimed.Richard Draper, managing director of Rees Draper Wright, told the Financial Times that many people left the industry but found that the pay was lower in... [more...]

  • More IT graduates set for employment

    There is set to be a rise in the number of graduates being employed in IT sales recruitment roles and other positions in the information technology sector, a new report has suggested.The FDM Group claimed that it will double its intake of IT graduates in 2011 as demand increases and the industry... [more...]

  • Recruitment return on investment 'should be monitored'

    The return on investment which hiring new staff can provide should be monitored, according to one sector expert.In the present economic climate, it is vital that companies measure the cost of taking on new staff, such as sales recruitment candidates, against the financial benefits they can... [more...]

  • Recruitment 'will rise' in next two months

    The number of people being recruited into both temporary and permanent job positions is rising sharply in the October to December period, a new industry report has indicated.According to the Labour Market Outlook Survey, conducted jointly by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development... [more...]

  • Alex makes a sales faux pas in Week 6 of The Apprentice

    This week's episode of The Apprentice highlights how not to approach brainstorming sessions and run sales teams.In Week 6, the two teams were tasked with creating a new cleaning product and marketing it - something which proved to be a stumbling block for team leader Alex, whose inability to... [more...]

  • Finance and accounting sectors 'predicting rising revenues'

    The majority of organisations in the finance and accounting sectors are predicting increased revenues in the coming months, according to a new industry report.A poll conducted by Poolia also found that there is expected to be an increase in the number of new staff being taken on by companies in... [more...]

  • Delivering top talent 'a sales recruitment essential'

    The ability to deliver the very best talent is essential, according to a new poll of companies using sales recruitment agencies.According to research from consultancy Barclay Meade, part of Matchtech Group, top talent is what most companies rate as the most important element when using a sales... [more...]

  • UK 'will recover steadily' from recession

    The UK's recovery from the global economic downturn will be slow but steady, one sector expert has predicted.David Kern, economic advisor at the British Chambers of Commerce, said that he feels the government's austerity measures are "a tall order" but will help the country on... [more...]

  • Staff engagement 'must occur at a local level'

    Staff in the sales recruitment sector must be engaged at a local level if companies and the employees themselves are to truly benefit.That is the opinion of Kate Brown, HR director for organisational effectiveness at global insurance firm RSA, who told delegates at the Chartered Institute of... [more...]

  • Right to flexible working to include all staff by April 2012

    The date by which legislation extending the right to request flexible working to all staff is likely to be implemented has been revealed in a new business plan published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).In the paper, which has been published as part of the... [more...]

  • Wage rises 'may take a while'

    It may be a while before the UK sees wages rise again and pay freezes thaw, particularly in the retail sector, according to one sector expert.Stephen Overell, associate director of the Work Foundation, said it is fairly likely to be a long-term trend as although the recession is over and growth... [more...]

  • Finding the right talent 'is crucial for reform'

    The recent Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) has "underlined" the need for fundamental reform in the way that staff are recruited and which candidates are chosen, it has been claimed.According to the Association of Executive Recruiters (AER), a group within the Recruitment and... [more...]

  • CV tips 'will guarantee an interview'

    There are some simple CV hints and tips which candidates for sales recruitment positions and other roles can follow to ensure they get an interview, one sector expert has recommended.Recruitment professional Chimene Felton told the Shropshire Star that the competitive jobs market means there is... [more...]

  • REC aims to drive AWR awareness

    The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is aiming to drive awareness of the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) with a series of events.In two half-day workshops in London and Leeds this week, the REC is aiming to help members learn more about the impact the new rules will have on their... [more...]

  • REC welcomes drive to enhance recruitment industry

    The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the government's drive to improve enforcement in its sector in spite of budget cuts.According to the group, recent tribunals helping to ban agencies with poor standards will help to boost the sales recruitment sector and other... [more...]

  • Graduates 'lacking effective career guidance'

    Many of the country's graduates are lacking the effective career guidance needed to ensure they move into a job which they can excel in, one sector expert has asserted.Dr Deirdre Hughes, president of the Institute of Career Guidance, said the country needs an impartial careers guidance... [more...]

  • Employment red tape 'needs to be cut' in UK

    The red tape facing the nation's businesses needs to be cut in order to promote growth, it has been claimed.Alistair Tebbit, spokesman for the Institute of Directors, said that the regulations stifling the country's firms, which include sales recruitment organisations, should be a... [more...]

  • Public sector cuts 'may have a silver lining'

    The public sector cuts set to be made as a result of the government's Comprehensive Spending Review may actually have a silver lining, one sector expert has claimed.Richard Nott, website director at, said that there is a chance that the cuts will result in more talented and... [more...]

  • Majority of workers 'like their employer'

    The majority of workers in the UK, including those in sales recruitment positions, like the company they work for, according to a new survey.A study carried out by Reabur, which measured worker happiness in all aspects of their job, found that 73 per cent of individuals have a positive opinion... [more...]

  • IT sales jobs 'have north-south divide'

    There is a clear north-south divide when it comes to IT sales recruitment jobs and other roles within the sector, the latest report has suggested.According to a study conducted by CV Screen, the average salary for somebody in an IT job in London and the south-east is 20 per cent higher than... [more...]

  • Sales candidates 'must display value'

    Candidates in the sales recruitment sector, or any industry, need to showcase the fact that they can provide value, it has been claimed.According to Jacqueline Davies, head of talent, performance and resourcing at Barclays Global Retail, the same applies for recruiters themselves, who need to... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'looking for deep skill sets'

    Sales recruitment organisations and other recruiters will increasingly be looking for candidates with a "deep" skill set in the months and years ahead, one expert has suggested.According London Business School professor Lynda Gratton, speaking at the launch of phase two of the Future... [more...]

  • Staff appointments rise again in October

    The UK continued to see a rise in the number of people being hired in sales recruitment positions and other jobs, according to industry figures.Data issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG as part of their October Report on Jobs shows that there were rises in both... [more...]

  • Job postings rise in UK

    The number of job postings for sales recruitment positions and other occupations rose in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest statistics.Figures from indicate that the UK saw an average increase of 17 per cent in job postings from the second quarter of 2010 to... [more...]

  • IT spending 'will continue to rise'

    Spending on creating new sales recruitment jobs and other aspects of the information technology sector will continue to rise in the coming months, the latest report has indicated.Despite some fears over a double-dip recession, overall spend in the IT sector will rise in line with previous years... [more...]

  • Demand for jobs hits 10-month high

    The demand for jobs is at its highest level for ten months, according to the latest report, raising hopes of a boost in the private sector in the wake of public sector job cuts.Reed's latest Jobs Index, which analyses online job boards to track the number of opportunities in sales... [more...]

  • Global sales recruitment 'on the rise'

    The number of people being hired across all sectors, including sales recruitment, is on the rise globally, a new report has revealed.According to the latest survey of worldwide employers by Antal, recruitment is up from 54 per cent of respondents at the beginning of the year to 57 per cent.In... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies 'should embrace social media'

    Sales recruitment agencies should start to make greater use of social media and other technologies, experts have suggested.At the recent Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) national convention, industry commentators noted that more organisations are already using social media and the... [more...]

  • Small manufacturers 'expect production to grow'

    Small manufacturing companies in the UK are planning to increase production in the next three months, which could create opportunities for those in sales recruitment.Research published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that 31 per cent of small manufacturers think output will... [more...]

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