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  • IT job placements 'accelerating'

    The number of IT job placements in the UK, including those in sales recruitment, is beginning to "accelerate", according to one industry expert.Michael Bennett, director of ReThink, said that the improving confidence among IT firms means that more jobs are being created, which is also... [more...]

  • Talent management 'a top priority' for chief executives

    The top priority for chief executives over the coming months is to alter their talent management strategy, with many doing so in a major fashion.According to a report carried out by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 83 per cent of 1,200 chief executives intend to change their company's... [more...]

  • Recruitment rises in Wales

    The number of people being hired into permanent job placements, including those in sales recruitment, rose in Wales last month, according to a new report.Data published by Cardiff firm Yolk shows that there was a 65 per cent rise in the number of job postings by Welsh employers in January... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'should consider behaviour and attitude'

    When taking on any new members of staff, including those in sales jobs, companies should ensure they take into account the behaviour and attitude of the candidates, one expert has advised.According to think-tank leader and Ochre House managing director Sue Brooks, many companies make the mistake... [more...]

  • Common CV 'howlers' revealed

    Some common yet major mistakes made by job candidates on their CVs have been highlighted in a new poll.A survey of almost 700 employers by CareerBuilder found that some applicants are ruining their prospects of gaining employment by making blunders on their resume - ranging from simple typos to... [more...]

  • Staff 'are a valued strategic asset'

    Companies need to view their employees as part of the business which can be harnessed to drive profit strategies, according to one expertVictoria Brannen, chief executive of Maya Asset Management, told HR Magazine that any person associated with a business should be recognised as critical to... [more...]

  • Pre-recession recruitment levels 'are returning'

    The number of companies recruiting at a similar level to before the recession continues to increase, the latest data has suggested.A report published by Barclay Meade and seen by the Recruiter indicates that 47 per cent of companies hired a similar number of people in the fourth quarter of 2010... [more...]

  • UK manufacturing 'building on its reputation'

    The country's manufacturing sector is beginning to exude more optimism, according to one expert, which bodes well for the creation of new jobs.Ed Moss, spokesman for the Manufacturing Institute, said that there is "certainly" positivity returning to the industry as orders increase... [more...]

  • Employers call for more confident managers

    Many UK employers feel that their managers sometimes lack the confidence to deal with underperformance among staff, it has been claimed.According to the 2011 XpertHR managing underperformance survey, six out of ten firms feel that their managers could adopt more effective strategies when dealing... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'can quell rising unemployment'

    Recruiters in Scotland can play a key role in helping to address the issue of rising unemployment among young people in the country, one sector body has claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the government needs to issue more incentives to private sector... [more...]

  • Retail jobs growth 'will tackle unemployment problem'

    New roles being created in the retail sector, including sales jobs, will help to tackle the issue of UK unemployment, particularly among young people.That is the opinion of Tom Ironside, British Retail Consortium director of business and regulation, who made the comments after the latest... [more...]

  • Bonuses 'most effective' for staff retention

    The most effective way of retaining staff, including those in sales jobs, is by offering bonuses, the latest research has suggested.A report carried out by CBSButler and seen by the Recruiter showed that nearly two-thirds of managers believe that bonuses and reward-based pay are the best ways to... [more...]

  • Attracting the best talent 'will be tough' in 2011

    Organisations will find it increasingly difficult to attract high performers in the months ahead as competition for the best UK talent intensifies, one sector expert has predicted.Douglas Matthews, president and chief operating officer of Right Management, said that companies need to develop the... [more...]

  • UK firms 'confident about job creation'

    The vast majority of the country's private firms are confident that they can create more roles, including those in sales recruitment, in the coming months, the latest poll has revealed.According to a study carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) as part of its... [more...]

  • Rise in recruitment 'is extremely promising'

    The rise in the number of people being hired in the UK in January, including sales recruitment positions, has been described as "extremely promising" by one sector expert.Dave Fleming, from Badenoch & Clark, made the comments after the latest Recruitment and Employment... [more...]

  • On the job training 'a great idea'

    Posts which include the opportunity to train and gain a permanent position at the end of it should be considered by more young people, according to one expert.Sarah Clover, sales and marketing director at notgoingtouni, said that many graduates have been "let down" by careers advice... [more...]

