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  • Sales professionals 'take many forms'

    Sales professionals come in many forms and so it is no surprise that the sales roles are the second hardest positions to fill on the planet, one expert has commented.Rob Scott, managing director at Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment, said that the problem for many organisations can be finding the... [more...]

  • Confidence in graduate jobs market improves

    Confidence in the graduate jobs market in the UK is continuing to improve and this can only bode well for university leavers, one organisation has pointed out.The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has welcomed recent research from High Fliers, which shows that expected graduate... [more...]

  • Proven leaders 'highly valued' in recruitment market

    The recruitment industry is currently on the look-out for people who are proven leaders and will be able to fill leadership roles, such as sales managers, comfortably.That is the message emanating from the most recent meeting of the Association of Executive Recruiters, which has noted that... [more...]

  • Strangest interview questions unveiled

    The strangest interview questions of 2010 have been compiled in a list by Glassdoor, proving that even the best sales recruitment candidates need to be ready for the unexpected.Among the choice quotes attributed to some of the planet's biggest employers are 'how many basketballs could... [more...]

  • Apprentice candidates get their priorities wrong in Week 4

    Week 4 of The Apprentice highlighted how sales professionals need to be aware of what makes money and not simply rest on their laurels.This week's task required the candidates to sell beauty products and treatments at a shopping centre. They were allowed to choose their own products and... [more...]

  • Young people's CVs 'need to be boosted'

    The CVs of the nation's youngsters need to be improved if they are to have the best possible opportunity of gaining the job they want when they enter the world of work, and one way of doing this is by taking part in life experiences, it has been claimed.Duncan Pearse, national programme... [more...]

  • Increase recorded in number of UK businesses

    There was an increase in the number of private sector businesses in operation in the UK last year compared with the year before, the latest government figures reveal.Data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills shows that at the beginning of 2010 the country had an estimated 4.5... [more...]

  • Recruitment industry 'on the road to recovery'

    The global recruitment industry, including the sales recruitment sub-sector, is well on the road to recovery following the economic downturn and its after-effects, one body has claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the industry has had to adapt to "huge... [more...]

  • Full-time jobs recovery 'indicates economy is strong'

    The recovery of the country's full-time jobs market is evidence that the UK economy is stronger than many analysts believe, it has been claimed.According to Ian Brinkley, centre director at the Work Foundation, labour market statistics revealing there has been a fall in unemployment in the... [more...]

  • Job demand figures 'a wake-up call' for firms

    Companies should view new data revealing an unmet need for specific workers as a "wake-up call" that their recruitment processes are ineffective, one expert has pointed out.Jeffrey Joerres, Manpower Group chairman and chief executive, made the comment after a report produced by his... [more...]

  • Most jobs 'can accommodate flexibility'

    The majority of jobs, including sales recruitment roles, can accommodate a degree of flexibility to make life easier for the worker, one expert has noted.Peter Thomson, director of research at the Telework Association, said that many people believe it is not possible to work remotely because... [more...]

  • Sales representatives 'in great demand' in 2011

    Sales professionals remain some of the most in-demand workers on the planet in 2011, continuing the trend seen in 2010, the latest global survey has revealed.According to the annual Talent Shortage Survey carried out by Manpower, sales recruitment professionals are the second most needed group... [more...]

  • Firms 'need a strategic approach' to long-term recruitment

    Companies need to take a strategic approach to recruitment in the months ahead and consider filling long-term skills gaps, one expert has advised.Charles Logan, director of Hays UK, said although there is in some areas, many industries are suffering from skills shortages.This is the issue which... [more...]

  • Employment figures 'a positive sign'

    The latest figures revealing that unemployment has fallen in the UK once again are encouraging, particularly the drop in the number of young people out of work, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has stated.According to the body, data from the Office for National Statistics... [more...]

  • Private sector recruitment 'faring well'

    Employment in the private sector is faring well and helping to slightly offset the cuts being made in the public sector, on expert has pointed out.Charles Cotton, rewards adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said an indication of this is that private sphere... [more...]

