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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Employers set to boost flexibility during Olympics

UK employers are set to provide their staff with a greater degree of flexibility during the Olympic Games for a number of reasons.

As well as enabling people to work from home on days when commuting is likely to be difficult due to the crowds travelling into the capital, companies will also allow workers to finish early to watch the top events or work remotely so they can catch the action on TV.

In a new survey of employers conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) three in ten respondents said say they will try and accommodate requests from employees to work from home.

Overall, 17 per cent will extend flexible working opportunities, while 13% will actively encourage staff to work from home.

Companies are set to do all they can to minimise disruption to the business and help employees make the most of the Olympics, as well as other sporting events such as the European Football Championships.

Commenting on the findings, Rebecca Clake, research adviser at CIPD, said many employers are even making provisions to enable employees to watch key events in the workplace, as they recognise that the Olympics is an opportunity to build morale and employee engagement.

She added that the key is for employers to communicate very clearly what their policy is, for example, whether employees are allowed to keep track of games online or whether they take a zero-tolerance approach.

"Just as importantly, employers should remind staff of the organisation's policy on absence and misuse of alcohol, making clear that it is unacceptable to take time off sick, either to watch matches/events or to recover from the aftermath," she added.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Being adaptable 'can boost job prospects'

People can enhance their chances of landing a job by being adaptable and open to new ways of working, it has been claimed.

According to Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, people can help to make up for certain gaps in their employment history or academic background by demonstrating that they can adapt and complete a wide range of tasks.

Nowadays, a person's background is unlikely to have any baring on their job prospects if they can illustrate their work ethic, drive and determination, he explained.

"Whether you come from a privileged background or an underprivileged background - if you are more determined to work and you are prepared to be adaptable to what you do, then it's not guaranteed that you will find work, but you are more likely to," Mr Flaxton pointed out.

The expert added that these candidates will have more success than somebody who is not prepared to put themselves out during the working day and is therefore less likely to stand out for the right reasons.

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British employees 'work 17 full days' to pay off debts

The average British staff member works 17 full days of the year to pay off their debts, according to the latest study.

Research carried out by Bright Grey for its Financial Safety Net report shows that these 17 days keep up with the average £1,500 debt that each person has, which is almost 50 per cent more than what is set aside for an annual savings pot (just over £1,000).

After their tax obligations, the average British full-time worker has to work solidly until late July just to earn the enough to meet their essential outgoings, the data indicates.

The figures were released to coincide with Tax Freedom Day, which is so-called by the Adam Smith Institute to describe the first day of the year on which the average full-time employee stops working for 'the State' to pay off their taxes.

This is the equivalent of if they paid for everything up front, rather than as a percentage of each month's pay, and starts earning money to spend as they wish.

Roger Edwards, proposition director at Bright Grey, said there are a range of costs that families struggle to cover during the course of the year, which can soon add up.

"It is therefore, to an extent, little wonder that savings and protection take up so little 'time' in our expenditure calendar as many people feel they have so little left over," he explained.

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Being adaptable 'can boost job prospects'

People can enhance their chances of landing a job by being adaptable and open to new ways of working, it has been claimed.

According to Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, people can help to make up for certain gaps in their employment history or academic background by demonstrating that they can adapt and complete a wide range of tasks.

Nowadays, a person's background is unlikely to have any baring on their job prospects if they can illustrate their work ethic, drive and determination, he explained.

"Whether you come from a privileged background or an underprivileged background - if you are more determined to work and you are prepared to be adaptable to what you do, then it's not guaranteed that you will find work, but you are more likely to," Mr Flaxton pointed out.

The expert added that these candidates will have more success than somebody who is not prepared to put themselves out during the working day and is therefore less likely to stand out for the right reasons.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A fifth of Brits 'work during their commute'

One in five British employees work during their daily commute to and from work, as checking emails, making to-do lists and updating spreadsheets become commonplace on the train and bus, a new survey has found.

Research carried out by the Daisy Group, involved questioning 2,000 commuters and found that many people think doing work tasks on their commute means they can be 'firing on all cylinders' by the time they walk into the office.

Half of those who complete tasks on the bus or train say that the reason they do so is to get one over their colleagues before the day starts.

Andrew Goldwater, commercial director at Daisy Group, found that the average British commuter spends over an hour a day travelling to work, and the advent of mobile and cloud technology means this has become the real start of the working day.

"Because technology has come so far, people can do everything. The hour-long commute is a long time to be sitting and doing nothing. It is positive news that people can use this time more productively," he added.

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Monday, 28 May 2012

1 in 10 workers 'coasting through the day'

A tenth of UK workers are able to 'coast' through the day by only exerting the bear minimum of effort, a new poll has found.

Research carried out by officebroker.com found that the most common times for employees to reduce their output were when their boss was on holiday and when there was no pay reviews scheduled in the near future.

Other times when productivity dropped included when employees were working as part of a large team or when they were faced with repetitive tasks which required little creative thinking.

The data showed that 19 per cent of staff would only work harder or for longer when they knew there was a direct reward depending upon them doing so, while three in ten said they are more likely to coast at work if they were employed by a large firm compared to a small firm.

Despite this, 72 per cent of respondents said they would become unhappy at work if they were no longer challenged by the tasks they were given and instead were able to cruise through their day.

A spokesman from officebroker.com commented: "The research revealed that those employees most likely to coast were ones whose workload was unmonitored or more difficult to directly trace, with many found to be hiding behind team members in larger organisations – which I think is something a lot of workers can relate to."

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Office salaries on the rise, survey finds

Office salaries in the UK are on the rise, according to the latest report which reveals an increase on the average pay recorded in 2011.

The research, published by Office Angels, reveals that office jobs defied the UK's reversion into recession in April, with advertised salaries in April increasing by 0.2 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Advertised salaries for temporary roles have also been barely affected by the UK's fluctuating economy, with an increase of 0.2 per cent on last year and a month on month rise of 0.1 per cent.

