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  • Manufacturing drives UK GDP growth

    The manufacturing sector played a pivotal role in helping to boost the UK's gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year and avoid a double-dip recession.After a contraction in the final three months of 2010, the economy rebounded to expand by 0.5 per cent between January and... [more...]

  • Managers 'need strong finance skills'

    There is an increasing demand for leaders with strong financial skillsets who can continue to help steer companies away from the damaging effects of the economic downturn, a new report has suggested. Figures issued by Robert Half show that 49 per cent of current chief executive officers have a... [more...]

  • British companies 'financially stronger'

    UK firms were in better health at the end of the last financial year than they were at the start of it, according to the latest report.Data published by Experian, which is based on the average financial strength of an organisation and the likelihood of insolvency, suggests that there was an... [more...]

  • Firms 'should incorporate technology' to boost success

    Companies of all sizes, including those in the field of sales recruitment, should aim to harness technology if they wish to boost success, according to one expert.James Bellini, business futurologist and public speaker, said the increasingly technological business environment in the UK means... [more...]

  • Demand for IT staff 'on the rise'

    There is rising demand for IT staff in the UK, including those in sales jobs, according to a new report. Research carried out by CW Jobs suggests that companies are increasing their search for new IT staff as they aim to expand the technical aspects of their business. According to the figures,... [more...]

  • Defying convention 'gets the best out of workers'

    Getting the best out of workers and boosting overall productivity can be achieved through defying workplace conventions, according to one sector expert. Roger Harrop, business expert and international speaker, said that few employers are realising the potential business benefits of putting... [more...]

  • Graduates 'wish they had better CV and interview skills'

    The vast majority of graduates wish they had done more to develop their CV, interview and job-hunting skills while at university, according to a new study. Research carried out by the Machtech Group shows that 80 per cent of graduates regret not taking more time to attend sessions on developing... [more...]

  • Students 'seeking career advice earlier'

    University students are beginning to seek advice about potential careers much earlier than they were ten years ago, according to a new report. Research carried out at Cambridge University and seen by Recruiter magazine suggests that the number of students who are thinking about their future... [more...]

  • Third of jobseekers 'feel underappreciated'

    The reason why many people are looking to change jobs or career is that they feel underappreciated in their current role, according to a new report. Research carried out by Monster shows that a third of job candidates, including sales recruitment hopefuls, are seeking change because they are... [more...]

  • Job creation barriers 'will be removed'

    The barriers preventing many businesses from creating new roles, including sales recruitment positions, are to be removed, the UK's employment minister has promised.Speaking at an event at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Ed Davey reinforced the coalition's commitment to cutting red tape and... [more...]

  • Reward strategies 'will help boost staff retention'

    Companies looking to attract and retain staff as they continue to shake off the effects of the economic downturn will increasingly realise that employing reward programmes is an effective strategy, according to one body.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) noted that many... [more...]

  • Scottish labour market 'saw demand for staff rise in March'

    Demand for staff rose at the fastest pace since September 2007 in March this year, new statistics have shown.The Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs revealed that there was further improvement in the Scottish labour market last month, which could be good news for people searching for sales... [more...]

  • 3 in 4 workers 'know they'll get royal wedding bank holiday'

    One in four workers, some of whom might be in sales recruitment roles, are unsure as to whether they will get a bank holiday for the upcoming royal wedding.Despite the government declaring April 29th a bank holiday, and three in four employees knowing they will have the day off, around a quarter... [more...]

  • Public money 'should help stimulate job growth'

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has advised the government to award cash from the Regional Growth Fund to businesses which will use it to boost job creation. With many people struggling to find sales jobs and positions within other industries, the CBI has stressed the importance of... [more...]

  • Employers value 'soft skills'

    Good soft skills such as interpersonal and communication skills are as valued as academic qualifications by employers, people looking for sales jobs will be interested to hear. A survey of 5,000 business owners conducted by Virgin Media Business shows that a positive attitude and soft skills... [more...]

  • Outlook 'upbeat' for sales recruitment

    The outlook for sales recruitment in the coming year is becoming more positive, with enquiries from employers increasing across the first quarter of 2011 compared to the previous three months, according to figures from Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment. Rob Scott, managing director at the... [more...]

  • Most bosses happy for staff to have royal wedding off

    People in sales jobs are likely to enjoy an extra day off for the royal wedding, after a survey of business bosses found two-thirds back the April 29th bank holiday. The survey, which was conducted by workplace provider Regus, found that while some commentators had said businesses were unhappy... [more...]

