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  • Strategic vision 'the key attribute' for running a company

    The majority of leaders believe that having a strategic vision is the most vital attribute when it comes to running a business, according to a new poll.A survey of directors and company leaders carried out by the Leadership Team revealed that three-quarters of respondents held this view, with... [more...]

  • Major drivers of employee motivation revealed

    The three things most likely to boost the motivation of staff and encourage them to "go the extra mile" for their employer have been unveiled in a new report. ETS's study shows that 93 per cent of employees who understand what is expected in a given role and how this supports... [more...]

  • Apprenticeship numbers continue to increase

    The number of people embarking on apprenticeships as a means of preparing for the world of work is continuing to increase, according to the latest government statistics. New figures issued by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show that 383,200 people started an apprenticeship... [more...]

  • Pay rises improve prospects for private sector workers

    Prospects for private sector workers continue to improve, and have been boosted by the latest data concerning median pay awards in the UK.The latest data from shows that the median pay award in the private sector remained at three per cent in the three months to the end of May 2012,... [more...]

  • Recruitment restrictions 'need to be lifted'

    The barriers preventing many businesses from taking on more young people need to be knocked down and red tape slashed further in order to guarantee growth in the economy and the labour market, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged.Commenting on deputy prime minister Nick Clegg's... [more...]

  • Olympic Games 'can boost employer confidence'

    This summer's Olympic Games could play a major part in helping to boost the confidence of the nation's employers, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has claimed.According to the results of the REC's new JobsOutlook survey, a quarter of UK bosses say they think the... [more...]

  • Extra work 'must be taken into account'

    It is very important that managers take into account any extra work that staff do outside of the office, which includes anything done on mobile devices, one expert has noted.Rasheed Ogunlaru, life coach and speaker at, said it is vital that employers seriously look at the 'always... [more...]

  • Engaging staff 'is very important'

    It remains extremely important that companies try their utmost to keep staff engaged, which means looking at them beyond being simply a resource, and instead focusing on them as individuals.That is the opinion of Michelle Bailey, managing director at, who pointed out that... [more...]

  • UK salaries continue to rise

    Salaries for UK workers are continuing to rise, according to the latest data, which shows an increase in median pay awards across the board. Research carried out by Expert HR indicates that, in the three months to the end of May 2012, the median basic pay award stood at two per cent, rising to... [more...]

  • Immigrants in the UK 'better skilled and better educated'

    The number of immigrants in the UK who are skilled and well educated is continuing to rise, according to the latest data from the Centre for Economic Performance at London School of Economics. Research into immigration and the UK labour market carried out by the centre found that 14 per cent of... [more...]

  • Majority of staff 'struggle to make wages last'

    The majority of UK workers struggle to make their wages last until the next payday, according to a new survey. A poll of 350,000 members of the Unite union found that 82 per cent were unable to make their wages last the whole month last month, with many having to borrow to get by. The research... [more...]

  • Businesses and govt 'need to step up'

    The only way in which UK businesses and the government can help solve the problem of unemployment is by "stepping up" and creating more new jobs, it has been claimed. Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI's) Action for Jobs summit, John Cridland, CBI... [more...]

  • Charm and persistence 'the keys to career success'

    A dose of charm and plenty of persistence can help to ensure that people have successful careers, when balanced alongside plenty of hard work, a new report has suggested. The charity Volunteer Reading Help polled 500 chief executives, managers and business people earning more than £70,000... [more...]

  • UK bosses 'don't mind' if staff turn up late

    The majority of UK managers are not concerned if their employees turn up late for work, according to a new study which suggests bosses are adopting a more relaxed attitude to the implementation of workplace rules and regulations. The report was carried out by and shows that... [more...]

  • 'Pull out all the stops' to boost employment prospects

    People hoping to land a job cannot rest on their laurels and should effectively pull out all the stops to put themselves in contention, it has been advised. Jerry Wright, joint managing director of cph Consulting, said that there are a number of routes to finding a new position, and people need... [more...]

  • Workplace diversity 'has many benefits'

    There are many benefits to boosting diversity within a workplace, which can help to improve the organisation in every department, it has been claimed. Adecco noted that increasing diversity can bring employees together to create a culture of inclusiveness, where all workers feel valued. The... [more...]