Steven Kirkpatrick, managing director of Office Angels, said that workers are still applying for new jobs, despite "media hype" around the recession.

"The suggestion that all workers are choosing security over the option of applying for a new job simply isn't true, and it's important for the recovery of the economy that businesses continue to attract new talent and do not become stagnant," he added.

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1 in 10 workers 'coasting through the day'

A tenth of UK workers are able to 'coast' through the day by only exerting the bear minimum of effort, a new poll has found.

Research carried out by officebroker.com found that the most common times for employees to reduce their output were when their boss was on holiday and when there was no pay reviews scheduled in the near future.

Other times when productivity dropped included when employees were working as part of a large team or when they were faced with repetitive tasks which required little creative thinking.

The data showed that 19 per cent of staff would only work harder or for longer when they knew there was a direct reward depending upon them doing so, while three in ten said they are more likely to coast at work if they were employed by a large firm compared to a small firm.

Despite this, 72 per cent of respondents said they would become unhappy at work if they were no longer challenged by the tasks they were given and instead were able to cruise through their day.

A spokesman from officebroker.com commented: "The research revealed that those employees most likely to coast were ones whose workload was unmonitored or more difficult to directly trace, with many found to be hiding behind team members in larger organisations – which I think is something a lot of workers can relate to."

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Friday, 25 May 2012

UK workers 'looking for new jobs'

A significant proportion of workers in the UK are currently on the hunt for new jobs as they become disillusioned with their new employer, the latest report reveals.

The research, commissioned by River Marketing, suggests that some employers may be failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21 per cent of employees believing their firm cares about its workforce.

Overall, 37 per cent of respondents said they rarely or never received appropriate or sufficient recognition at work, though 18 per cent of UK employees feel optimistic about their own future with their present employer.

Phil Dunk, River Marketing's managing director, said the figures show that many people are on the hunt for new jobs, or may be in the very near future.

"The issue will be apparent when the job market recovers, by which time it may be too late to hold on to dedicated, talented people who are hungry for a new challenge," he added.

Organisations looking to keep hold of workers need to place emphasis on developing strong internal communications so that employees feel closer to the top of the organisation, understand why difficult decisions are being made and realise the importance of their individual contribution to the business, he added.

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Friday 'the most productive day' for meetings

Friday is the most popular day of the week to have a meeting, with these congregations also likely to be more productive, the latest study has revealed.

Research carried out by Doodle, which involved analysing the scheduling patterns of ten million global users, including 500,000 in the UK, found that the further the week progressed, the more likely people were to accept a meeting invitation.

The data indicated that Monday is by far the least popular day for work meetings to take place, with just 12.3 per cent of meetings taking place that day.

However, the first day of the week is the most popular day for scheduling meetings, with 30 per cent more scheduling done on Mondays than on Fridays, despite more of the meetings themselves taking place on the last working day of the week.

Tilman Eberle, a spokesman for Doodle, said that the further a week goes on, the more likely people are to accept a meeting.

"With people getting back into the swing of the working week on a Monday, they are less keen to accept newly scheduled meetings. The idea that people wind down for the weekend on a Friday does not appear to be true.

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UK workers 'looking for new jobs'

A significant proportion of workers in the UK are currently on the hunt for new jobs as they become disillusioned with their new employer, the latest report reveals.

The research, commissioned by River Marketing, suggests that some employers may be failing to inspire their staff and make them feel valued, with only 21 per cent of employees believing their firm cares about its workforce.

Overall, 37 per cent of respondents said they rarely or never received appropriate or sufficient recognition at work, though 18 per cent of UK employees feel optimistic about their own future with their present employer.

Phil Dunk, River Marketing's managing director, said the figures show that many people are on the hunt for new jobs, or may be in the very near future.

"The issue will be apparent when the job market recovers, by which time it may be too late to hold on to dedicated, talented people who are hungry for a new challenge," he added.

Organisations looking to keep hold of workers need to place emphasis on developing strong internal communications so that employees feel closer to the top of the organisation, understand why difficult decisions are being made and realise the importance of their individual contribution to the business, he added.

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Employers plan to take on more staff

The majority of the country's employers are planning to take on more workers or maintain their headcount in the coming months, the latest survey has revealed.

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) JobsOutlook survey, the overall outlook for the jobs market remains positive, with two-thirds of companies saying they are planning to increase the number of permanent employees they have over the next three months.

Furthermore, 63 per cent expect to boost permanent hires over the next three to 12 months, while 80 per cent plan to increase or maintain agency worker numbers in the next quarter.

Overall, nine in ten companies in the UK say they will increase or maintain their use of agency workers over the next three to 12 months.

Commenting on the latest figures, the REC's director of research, Roger Tweedy, said: "Employers took on more staff during the first quarter of this year but confidence is fragile.

"Demand for staff is higher in certain sectors and bosses tell us that, despite the current rate of unemployment they still predict they will find it hard to fill the vacancies."

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Recruitment agencies 'are professional and effective'

A substantial majority of people believe that the role played by recruitment agencies is an important one and that they project a professional image, a new poll has found.

Research carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which involved polling 1,024 UK adults, found that 72 per cent of respondents who have used the services of a recruitment agency think they project a professional image, with 51 per cent holding this view of recruiters in general.

Over three-quarters of jobseekers who have used a recruitment agency think recruiters play a vital role in helping people find jobs, while three in four respondents who have utilised the services of a recruitment agency in the past said they would use a recruiter again.

The research found that people from all walks of life have used the expert advice offered by recruiters when they need help looking for a new role, with people ranking recruitment consultants more highly than journalists, politicians and estate agents in terms of their professionalism.

