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  • Engaging with employees 'essential for growth'

    It is vital that companies take steps to ensure they are engaging with members of staff, but this is often about much more than just salaries and perks, one expert has stated.Ben Sillitoe, editor of Retail Gazette, said one thing that needs to be done by companies which are struggling at the... [more...]

  • Three-quarters of managers 'regret hiring certain staff'

    A new poll has revealed that 74 per cent of managers regret their decision to hire certain members of staff.The survey, carried out by Reabur, shows that a major issue raised by many managers with regards to why they are unhappy with their staff is underperformance of the person in question.In... [more...]

  • Job movement 'likely' in IT sector

    A significant proportion of people are looking to switch roles in the IT sector, including moving to sales recruitment positions, in the next three months, new research shows.According to data compiled by the IT Job Board for its Job Market Survey, 42 per cent of staff in the IT sector are... [more...]

  • Graduate vacancies increase in the UK

    The number of graduate jobs being made available in the UK, including sales recruitment positions, has increased once more, the latest figures show.Data published by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) shows that there will be a 2.6 per cent increase in the number of graduate vacancies... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'being pushed up the agenda'

    Flexible working is being pushed closer and closer to the forefront of managers' minds as staff promote this form of operation, it has been claimed.Peter Thomson, director of research at the Telework Association, said that younger workers in particular are mindful of the environmental impact... [more...]

  • Volunteering 'can boost a CV'

    People looking to boost their CV may find that they can enhance their chance of employment by volunteering, according to one expert.Becci Newton, senior research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies, said that people who are struggling in the labour market at the moment may find that... [more...]

  • Retail professionals receive pay rises

    Almost half of people working in retail, including those in sales jobs, experienced a pay rise in the 16 month following the recession, new figures indicate.According to the Retail Eyes & Retail Gazette Salary Survey 2011, 48 per cent of retail professionals have seen their wages rise since... [more...]

  • Employee engagement 'among the top HR concerns'

    Employee engagement is a top concern among UK businesses, according to the latest poll.Research carried out by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that employee engagement is one of the key concerns over the next three to five years as companies look to attract and retain the... [more...]

  • Workers 'considering moving overseas'

    A new poll has found that as many as 7.6 million Britons are currently considering a move overseas in order to improve their employment prospects.The survey, conducted by GfK NOP Engage, shows that many people feel unfulfilled in their current roles and, as a result, would be willing to take a... [more...]

  • Demand 'on the rise' for IT workers

    There is currently rising demand in the jobs market for people who can fill roles in the IT sector, a new industry report has indicated.Research carried out by CWJobs shows that 80 per cent of professionals in the IT sector now believe that technology such as cloud computing and mobile systems... [more...]

  • Week 8 of The Apprentice highlights the importance of hard work

    Week 8 of The Apprentice featured one of the most interesting challenges yet, with the team tasked with going to France and attempting to break into the French market with new, innovative UK products.Team Logic, headed by Susan, went up against Tom's Team Venture, with the former team... [more...]

  • London firms 'planning to hire and expand'

    An increasing number of organisations based in London are planning to expand in the coming months and take on more staff, including sales recruitment candidates, the latest report has suggested.Research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) indicates that 57 per cent of... [more...]

  • Talent management systems 'are ineffective'

    Many companies' talent management systems are not up to scratch and as a result their operations are not as effective as they could be, it has been claimed.According to Ochre House director and think-tank leader, Helena Parry, talent management systems tend to be successful at senior... [more...]

  • Leadership development 'needs to change'

    There needs to be a radical transformation in leadership development, processes and practices in the UK if organisations are to meet the increasingly rapid pace of business change, a new report has claimed.According to the 6th Global Leadership Forecast from DDI, many leaders rate themselves... [more...]

  • Companies 'still struggling' to find the right staff

    Many organisations are still struggling to find the right employees to fill certain roles and as a result may not be operating as efficiently as they can, one industry body has pointed out.According to Jackie Orme, chief executive of the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),... [more...]

  • Graduates 'striving to get ahead'

    Many graduates are doing significant amounts of overtime as they aim to get ahead in the jobs market, a new report has revealed.Research carried out by Graduate Propects shows that one in seven UK graduates is working more than 50 hours a week – a figure which rises to 18 per cent for... [more...]

  • Four in five manufacturers are more optimistic

    Optimism among the country's manufacturers is continuing to increase, with four in five organisations now more confident about the future of the industry and the UK economy than they were a year ago.A survey carried out by Zurich found that, while some organisations are still encountering a... [more...]

  • Recruitment prospects 'picking up' in private sector

    Recruitment prospects in the private sector are continuing to pick up as companies continue their recovery from the economic downturn and begin to expand, a new poll has found. According to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Harvey Nash, 29 per cent of employers are... [more...]