  • Social media 'can be useful', but be careful

    People hoping to secure a new job can find that social media can help them by enabling them to cerate a profile that prospective employers can view, but candidates need to be careful, it has been advised. Laura Smith, candidate marketing executive for Milkround, said that an online presence... [more...]

  • Understanding customer needs 'is paramount' in a sales role

    Empathy and understanding of a customers' needs and requirements is vital in any sales role, one expert has pointed out. Alex Wiffen, director of Cherry Pick People, said this means not only understanding customers' requirements, but also recognising what they might want, even the... [more...]

  • Time management and finance 'the key areas' for freelancers

    Freelance workers, particularly those who are just starting out, can boost their chances of success by focusing on two key areas – time management and finance – one expert has said. Sally Ormond, managing director at, said that time management is "always an... [more...]

  • People 'the main asset' of any business

    People are the main asset of any organisation, and businesses need to recognise this if they are to get the best out of their staff, it has been noted. Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Management Workplace Wellness, said the current economic climate has led to a "significant... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'must stay positive'

    People on the hunt for a new job need to stay alert and be positive, as this mindset is far more likely to land them a new position, it has been advised. According to Adecco, it is easy to get caught up in the media doom and gloom surrounding the job market, but it is not impossible to get a... [more...]

  • Recruitment industry responds to Ed Miliband

    Labour leader Ed Miliband's controversial remarks about the recruitment industry have led to a backlash from many organisations, including the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and professional services, disagrees with Mr Miliband's calls... [more...]

  • Private sector support 'is in place'

    Support is in place to help private sector organisations to continue creating jobs and help maintain stability the UK jobs market, the employment minister has claimed. Chris Grayling made the comments after the government's new Labour Force Survey showed that 9.28 million people were in... [more...]

  • Skills development 'not only for the young'

    It is not only young people who can benefit from the development of new skills, according to one organisation, which has urged older workers not to give up on their professional development. Adecco noted that many people assume that skill development is age sensitive and mainly targeted at... [more...]

  • Mobile growth 'has increased working hours'

    The rise in mobile devices has meant that people are now working longer hours than ever before, it has been observed. Rasheed Ogunlaru, life coach and speaker at, said that the integration of email and other tools into smartphones have blurred the lines between the working day and... [more...]

  • Falling inflation 'good news for UK employers'

    The falling inflation rates in the UK are good news for the country's employers, as it will ease the squeeze on them and ultimately lead to growth, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has observed. New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that annual CPI inflation was... [more...]

  • Unemployment figures 'are great news'

    The latest figures showing that UK unemployment has fallen are great news for the UK, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has observed. Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, made the comment after data published by the Office for National Statistics showed that unemployment in... [more...]

  • Graduates 'more likely to lie' on CVs

    The likelihood of a graduate lying on his or her CV is increasing due to higher university fees and a difficult jobs market, according to a new report. A survey of 1,306 students and graduates carried out by Graduate Prospects found that almost half believe a rise in tuition fees would make... [more...]

  • Scottish jobs market continues to improve

    There was a further improvement to the Scottish labour market in May, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.The data shows that both permanent and temporary placements rose strongly over the month, but at sharply reduced rates from the highs recorded in April.Recruitment firms... [more...]

  • 'Research the company' before an interview

    It is amazing how many people walk into an interview without having researched the company they are hoping to join, one expert has noted. Laura Smith, candidate marketing executive for Milkround, said that many candidates think about how best to present themselves and what questions they may... [more...]

  • Having male and female managers 'is the perfect balance'

    Companies that have a combination of male and female managers are more likely to excel, as the different traits of each leader can be utilised, a new study has suggested. Research by Talent Innovations, which canvassed the opinions of 14,000 companies across the global, found that men tend to... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'can boost revenue and productivity'

    Companies can help to boost both revenue and productivity by implementing flexible working practices within their organisation, a new survey has suggested. The research, carried out by Regus, found that 68 per cent of UK companies are reporting that their productivity has increased as a result... [more...]

