What’s the Best Sales Methodology for Sales Growth?

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I know from speaking with sales reps and VP’s of Sales across the country that following someone else’s blueprint for success can be a dangerous time-waster. Sales formulas, processes, and strategies can seem like the flavor of the season.

Changing things up and moving on when something doesn’t work makes sense. But chasing your tail in circles with information is a real career-killer.

One day it’s all about the Challenger Sales Model and next year it’s MEDDIC.  Eat, sleep, breath the MEDDIC checklist. Until of course, we need more answers and then Scientific Selling comes along.

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8 Ways to Move Your Software Sales Team Forward After COVID-19 Layoffs

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If you’ve recently faced layoffs, you’ll notice the atmosphere of the organization has changed. According to a study by Charlie Trevor (University of Wisconsin) and Madison and Anthony Nyberg (University of South Carolina) for every 1% of your staff that’s laid off, there’s a 31% increase in voluntary turnover over the next twelve months.

Retained salespeople, commonly known as “survivors,” are both angry and scared because the illusion of “the work-family” has been shattered.

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8 Keys to Optimizing Your Sales Recruiting Efforts

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Are you still recruiting salespeople like it’s 2009? One might argue that 2018 is the hottest job market since the year 2000. Consider this:

In 1999 the Labor Department reported the real median household income at $58,665.

As of July 2018 the Labor Department reported the real median household income at $62,175.

Family income has risen by 5% in the first half of 2018 and by 17% since 2012.

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What’s the Best Time to Insert an Assessment into Your Sales Hiring Process?

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Are you requiring candidates to “pass” an assessment? In a pass or fail environment, figuring out the best time to insert an assessment into the recruiting process is paramount. Issue the test too soon, and you may severely limit the talent pool.

On the other hand, if you request the assessment late in the process and the applicant “fails,” you’ve potentially wasted Grand Canyon amounts of time.

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How to Ensure You’ll Recruit the Best Sales Talent for Your Growing SaaS Company

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Because we help recruit the heart of any company—it’s people— recruiting remains one of the most challenging and rewarding positions inside any organization.

Companies grow and die based on the people they hire. It’s the people who develop innovative ideas. They create new solutions to solve problems. It’s the PEOPLE who build partnerships, develop relationships, and help each other learn new skills.

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