  • Remote working 'can help to offset disruption'

    Companies which set in place procedures for remote working can help to offset the effects of unexpected disruption to areas of the business, one expert has pointed out. Firms which offer remote working capabilities to their staff, including people in sales jobs, will find that there is minimal... [more...]

  • Scottish labour market continues to grow

    The labour market in Scotland is continuing to grow and salaries are now reflecting this, the latest industry figures suggest.According to the new Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, there was a further improvement in the Scottish labour market in May, with greater demand for new staff and job... [more...]

  • Manufacturing pay continues to increase

    Pay in the manufacturing sector is continuing to move in a positive direction, the latest industry report has revealed.Data issued by EEF - the manufacturers' organisation and JAM Recruitment shows that the average pay settlement for three months to the end of May increased to 2.6 per cent,... [more...]

  • Investing in the workforce 'the key to success'

    Businesses which take the time to invest in their workforces will find that they reap dividends down the line, one expert has noted.Ashley Ward, director at European Leaders, said many firms make the mistake of not investing time and effort into improving productivity and morale among their... [more...]

  • Govt points to 'encouraging' employment stats

    The government has claimed new employment statistics showing the country is employing more workers point towards the recovery of the economy and a brighter future for the jobs market.Chris Grayling, the country's employment minister, said there were many positive signs in data showing the... [more...]

  • Small firms 'the backbone of the UK economy'

    Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent the "backbone" of the UK economy and will play a major role in helping to steer the country through the tough economic climate, one organisation has claimed.According to a spokeswoman for the Federation of Small Businesses, employment... [more...]

  • Unemployment figures 'provide good news'

    The latest UK unemployment figures suggest that the country is continuing to recover from the effects of the economic downturn as more employment positions are created, one expert has pointed out.Dr John Philpott, chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development... [more...]

  • The Apprentice Week 7 highlights value of negotiation

    This week's episode of The Apprentice highlighted how vital it is to be willing to negotiate in sales, and how falling to offer the correct response can be costly.This is what cost one of the teams victory last night, as project leader Jim failed to offer a competitive rate for advertising... [more...]

  • Employers 'struggling to fill job vacancies'

    The nation's employers are increasingly encountering difficulties with filling job positions, largely due to a wealth of unsuitable candidates and the fact that many suitable workers are reluctant to move, a new survey has found.A poll carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and... [more...]

  • Private sector jobs growth 'defying employment warnings'

    The continuing growth in the number of people being employed in private sector jobs, including sales recruitment positions, is continuing to defy warnings that the economic recovery has temporarily halted.That is the opinion of Ian Brinkley, centre director at the Work Foundation, who said that... [more...]

  • Employment set to rise in short and long term

    The UK's employers are expecting to increase their level of recruitment, including taking on people in sales jobs, in both the short and long term, the latest industry report suggests.Figures issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in its latest Jobs Outlook show that... [more...]

  • Recruitment among small firms 'driving UK's recovery'

    The country's small firms are helping to drive the UK's economic recovery by boosting recruitment, according to a new report.A study carried out by Manpower shows that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are driving job creation, with hiring intentions of +8 per cent over the next... [more...]

  • UK recruitment growth increases by 5%

    Recruitment growth in the UK has increased by five per cent year on year, the latest employment industry index confirms.A report carried out by Monster shows that there was a five per cent rise in the number of workers being taken on in May 2011 compared with the same month last year, driven by... [more...]

  • Use psychometrics to find the most suitable candidates

    With competition for job placements as fierce as ever, particularly in the sales recruitment sector, it is important that organisations are taking on the most suitable candidates to avoid encountering any problems down the road.One means of doing this effectively is to utilise personality... [more...]

  • Manufacturing recovery 'is on course'

    The recovery of the UK's manufacturing industry is modest but still on course, the latest industry figures have suggested.Data issued by the Office for National Statistics shows that manufacturing output in April was up 1.3 per cent compared with last year's figure, suggesting a... [more...]

  • Focusing on employee wellbeing 'can boost staff motivation'

    Companies aiming to boost the motivation of their staff can find that focusing on their wellbeing is an excellent way of preventing voluntary churn, one expert has recommended.According to Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Corecare, workers are becoming increasingly likely to leave their... [more...]

  • Recruitment based on attitude 'could become the norm'

    The time may soon come when people are recruited largely based on their mindset, one industry expert has suggested.According to James Reed, chairman of Reed, an increasing number of employers are now valuing a person's mindset over their skills and he said this could become normal practice... [more...]

  • Managers 'need to focus on staff motivation'

    Managers need to be doing more to ensure their staff stay motivated and are committed to the organisation, it has been claimed. According to Ashley Ward, director of European Leaders, it is widely accepted that people performance is the biggest influence on business performance, and so managers... [more...]

