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.Continue reading
Partnering with a sales recruiter can be a frustrating experience. Hiring managers can become annoyed with their sales recruiters and the entire recruitment process when they don’t see the level of sales talent they need to be successful.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
If you’ve ever met an overly optimistic person, you’ve learned firsthand how optimism can murder your time and wreak havoc on your life. Although it seems wrong, there’s a dark side to optimism when it comes to sales recruiting. Sales recruiters who are endlessly optimistic will waste too much time on the wrong sales candidates.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 offerContinue reading
Hiring is difficult. In some cases you’ll spend more time recruiting for someone than they will last in the job! But if you are struggling with your next hire, you could be overthinking things.
If you’ve noticed during the recruiting process ……
The position has been open for more than 6 months.Continue reading
Sometimes an executives busy schedule is not his or her own. Let’s face it, “things happen.” Unfortunately, this happens to some busy hiring managers or recruiters more than others. When you are unable to consistently keep your calendared appointments, arrive late, or constantly reschedule there are both direct and indirect costs.Continue reading
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.Continue reading