Sector focus: Sales part 2

Sales sector part 2In the first part of our sales sector focus, we talked about the current jobs market, the competition amongst candidates and which employers were hiring and firing. In this part, we focus on the gender gap and look towards the future to see what the sales industry might look like. Gender wars in sales Although there’s not a massive absence of either.
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Sector focus: Sales

Sector focus: salesEvery month we’ll be taking an in-depth look at a particular sector and letting you know how it’s doing. From employment figures and salaries to the latest trends and stories that rocked that industry. This month we’re focusing on the sales sector, which appears to be a stable industry with lots of candidates competing for a single job.   The job market There’s good.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 24.06.2013

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK. Charity calls on MPs to warn employers about the dangers of workplace drinking Charity group Alcohol Concern has revealed a quarter of MPs (26%) believe there is an “unhealthy” drinking culture in Parliament. It has called on MPs to set an example and warn employers about the.
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Are the Aviva job cuts selfish given the economic climate?

It’s no wonder that insurance giant Aviva has attracted negative press lately. Its decision to cut 600 back-office processing jobs and relocate them from the UK to India by the end of 2014 would have been controversial even if the economy was sound. But with the UK’s unemployment rate hovering around 2.5 million, are the Aviva job cuts an outright.
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Will Boris Johnson’s ‘Boris buses’ stimulate the economy?

London mayor Boris Johnson has a lot of hope riding on his new fleet of  ‘Boris Buses’ – not least that they will stimulate the economy and boost the jobs market. Johnson has ordered 600 of his so-called “Boris Buses” to be built and on the road by 2016. According to him, the fleet will safeguard at least 220 jobs in.
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Giving negative feedback to candidates

For recruiters an interview is routine; for a candidate it’s a high-stress and potentially life changing event. Interviewer feedback is therefore very important. Sometimes it’s excellent, but many candidates say that it is frequently either non-existent or unhelpful. Unhelpful feedback falls into several categories:   1. Bland Often a variant on “we met other people who fit the job better”. This may be untrue,.
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Five top tips when recruiting for SMEs

More than a quarter of small companies are planning to increase their headcount by more than 5% throughout the rest of 2013, according to the biannual business confidence report from global workplace provider Regus. This is good news for recruiters as SMEs tend not to have enough HR resources, so often look for your expertise. Remember, however, that cost-wise they can.
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Area focus: South West pt. 2 – The state of play

Part 1 of this area focus touched on the healthy state of the South West region in comparison with the rest of the UK, as the South West currently has the least applications per job at 9.6 and the lowest unemployment rate. On top of this, Totaljobs barometer figures reveal monthly declines in the amount of people aged 16+ claiming jobseekers.
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How will Star Wars being filmed in the UK impact the jobs market?

News that the filming of the next Star Wars movie, the seventh in the franchise, will take place in Britain next year has been greeted with glee by Chancellor George Osborne. Speaking on Sky News Osborne called the announcement a “real vote of confidence in Britain’s creative industries”, and one which he claims will secure thousands of jobs – if.
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Area focus: South West pt. 1 – The big stories

While economic growth across the UK remains stagnant, the South West region continues to set itself apart as one of the better areas and an example of where we need to be to clear austerity. The South West is consistently in the top three regions year-on-year for the healthiest application per job statistics, and the latest Totaljobs barometer stats for.
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