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  • 2011 'will be a mixed year for jobs'

    One industry body has forecast that the next 12 months will hold mixed fortunes for the UK employment market, but it will witness the creation of plenty of jobs, including those in the sales recruitment sector.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has predicted that 2011 will see... [more...]

  • Jobs market 'may cope with unemployment rise'

    The strong growth in the jobs market in 2010 should be sustained next year and help to offset the impact of predicted job losses, one sector expert has predicted. John Philpott, chief economic adviser to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, made the comments after new figures... [more...]

  • 8 out of 10 staff 'will work during Xmas holidays'

    Over eight out of ten staff will work from home in some capacity this Christmas, despite being on holiday, according to a new report.Research carried out by Glasgow-based firm Demon Broadband indicates that six out of ten workers will even do some form of work, such as checking emails, on... [more...]

  • Marketing industry 'is in good health'

    The marketing industry is currently in "good health", according to one industry expert, who has noted that this bodes well for people hoping to enter the sector, which includes sales recruitment candidates.Chris Combemale, executive director of the Direct Marketing Association, said... [more...]

  • Young people's qualifications 'should not be generalised'

    It is "impossible" to make generalisations about the qualifications which young It is "impossible" to make generalisations about the qualifications which young people who are entering the jobs market are likely to have, according to one organisation.Phil Flaxton, chief... [more...]

  • REC prepares for next phase of AWR

    The next phase of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC's) Agency Worker's Regulations (AWR) will soon be launched, which will have an impact on all involved in recruitment, including sales recruitment.According to the REC, this latest phase of the AWR implementation... [more...]

  • Engaging staff 'the key to retention'

    The key to retaining staff as the country continues to recover from the economic downturn is to engage them, which may include sales recruitment employees, one sector body has noted.Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said that... [more...]

  • UK workers 'searching for the perfect boss'

    Many UK workers are searching for the perfect employer and are willing to go so far as to change jobs just to find the right manager.That is according to a new report by First Direct, which revealed that almost seven million workers in the country, including those in sales recruitment, have... [more...]

  • Demand for sales recruitment candidates 'is increasing'

    There is an increasing demand for sales recruitment candidates - something which will require organisations to train good salespeople, one sector expert has highlighted.Sales director Spencer Davies told OnRec that the sales recruitment market has recently been through a phase when companies... [more...]

  • Job placements grow in Scotland

    The number of people gaining job placements in Scotland grew last month, driven by a higher demand from employers, new figures have indicated.According to the Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, overall conditions within the country's labour market improved in November, with the... [more...]

  • Economic growth 'will continue in 2011'

    The UK economy will continue to grow in 2011 and will do so at an even faster rate in 2012, according to new predictions by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Figures compiled by the organisation estimate that there will be two per cent growth in the UK economy in 2011 and 2.4 per cent... [more...]

  • Financial services workers 'may switch jobs'

    Workers in the financial services sector may be inclined to switch jobs if their expectations of bonuses are not realised this year, a new report has suggested.According to a study by Astbury Marsden, 48 per cent of workers in the sector, which may include sales recruitment staff, will consider... [more...]

  • CVs 'should be relevant and well presented'

    People applying for jobs, such as those in the sales recruitment sector, need to take a sensible approach to constructing their CV, one expert on the subject has advised.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at The Write Stuff, said that the new trend to create a video or website CV is a risky... [more...]

  • Stella becomes sales queen after winning The Apprentice

    The latest season of The Apprentice has come to a close, with Stella English scooping the crown after 12 weeks of displaying her sales prowess.In the final she was up against Chris Bates, and put her considerable business experience to use when creating a new alcoholic drink, eventually titled... [more...]

  • Top ten profile buzzwords are unveiled

    Social networking site LinkedIn has unveiled a list of the top ten business buzzwords used by people, including sales recruitment hopefuls, to describe themselves on their profile.According to the report, 'motivated' is the most commonly used term, followed by 'extensive... [more...]

  • Week 11 of The Apprentice highlights CV dos and don'ts

    This week's episode of The Apprentice highlighted how not to construct a CV, with some candidates caught out for exaggerating their credentials and others accused of downright lying.The main culprit was Stuart Baggs, a candidate who described himself as "the brand" throughout the... [more...]