  • Week 6 of The Apprentice highlights importance of understanding

    This week's episode of The Apprentice highlighted how important it is to understand a market before entering it and trying to make a profit. With each team tasked with making money from junk – literally – it was up to the team leaders to decide the best way to manage their time... [more...]

  • Job placements continue to grow in UK

    The number of people being employed in the UK continued to rise in May, according to the latest industry report. In the Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the organisations reveal that staff placements for both permanent and temporary workers went up... [more...]

  • Job hunters 'needs to remain positive'

    People hoping to land a new job, such as a sales recruitment position, need to remain positive, one expert has stated. According to Denise Taylor, author of How to Get a Job in the Recession, people must stay upbeat during the job search process and use all the tools they can, which could... [more...]

  • Small firms 'would take on more staff' if NICs were reduced

    Small firms would be far more willing to take on new employees if the government reduced National Insurance Contributions (NICs), a new survey has found.Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), showed that many small businesses are being "stifled" by issues... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies 'improving service'

    There has been a rise in the number of clients reporting an improvement in the service they receive from recruitment agencies, including sales recruitment organisations, a new survey has found.Research carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that 93 per of clients... [more...]

  • UK job opportunities rise year on year

    The number of job opportunities in the UK has risen compared with last year, the latest industry report has shown.Data published by Reed as part of its Job Index indicate that, when compared with May 2010, there are 18 per cent more job opportunities nationwide, and 21 per cent more than when... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'searching for new roles at work'

    Many UK workers are currently spending a significant proportion of their day searching for new jobs, even while they are at work, the most recent research reveals. A survey carried out by Monster suggests that over a quarter of staff are currently searching for new jobs, including sales... [more...]

  • CV claims 'must be backed up'

    Any claims that people make on their CV have to be backed up if the candidate is to avoid being left with egg on their face, it has been claimed. According to Peter Panayotou, founder and senior consultant at the Write Stuff, he has lost count of the number of people who have made boastful or... [more...]

  • Manufacturers 'will increase recruitment' this year

    Organisations based in the manufacturing industry intend to increase their recruitment levels in the coming months as optimism returns to the industry, the latest report indicates. Data published by EEF – The Manufacturers' Organisation shows that a significant proportion of companies... [more...]

  • Govt 'should encourage pay, benefit and pension rises'

    The UK government needs to encourage UK business to increase pay, benefits and pensions in a bid to stimulate the economy, it has been claimed.Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), said that such an approach would help to boost living standards and... [more...]

  • Remote working 'can ease stress and boost finances'

    Allowing staff to work remotely can not only help to relieve stress, but also boost their finances, one expert has asserted.According to Peter Thomson, director of research at the Telework Association, people who do not have to deal with a constant daily commute as part of their job are likely... [more...]

  • Charisma is not enough in Week 5 of The Apprentice

    This week's episode of The Apprentice showed that staff can have all the charisma in the world but this is not enough if they cannot deliver the goods. Week five's task was for the teams to design and market a new pet food product, with Vincent leading team Logic and Glen heading team... [more...]

  • Agencies and clients 'must collaborate to prepare for AWR'

    There must be collaboration between recruitment agencies and clients if both are to adequately prepare for the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) being implemented on October 1st this year, one sector body has claimed. Gillian Econopouly, head of policy at the Recruitment and Employment... [more...]

  • Sales professionals 'the energy behind any business'

    Sales professionals represent the driving force behind any business, and it is no surprise they are among the most in-demand employees on the planet, it has been claimed. Rob Scott, managing director of Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment, pointed out that people in sales jobs represent the energy... [more...]

  • Employees 'seeking new challenges' in 2011

    Workers are beginning to seek new challenges in 2011 as the slight upturn in the economy and better job prospects highlight the potential for advancement, one expert has stated. This is not only within their current organisation, but in other companies, where more varied roles with higher... [more...]

  • Attitude 'more important than skills'

    Employers value a positive attitude over other attributes when looking for a job candidate, including sales recruitment hopefuls, a new poll has found. A survey of 1,000 recruiters carried out by Reed found that employers are increasingly searching for candidates who display an attitude which... [more...]

  • Majority of employers 'will let staff decide retirement age'

    A new survey has found that two-thirds of the country's employers intend to let staff choose their own retirement age. The report, carried out by XpertHR and seen by Personnel Today, shows that the abolition of the default retirement age means that the majority of firms simply intend to... [more...]

  • Style errors 'the most common CV problems'

    The most common problems people make when creating their CVs are simple style errors – something which could cost them dearly, one expert has stated. According to Peter Panayotou, founder and senior consultant at the Write Stuff, many CVs contain simple mistakes which, although seemingly... [more...]

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