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  • Salary, benefits and businesses 'top graduate priorities'

    The UK's graduates are increasingly focusing on salary, benefits and businesses when choosing their first job following university.That is according to a new report by the Hay Group, which showed that 93 per cent of 2011's graduates describe base pay as an 'important' or... [more...]

  • Charisma 'makes a good leader'

    A good leader is measured by how much charisma they have, with this being perhaps the most important trait in a manager, one expert has stated.Martin Killduff, from the Cambridge Judge Business School, said people that are seen by their colleagues as charismatic are far more likely to climb the... [more...]

  • Common CV errors highlighted

    A number of common errors associated with applying for jobs and creating CVs have been highlighted by one expert, who has given tips to sales recruitment candidates and other jobseekers.Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, said that including a photo with a CV is a strange,... [more...]

  • Red tape challenge 'will boost employment'

    The government's commitment to reducing the amount of red tape facing UK businesses will help to boost job creation across the UK, including the hiring of sales recruitment candidates, it has been claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the coalition's... [more...]

  • Eye contact 'essential' during an interview

    People who fail to make regular eye contact during a job interview may as well not have turned up for it, according to a new survey of the top ten turn-offs for recruiters.A poll carried out by CareerBuilder shows that body language plays a vital role during the interview process, with 83 per... [more...]

  • Lure of investment 'needs to be greater'

    There needs to be greater incentives for UK businesses to invest in the country to help boost the economy, one industry analyst has claimed.According to Malcolm Edge, UK head of markets at KPMG, investment from business is "urgently needed" to provide the stimulus for growth, but more... [more...]

  • UK GDP 'better than expected'

    The latest figures showing a slight growth in the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) are not as bad as expected, according to business analyst PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).It comes after the Office of National Statistics published figures showing that the economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the... [more...]

  • Good pay 'more important than job satisfaction'

    The majority of employees rank job satisfaction as less important than pay at the moment, the most recent industry survey has indicated.Research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that, due to the rising cost of living, job candidates are... [more...]

  • Flexible working rises in popularity

    There has been a rise in the number of companies, particularly in the manufacturing sector, offering employees greater job flexibility as a means of boosting staff recruitment and retention.That is according to a new report by EEF – the manufacturers' organisation, which shows that 78... [more...]

  • CBI calls for new employment law

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published a report calling for a new approach to employment law by the government.According to the organisation, employment law needs to be simplified and relaxed in the UK so that it is easier to take on new workers, including sales recruitment... [more...]

  • Businesses 'expecting UK economic boost'

    The UK's businesses are expecting the economy to continue recovering in the coming months and years and, as a result, are curbing any plans for overseas migration, a new report reveals.Research carried out by Investec shows that the country's entrepreneurs are not fleeing the country for... [more...]

  • Fail to prepare 'and prepare to fail'

    A lack of preparation can all but guarantee that a job candidate will fail to land themselves a job, according to one expert who has highlighted the key things to remember during an interview.Susie Ankrett, regional director for the West Midlands at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'can help secure long-term employment'

    People who gain access to the jobs market through apprenticeships will find that it may be easier to secure long-term employment, one expert has claimed.According to Ed McRandal, policy advisor at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), apprenticeships may also go some way towards... [more...]

  • Three-quarters of firms 'set to hire more permanent staff'

    Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of companies in the UK are planning to hire more staff over the coming three months, according to new research.The JobsOutlook from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) revealed that business confidence is rising in the country, which is good... [more...]

  • Employees 'received 2% pay rises in last 3 months'

    Workers within the UK employment market, including those in sales recruitment jobs, received a basic median pay rise of two per cent in the three months to June, according to new research.Despite the retail prices index standing at five per cent last month, companies were not able to pay their... [more...]

  • Bonus payments stay the same in the UK

    The amount paid to UK workers in bonuses in 2010-11 was the same as the year before, the latest government statistics have revealed.New data released by the Office for National Statistics shows that bonus payments during the financial year April 2010 to March 2011 totalled £35 billon, with... [more...]