  • IT sector to create 93,000 jobs by 2015

    A new report has revealed that the IT sector will lead the economic revival in the next five years by creating 93,000 jobs, including those in sales recruitment.The study, which was carried out by Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), shows that the IT industry is forecast to grow... [more...]

  • Private sector employers 'are increasingly confident'

    Private sector companies, including those in sales recruitment, are beginning to display more confidence, one sector organisation has stated.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), this optimism is likely to increase in 2011 as more people enter the private sphere as a... [more...]

  • Confidence among recruitment candidates 'is rising'

    Confidence among recruitment candidates, which includes sales recruitment hopefuls, is continuing to rise, according to a sector expert.Charles Logan, director at Hays, told the Recruiter that the general mood in the recruitment sector is rising as more jobs become available."We are seeing... [more...]

  • Manufacturing pay 'on the rise'

    The average salary in the manufacturing industry, which includes sales recruitment roles, has risen slightly, new figures indicate.Pay data issued by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, shows that for the three months to the end of November 2010 the average pay settlement increased to two... [more...]

  • Relevant skills 'essential' to boost jobs market

    It is essential that workers are given the opportunity to learn new skills and help to fill the talent gaps in the UK, one sector body has warned.This will ensure that the country's economy avoids another dip, according to Roger Tweedy, the director of research at the Recruitment and... [more...]

  • Managers 'the key to future of recruitment'

    Successful managers are pivotal in securing the future of the recruitment industry, including sales recruitment, one sector body has claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the global recession had an "enormous impact" on the recruitment industry,... [more...]

  • Financial services recruitment 'is on the rise'

    The number of people being employed in financial services jobs, which includes those in sales recruitment, continues to rise, the latest report shows.Figures compiled by Morgan McKinley revealed that vacancies in financial services were up nine per cent in November this year compared with the... [more...]

  • Plugging skills shortages 'is essential'

    The growth of many companies may be being stifled by a lack of skills in the wider workforce, one expert has asserted.Miles Templeman, director general of the Institute of Directors, made the comments following a report by his organisation which revealed that 58 per cent of bosses believe... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'cautious but optimistic'

    UK companies are adopting a cautious approach to recruitment in the coming months but are optimistic about economic revival, one sector expert has observed.Sara Parker, London regional director of the Confederation of British Industry, said that firms based in the capital in particular are... [more...]

  • London firms 'optimistic about recruitment'

    Business recruitment in London, including that in the sales recruitment sector, is expected to rise in the coming months as companies begin to take on more staff following the economic downturn, a new report has suggested.According to the latest London Business Survey by KPMG and the... [more...]

  • Employers 'should work with staff' to minimise costs

    Companies can help to minimise costs throughout their organisation by liaising with their staff, one industry body has suggested.Paul Sellers, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, made the comments after a report by IRIS Accounting & Business Solutions showed that growing numbers of... [more...]

  • Employers 'will seek mobility' in 2011

    There is likely to be a rise in the number of organisations turning to outsourcing in 2011 as they look for mobility in their workforce, one sector expert has predicted.Zain Wadee, director at Hyphen, said that he is expecting to see continued growth in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) as... [more...]

  • UK manufacturing accelerates in November

    There was significant growth in the UK's manufacturing sector in November, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).The figures show a reading of 58.0, which is up from the 55.4 reading seen in October, and was attributed to faster growth in new orders.Commenting on the... [more...]

  • Personality 'as important as qualifications'

    Showing personality is just as important as having qualifications during the job application and interview process, one expert has noted.Michael Dean, head of marketing at the National Computing Centre, said that relevant qualifications are clearly important when applying for a position but it... [more...]

  • SMEs 'will increase recruitment' in 2011

    Over a quarter of the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are planning to hire more staff in 2011 than they did this year, the latest figures suggest.According to data published by Orange, 26 per cent of SMEs, including those in the sales recruitment sector, will take on more... [more...]

  • Demand for engineers 'will increase in 2011'

    The demand for engineers in the UK is set to increase over the next 12 months, one expert has predicted.Lee Knowles, regional director at NES, told the Recruiter that demand for engineering talent, which includes those in the sales recruitment sector, will rise substantially.He explained that... [more...]

  • Sales skills are not enough for Liz in Apprentice week 10

    Week ten of The Apprentice provided something of a shock as one of the best sales people was let go by Lord Sugar, despite outselling her teammate by almost 100 per cent on the day.The task this week was for the candidates to create and run a tour around London and sell as many tickets as... [more...]