Commenting on the findings, Roger Tweedy, REC director of research, said it is a "great foundation" for driving up standards and continuing to improve the reputation of recruitment in the UK.

"Recruitment is often undervalued as a profession but as this poll reveals, people are impressed with the quality of service and professionalism they received from recruiters when they turn to them for help with their job search," he added.

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Employers plan to take on more staff

The majority of the country's employers are planning to take on more workers or maintain their headcount in the coming months, the latest survey has revealed.

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) JobsOutlook survey, the overall outlook for the jobs market remains positive, with two-thirds of companies saying they are planning to increase the number of permanent employees they have over the next three months.

Furthermore, 63 per cent expect to boost permanent hires over the next three to 12 months, while 80 per cent plan to increase or maintain agency worker numbers in the next quarter.

Overall, nine in ten companies in the UK say they will increase or maintain their use of agency workers over the next three to 12 months.

Commenting on the latest figures, the REC's director of research, Roger Tweedy, said: "Employers took on more staff during the first quarter of this year but confidence is fragile.

"Demand for staff is higher in certain sectors and bosses tell us that, despite the current rate of unemployment they still predict they will find it hard to fill the vacancies."

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

GCSEs not fit for purpose, CBI claims

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed that modern GCSEs are not doing enough to educate children and ultimately prepare them for the world of work.

John Cridland, CBI’s director general, has argued that British business is currently faced with a shortage of key skills, and has expressed concern that 40 per cent of young people are failing to achieve the benchmark of five good GCSE passes.

He explained that the current model 'teaches to the test' and prepares people to pass an exam, rather than preparing them to enter the workplace with key skills.

At the launch of a CBI inquiry into education, Mr Cridland commented: "There's something about this GCSE funnel which produces a prescribed form of learning which seems to be teaching for the test.

"It frustrates teachers because it stops them delivering that inspirational classroom experience, and you see young people being switched off."

He has argued that the answer to plugging the UK's skills gap is to raise the compulsory school leaving age to 18, so that young people have longer to hone their skills, and replacing GCSEs with A-levels as a means of measuring school performance in league tables.

"We need to give school leaders more freedom to motivate, to recognise, to reward high performance, and deal with poor performance, and I would go further, we need to give teachers more freedom to teach," Mr Cridland added.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

'Adjust your CV' to suit the post

People applying for more than one job need to adjust their CV accordingly so that the document is tailored to each specific post.

That is the opinion of Carol Wilson, managing director of Performancecoachtraining.com, who said that people need to highlight their own specific skills as well as meeting the requirements set out by each company.

"Be sure to highlight particular skills, how you have applied these in previous working contexts and your key successes/achievements," she advised.

The expert also recommended keeping it short, no more than two pages in length, and putting a summary of information that is particularly relevant to the job at the beginning.

Additionally, applicants should include named testimonials if they have them, and use different ones depending on which role they are applying for, Mr Wilson noted

Her advice comes after David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com, said Candidates can help to distinguish themselves from the competition by creating a unique CV that will grab the attention of the recruiter.

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Less red tape 'will lead to more jobs'

A reduction in the red tape encountered by UK organisations would definitely help to boost the number of people moving into employment, it has been claimed.

Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors (IOD), said that the coalition government needs to take urgent action to remove the obstacles preventing companies from increasing headcount, so the labour market can be stimulated.

It comes after the publication of Adrian Beecroft's independent report on employment law, which has called for the scrapping of restrictive employment legislation, in order to enable growth.

Mr Walker described Beecroft's recommendations as "encouraging", and said the government should back him strongly.

"The current system is so restrictive that it deters companies from hiring new staff, and in extreme cases firms are going under because redundancy procedures take too long. Less red tape means more jobs," the IOD representative added.

Phil McCabe, senior policy adviser at the Forum of Private Business, recently said the government needs to make further cuts to red tape hampering the nations' businesses if it is to free organisations from the shackles of legislation and enable them to create jobs and stimulate employment growth.

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Present yourself well and ask for the job, interviewees advised

People heading into an interview have been advised to dress, walk, speak and act in the way that they want to be seen.

Paul Boross, pitch doctor at Big Sky Communications, said the old adage that you should dress for the job you want is always true.

The key is to present yourself in the way that you want to be seen by the people who are making decisions about your future, which means not dressing to make a statement, but instead doing so to make the interviewer see you as the ideal candidate.

"Probably the most important thing in an interview is to recognise that it is not a court of law, so you are not being judged, it is a business meeting and you are each there to decide if you want to work with the other," he advised.

Mr Boross said that people who go into the interview with the mindset that they would be lucky to get the job give off a subservient aura, which is never helpful.

Conversely, candidates who think that the employer would be lucky to get them can be seen as arrogant, so the key is to aim for a neutral, balanced attitude that includes respecting yourself and also the decision of the employer.

According to the expert, one thing that surprisingly few people do at the end of an interview is ask for the job, despite that being the very reason they have attended.

He added: "When all other things are equal, the candidate with genuine enthusiasm for the job will always win. Given the choice, wouldn't you rather hire someone who actually seemed to want the job?"

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Job placements rise rapidly in Scotland

There has been another strong increase in the number of people moving into jobs in Scotland, according to the latest report.

The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs shows a strong improvement in labour market conditions last month, with both permanent and temporary staff placements rising at the fastest pace since April 2011 and January 2011, respectively.

According to the study, recruitment agencies cited greater client demand, while vacancy growth also hit new highs and average pay rates increased at a modest pace.

The Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer, which is a composite indicator designed to provide a single figure snapshot of labour market conditions, stood at 55.8, up from 54.6 in March.

Donald MacRae, chief economist at Bank of Scotland, said it was a welcome sight for April's barometer to show the strongest improvement in the Scottish jobs market for eleven months.

"This reinforces hopes that the slowdown in the Scottish economy experienced at the end of last year has not extended into 2012 and that we may yet see modest growth for the remainder of the year," he added.