  • TUC: Unemployment statistics good for jobseekers, bad for employees

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has welcomed the latest official jobs figures, saying they will offer relief to anyone hunting for employment, in sales jobs or other positions. Commenting on the Office for National Statistics data, which showed the unemployment rate in the three months to... [more...]

  • CIPD welcomes ONS employment figures

    The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has welcomed the Office for National Statistics latest employment figures, claiming that they are good for both job seekers and the wider economy.According to CIPD, the figures will provide a morale boost for businesses and the... [more...]

  • Increase in National Minimum Wage will boost youth employment

    Just last week businesses secretary Vince Cable announced that the government was set to boost the National Minimum Wage this October.While the move was welcomed by many, some market sectors - in particular the retail industry - said that the move would hamper jobs growth as firms came under... [more...]

  • Employment prospects increase in the UK

    New figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that employment prospects in the UK are improving - good news for sales recruitment agencies.According to the ONS, not only has the employment rate increased, but the number of job vacancies has also risen.The ONS notes that the... [more...]

  • Pairing staff with different skill sets 'boosts creativity'

    Pairing two people in sales jobs who have completely different skill sets can mean that they bounce off one another and work in a more creative manner, it has been claimed. Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's HRD Conference, psychologist Mark Batey, joint... [more...]

  • Samsung to launch Galaxy S II in May

    People in sales jobs looking to splash their commission on a top-of-the-range phone can get their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S II from May 1st. It is not yet known exactly how much one of the smartphones will set people back, however, it is likely to be priced at under £500 to keep... [more...]

  • Tuition fee hike 'means employees will have the upper hand'

    Graduates looking for their first sales jobs may find they are in a stronger position due to the tuition fee hike. According to the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HESCU), the fact that a vast number of UK universities are planning to charge the maximum £9,000 a year could deter... [more...]

  • Stronger business growth reported in south-east

    The south-east has experienced the sharpest increase in business growth of any region in the UK - good news for Milton Keynes recruitment agencies and the businesses they serve.New figures from Lloyds TSB have shown that, once again, the south-east is leading the way when it comes to economic... [more...]

  • Businesses can have both flexibility and productivity

    Businesses recruiting for sales and marketing jobs can allow their new employees to work from home without jeopardising productivity, it has been claimed.According to the Telework Association (TA), while flexible working can create pitfalls for companies that are not prepared for it, with a... [more...]

  • Psychometric profiling vital for businesses during a downturn

    Identifying creativity in jobs candidates is vitally important during a downturn and highlights the importance of adequate skills testing prior to appointment, it has been claimed.According to Mark Batey, a psychologist and joint chair of the Psychometrics at Work Research Group at Manchester... [more...]

  • Female non-graduates' earnings 'level off earlier'

    The earnings of female non-graduates, some of whom could be working in sales jobs, level off earlier than those of women who have a degree, new data has revealed.Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also showed, regardless of whether they have a degree or not, women's... [more...]

  • Graduates urged to 'put in groundwork' to achieve dream job

    Graduates looking for their dream job, which could be a role in sales recruitment, have been urged to "put in groundwork" in order to achieve their goal.Charlie Ball, deputy director of research at the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, said "competition is quite severe"... [more...]

  • Career success 'linked to teenage reading habits'

    People who want to have a successful career, perhaps in a sales recruitment role, should ensure they take up reading at an early age, new research has revealed.There is a clear link between reading for pleasure and achieving a high-flying job, the research, conducted by Mark Taylor from Nuffield... [more...]

  • Graduates 'earn £12k more a year'

    Graduates, some of whom might be pursuing careers in sales recruitment, earn an average of £12,000 more each year than their non-university-leaver colleagues, new data has revealed. Over the past decade, workers with a degree aged between 22 and 64 had median salaries of £29,000,... [more...]

  • Workers 'fear redundancy' due to rising unemployment

    Rising unemployment levels in the UK are causing many workers, some of whom might have sales recruitment jobs, to fear redundancy.Almost half the country's working population are afraid they might lose their jobs, while two-thirds are concerned they do not have the right skills to switch... [more...]

  • Graduates face 'two-speed job market'

    Graduates, some of whom might be looking for roles in sales recruitment, will face a "two-speed job market" this year, one industry commentator has suggested.Charlie Ball, the deputy director of research at the Higher Education Careers Service Unit, said at the moment, the public... [more...]

  • Scrapping DRA 'won't help retain valued older staff'

    The government's decision to phase out and eventually abolish the default retirement age (DRA) will not help them in their bid to retain valued older workers, some of whom might be engaged in sales jobs, it has been suggested.Dr David Lain from the University of Brighton Business School,... [more...]

