Sales Recruitment

Why you want a challenger on your sales team to increase gross profit

Why challenger salespeople are important Some may see it as being competitive, and some might think of it as a form of aggressive behaviour. But when it comes to sales, there is no doubt that the challenger is someone you want to have on your team. Why? Let us explain. A survey of 6,000 sales reps [...]

By |2020-01-13T16:07:18+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sales People, Sales Performance, Sales Recruitment|

The importance of evaluating salespeople & why assessments should be used to support hiring them [Video]

Last month Ventas Managing Director Pete Evans interviewed Objective Management Group (OMG) CEO Dave Kurlan about the importance and value in using sales evaluations to support the development of salespeople during a live webinar. In this interactive interview, hosted by the Association of Professional Sales Dave and Pete share their thoughts on the importance of using sales assessments [...]

Why every sales recruitment strategy must include millennials

With an abundance of articles that label millennials as ‘apathetic’ and ‘entitled’, it’s understandable why some organisations are cautious about hiring them – especially in large numbers. But by 2020, millennials will account for 50 percent of the workforce as they replace the retiring baby boomer generation. Organisations have to start rethinking their sales recruitment strategies, because very soon they’ll [...]

By |2019-01-16T16:59:18+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sales, Sales Coaching, Sales People, Sales Recruitment|

Don’t trust your gut! Why a sales recruitment strategy is vital

Our research shows that 46 percent of hires fail within the first 18 months on the job. Why? It comes down to a number of factors—from simple incompetence to misunderstanding the role—but possibly the most crucial is strategy. If no recruitment strategy is used, you might as well fire paper plane job advertisements across the city and hope [...]

By |2019-08-09T11:09:53+01:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Sales, Sales Recruitment|

Recruiting sales reps? Then it’s a good time to rethink your sales recruitment strategy

Gut feel is not a recruitment strategy. Yet, many organisations still rely on it to recruit their salespeople. It’s a hit and (mostly) miss strategy, and it can severely impact a company’s ability to grow. Onboarding an ineffective salesperson is not going to help you hit your growth targets. However, a solid sales recruitment strategy will. [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:43:42+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Sales, Sales People, Sales Process, Sales Recruitment|

Why sales leadership training is a must for 93 per cent of sales leaders

Once the strategic foundations of your sales plan have been laid, the next vital step is to ensure your sales leaders are capable of executing the strategy. Unfortunately, most sales managers simply don’t have the skills necessary to lead their team to success. So why is there a such a large disparity between those who have the right [...]

By |2018-10-26T12:31:16+01:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Company News, Sales, Sales Coaching, Sales People, Sales Recruitment, Sales Targets, Sales Training|

Why sales recruitment is a science, not a challenge

In 2014, Hot Springs Spas blew their annual sales records out of the water. Until then, the highest number of units sold in a year had been 109. In 2014, three of the company’s new recruits sold 153, 126 and 103 units respectively, with very little tenure in the business. Why the sudden and dramatic increase in sales? [...]

On-boarding a new sales rep? Here’s what the first 90 days should look like

So the new hire is on board – now what? From here it is critical to have a proper process to introduce the salesperson to your business and your sales strategy. This blog here has a table showing the recommended length of time it takes to ramp up a new sales rep, based on their years of experience, [...]

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