  • Graduates offered CV advice

    University leavers have been offered a number of tips to help enhance their CVs and boost their chances of landing the best graduate jobs, such as those in sales recruitment.According to Chris Rea, employer business manager for Graduate Prospects, there are many subtle ways in which students can... [more...]

  • Graduate applications set to rise by 33%

    The number of university leavers applying for jobs is set to rise by a third this year, according to the latest graduate recruitment survey by High Flyers.A poll carried out by the organisation found that students are beginning to apply earlier than ever for graduate jobs and are also applying... [more...]

  • UK unemployment falls once again

    The number of unemployed people in the UK has fallen for the second consecutive quarter, the latest official figures have revealed.Data issued by the Office for National Statistics shows that UK unemployment fell by 36,000 in the three months to the end of March and now stands at 2.46... [more...]

  • UK employment prospects 'have improved'

    Employment prospects in the UK, including those for sales recruitment candidates, continued to improve in the last three months, the latest industry figures show.Data issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as part of its latest Labour Market Outlook shows that the net... [more...]

  • Financial services staff 'expecting a pay rise'

    Staff in the financial services sector, including those in sales jobs, are expecting to earn more this year than they did in 2010, the latest industry survey has revealed.Research carried out by Marks Sattin shows that the average financial services professional expects to earn an additional... [more...]

  • Sales and marketing 'top concerns' among UK firms

    The top business concerns among small firms at the moment are sales and marketing, according to a new report by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).Research carried out by the body found that focusing on developing a firm's sales and marketing strategy is a priority for over one in five... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies 'add value' in niche areas

    Recruitment agencies help to play a key role in finding candidates in niche skill areas and subsequently gaining those individuals employment, according to one expert.Taryn Grossman, senior recruiter at Siemens Energy Sector, told the Recruiter that agencies help to ensure candidates are fully... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'can boost productivity'

    Allowing staff the option to work form home can not only help to boost staff satisfaction, but will also lead to greater productivity, one expert has pointed out.Peter Thomson, research director for the Telework Association, noted that the practice can help to create a more flexible workforce... [more...]

  • Work-related training 'will help Britain grow'

    The provision of training programmes for current and potential staff, including those in sales recruitment, will help the country to grow in the year ahead, according to one organisation.Working Links has noted that training is vital to improving worker skills and ensuring that the job market... [more...]

  • Salary 'not the be all and end all' in recruitment

    Companies hoping to lure the best candidates, including those in sales jobs, need to be aware that they need to provide more than just a competitive salary.That is according to Matt Duffy, partnerships manager at Lorica, who explained that advertising the "total package" including any... [more...]

  • High quality work experience 'vital to employment'

    It is vital that job candidates have high-quality work experience under their belt if they are hoping to gain the role they want, as qualifications are not necessarily enough to get people a job, one sector body has stated.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has called on the... [more...]

  • Employable skills 'need to be developed early'

    More needs to be done to ensure that people entering the world of work have the skills needed to succeed, according to the Chartered Management Institute.Mike Petrook, a spokesman for the organisation, said that employers need to work with schools and colleges to highlight the skills which... [more...]

  • Majority of senior executives 'seeking a new role'

    The majority of senior executives are seeking a role in a different organisation, with recruitment rates rising steadily during the last 12 months, a new report shows.Research carried out by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) as part of its first quarter report shows that... [more...]

  • Degrees 'a path to a rewarding career'

    Having a degree remains as importunate today as it has ever been, according to the government, which has stressed the career paths which the qualifications can open.A spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said that going to university enhances a person's chances of... [more...]

  • Do staff in small firms have better employer relationships?

    People employed in smaller businesses, including those in sales recruitment positions, may enjoy a better relationship with their bosses, one expert has claimed.Phil McCabe, a spokesman for the Forum of Private Business, said the suggestions of some employees can often get "lost" in... [more...]

  • UK retail sales rise in April

    Retail sales experienced a marked rise in the UK last month, compared with the same period in 2011, resulting in optimistic predictions for the sector from industry analysts.Data published by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG shows that UK retail sales values were up 5.2 per cent from a... [more...]

