04.05.18 | Sales Recruiting | Chelsey Canavan, Director of Marketing at Treeline, Inc.
When it comes to hiring salespeople, relying on the resume or a gut feeling is not enough. You need data and insight into not only what the salesperson has accomplished, but you also need to understand their sales characteristics and how they align with your selling environment and sales culture. Why should companies use a sales hiring assessment? What is a Predictive Sales Hiring Assessment?
03.13.18 | Sales Recruiting | Chris Damico, Patient Conversion Team Lead at Align Technology
In a recent post, I shared that empathy and gratitude are two traits that every Level 5 sales leader must have. The BIG question then becomes, why and how do these two traits help someone become a more effective leader? My experience as a leader suggests there is only one way to show true empathy and that is through active listening. When you fully concentrate on individuals, understanding and remembering what they said, they feel valued. How Being More Empathetic Can Make You a Better Leader.
12.20.17 | Sales Recruiting | Nick Mirabello, Chief Inspiration Officer at MassPay, Inc.
Ask yourself three questions: (1) Do your employees feel engaged in their work? (2) Does the leadership team at your company have a pulse on employee’s sense of purpose in their work? (3) Is your HR department allocating time to enhance employee engagement? What is Employee Engagement?
11.20.17 | Sales Recruiting | Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated
Inbound Recruiting: The goal of inbound recruiting is the same as inbound marketing: driving traffic, building awareness, nurturing relationships, and converting your audience into top candidates applying to your jobs. The inbound marketing blueprint can also be used when it comes to recruiting top talent for the company. It requires you to engage candidates at every stage of the recruiting funnel from attracting, to nurturing, to converting, to closing, to retaining. It’s about building an ongoing conversation. It’s important to promote your employer brand, create shareable content, and build relationships.
11.13.17 | Sales Recruiting | Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated
What is a reference check? A reference check is a step some companies choose to complete at the final stage of an interview process. Hiring managers will ask a candidate, who they are considering extending an offer to, for a list of former employers/co-workers/managers who they have permission to contact. It’s another opportunity for a hiring manager to reach out to former employers to learn more about a candidate’s work experience, qualifications, and culture fit.
10.17.17 | Sales Recruiting | Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated
Is the 100% Commission Sales Rep a Thing of the Past? The answer: yes…and no. Hiring top sales performers on a base salary + commission OTE plan is hard enough for companies, but hiring 100% commission sales reps who are talented, confident, and can see the big picture of a pure commission-based salary is even harder…if not impossible.
07.10.17 | Sales Recruiting | Matt Schlessman, Principal at Sutherland Road Associates
Hiring great salespeople is tough… You need to invest time, money, and resources in order to bring the best possible team onboard. You need the right sales hiring approach to build a team of top performers. But getting the right team onboard is only half of the battle. Before you can hire top sales performers, it’s important that you are ready to provide the foundation and resources to enable peak sales performance.