  • Students 'should build up their CVs early'

    Students looking to boost their chances of graduate recruitment should aim to build up their CV early so that it includes as much as experience as possible, alongside their higher education qualifications.That is the opinion of Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, who said... [more...]

  • Private sector 'is holding up well'

    The UK's private sector is propping up the employment market at the moment by providing a steady supply of jobs, one expert has noted.With the public sector feeling the effects of job losses as a result of the coalition government's spending cuts, Steve Huxham, chairman of the... [more...]

  • Employer confidence 'is improving'

    UK organisations are beginning to exhibit greater optimism in the economy and the future of the employment market, according to one expert.Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), said that employer confidence is "hardening" as more staff... [more...]

  • Firms which invest 'can create the perfect employee'

    Organisations willing to invest the time and effort needed to train up an employee may find that they can mould the perfect staff member, it has been claimed.Sarah Clover, sales and marketing director at, said that savvy employers will be looking at how they can utilise... [more...]

  • Competition for talent boosts UK salaries

    Competition for the best UK talent is resulting in the average salary rising in many sectors, according to one expert.Sales director Dave Fleming noted that starting wages are likely to increase in the months ahead as recruiters look for the best possible candidates, including those in sales... [more...]

  • Private sector in Scotland returns to growth

    The Scottish private sector returned to growth in January following a lull in December attributed to the poor weather.According to the Bank of Scotland PMI, a seasonally adjusted activity monitor across Scotland's manufacturing and service industries, the index reached 52.9 last month after... [more...]

  • Firms 'planning more social media recruitment'

    The majority of firms are planning on recruiting through social media in the coming months, according to the latest survey.A poll carried out by SMRS and seen by People Management found that, overall, 82 per cent of employers plan to use online job boards for recruitment in 2011, while 54 per... [more...]

  • CVs 'should be viewed as a sales pitch'

    People putting together a CV should view the document as a "sales pitch" in applying for a job, including one in sales recruitment, a sector expert has suggested.A CV is person's way of promoting themselves without prior contact and candidates should therefore bear this in mind... [more...]

  • Demand for IT labour and skills 'increasing'

    The demand for IT candidates, including those in sales recruitment, is continuing to rise, according to the latest report.In the latest issue of Labour Market Bulletin by e-skills UK, the data shows a continuing decline in the number of 'ready candidates' for IT positions, against an... [more...]

  • Demand for jobs 'rises by 15 per cent'

    The demand for UK jobs, including those in sales recruitment, rose in January, the latest figures have indicated.Data published by Monster as part of its employment index showed that there was an average 15 per cent rise in demand for job placements last month compared with the same period in... [more...]

  • CBI predicts growth in 2011

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has predicted growth in the UK economy in 2011, albeit at a slower pace than was seen before the recession.According to the organisation, the bad weather in December means it has revised its forecast for GDP growth to 1.8 per cent from two per cent,... [more...]

  • Permanent job placements rise rapidly in January

    The number of people gaining permanent job positions rose at the fastest rate for six months in January, according to the latest report.Data published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG as part of the firms' Report on Jobs showed that the overall demand for staff,... [more...]

  • Candidates 'should avoid lying on CVs'

    Job candidates, including those applying for sales jobs, should avoid making things up on their CVs, as they are likely to get found out, one expert has warned.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at the Write Stuff, said that people who lie on their CVs could not only harm their chances of... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'can promote vocational options'

    A key role could be played by recruiters, including sales recruitment organisations, in helping to promote the benefits of vocational roles, according to a sector body.The Recruitment and Employment (REC) confederation made the comments during National Apprenticeship Week, which runs until... [more...]

  • Private sector growth 'offsetting public sector cuts'

    Growth in the private sector is comfortably helping to offset cuts in the public sector, according to one organisation.Research carried out by InterQuest suggests that a downturn in public sector business is being "more than offset" by the private sector, with trading increasing and... [more...]

  • Boosting worker skills 'will increase competition with Europe'

    Boosting the skills of UK workers, including those in sales jobs, will help to increase the nation's competiveness with the likes of Germany and other European nations, it has been suggested.Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, noted that the value of... [more...]

  • Employees 'in search of skills development'

    The majority of employees would prefer their employer to offer them more skills development opportunities in the workplace, a new report has revealed.A poll carried out by Hays showed that, in spite of unemployment in many sectors, industries are still experiencing skills shortages and have... [more...]