  • Permanent job placements 'rose in April'

    The number of permanent job placements in the UK, including those in sales recruitment, rose once again in April, the latest industry figures have revealed.Data issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG shows that there was a "strong and accelerated" rise in... [more...]

  • Flexible benefits 'improve work/life balance'

    Substantial benefits packages can not only make a role more attractive, but also help to improve an employee's quality of life, one expert has explained.Matt Duffy, partnerships manager at Lorica, said that offering an attractive benefits package with job positions, including sales jobs, can... [more...]

  • Oldest and youngest workers 'are happiest'

    The happiest workers in the UK are those who are nearing retirement or just embarking on their career, a new survey has discovered.Research carried out by Lumesse measuring people's job satisfaction found that UK staff are among the least satisfied on the planet, which could prompt many to... [more...]

  • UK govt publishes AWR guidelines

    Guidelines for the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) being introduced in the UK on October 1st have been published by the government.The guidelines are intended to assist organisations in the recruitment sector with understanding the requirements of AWR and complying when they come into... [more...]

  • Economic recovery 'will continue in 2011'

    The UK's economic recovery is set to continue this year, with the country's gross domestic product (GDP) rising steadily.That is the opinion of John Cridland, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, who pointed to the organisation's latest forecast as evidence that... [more...]

  • Employee benefits 'at recruitment's heart'

    Employee benefits play an enormous role in candidates' decisions to apply for or accept a new role, a new industry poll has found.A survey carried out by Canada Life Group Insurance shows that 61 per cent of workers take employee benefits into careful consideration when considering a new... [more...]

  • UK pay settlements remain steady

    The average pay settlement in the UK stood at 2.5 per cent in the three months to March 2011, marking continuing stability. Figures published by Incomes Data Services and Thomson Reuters show that 83 per cent of all pay settlements, including those for sales recruitment staff, were two per cent... [more...]

  • Construction industry 'accelerating recruitment'

    There has been a marked increase in the number of people being hired in the construction industry, including those in sales jobs, as the sector "bounces back".That is the opinion of Richard Clarke, managing director at Midas, who said that firms are beginning to "beef up their... [more...]

  • Managers 'should enable employee flexibility'

    Managers could help to boost staff productivity by enabling a degree of flexibility in their employees' working lives, according to one expert.Paul Roberts, healthcare consultant at insurance broker IHC, said that employers need to take into account their workers' need for flexibility in... [more...]

  • Employers 'still committed to training'

    UK employers are still committed to training and development programmes as they look to enhance their workers' skillsets, the latest industry poll indicates. The new Corporate Issues Survey compiled by Ken Blanchard Companies and seen by HR Magazine shows that the majority of firms are... [more...]

  • Rise in new orders sees services sector grow

    Sales in the UK's services sector have risen to the highest level in over a year, with a marked growth in new orders across the board. A new report published by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) found that growth eased slightly in April compared with March... [more...]

  • Embracing change 'will boost UK employment'

    UK employment can be boosted if employers and staff alike "embrace change" and learn to accept the changing face of the country's working environment. That is according to Denise Keating, chief executive of the Employers' Forum on Age, who told People Management that this... [more...]

  • Sickness absence 'falling in the UK'

    The number of UK employees missing work through sickness absence is continuing to fall, according to the latest figures. Data issued by EEF – the manufacturers' organisation, and Westfield Health suggest that the average employee, including sales recruitment professionals, only took... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'reaping rewards of keeping staff' in 2011

    Recruiters which opted not to excessively cut headcounts during the height of the economic downturn are now reaping the rewards of having an experienced workforce, it has been claimed. Ruth Moran, director of Ruth Moran Consulting, told the Recruiter that many organisations "cut back too... [more...]

  • Job opportunities rise in the UK

    There are currently far more job opportunities in the UK, including those in sales recruitment than at the same point last year, according to the latest report. The new Reed Job index shows that employer demand was 22 per cent higher in March this year than the same month in 2010, with UK job... [more...]

  • Smaller SMEs see business soar

    Small to medium-sized businesses in the country's manufacturing sector have experienced the biggest rise in demand for 16 years, the latest figures have suggested. The new SME Trends survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) shows that, last month, volumes of both... [more...]

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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.

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