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Sales Hiring: How to Hire Top Sales People

03.09.12   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Finding top talent and hiring top talent are two different things. There are plenty of companies out there that know how to find talent but not as many know how to effectively hire that talent. In this market, there are plenty of candidates who are looking for better opportunities and the best of those candidates are being selective with how they chose their next role.

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Find Your Perfect Fit: Criteria for Hiring Sales People - Part 2

02.21.12   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

Defining your perfect fit begins with defining the Sales person characteristics which are most relevant for your particular open sales position. We began this series with an overview of the key characteristics that, together, define what matters when hiring a sales professional. This article focuses specifically on the "Inspiration" characteristic. Inspiration is defined by the things on which your sales team thrives and focuses.

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Find Your Perfect Fit: Criteria for Hiring Sales People

02.21.12   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

Finding your perfect fit begins with defining your perfect fit. By this, we are really talking about defining the Sales characteristics which are more relevant for your particular open role. The language companies often use to reflect and express criteria when communicating with the marketplace about their open roles is truly interesting.

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Sales Hiring: The Tables Are Turning

12.19.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Kathleen Mauriot, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

As we examine who are clients are looking to hire, it all boils down to the same basic criteria: inexpensive top talent with the perfect skill. You may laugh, but it is true. This is an interesting market and companies feel they are in the driver's seat. To some degree this is accurate, but as an executive search firm exclusive to sales, we have noticed that the tables are turning as we roll into the New Year.

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Sales Holiday Hiring

12.07.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Most job seekers have the misunderstanding that hiring stops at Thanksgiving and that "no one gets hired until after New Years." Why do job seekers believe this misconception? I've heard countless times companies less are likely to hire new employees because of "the holiday's." When I hear this, I wonder, do you think that employers are so busy with office holiday parties, gift exchanges, or dancing on conference tables to hire good talent? The answer is, of course not.

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Personality Tests

11.21.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated

Over the past 5 years we have seen an increase in personality tests. There are hundreds if not thousands of personality tests out there and they vary greatly. The one thing for certain is that they all believe they have the correct test to help identify the right person for your team. Reviews vary and the usefulness of these tests depends on many uncontrollable variables. There is always the potential for dishonesty and deception when sales professionals pining for a position take these types of test.

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4 techniques to hire "talented" sales people

11.21.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated

Hiring "talented" sales professionals is not easy. Hiring a top producer in today's market is incredibly challenging, very time consuming and it requires a significant amount of effort. Companies struggle to hire because the playing field is far more competitive than expected. The negative news, high unemployment rate and unstable political environment has given many managers a false perception surrounding the ease of hiring. I can assure you that hiring talented sales professional requires a new strategy.

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