Sales Recruiting

Sales Recruiting in 2019: 4 Key Insights to Getting it Right

Sales Recruiting in 2019: 4 Key Insights to Getting it Right

Sales Recruiting in 2019: 4 Key Insights to Getting it Right

As of December 2018, 129.14 million people in the US are employed on a full-time basis. 

Now let’s look at unemployment. During the Great Recession, unemployment peaked in 2010 to 14.83 Million. Unemployment incrementally dropped over the next few years, and in 2016 fell to 7.75M, and 2017 dropped to 6.98 million.

The current US population in 2017 was 325.7 million and today sits at 328,254,391 million according to The US and World Population Clock provided by the United States Census Bureau.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, (BLS) calculates the Civilian Labor Force at 49% of the US population, or 164M people. This gives us a 4.25% unemployment rate for the civilian workforce.

We can also calculate that 78% of the eligible civilian workforce is working on a full-time basis. The rest are working on a part-time basis or are unemployed.

So what does this mean for your sales team?

Recruiting for Your Sales Team? 5 Rules for Preventing Job Offer Turn Downs

Recruiting for Your Sales Team? 5 Rules for Preventing Job Offer Turn Downs

It’s no secret that recruiting sales talent is a is a challenge.

If you’ve gone through the interview process with multiple candidates and have finally winnowed it down to one final choice, it’s painful when your finalist turns down your job offer.

If you’re working hard to recruit the top 20%, this will happen.

It’s not only acceptable but inevitable. Part of recruiting the best is getting turned down.

Recruiting top sales talent is always competitive. They have lots of choices. But it shouldn’t happen too often because it burns through too many resources and takes too much time.

Improve Your Sales Recruiting Results with 8 Actionable Ideas

Improve Your Sales Recruiting Results with 8 Actionable Ideas

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.

Stop Making These 3 Simple Sales Recruiting Mistakes

Stop Making These 3 Simple Sales Recruiting Mistakes

I was on the phone with one of my candidates yesterday. A true talent with an amazing track record of sales success hunting and winning new business. Probably not another person like him in the entire region --he is that good. 

He went for an interview and was expecting to discuss an offer

Finding Top Sales Talent is Difficult for Everyone

Finding Top Sales Talent is Difficult for Everyone

In good economies and bad, finding top talent is difficult. Think it's any easier for Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, or Google? Sure, they have distinct competitive advantages, but it still takes teams of recruiters interviewing around the clock to recruit and hire staff even for well branded growing organizations.

The Importance of Making Sales Recruiting a Top Priority

The Importance of Making Sales Recruiting a Top Priority

If you’re a sales leader, the fastest way to success is to recruit the right team members. Without the talent you need to succeed, you’ll find yourself with a whole new set of problems. Recruiting is hard work, and requires a top slot on your priority list. Now is the time to start looking for the talent you need to achieve your goals.