  • Learning and development 'needs a systematic approach'

    UK organisations need to adopt a "systematic" approach to learning and development in the coming months if they are to successfully shake off the effects of the economic downturn, one expert has suggested.Michael Rendell, head of HR services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said that the UK... [more...]

  • Private sector 'showing resilience'

    The private sector is currently demonstrating a great degree of resilience by withstanding the pressures brought about by economic turbulence, one expert has observed.Bernard Brown, partner and head of business services at KPMG, suggested that private sector organisations, which includes those... [more...]

  • Recruitment rises rapidly in November

    The demand for new workers in the UK rose in November at its fastest rate for three months, the latest industry report reveals.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs, the number of permanent appointments, which includes those in the sales... [more...]

  • IT graduate vacancies 'on the up'

    The number of IT graduate vacancies in the UK is currently on the rise, according to the latest industry figures.A report carried out by IntaPeopel shows that IT graduate vacancies, including those in sales recruitment, have risen by 80 per cent in the first 11 months of 2010 compared with the... [more...]

  • Financial services sector 'is booming'

    The financial service sector is currently enjoying a boom period, according to one sector expert, which bodes well for those looking for sales recruitment opportunities in the industry.Stephen Pearce, a director of KennedyPearce, told Recruiter that double the number of candidates are currently... [more...]

  • Firms 'should measure impact of learning and development'

    Many companies are failing to adequately measure the impact of learning and development on their business, a new report has revealed.The study was carried out by ESI, a subsidiary of learning provider Informa, and also found that up to one-half of survey respondents in charge of learning... [more...]

  • Equality Act 'highlights added value recruitment'

    The Recruitment and Employment confederation has issued its response to changes to the Equality Act introduced by the coalition government, which encourages employers to take on more women, minority groups and people with disabilities.According to the coalition, the Act is intended to boost... [more...]

  • Manufacturing industry 'powering ahead'

    The state of the country's manufacturing industry and subsequent employment prospects in the sector are currently very strong, according to a new industry report.According to the fourth quarter Manufacturing Outlook survey published today by EEF, the manufacturers organisation, and BDO LLP,... [more...]

  • Companies 'will increase recruitment next year'

    Almost a third of the country's firms will increase their headcount in the next 12 months, which includes posts in sales recruitment, according to the latest industry figures.Data compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that around 28 per cent of companies will increase their headcount... [more...]

  • UK manufacturing 'will grow steadily' in 2011

    The manufacturing sector in the UK is set for steady growth next year, according to one industry professional, which is likely to affect manufacturing sales recruitment consultants.Dean Ball, regional managing director at Michael Page International, told the Recruiter that this growth will be... [more...]

  • UK employees 'want a shared sense of purpose'

    A shared sense of purpose is something which is strongly desired by UK staff, including those in the sales recruitment sector, a new poll has revealed.According to the study, carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), over a third of respondents believe that... [more...]

  • Preparation and personality 'lacking in Apprentice Week 9'

    Week nine of The Apprentice highlighted how vital it is to be prepared in the world of sales and to also allow personality to come through during negotiations.That is the opinion of motivational speaker and seminar leader Gavin Ingham, who noted that the main difference between the girls (Team... [more...]

  • Tuition fee rise 'may boost vocational training'

    There is likely to be a rise in the number of people choosing to undergo vocational training as a result of the expected increase in university tuition fees.That is the opinion of Craig Abrahart, operating director at, who said that vocational training will become more and... [more...]

  • Experience 'better than qualifications' for IT jobs

    Recruiters in the IT industry would prefer candidates with plenty of experience rather than just a number of qualifications, one expert has claimed. Gerry McLaughlin from IT said that qualifications are not necessarily important when applying for a job in IT, which includes those... [more...]

  • Employers 'should be flexible' during bad weather

    Employers need to adopt a flexible attitude as harsh weather conditions currently affect many areas of the UK, it has been advised. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) recommended that staff, such as those in the sales recruitment industry, should be allowed to work from home if possible as the... [more...]

  • Graduate career prospects 'are improving'

    Career prospects for graduates have steadily improved in recent months and look set to continue, according to one sector expert. Charlie Ball, deputy research director at the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, said that the prospects of graduates moving into full-time positions, such as... [more...]

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