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  • Sales for retailers expected to pick up, says CBI

    Major business lobbying organisation the CBI has said that while sales growth remained flat this month, it expects figures to pick up in April.The results from the survey of 118 firms, including 69 retailers, revealed a halt to the slowing growth which the sector has experienced over the last... [more...]

  • Will the Sony Xperia Tablet Z really be waterproof?

    Sony uses its scratch-resistant, dust-repelling, waterproof features - known in the industry as an IP57 certification - as three of its major selling points. However, technological news provider V3 decided to put the Sony Xperia Tablet Z to the test by dropping it in a bucket of water and seeing... [more...]

  • REC predicts growth in sales jobs

    The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said it expects a growth in hospitality and sales jobs in the near future.Director of policy at the REC Tom Hadley said of a recent report by the organisation: "[It] predicts growth in demand for staff in hospitality and sales. These... [more...]

  • Business boosted with social media, study shows

    A team of researchers from Aalto University, the University of Buffalo and Texas A&M University have discovered a tangible link between companies that harness the full potential of social media in their business model and those that enjoy higher revenue figures.Assistant professor of... [more...]

  • Customer service is culture-dependent, says UBC study

    For people in sales jobs and other roles for which client interaction is an integral part of day-to-day work, the ability to deal with customers - particularly rude ones - is a skill of paramount importance. However, new research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that people... [more...]

  • Girl power in the boardroom

    A study of more than 600 board directors published in the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics has suggested that women may be better at making decisions than their male counterparts, perhaps making them more successful business leaders.The research was carried out by... [more...]

  • Spotify to launch video streaming service?

    Rumours are afoot that Spotify, the immensely popular music service, is to launch its very own foray into the world of video streaming.Business Insider reported how two sources privy to the company's plans revealed that the music giant is set to take on Netflix and HBO, by investing in not... [more...]

  • Commercial nouse 'increasingly important for marketing roles'

    News that multinational food giants Mondelez International and Mars are boosting their recruitment of business studies graduates for international sales and marketing roles has highlighted the importance of general business knowledge on the jobs market nowadays.Marketing Week reported how the... [more...]

  • Samsung Galaxy devices 'to be bought by 28 per cent of mobile workers'

    The rise of the smartphone and tablet has seen Apple's claim to the technological throne increasingly threatened as competitors release rival devices onto the market. Illustrating this is the fact that 28 per cent of mobile workers have said they will be buying a Samsung Galaxy over the next... [more...]

  • Online retail set to shape the industry this year, says IMRG

    With last year having seen several large retailers fall prey to the dwindling high street and many smaller independent outlets suffering at the hands of the economic crisis, those in the retail industry are being urged to capitalise on the unparalleled potential of online trading.According to... [more...]

  • Consortium plans for £1.5bn investment in Welsh metro

    A consortium of key businesses and enterprising bodies in Cardiff has outlined plans to make a £1.5 billion investment in a Cardiff and Valleys metro system a reality.An improvement of the current service would be fantastic for those in positions which necessitate them travelling around... [more...]

  • Jenson Button backs campaign for young engineers and mathematicians

    McLaren Formula 1 (F1) driver Jenson Button has got behind a campaign run by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to encourage young students to study Stem subjects - that is science, technology, engineering and mathematics - in school.This follows the publication of a Social Market Foundation... [more...]

  • Undergrads trying to 'recession-proof their job prospects'

    As the jobs market becomes increasingly competitive - with more people competing for everything from sales jobs to accountancy positions and engineering vacancies to researching posts - unsurprisingly the number of undergraduates dropping out of university has fallen, as students recognise the... [more...]

  • Automotive manufacturing 'stable last month'

    Figures show that while car manufacturing fell by 0.7 per cent in February to 137,458 units, the month saw a 26 per cent increase on the equivalent period last year.In good news for those in sales jobs in the industry, behind the scenes there was a 0.2 per cent increase in overall output over... [more...]

  • Forward-thinking attitude 'fundamental to business'

    At the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's HR Analytics conference this week, the head of KPMG's Global HR Transformation Centre of Excellence Robert Bolton urged HR staff to look to the future rather than focus on mistakes of the past.While he recognised the importance of... [more...]

  • Consumer confidence 'at highest level since May 2010'

    In positive news for those in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales jobs, figures show the typical UK consumer has got back their financial mojo as the Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) index for the first fortnight this month hit levels not seen since May 2010.Figures from the HEAT... [more...]

  • Report reveals jobs boom for 2012

    The Jobs Economist has painted a more positive picture of the employment market, stating that there was a jobs "boom" last year.Accordingly, it said that this made 2012 the best year for employment growth since 2000, even though its director Dr John Philpott recognised that given the... [more...]