  • Tuition fee rise 'boosting vocational learning'

    The forthcoming rise in UK tuition fees is prompting many school leavers to explore vocational learning opportunities rather than higher education, according to a new poll.Data published in the national ICM Omnibus poll showed that 66 per cent of people are thinking more positively about the... [more...]

  • Output improving across UK manufacturing firms

    Manufacturing output rose among the UK's small and medium-sized manufacturers in the three months to January, according to the latest figures.Data published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that domestic demand for UK-made goods was the main reason why output rose in the... [more...]

  • Govt: 'New generation' of UK workers needed

    UK businesses need to create a new generation of UK workers if the country is to ensure long-term economic success, the business secretary has claimed.According to Vince Cable, the country must create more apprenticeships so young people can learn the skills needed to be successful in business... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'need to plan' for increased demand

    Sales recruitment organisations and other firms in the sector need to plan for an increase in demand for job candidates, according to one expert.Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that many recruiters will be inundated with demand from applicants in the near future,... [more...]

  • UK services growth rebounds in January

    The UK services sector rebounded spectacularly last month, according to the latest Business Activity Index by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing Supply (CIPS) and Markit.After hitting a 20-month low in December, the new report indicates that the headline index is now at its highest level... [more...]

  • Manufacturing pay awards 'higher than UK average'

    The average pay award in the industrial and manufacturing sector, which includes sales jobs, was higher than the rest of the UK economy in the final quarter of 2010, the latest report indicates.According to the IDS Pay Report, the median settlement level in the sector is continuing to increase... [more...]

  • Quality management 'boosts engagement and morale'

    Effective management in the workplace can help to boost employee morale, engagement and, consequently, productivity, according to one sector body.The new Employee Outlook Survey published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggest that the likes of sales managers... [more...]

  • Workers 'expect employers to recognise their contributions'

    Non-financial rewards could help UK employers to recognise the efforts their staff members have put into their work, it is suggested, which may concern those involved with sales recruitment.According to the Institute for Employment Studies principal research fellow Dilys Robinson, extra holiday... [more...]

  • More UK employees 'should be able to make flexible working requests'

    All of the country's workers should be able to put in requests for flexible working, one commentator has suggested, which may include the likes of sales recruitment staff.Michelle Singleton, assistant policy officer for Unison, commented that a variety of benefits can be offered to people... [more...]

  • Good managers 'can engage a team in tough times'

    An effective and encouraging manager can help to engage staff even when times are difficult, according to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).Dilys Robinson, principal research fellow at the IES, said that effective leaders, such as sales managers, will motivate their staff to produce... [more...]

  • Desire for private sector roles 'is high'

    The desire for roles in the private sector, such as those in sales recruitment, remains high, according to one sector professional.Andy Lowe, head of talent management at Right Management, told the Recruiter that at the moment the demand for private sector roles from public sector employees is... [more...]

  • A good CV 'gives a competitive advantage'

    Candidates looking to stand out from the crowd will find that a well structured CV can give them a competitive advantage over other jobseekers, according to one expert.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at The Write Stuff, said that when it comes down to the interview stage, job candidates,... [more...]

  • Recruiters' expertise 'can attract young talent'

    The best way of attracting top young talent is utilising the expertise of recruitment agencies, including sales recruitment organisations, a sector body has asserted.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), it is encouraging high-calibre graduates to draw on the expertise... [more...]

  • Online recruitment 'will be a necessity' in the near future

    Organisations which fail to utilise online recruitment methods may find themselves out of business within three years, according to one expert.Paul Daley, director of HR consulting and services at Ochre House, said that companies which resist the migration to online recruitment, which includes... [more...]

  • Private sector job vacancies rise in January

    The number of private sector job vacancies in the UK, including those in sales jobs, rose in the UK in January, the latest figures have revealed.According to the Reed Job Index, there were more employment positions available in January than the previous month and also more when compared with the... [more...]

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Less than two weeks after joining Aaron Wallis I was offered my new job. I got a £10,000 rise in my basic salary, car allowance, a laptop and many other perks, which will help to further my career. I definitely would not have found my dream job without the help of Aaron Wallis.

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