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Friday, 18 May 2012

UK sickness absence falls again

The number of UK workers taking sick days fell again last year, according to official figures which continue a gradual trend seen over the last two decades.

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that 131 million working days were lost to sickness in 2011, which is down on the 137 million recorded in 2010.

It is also a substantial reduction of the 178 million that were taken in 1993, despite four million more people being in work now than 19 years ago.

According to the organisation, the average UK worker now takes four-and-a-half days off sick a year, compared with the seven days per employee recorded in 1993.

Overall, the percentage of working hours lost due to sickness was 1.8 per cent in 2011, which is down from 1.9 per cent in 2010 and a significant reduction on the 2.8 per cent seen in 1993.

Commenting on the figures, Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, said there was a direct link between sickness leave and the recession, and warned people that working through illness may actually make them more sick.

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Part-time work 'a great stepping stone'

Taking on a part-time job can open up many new opportunities and should never be disregarded, one expert has noted.

According to Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, part-time work should not be considered 'second class', and he noted that many people are doing so out of choice.

"It may not be ideal for everyone but it is much better than the alternative of unemployment and benefits. We want as many people contributing to the economy and keeping their skills fresh," he added.

Mr Green said that taking on a part-time job can also be a "stepping stone" to a full-time position that jobseekers really want.

"Workers are increasingly asking their bosses for greater flexibility and we expect this to be a continuing trend in the UK labour market," the expert added.

His comments followed the publication of new data by the Office for National Statistics, which showed a 45,000 drop in UK unemployment and a 118,000 rise in people entering the labour market in the last quarter, with many taking advantage of part-time working options.

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Volunteering 'can boost your CV'

People looking to enhance their CV may find that volunteering can help to make the document more appealing, it has been claimed.

According to David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, potential employers will be drawn to achievements that set candidates apart form other applicants – and volunteering is something that can achieve this.

He highlighted that it is particularly beneficial to school leavers and graduates who may not have much real world experience and so can enhance their skillset while making a positive contribution to the community.

"The ability to demonstrate that you can do other things and you have got additional skills plus the fact that you have got the get-up-and-go to do some volunteering as well as contribute to your community is very important, when employers are looking for the right person to do those very rare jobs," Mr McCullough added.

WRVS recently launched the 'Diamond Champions' campaign, which will celebrate older people who volunteer in their local communities and go the extra mile to make a real difference to others' lives.

However, Mr McCullough said that volunteering is not limited to any age category and advised people aiming to enhance their CV that community work could make the difference when it comes to recruitments success.

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

UK employment figures 'a great step forward'

New data revealing that there has been an increase in the number of people in employment in the UK is great news for the country and sign that the labour market is travelling in the right direction, the government has claimed.

Employment minister Chris Grayling made the comments after new figures published by the Office for National Statistics showed that employment rose by 105,000 to stand at 29.23 million in the first quarter of 2012.

According to the data, employment has now been steadily rising since last autumn, and is complemented by another fall in unemployment, which was down by 45,000 on the quarter to stand at 2.63 million.

Mr Grayling said the figures are "a welcome step in the right direction" and noted that there is evidence that the rising numbers of people in employment is starting to feed through into improving unemployment figures.

"However,  we still face significant international uncertainty so we need to hold firm on our current economic strategy and continue to do everything we can to ensure unemployment continues to fall," he added.

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Cover letters 'should be a masterpiece of brevity'

People writing a covering letter need to make it a "masterpiece of brevity" if they are to get their point across and make an impression on the employer, one expert has advised.

According to David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com, candidates should keep it succinct and relevant, as it is read before your CV, so people need to engage the reader early.

Applicants should also pick out key criteria from the advert or job description and try to demonstrate at least three areas within the letter, as this may result in the recruiter noticing a correlation between the candidate and the vacancy, he added.

"Keep things tight - remember this is just a taste of what's to come in your CV. You should also keep the content original - how many times do you the think recruiters have read 'enthusiastic, dedicated, hardworking individual'within other letters?" Mr Moran said.

He described these words and phrases as "hollow and exhausted" and noted that their usage could even devalue the pitch.

"Make it fresh and non-formulaic, whilst focusing on any personal traits or characteristics they may be looking for," the specialist recommended.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Talent retention 'is being neglected'

Companies across the UK are failing to put measures in place to keep hold of their best workers and, as a result, risk losing top talent, a new report has found.

Research carried out by Vodafone shows that, when it comes to business continuity planning, UK businesses are much better prepared for technology and environmental risks than they are for the risk of losing good workers.

The results were the key finding of a new report entitled What if …? Exploring Attitudes Towards Risk, which interviewed 615 UK senior managers and revealed gaps in their retention strategies.

In spite of the growing need to attract and retain the best talent, only 29 per cent of UK managers say employee defection to another firm is a significant concern.

The report found that one in five employees are reported to be actively considering a job move in the next twelve months, but managers are instead more concerned about IT systems failures (59 per cent) and fire and flood damage (36 per cent).

Commenting on the report, Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK, said it shows that businesses should place a greater emphasis on identifying and managing talent risk as part of a business continuity management strategy.

"This is not only best practice but it will contribute to business excellence - essential in such a tough economic climate. It is imperative that businesses are better prepared than ever," he explained.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Lying during a job application 'is not worth it'

Although it can be very tempting to embellish certain details or even outright lie during an interview or when compiling a CV, the risks of doing so far outweigh the benefits, it has been noted.

Barney Ely, director at Hays Human Resources, said that jobseekers who lie on their CV stand a greater chance than ever of being caught out thanks to stricter checks being carried out by employers, including vetting people via sites such as LinkedIn.

Not only can this cost employees their jobs, but it can also be embarrassing and damaging to employers, the expert added.

