You need charismatic sales people, not bumblebees! commsDealerlogo

As the end of a recruitment year draws near, employers always start to fret about who will be in their sales line up for January. So they should, as for every target year drawing to a close there are always sales people considering whether commissions worked out as promised. Shortfalls are easily explained by missed

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Time to end The Summertime Blues. commsDealerlogo

As I write at the start of September our vacancy board has pretty much the same jobs on it as six weeks ago, plus half as many again of new ones that have come in since. We bust our two month target in early July, but since then most companies have struggled to get much

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Don’t bank on easy hires. commsDealerlogo

Don’t bank on easy hires as the balance of power shifts in favour of candidates: I can take immense please in saying ‘Told you so…’ if you care to check my blog for February last year. Part of that article was referring to Stephen Hester, the now departing RBS boss. You’ll recall that politics forced

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Hiring set to remain a long-term challenge. commsDealerlogo

We can all sense the recovery: The news trumpets growth figures to be proud of and order books are strengthening across all business sectors. However, the challenge of hiring new staff seems to grow with every day. The latest KPMG employment survey highlights that new candidate registrations on jobsites are at a ten year low,

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The great ‘job swap’ has begun! commsDealerlogo

It seems that January pay day precipitated the greatest number of resignations across UK industry for many a year. It sounds paradoxical, but if you want to improve your job prospects the best thing you can do is leave your job. It turns out a lot of people have secured a new role in January

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What do candidates really buy into? commsDealerlogo

So the latest TUC survey shows that whether you can feel the benefit of the economic recovery is dependent on where you live in the UK. No surprises there. London powers ahead followed closely by Manchester and Birmingham, but for most people, in most places, all they know is that life is still tough. The

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