  • Google rumoured to be planning a smartwatch too

    While rumours have been circulating about an Apple iWatch and Samsung also working on a high-tech piece of wristwear, further whisperings are afoot about Google designing its own contribution to the smartwatch market.At the Southwest Interactive Festival - a gathering of technophiles in Austin,... [more...]

  • Government boost for aerospace manufacturing

    The government has pledged to contribute £2 billion to a scheme to help the aerospace manufacturing industry create 115,000 much-needed jobs.Sectors such as engineering are suffering from a lack of young talent, as initiatives are being proposed to encourage youngsters towards these more... [more...]

  • Financial services 'responsible for 53% of landline cold calls'

    A survey by Which? has shown that financial services and products are currently responsible for 53 per cent of all cold calls to landlines. In second place trailed accident claims companies, which made 33 per cent of these types of calls.However, it would appear that many people do not want to... [more...]

  • Retail on the rise, BRC announces

    In great news for the retail sector, figures have shown that footfall across retail outlets in February was 0.8 per cent higher than it was during the same month last year, as well as a significant improvement on the 4.6 per cent decline seen in January.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said... [more...]

  • Young people recognise importance of green jobs, says British Gas

    Research by British Gas has revealed that over half of the country's young people - categorised as anyone aged 19 to 25 - said they would be interested in a 'green' career, or rather one which was primarily for or based on an ecological purpose.Nevertheless, 38 per cent of those... [more...]

  • HS2 to 'provide enormous business benefits'

    While the new high-speed rail link - HS2 - connecting major cities in the north like Manchester and Leeds to London has been hotly contested and argued about, the chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan has urged businessmen and women in Yorkshire not to complain.The Yorkshire Post... [more...]

  • Be aware of the pitfalls of gadget insurance

    With increasing numbers of people amassing a veritable wealth of gadgets and gizmos - for example, computers, tablets and mobiles - appropriate insurance is becoming more and more important as the devices rocket in value.There are now specialist policies which people can take out called... [more...]

  • Employment rate highest in south-east and east England, says ONS

    New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the employment rate is highest in the east and south-east of England (74.9 per cent) and lowest in the north-east (67.2 per cent).Showing similar trends, the economic inactivity rate is highest in the north-east (25.4... [more...]

  • Recruitment must be tailored to 'volatile and uncertain' business climate, says KPMG

    Global auditing, accounting and business services firm KPMG has highlighted the importance of specialised recruitment within the jobs market nowadays and the necessity of business decision-makers to give due thought and care to their selection processes. As the company's global lead for... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'could save British businesses £34bn'

    A report by Vodafone has revealed that were UK companies willing to be a little more flexible with their business model - and free up formerly permanent desk spaces - they could collectively save up to £34 billion a year.However, the findings from the poll by YouGov went on to reveal that... [more...]

  • 850,000 more jobs needed, says Resolution Foundation

    In a new report, the Resolution Foundation has said the UK jobs market is 850,000 vacancies short of restoring pre-recession employment rates, before the economy - and consequently the jobs market - were crippled.The organisation says some of the more recent employment figures - showing that... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'worried by their lack of computer skills'

    A new report by The Prince's Trust has revealed that young jobseekers are increasingly worried about the impact that their lack of computer skills is having on their ability to find work.According to the organisation's statistics, one in ten unemployed people does not know how to send... [more...]

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally landed

    As Apple with its ubiquitous iPhone finds its hold on the technological throne ever closer to being usurped by rival technology giants like Samsung, the long-awaited Galaxy S4 launch will come as yet another threat.With even more features added specifically focused on businessmen and women, the... [more...]

  • Two-thirds of consumers 'have more trust in companies that take cybercrime seriously'

    With our lives - both personal and professional - increasingly played out online, nearly 4.6 million UK consumers have said they have had details stolen to buy goods on the internet. Unsurprisingly, therefore, two-thirds say they are far more likely to trust and use companies which take the... [more...]

  • Protection deemed 'essential' for those who work alone

    Like it or not, as the commercial sector grows ever more fond of seemingly endless health and safety measures, the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA's) Lone Worker Forum has said there is an increased importance for such regulation to protect isolated or unsupervised staff... [more...]

  • Four people going after every job in Britain, says UNISON

    A new report by Britain's biggest public sector trade union has revealed the current extent of competitiveness in the jobs market, as it has revealed that on average there are four people applying for every single vacancy at the moment.Nevertheless, some areas of the country have been hit by... [more...]

  • Women have been struggling since recession, says PwC report

    The Women in Work Index compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that women in the UK have been finding things increasingly difficult since the recession crippled the economy.Having ordered 27 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, the UK finished... [more...]