With competition for jobs intensifying, companies are facing a race to secure top talent, and as a result employers are using all the tools available to them to ensure they are hiring who they think they are.

This, in turn, is putting pressure on candidates to stand out from the crowd and can tempt them into embellishing their CV, Mr Ely elaborated.

"However, stretching the truth on your CV is not advisable, as HR departments and reputable recruitment agencies always carry out thorough employment and qualification background checks," he noted.

The expert added that, if jobseekers approach the task correctly and invest the time to sell the skills and qualifications they do have, they should have no reason to "stretch the truth".

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'Be pragmatic' when it comes to CV length

One aspect of a CV that is often debated is how long the document should be, with some sources suggesting a single page will do, while other experts advise cramming the resume with information.

However, according to David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com, there are no set rules as such, and instead more preferred do's and don'ts.

The key is to be pragmatic when it comes to length, he advised, giving the example of a senior manager with plenty of career history trying to cram everything on to two pages because that's what they have been told, even though it is simply not practical.

"Three pages is not only a perfectly acceptable length, but enough real estate to properly do them justice. On the other hand, graduates and college leavers can realistically have a very effective CV spanning two pages," the expert commented.

Mr Moran said that the layout should be 'simple, clean, professional and contemporary' and recommended people remain mindful that their CV may also be scanned electronically.

With this in mind, size ten font is 'safe' and typefaces such as Arial and Times New Roman are scan-compliant, he added.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Cover letters 'need to be succinct'

The perfect cover letter would be succinct enough to convey the candidate's attributes and suitability for the job without losing the interest of the recruiter, it has been advised.

Paul Thomas, senior CV consultant at Professionalcvexperts.co.uk, said that a cover letter needs to answer the questions posed by the recruiter in the same order they are asked.

Applicants need to be as concise as possible, because they will be judged not only on the content of their answer, but on how long it takes them to get to the specific detail they are looking for.

"Remember, for a cover letter, you really should not exceed one page in length. Finish the main body of letter with why you would be a good fit for the role, but keep this focused and to about four or five lines," Mr Thomas recommended.

He also advised that the sign off should be 'Yours sincerely' when the candidate knows the name of the recipient and 'Yours faithfully' when they do not know the name - a common error where applicants make mistakes, and one which could be costly.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

'Key things to consider' when starting a job

Although the first day in a new job can be an equally exciting and nerve-wracking experience, it is important to bear a few things in mind when starting off in the new workplace.

Looking good is very important to make a good first impression, so dressing smartly is must, while being polite and friendly and giving off the right signals are all essential, Adecco said.

New workers should avoid personal phone calls and emails - especially on their first day – and make a list of daily tasks and always try to complete them on time, as this will impress the employer, who may be testing their new recruit.

"Listen to what you are being told and always ask if you don't understand. You will not be expected to know everything on your first day and it is better to be sure of what you are doing rather than risk making mistakes," the organisation advised.

Also, while people will want to come across as hardworking, they need to be careful not to become a "doormat" for people to walk all over.

"You need to be shown respect as well. Say yes to jobs within your description but respectfully question those who seem to be piling work on you unnecessarily," Adecco added.

The final tip is to enjoy the experience, as it is not every day people start a new job, and it should be an exciting time.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

Cover letters 'need to be succinct'

The perfect cover letter would be succinct enough to convey the candidate's attributes and suitability for the job without losing the interest of the recruiter, it has been advised.

Paul Thomas, senior CV consultant at Professionalcvexperts.co.uk, said that a cover letter needs to answer the questions posed by the recruiter in the same order they are asked.

Applicants need to be as concise as possible, because they will be judged not only on the content of their answer, but on how long it takes them to get to the specific detail they are looking for.

"Remember, for a cover letter, you really should not exceed one page in length. Finish the main body of letter with why you would be a good fit for the role, but keep this focused and to about four or five lines," Mr Thomas recommended.

He also advised that the sign off should be 'Yours sincerely' when the candidate knows the name of the recipient and 'Yours faithfully' when they do not know the name - a common error where applicants make mistakes, and one which could be costly.

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2 in 5 retirees 'would be happy to work on'

Two in five workers who are planning to retire this year would be happy to work past 65 if they were given the chance, it has been claimed.

Prudential's Class of 2012 study, which looks at the finances and expectations of those planning to retire this year, shows that 48 per cent of men and 32 per cent of women would be happy to continue working past the standard retirement age.

According to 68 per cent of respondents, their main motivation for staying in the workplace past 65 is a desire to remain physically healthy and mentally active, while 39 per cent do not like the idea of retiring and just staying at home.

Furthermore, 54 per cent say that they enjoy working, noted Vince Smith-Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential.

He explained that there is a "new retirement reality" taking shape across the UK, with thousands of people actively choosing to work past the traditional retirement age.

"Those retiring at 65 will face an average of nineteen years in retirement which makes the financial and social benefits of working for longer an even bigger draw for a new generation of industrious retirees," Mr Smith-Hughes concluded.

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Source: The Sales Director News

'Key things to consider' when starting a job

Although the first day in a new job can be an equally exciting and nerve-wracking experience, it is important to bear a few things in mind when starting off in the new workplace.

Looking good is very important to make a good first impression, so dressing smartly is must, while being polite and friendly and giving off the right signals are all essential, Adecco said.

New workers should avoid personal phone calls and emails - especially on their first day – and make a list of daily tasks and always try to complete them on time, as this will impress the employer, who may be testing their new recruit.

"Listen to what you are being told and always ask if you don't understand. You will not be expected to know everything on your first day and it is better to be sure of what you are doing rather than risk making mistakes," the organisation advised.

Also, while people will want to come across as hardworking, they need to be careful not to become a "doormat" for people to walk all over.

"You need to be shown respect as well. Say yes to jobs within your description but respectfully question those who seem to be piling work on you unnecessarily," Adecco added.