  • Sales professionals 'need more skills to succeed'

    The UK's sales professionals may require a greater set of skills if they are to be successful, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's Sales & Retail group has claimed.The division, which is the specialist REC sector group for sales recruitment firms, has published a new... [more...]

  • Finding new talent 'key to recruitment growth'

    The key to boosting the UK's recruitment sector is indentifying fresh new talent which can help it play a key role in driving the industry forward, one body has noted.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), attracting new talent into the industry will be a key part... [more...]

  • Older workers 'like their jobs'

    Many older workers who are currently choosing to stay on past the normal retirement age do so because they enjoy their jobs, one expert has claimed.According to Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, older members of staff are currently choosing to work on because they feel valued in... [more...]

  • Business acumen 'must accompany technical ability'

    Any technical skills workers have need to be accompanied by business acumen, if they are to have a decent chance of gaining employment, one expert has suggested.According to Richard Nott, website director at CW Jobs, it is not enough to possess the skills needed for a role if the candidate lacks... [more...]

  • REC: 'Greater progress' needed in job creation

    The number of jobs currently being created in the UK, including sales recruitment positions, is good but could be better, it has been claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), more needs to be done to encourage job creation across the UK and get people into work,... [more...]

  • Scottish jobs market continues to improve

    The number of people being employed in sales jobs and other positions in Scotland is continuing to improve, the latest industry survey suggests.According to the Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer, permanent staff placements increased at a strong pace last month, with a greater number of... [more...]

  • Recruitment market 'set for growth' in next 12 months

    The next 12 months are likely to be positive for the UK's recruitment market as hiring activity improves across the UK, the latest industry report has suggested.According to the Adecco Jobs Watch report for July 2011, recruitment activity in the UK is currently maintaining stability, though... [more...]

  • Tom proves the importance of persistence in The Apprentice

    Persistence is something that every sales professional needs to have if they harbour hopes of being successful in their job, and this was highlighted last night when Tom Pellerau was named winner of The Apprentice 2011.Sales recruitment candidates must be aware that persistence is key to being... [more...]

  • Job candidates 'should not erase their personality'

    Sales recruitment candidates should not erase all traces of their personality from their CV, one expert has advised, as this can prevent them from standing out from the crowd.According to Neil Taylor, language expert at The Writer, there are many recurring problems in CVs – mainly silly... [more...]

  • Week 11 of The Apprentice shows that research is critical

    One of the most important aspects of being a salesperson is conducting plenty of research so you know your role and the sector inside out, as it maximises the chances of success.In this week's episode of The Apprentice, this was highlighted as both sides made mistakes when launching their... [more...]

  • Top sales professionals 'need 7 key traits'

    The key to being the best possible salesperson is to have a combination of seven key traits which can help to you succeed in the sector, one expert has claimed.According to Steve Martin, who teaches sales strategy at the USC Marshall School of Business, modesty is the first thing that sales... [more...]

  • Retail sales rise in June

    Retail sales in the UK rose last month, the latest industry report has revealed, with shoppers displaying increasing confidence.According to the Retail Sales Monitor from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG, sales growth picked up in June, with 11.5 per cent greater growth than a year ago and... [more...]

  • UK employees 'working past retirement age'

    More UK employees than ever before are now working past the default retirement age and extending their working lives, a new report has revealed.Research carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) shows that there has been a significant rise in the number of men and women working past 65 and... [more...]

  • UK employment rises once again

    The number of people in employment in the UK has risen once more, according to the latest data issued by the Office for National Statistics.Figures released by the organisation show that UK employment rose by 50,000 in the quarter to May, as more companies took on employees for a number of... [more...]

  • Importance of training and qualifications highlighted

    The importance of training and qualifications has been highlighted by a recruitment industry body, which claims that these are an important part of the continuing professionalisation of the industry in the UK.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), it is aiming to... [more...]

  • Business activity increases in Scotland

    There has been a rise in business activity in Scotland as organisations in the country return to growth, a new report has revealed.Figures published in the latest Bank of Scotland Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed that companies are reporting more orders and are also taking on more staff,... [more...]

