Sales recruitment shows strong potential for 2011
Sales recruitment in the UK is being predicted to have a healthy 2011, after new industry data showed that sales job vacancies have seen a 16 per cent increase in the last year.
The statistics were compiled and published by data company BTA, which also said that sales recruitment in the IT sector showed particularly strong potential, with vacancies showing a 19 per cent year-on-year rise.
BTA's director, Ian Harwood, said that the figures were an indicator of the steadily progressing recovery of the British economy, and that the business service sector in particular was providing a rapidly growing demand for new employees.
Geoff Newman, CEO of online recruiter Recruitment Genius said “The statistics don’t really surprise me as companies always recruit sales people as they become more confident that we are exiting the recession. Therefore this is not just great for the sales industry, but also for wider UK economy.”
Vacancies for financial sales jobs saw a 6.2 per cent increase since January 2010, while opportunities in the manufacturing industry showed a 1.7 per cent rise. Job satisfaction figures for sales staff is likely to make these jobs more and more appealing to potential candidates, with a recent survey showing that 96 per cent of people working in sales enjoyed their jobs.