The final tip is to enjoy the experience, as it is not every day people start a new job, and it should be an exciting time.

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Friday, 11 May 2012

Older jobseekers need to be positive'

Older jobseekers need to maintain a positive mindset when on the hunt for a new role, according to one expert who has advised people to be 'young-brained' when job-hunting.

Tim Drake, co-author of You Can Be as Young as You Think, said that older jobseekers can often be anxious, old fashioned, closed and defensive, so it is key to be as 'young-brained' as possible when changing career.

This means being creative and fun-filled and looking at all the very good things in life, the expert noted.

"While older people could bring experience to a job, they also need to learn new things and create new value. So having a positive mindset is the first thing to think about," he said.

"The other crucial thing to understand - something old brains sometimes don't - is that learning is about growing."

According to Mr Drake, a danger with older jobseekers can be they perceive failure as a personal flaw, while younger people think of it as a way of learning and growing.

He said there is a "fundamental difference" between the two positions of mindset, adding that people changing career need to understand that there will be setbacks and mistakes.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

Older jobseekers need to be positive'

Older jobseekers need to maintain a positive mindset when on the hunt for a new role, according to one expert who has advised people to be 'young-brained' when job-hunting.

Tim Drake, co-author of You Can Be as Young as You Think, said that older jobseekers can often be anxious, old fashioned, closed and defensive, so it is key to be as 'young-brained' as possible when changing career.

This means being creative and fun-filled and looking at all the very good things in life, the expert noted.

"While older people could bring experience to a job, they also need to learn new things and create new value. So having a positive mindset is the first thing to think about," he said.

"The other crucial thing to understand - something old brains sometimes don't - is that learning is about growing."

According to Mr Drake, a danger with older jobseekers can be they perceive failure as a personal flaw, while younger people think of it as a way of learning and growing.

He said there is a "fundamental difference" between the two positions of mindset, adding that people changing career need to understand that there will be setbacks and mistakes.

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Source: Salespeak News

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Interim managers 'an experienced and immediate resource'

Businesses bringing in an interim manager will find that the biggest benefit is that they receive an immediate response, one expert has highlighted.

Sue Smith, partner at Boyden, said that hiring an interim manager is a question of defining the immediate needs, what the key deliverables are and then finding someone suitably sized for that business.

If companies were hiring someone permanently it could take months, whereas if they opt for interim staff then they already have the people with the skills and experience required.

"They tend to be people who are very much more experienced and have wider experience, and therefore they usually cover the piece of work that needs to be delivered," Ms Smith explained.

She said there has been a steady increase in interim manager usage, and the understanding and awareness that there are "very good people" who do not necessarily want a role permanently, but can make a major impact.

"They are happy to come in and spend six to 12 months in a business and help that business change for the future," the expert added.

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Unique CVs 'help to distinguish candidates'

Candidates can help to distinguish themselves from the competition by creating a unique CV that will grab the attention of the recruiter, one expert has pointed out.

Although this tactic seems obvious, it is surprising how many people send in generic CVs that do not do anything to help applicants to stand out from their fellow candidates, said David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com.

He noted that the most important tip for writing a CV is to focus on desired outcomes as much as possible, because although figures can look good by breaking up the reams of text, they can also look superficial and may not be the best way of showing achievement.

The expert said that applicants should try to articulate original achievements and also look to provide as much detail as possible on the circumstances surrounding the attainment of those achievements.

"Try to link your achievements with your skills, so the reader gets a broader perspective on how you could potentially deliver to them the same kind of results and add value to their organisation," Mr Moran recommended.

He added that constructing a CV ultimately comes down to candidates building up a unique case and separating themselves from competitors who may be submitting "flat, stale CVs".

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Permanent job placements rise again

The number of people being placed into new jobs in the UK has risen for the fourth consecutive month, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs.

Data published by the organisations reveals that permanent staff placements increased at a steady pace in April, continuing the trend seen since the start of 2012, with the placements supported by a further solid increase in demand for staff.

The report also showed that temporary and contract staff availability continued to rise, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in recent months.

Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, noted that employer and consumer confidence is increasing and he anticipates more private sector jobs being created in the second half of the year.

"During 2011, employers made do with the staff they had, trying to exploit any additional capacity in their existing workforce," he added.

"Having maximised the growth they could achieve in this way, confidence has grown sufficiently for organisations to make the positive decision to take on more staff."

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Detail 'is key' when constructing a CV

People constructing their CV have been advised that the success of the document is all in the detail, particularly when it comes to documenting the candidate's work history.

That is the opinion of Paul Thomas, senior CV consultant at Professionalcvexperts.co.uk, who said that the key lies in ensuring that the resume is tailored towards the job, which means any work history should be relevant to the position applied for.

"The reader will want to know when you worked for Acme Nuts and Bolts, the start and finish date, a quick line or two about the company - including sector, number of employees, turnover, if known, - and website," he explained.

Mr Thomas added that the recruiter will also want to know about any promotions and when they were awarded, and advised bullet pointing three responsibilities and three achievements.

"Do this for your last three or four roles, but if you have had more roles, then be selective with key detail as you will not have the space to fit everything in," he recommended.

The expert suggested compiling it chronologically, starting with the most recent position on page one and working backwards, keeping a close eye on spelling and grammar.

"Finally, be positive - if you think negatively, you will write negatively," Mr Thomas concluded.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Worker morale 'remains high'

Morale among UK workers remains high, in spite of economic uncertainty, according to a new report into employee happiness and motivation.

Research carried out by Badenoch & Clark shows that 48 per cent of UK workers are proud to work in their organisation, while nearly nine in ten think that their role contributes towards the success of their company.

The poll of 1,000 UK staff showed that three-quarters think that their co-workers seek their opinion and listen to and respect their views, while 71.5 per cent feel that their managers empower them to do their job to the best of their ability.