  • UK unemployment 'not as bad as expected'

    Unemployment in the UK will not be as bad as first expected, according to the latest revised forecast by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).The organisation says unemployment is now expected to peak at 8.7 per cent (2.7 million) in mid-2012 rather than 9.5 per cent as... [more...]

  • Good line management processes 'important during change'

    It is important that good line management practices are employed whenever companies are undergoing a process of change, it has been claimed.According to Jayne Carrington, managing director of Right Management, giving employees a voice through staff forums could also help them to adjust, and may... [more...]

  • Report: Global job markets stabilising

    Employment markets around the world appear to be gradually stabilising, according to the most recent industry report.Research carried out by Antal International for its Global Snapshot study shows that current hiring levels around the world have increased, with 52 per cent of respondents... [more...]

  • Manufacturing recovery 'needs to be supported'

    The recovery of the manufacturing industry needs to be supported by the creation of new jobs in the sector, one organisation has claimed.According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the recent rise in manufacturing output in the UK suggests that the country is continuing to shake off the... [more...]

  • Investment in people 'back on the agenda'

    There is a renewed focus on investing in people as organisations begin to recover from the effects of the economic downturn and look to future growth, a new industry report has suggested.A hiring trends survey carried out by Badenoch and Clark shows that professional services are leading the way... [more...]

  • 'More needs to be done' to boost apprenticeships

    The UK is progressing with regards to improving opportunities for apprentices, but more can still be done to help people gain experience and a foothold in the world of work, it has been claimed.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), there are "significant... [more...]

  • Apprentice week 10 highlights need for product knowledge

    This week's episode of The Apprentice highlighted how important it is for sales professionals to be aware of the product they are selling and to register what is popular.The task for the teams was to start with a variety of products and sell them at various locations, gradually reinvesting... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies 'most popular' for finding jobs

    The most popular way to find a new job remains utilising the services of a sales recruitment agency, according to the latest industry report.Research carried out by Right Management shows that 36 per cent of people used the services of a sales recruitment agency in order to get a job so far this... [more...]

  • Private sector 'will absorb govt job cuts'

    Cuts being made to public sector workers' jobs will be absorbed by the private sector, according to one industry body.Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), said that although jobs growth has slowed slightly, the number of positions available in... [more...]

  • Job placements increase in the UK

    The number of people being hired in UK jobs, including sales recruitment candidates, is continuing to rise, the latest industry report suggests.Data compiled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG for the June Report on Jobs shows that UK organisations continued to take... [more...]

  • New report highlights rising work stress levels

    A new report has revealed that many workers are currently under a great deal of stress, which may be prompting them to switch careers.Research conducted by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) shows that productivity levels within Britain's workplaces are being hindered by workers being... [more...]

  • Majority of British employees 'have elements of a good job'

    The majority of workers in the UK, including sales recruitment professionals, have what is considered to be the elements of a good job, a new report has revealed.Research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Good Work Commission measured a number of criteria to determine how happy people were... [more...]

  • Private sector workers with degrees 'earning more'

    People working in the private sector with degree qualifications are more likely to earn more than similarly-qualified staff in the public sector, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The data shows that, on average, those in the public sector who had a... [more...]

  • Demand for sales professionals increases

    The demand for sales professionals in the UK is continuing to increase as companies boost their hiring intentions, the latest industry report has claimed.Reed's Job Index for June, which measures the number of job opportunities across different sectors in the UK, now stands at 125, which is... [more...]

  • Balancing CVs 'can be difficult'

    It can be difficult to "get the balance right" when people are creating new CVs, an expert has advised, though this aspect is crucial if candidates are to enhance their employment prospects.According to Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at The Write Stuff, there are two ends of the... [more...]

  • Jobs growth continues in UK manufacturing sector

    Jobs growth in the country's manufacturing sector has continued to rise, as the country's economic recovery is maintained.According to the UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, there was a... [more...]

  • UK jobs 'need to be given to young Brits'

    More UK jobs need to be filled by young people who were born in the country as a means of solving the unemployment problem, the government has claimed.Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has today (July 1st) called on companies to "give young people a chance" by employing... [more...]

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