  • Top sales professionals 'cannot be ignored'

    Businesses that ignore the efforts of their top sales people and choose not to reward their hard work are doing so at their peril, a new survey suggests. A poll of sales people carried out by YouGov found that 28 per cent of salespeople surveyed believe that reducing selling time by 20 per cent... [more...]

  • Hydration and breaks 'the keys to productivity'

    People can help to make their working days more productive by staying hydrated, taking regular breaks and learning how to manage their stress levels, it has been claimed. According to Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw, dehydration is a major reason why some people flag during the working... [more...]

  • Top sales tip recognised with award

    A sales professional has been honoured with an industry award after giving what was deemed to be the top sales tip for his peers and people entering the industry. The competition was launched ahead of the National Sales Awards 2012 and asked people to tweet their best sales tips, with the best... [more...]

  • Permanent jobs rise again in May

    There was yet another increase in the number of people being employed in permanent jobs in the UK last month, according to the latest report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The monthly Report on Jobs, carried out in conjunction with the KPMG, canvassed the opinions and... [more...]

  • Graduates' first jobs 'last 18 months'

    A graduate will be in their first job for an average of 18 months, according to the latest poll which has revealed university-leavers' attitudes about the UK job market. The research, carried out by The Marketers' Forum, polled 2,000 graduates who have finished university within the... [more...]

  • Gap years 'can provide plenty of experience'

    People who have left university and are weighing up their career options or are unable to find a graduate job would benefit from taking a gap year, which could provide them with the experience needed to achieve recruitment success. According to Tom Grapes, business development executive at Real... [more...]

  • Interim managers 'provide good, broad advice'

    The main advantage of using interim managers are that they can help to provide broad, unbiased advice that every member of an organisation can benefit from. That is the opinion of Sue Smith, partner at Boyden, who said that all businesses can benefit from the input of these types of managers,... [more...]

  • Choosing the right university course 'is very important'

    It is very important that people considering going to university choose the right course for them, according to one expert who has noted that making the wrong decision can have a major impact on their lives. Sally Wells, managing director of Thomas Education, said that the best option for young... [more...]

  • UK business confidence improves

    Business confidence among UK organisations is continuing to improve, with consensus on current trading levels at the highest level for 12 months. The report was carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research for business services firm BDO LLP, and canvassed the situations and... [more...]

  • Relevancy and accuracy 'very important' in job applications

    Two of the main things people need to remember when applying for a job is that the application must be both relevant and accurate. That is the opinion of Dr Tessa Stone, chief executive at Brightside, who observed that these are two common pitfalls many applicants fail to avoid. People should... [more...]

  • Businesses 'turning to employees' for ideas

    Companies are increasingly turning to their employees to come up with fresh ideas that can help them to grow and boost productivity, one analyst has observed. Dominic Swords, co-chair of judges for the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange and economist at the Henley Business... [more...]

  • Volunteering and experience 'keys to recruitment success'

    People hoping to land a job will find that volunteering and experience can get them a long way, even if it is only temporary work. A spokeswoman for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) said that volunteering always looks good on a CV as it shows people are willing... [more...]

  • Construction and engineering firms 'need younger people'

    Construction and engineering firms need to begin employing younger people if they are to safeguard themselves for the future. Mick Heatlie, training and development manager for TEi, said that there are many graduate recruitment schemes being implemented in these sectors at the minute, as many... [more...]

  • A poor covering letter 'can ruin an application'

    There is no point spending a huge amount of time constructing the perfect CV if the accompanying covering letter is not up to scratch, one expert has pointed out. Debbie Catt, careers adviser and motivational speaker at, said that does not matter how good a CV is, because... [more...]

  • Skills shortages 'are impacting growth'

    The growth of many UK organisations is being stunted by skills shortages in functions such as HR, admin and sales, the latest report suggests. According to Reed's HR 2012 Salary and Market Insight report, which polled 1,500 organisations, losing talent is a key concern among senior... [more...]

  • Enthusiasm, focus and understanding the keys to job success

    Recent graduates can help to bolster their chances of landing a job by demonstration three key things – enthusiasm, focus and understanding. That is the opinion of Nalayini Thambar, assistant director at the University of Leeds' Careers Centre, who said that knowledge of the role and... [more...]

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