Younger workers aged between 16 and 24 were found to be particularly enthused, with more than eight in ten drawing a direct link between strong management and workplace engagement.

Nicola Linkleter, managing director at Badenoch & Clark, said employee engagement can and should be seen as a measure of strong management and good internal communication.

"The UK will emerge from the economic downturn at a faster rate if workers are more engaged in their work. As such, leaders must now place engagement at the heart of their broader strategy," she explained.

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Purpose 'a key incentive' for UK workers

Whether or not a company has a sense of purpose is increasingly becoming a key determinant of a worker's loyalty to an organisation and their likelihood of remaining in employment there, a new survey has found.

The report, carried out by global brand consultancy Calling Brands, reveals that there has been a dramatic shift in employee attitudes towards work, with corporate 'purpose' emerging as a powerful new driver of attraction, retention and productivity.

Entitled 'Crunch Time: The Power of Purpose', the new study shows that, after pay, purpose is now the second most important reason people are attracted to work for, and stay loyal to, an organisation.

Having an underlying ethos that goes beyond commercial and operational goals ranks ahead of other factors such as level of responsibility in a job and even career progression, but few businesses are leveraging it.

Brook Calverley, senior consultant at Calling Brands, said the importance placed on purpose is a "significant discovery" considering how little attention business leaders have given to it until now.

It was also found to be a key driver of effort and loyalty in existing staff members, as people are willing to work harder and stick with a business longer if they see purpose in action.

"Our report demonstrates that purpose matters for organisations today and is becoming a critical factor in attracting and keeping talent. What is also clear from our study is that this is no longer an HR issue: it is a board issue," she added.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

Worker morale 'remains high'

Morale among UK workers remains high, in spite of economic uncertainty, according to a new report into employee happiness and motivation.

Research carried out by Badenoch & Clark shows that 48 per cent of UK workers are proud to work in their organisation, while nearly nine in ten think that their role contributes towards the success of their company.

The poll of 1,000 UK staff showed that three-quarters think that their co-workers seek their opinion and listen to and respect their views, while 71.5 per cent feel that their managers empower them to do their job to the best of their ability.

Younger workers aged between 16 and 24 were found to be particularly enthused, with more than eight in ten drawing a direct link between strong management and workplace engagement.

Nicola Linkleter, managing director at Badenoch & Clark, said employee engagement can and should be seen as a measure of strong management and good internal communication.

"The UK will emerge from the economic downturn at a faster rate if workers are more engaged in their work. As such, leaders must now place engagement at the heart of their broader strategy," she explained.

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Use of interim workers 'is evolving'

The way in which interim workers are utilised by organisations is continuing to evolve as the numerous benefits of this employment model become evident, it has been observed.

Diane Morris, director of InterimWomen, said that interim managers were traditionally only used to fill gaps at senior level business when skills did not exist internally, but their use has broadened over the last few years.

"Interims are being brought in to a business to deliver strategic projects or for a defined period again where skills don't actually exist internally. They could be there to deliver change management projects or particular finance projects," she explained.

Ms Morris described interim staff as a "good option" for businesses, as they can be hired on a daily rate and there are no overheads such as holidays or pensions.

"It's a resource that you can turn on and off, which suits businesses, particularly in the uncertain climate that we've got at the moment," she added.

The expert went on to note that they are also hired because they bring a "fresh perspective" to a business.

As interim workers are independent, they can tell the chief executive what is going on in the business and, unlike an internal staff member, they do not get involved with office politics.

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Source: The Sales Director News

Purpose 'a key incentive' for UK workers

Whether or not a company has a sense of purpose is increasingly becoming a key determinant of a worker's loyalty to an organisation and their likelihood of remaining in employment there, a new survey has found.

The report, carried out by global brand consultancy Calling Brands, reveals that there has been a dramatic shift in employee attitudes towards work, with corporate 'purpose' emerging as a powerful new driver of attraction, retention and productivity.

Entitled 'Crunch Time: The Power of Purpose', the new study shows that, after pay, purpose is now the second most important reason people are attracted to work for, and stay loyal to, an organisation.

Having an underlying ethos that goes beyond commercial and operational goals ranks ahead of other factors such as level of responsibility in a job and even career progression, but few businesses are leveraging it.

Brook Calverley, senior consultant at Calling Brands, said the importance placed on purpose is a "significant discovery" considering how little attention business leaders have given to it until now.

It was also found to be a key driver of effort and loyalty in existing staff members, as people are willing to work harder and stick with a business longer if they see purpose in action.

"Our report demonstrates that purpose matters for organisations today and is becoming a critical factor in attracting and keeping talent. What is also clear from our study is that this is no longer an HR issue: it is a board issue," she added.

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Source: Salespeak News

Friday, 4 May 2012

Technology and flexible spaces 'boosting employment market'

The country's employment market is being boosted by the invention of new technology and the rise of flexible spaces, which has given rise to the 'anywhere worker', a new report has suggested.

Research carried out by Siemens Enterprise Communications reveals that advances in communications mean that staff can work on the move, in the office or at home nowadays, making it far easier for people to land jobs that would have been out of reach ten years ago due to logistical constraints.

The report polled 1,000 people and found that 85 per cent of communication devices used for team collaboration – including smartphones, laptops and mobile phones - are outside the company headquarters.

According to the report's authors, this highlights how workers are increasingly carrying out tasks from different locations across different platforms.

It has enabled them to conduct face-to-face meetings, team collaborations and creative tasks without having to travel to the office, creating an open workplace, noted Rob Keenan, head of UK portfolio management, deployment readiness management at Siemens Enterprise Communications.

"The rise of the anywhere employee has meant the end of the office worker. More than ever, work isn't where you go, it's what you do," he added.