  • Temporary vacancies 'rose sharply in March'

    The number of temporary and contract staff vacancies, which could include some roles in sales recruitment, rose sharply in March, according to a new report.Last month saw the sharpest rate increase since July 2007 in temporary workforce vacancies, the new Report on Jobs by KPMG and the... [more...]

  • Permanent staff placements 'slowed in March'

    Following the ten-month high seen in February, staff appointments of permanent workers slowed in March, new data has revealed.Despite the easing of the rate, March still saw a marked improvement in demand for staff, some of whom might be working in sales recruitment roles, according to the... [more...]

  • Job creation 'could be affected by scrapping of DRA'

    Companies, some of which might employ staff in sales jobs, fear the scrapping of the default retirement age (DRA) could have an impact on job creation.Two-thirds of the firms surveyed by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer believe phasing out the DRA could affect companies'... [more...]

  • Graduate salaries set to drop for third year

    Salaries of graduate workers, some of whom might be pursuing a career in sales recruitment, are set to drop for the third year running, new research has revealed.According to the latest report from Income Data Services (IDS), the rising cost of living, calculated by the retail price index (RPI),... [more...]

  • Year-on-year employee demand 'up 25%'

    Year-on-year demand for employees was up 25 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, new figures have shown.While the number of job opportunities for workers, some of whom might be looking for sales recruitment roles, dropped slightly last month - by two per cent - employer demand... [more...]

  • Most IT workers 'would leave role if offered more job security'

    Most UK IT workers, some of whom might hold sales jobs in the sector, would leave their role if they were offered an equivalent post elsewhere with more job security.According to data management solutions company MDSL, 65 per cent of workers in IT would opt for greater security, while 41 per... [more...]

  • Job hunters 'increasingly seeking professional CV help'

    Jobseekers are increasingly looking for professional help when it comes to preparing their CVs, it has been suggested.People looking for jobs, perhaps including roles in sales recruitment, have been opting for expert help to aid their applications, Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at the Write... [more...]

  • To keep top staff, companies need to be flexible

    Companies need to be flexible if they are to keep top staff, some of whom might be working in sales recruitment roles, one commentator has suggested.Adrienne Burgess, head of research at the Fatherhood Institute, said employers are aware of the fact their workers have lives outside the office... [more...]

  • More staff retention seen last year

    There was better staff retention throughout the UK in the past year, new research has shown. Fewer workers resigned, retired or were made redundant in 2010, the data from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Xpert HR revealed. The poll of 360 companies revealed that staff turnover... [more...]

  • Most SMEs have put off hiring 'due to economic climate'

    The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have not hired new staff recently because of the economic climate, a new poll has revealed. Some seven in ten SMEs polled by said the uncertain economic situation in the UK has affected their willingness to recruit new... [more...]

  • Employers urged to cut back on costs to retain staff with pay rises

    Employers should try to reduce their business costs in order to give their staff pay rises, one expert has suggested. Charles Cotton, performance and reward advisor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said companies, some of which may employ people in sales jobs, should do... [more...]

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I found Aaron Wallis to be very professional and efficient, taking time to understand the role and the type of candidate we were looking for. The candidates they put forward met our criteria and were of a high standard. The service they provided was exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and will certainly consider using them again in the future.

HR Assistant, Fischer Connectors Ltd

Rob is a true recruitment professional that goes the extra mile that I have never experienced from any other recruitment agency before. If you need sales people call Rob or someone in his team, as they really are experts in sales recruitment.

Sales Director, Inside Business

I really liked the YouTube presentations which made the service seem both simple and accessible. The company came to see me, and my management team, at short notice to present their service and I liked the support and advice that I received about maximising the results from the applicant.

Managing Director, Leisuresec plc

Aaron Wallis has continuously provided us with suitable candidates that have been proactively sourced. Having used countless recruitment companies, Aaron Wallis are the only company that I can count on to deliver.

Managing Director, JARK Healthcare Recruitment

Giles Phillips is a rare find in the minefield of sales recruitment; an honest and thoughtful recruiter who considers the needs of both the client AND the candidate to create perfect role matches. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Marketing Director, City of London Police

Thanks for all your help during the recruitment process. I have been extremely impressed with Aaron Wallis especially when compared to other agencies we have dealt with. I really felt you grasped the type of person we required and found strong candidates.

UK Sales Manager, Nexcom

Giles is highly professional and was a pleasure to work with. He achieves excellent results through his personable skills and tenacity. I have no hesitation in recommending Giles to anyone who considers employing his services.