  • Governmental boost for biomedical and pharmaceutical sector

    Universities and science minister David Willetts has announced a new multi-million pound package of support for businesses in the biomedical industry as part of the Biomedical Catalyst initiative, which is run by the Technology Strategy Board and Medical Research Council with a total operating... [more...]

  • So I see business is going well?

    A report this week has revealed positive news for the business sector, showing that last month there was a boost in output in seven of the nine regions in England, as well as the highest employment growth rate in the east and south-east of the country.The Lloyds TSB Regional Purchasing... [more...]

  • Importance of training recognised by government

    Skills minister Matthew Hancock, speaking on behalf of the government, has recognised the importance of vocational training and apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education, with particular reference to advanced manufacturing, commercial airline piloting and professional development for... [more...]

  • Male grads 'paid more than female counterparts'

    Research shows that despite continuing efforts by organisations to drive gender balance in the workplace - both around the boardroom table and on paychecks in letterboxes - male graduates are in fact being paid more than their female peers.The findings by the Higher Education Careers Services... [more...]

  • REC reveals 52% of hirers believe in importance of gender balance

    Following a pertinent weekend for women with International Women's Day last Friday (March 8th) and Mother's Day yesterday, data released by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that half (52 per cent) of the 200 UK employers interviewed believe that gender... [more...]

  • Jobseekers must take care using social media, says Equifax

    People searching for employment have been urged by Equifax to be careful when posting their CVs online as they contain personal information that can then be used by fraudsters or sold on to third parties.The consumer, commercial and workforce information provider has warned that there appears to... [more...]

  • Now TV - what is it and why might you want it?

    With companies like LoveFilm and Netflix revolutionising the way consumers engage with the film industry, Sky is contributing its own efforts based around the Sky Movies channel in the form of Now TV - a strictly online streaming service.From spring 2013, people will also be able to access Sky... [more...]

  • Strongest retail sales growth for three years, says BRC

    The BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor for February has revealed that it was the strongest month for sales growth in three years, as they grew 4.5 per cent.In light of the online explosion brought about by tablets and mobile devices, online sales were up 10.9 per cent last month when compared to a... [more...]

  • Companies 'should carefully consider the new mobile era'

    New research has revealed that firms would do well to carefully consider and invest in modern digital strategies in their business plans, as the exponential rise in mobile devices and tablet technology storms the commercial sector.The Trovus Mobile Benchmark Research described the move from... [more...]

  • HR directors invest most time on weaker staff, says survey

    Research has shown that 38 per cent of human resources (HR) directors are investing the majority of their time supporting weaker members of staff.The findings by Speechly Bircham and King's College London went on to reveal that just 12 per cent of those departments concentrate most of their... [more...]

  • New Crossrail project to support 55,000 full-time jobs

    The multi-billion pound Crossrail project is set to support 55,000 full-time jobs, figures have shown.Some 43 per cent worth of the £5.5 billion worth of contracts already awarded have been given to businesses outside London and the south-east, illustrating the invaluable support that the... [more...]

  • Oil and gas firms 'to create up to 34,000 jobs'

    Research by Lloyd's Banking Group has revealed that corporations in the oil and gas sector could contribute up to 34,000 new jobs over the next couple of years.According to the bank's findings, 77 per cent of companies said they were planning to expand during this time, with the vast... [more...]

  • Jobcentre Plus advisers to help jobseekers find work

    As part of the Troubled Families initiative launched by the government in the last year, Jobcentre Plus advisers are being drafted in to help struggling families living off unemployment benefits - and who perhaps have other problems with crime and truancy - to find work.Some 150 specialists from... [more...]

  • Retail footfall for February 'sees smaller decline than last year'

    Figures for last month have revealed a smaller decline in footfall in retail outlets when compared to the beginning of last year.The start of the year is always difficult for the high street, shopping centres and independent outlets as people rein in budgets following weeks of festive indulgence... [more...]

  • Only 18% of people listen out for new job opportunities

    Research has shown that just 18 per cent of employees keep an eye out for new job opportunities or vacancies coming up in their current company.Given that the findings by benenden health went on to reveal that only 44 per cent of Brits are actually happy with their salary and career prospects,... [more...]

  • Construction industry new orders enjoy Q4 surge, says ONS

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the volume of new construction orders in the final quarter last year saw a 3.4 per cent rise when compared with the previous three months.The surge equated to a financial gain of £370 million for the sector, as... [more...]

  • Three-quarters of Brits 'want a four-day working week'

    Some 72 per cent of British workers say they would rather work for two more hours from Monday to Thursday in order to always have a three-day weekend.As another working week draws to a close, the research showed that it was men who were more likely to favour longer days and a shorter week than... [more...]

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