08.19.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
There may be nothing more important for a business -- or more difficult -- than hiring good salespeople. "There are more mistakes in sales hiring than any other position," says Bob Kreisberg, CEO of Opus Productivity Solutions, a company in Laguna Hills, California, that administers tests used in hiring salespeople. "The difference between a good interview and good performance is often wider than usual."
07.29.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
The quality of those not hired is the most valuable recruiting metric that you have never heard of! It informs you how often your organizations is failing to hire the highest quality applicants.
07.26.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
In today's market with thousands of unemployed sales professionals all vying for the same job you're probably spending more time reviewing resumes than identifying top sales professionals. Here is a solution that many of our clients find effective.
07.26.10 | Sales Optimization | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Robert M. Walmsley is President and CEO of Tailwind Strategies. He's spent over 20 years building high-tech sales and marketing teams. From achieving 3X revenue growth in 3 years to contributing sales leadership to a company ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list as the fastest-growing company in America, Walmsley has the experience to show you how marketing automation can contribute to your company's growth strategy.
07.15.10 | DADOMATCH | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Ernst & Young recently conducted a survey examining corporate growth expectations over the next two years. The survey measured key economic and performance indicators among US companies with $500 million to $3 billion in total revenue. The survey uncovered optimistic hiring trends.
03.22.10 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
When it comes to sales reps, you could say there are two kinds of employees - hunters and farmers. Hunters live to uncover and seize new opportunities while farmers are better suited to up selling and cross selling to an existing client base. While both are invaluable to a company, when it comes to surviving in lean times, the hunters are being hunted more than ever because of their ability to create new opportunities and see them through to profitability.
03.01.10 | Job Search & Career | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
The new market has created several new market trends for 2010, however one of the most significant trends we see here at Treeline is found in the technology industry. Our technology clients are currently the most aggressive when it comes to hiring sales professionals and the majority of our open roles are for software companies. They certainly have the most urgency and are the most progressive to adapt in the new market. They have adopted many new sales strategies that have proven to be not only effective but efficient. The majority of the changes have been in the structure of the sales team. The traditional technology sales force is comprised of a lead generation team, inside sales team and a field sales team. In the late 90's and for the decade that followed many technology companies built a very large field sales presence. Over the years, we have helped many companies build large field sales teams however over the past year and a half the sales model has changed. With cloud computing and the conversion from applications to Software as a Service (SaaS), we have seen a rise in consumer confidence and an adoption to purchasing products via web demos and conference calls. Therefore the need for a large field sales presence is not as cost effective or efficient as it once was. Technology companies are progressively moving away from a large field sales force and more aggressively trending toward an inside sales presence.