Commercial Director, G4S Government & Outsourcing Solutions

We appointed Aaron Wallis in February and the successful candidate, out of the six which Aaron Wallis introduced, was able to join Alphametrics before the end of April. The whole process took less than three months. I would recommend Aaron Wallis’ services to others without hesitation.

Chief Financial Officer, Alphametrics

I have used Aaron Wallis to fill a number of our Sales Development Manager roles and I have found them to provide a very professional service. I will use their services again in future recruitment campaigns.

HR Business Partner, Greene King

In an industry where people over promise and under deliver, Rob and his teams have consistently provided a high-quality service. It is great to deal with someone that has an excellent understanding of UK industry, and a passion for sales.

Sales Manager, TR Fasteners

I just wanted to thank you for your help with our recruitment process which went very smoothly and has – we hope – found us just the person for the job!

Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd

We were impressed not only by the quality of candidates you found for us but also the level of information, preparation and qualification you put into the process. You continually kept us informed of each person’s feelings about the process, which is very important but often overlooked. I am looking forward to working with your company again in the future.

Commercial Director, Incentive Facilities Management

Since joining DSGi, Rob has been a supplier of permanent staff and has performed to an extremely high standard, successfully filling 98% of roles he has worked on. If anyone is looking for a good sales and marketing based consultancy with an informal yet professional approach, I would recommend Rob.

Senior Recruitment Consultant, DSG International

I have always found Rob to be very knowledgeable about our industry sector, and it is refreshing to see after all of these years that Rob continues to quickly and accurately understand my requirements.

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The Recruitment agent I used, Simon, was extremely helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure all of my questions were answered, and that I felt as comfortable and prepared as possible. Very professional company and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you Aaron Wallis!

A. Callaby, Candidate

Aaron Wallis have provided me with an excellent service, Giles went out of his way to help me preparing for my interview and supported me through all the processes. If you need an agency to give you a fully professional and consultative approach to finding you a new career move, the Aaron Wallis can certainly provide this for you.

D. Richards, Candidate

Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment are a very friendly and professional recruitment organisation who listen to your needs, work with you and act on your behalf which sets them apart from many of their competitors who in my experience are willing to throw anything at you. We discussed my history, my preferences and my wishes - one opportunity was introduced. It was perfect. I start at the end of June.

R. Buckley, Candidate

Aaron Wallis (and in particular Rob Scott) have been fantastic throughout the recruitment process, and even a few months down the line, still continues to care. Rob clearly cares about each individual and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which shows in the work he does. Each candidate is not just a number, and the support received from Aaron Wallis has helped me get a career which I truly enjoy.

M. White, Candidate

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.

C. Hoy, Candidate

I've had a really good experience working with Giles Phillips at Aaron Wallis. From initial contact to the finer details of securing the job, he has been very professional and a pleasure to work with.

M. Shutt, Candidate

Aaron Wallis helped me secure a position I really wanted. Giles saught to keep me updated with all the details preceding interviews and after with feedback. I would highly recommend Giles and Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.

L. Taylor, Candidate

I can honestly say that the time and expertise you gave me was way beyond any other recruitment consultant I dealt with. You are a rarity in your industry.

S. Akers, Candidate

Excellent service, very professional and friendly, would and have, recommended Aaron Wallis.

E. Heley, Candidate

Aaron Wallis is an outstanding recruitment agency specialising in high calibre sales positions. I was working directly with Darren Dawrance who went above and beyond my expectations in sourcing me my perfect role. I was kept in regular communication with Darren and he worked extremely hard to secure my dream job. Highly recommended and Thanks Darren for all your expertise and hard work.

R. Sealy, Candidate

A great recruitment company to work with. Excellent experience with Aaron Wallis through the entire recruitment process. The team was really professional and extremely helpful. Darren was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, supportive and gave me great advice. Thank you very much!

A. Bauchet, Candidate

I have to say coming across and having dealings with Aaron Wallis proved to be very successful. Being highly experienced did not seem to count for much during my job search bit a conversation with Robert Scott gave me a real confidence boost and enabled to get a position at the age of 63. Great service!!!!!!

D. Burgess, Candidate

Excellent experience from first contact to ultimately securing a suitable placement. Giles looked after me in a very professional and friendly manner. He used his expertise and experience to ensure I was put forward for the most suitable positions for my skill set and found me a new role very quickly. I can't recommend Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment highly enough.

M. Green, Candidate

Fantastic service, helped me find my ideal job quickly and smoothly. Would highly recommend them

C. Caine, Candidate

Very good advice and support was given during the course of the interviewing process. Potential job seekers would be well advised to use this company whilst looking for their new career.

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