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Liam's Lens - Premiership Predictions

Welcome to this week's Liam's Lens Premiership Predictions

As we get down to the penultimate set of fixtures we could see Blackburn relagated as well as either of the Manchester clubs taking a strangle hold on the title.

We also have the FA Cup Final which is sure to be a close affair.

FA CUP Final
Chelsea vs Liverpool 1-1 (Liverpool on Pens)

Premier League
Arsenal vs Norwich 3-0
Newcastle vs Man City 2-3
Aston Villa vs Tottenham 1-3
Bolton vs West Brom 2-1
Fulham vs Sunderland 2-0
QPR vs Stoke 2-1
Wolves vs Everton 2-2
Man Utd vs Swansea 3-1
Blackburn vs Wigan 1-1
Liverpool vs Chelsea 1-1

As per usual 3 points for a perfect result and 1 point for a correct result, if you think you can beat my score let me know.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

UK managers 'overestimating their abilities'

Three-quarters of UK businesses feel there is a lack of leadership and management skills in their organisation and too many managers have an inflated opinion of their ability to manage people, a new report has revealed.

A survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggested that both government and employers need to recognise that just a small increase in capability amongst the UK's eight million managers would make a "significant contribution" to productivity and growth.

More than seven in ten respondents to the Employee Outlook survey reported a deficit of leadership and management skills, with one problem in tackling this problem being that many managers are not aware of their limitations.

Eight out of ten bosses believe their staff are satisfied or very satisfied with them, but only 58 per cent of employees report this is the case.

Despite this, the survey found a clear link between employees who say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their manager and those that are engaged and willing to go the extra mile for their employer.

Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the CIPD, said that leadership and management capability continues to be an "Achilles heel" for UK plc, despite mounting evidence that these are skills for growth essentials.

"A small increase in capability across this huge population of people managers would have a significant impact on people’s engagement, wellbeing and productivity," he added.

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Source: The Sales Director News

'Keep your CV updated', workers advised

Everybody should ensure their CV is kept up to date, regardless of whether they are currently in job or on the hunt for a new role, one organisation has advised.

Reed explained that a CV should always be considered a "work-in-progress", as it is vital to update it regularly with new skills and qualifications.

To boost the chances of landing an interview, it is necessary to review all of the old entries within a CV and, if people have any outdated qualifications or old jobs that have no bearing on their future career path, replace them with new entries.

"Whether they are recent skills, accomplishments, job responsibilities, or positions that you have acquired, pick and add important items that will further your career goals. Even if you have occupied the same marketing, accountancy, or sales job for over a year, you will have certainly gained some new experience and insight," the organisation noted.

It added that it is also important to use updated industry keywords, which demonstrate that the candidate has the correct knowledge, understanding, and experience, and are likely to draw the attention of hiring managers.

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Via: Salespeak News

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Finding a role model 'helps land top jobs'

Identifying a role model and following their example can help people to land the job of their dreams, it has been claimed.

According to Piya Khanna, success coach and founder of Change to Succeed, emulating people who have had a success in the sector you are hoping to move into can be hugely beneficial.

She advised: "Once you know what you love and want to do, seek out people who are already successful in that field. Look on the internet and ask people you know and then connect with those who are already successfully doing what you want to do."

Ms Khanna recommended that people gain advice and insight on how they made it and what they can do to follow them.

Job hopefuls also need to be tactical and strategic, as there is "absolutely nothing wrong" with getting a job for the near term to keep people going while they work on their long-term ambitions, she added.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

Positivity 'is very important' when job hunting

People on the hunt for new jobs need to adopt a positive mindset in order to boost their chances of landing the role they want, it has been advised.

While this may seem obvious, it is surprising how many people become demoralised if they are rejected for the first role they apply for, noted Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK.

He said that people who are already in a job that they are not particularly enjoying may also encounter this problem, but the challenge can be overcome by staying positive.

"I think it is a very fluid market at the moment, I think it is going to be challenging, but I take the view that if you want to find work and you're not too precious about what you do, within reason, then you've got the right mental attitude to appeal to a future employer," Mr Flaxton explained.

If candidates simply put their hands in their pockets and think 'well, I'm not playing', then they are unlikely to be attractive to a future employer, he added.

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Source: The Sales Director News

Finding a role model 'helps land top jobs'

Identifying a role model and following their example can help people to land the job of their dreams, it has been claimed.

According to Piya Khanna, success coach and founder of Change to Succeed, emulating people who have had a success in the sector you are hoping to move into can be hugely beneficial.

She advised: "Once you know what you love and want to do, seek out people who are already successful in that field. Look on the internet and ask people you know and then connect with those who are already successfully doing what you want to do."

Ms Khanna recommended that people gain advice and insight on how they made it and what they can do to follow them.

Job hopefuls also need to be tactical and strategic, as there is "absolutely nothing wrong" with getting a job for the near term to keep people going while they work on their long-term ambitions, she added.

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Hat Tip To: Salespeak News

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Further study 'keeps people competitive'

Further study can help people to remain competitive in the job market, according to one analyst body which has backed the increasing focus being placed on the accumulation of work experience.

Reed has praised the coalition government's new £1 billion Youth Contract Scheme, which it says will not only create 250,000 work experience placements, but will also encourage employers to recruit young people with the promise of subsidised wages.

The scheme is good news for jobseekers, as businesses will receive a subsidy of £2,275 for every 18 to 24-year-old employed in a full-time position, which will in turn provide more opportunities for young people to gain and develop relevant skills that can improving their future job prospects.

Even people who are in employment can benefit from further study and the accumulation of additional experience, but it is particularly important for jobseekers, Reed states.

"Further study can help jobseekers stay competitive in the job market, as it allows you people apply for more specific and demanding roles. Statistics also indicate that those who have received further education are likely to earn more," the organisation added.

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Source: The Sales Executive News