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The DriveTest is the only pre-employment sales test available that helps you determine whether your candidates have the most critical personality trait for success in sales: Drive.

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The Production Builder sales assessment test provides specific suggestions for improving your current team's skills based on each salesperson's unique personality profile.

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Underperforming salespeople are perhaps the greatest cause of frustration to sales executives and financial loss to business owners. This book provides a step-by-step hiring process, including interview questions to identify high Drives sales candidates.

New Year’s Resolution . . . Hiring Drivers in 2014

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January is a hot month in the hiring world. Sales managers and recruiters are getting ready to add fresh faces to their sales teams. With a full plate and several positions to fill, it can be tempting to rush the hiring process or reduce the level of scrutiny applied to candidates. However, giving in to this temptation can be very costly. Here are three quick tips to keep in mind when screening and hiring new salespeople in 2014:

1. If you are looking for Hunters, you need to test and interview for Drive: Need for Achievement, Competitiveness, and Optimism. All three are essential for strong, sustained new account acquisition.

2. When a candidate simply has industry experience without a sales background, you need to make sure he/she has sales aptitude, and that you have the time and resources to train him properly. It can often be easier to hire an experienced salesperson and team him up with an industry expert.

3. Scrutinize candidates from large companies carefully. You need to find out what really made them successful . . . the big brand or their own hard work.

Here’s to your successful sales hiring and the prosperity it brings in 2014!

Dr. Christopher Croner and Richard Abraham are authors of Never Hire a Bad Salesperson Again and developers of the proprietary and patented sales test, The DriveTest™, for sales candidates. For more information, click here.

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What Our Clients Are Saying...
Since incorporating the DriveTest as part of our pre-employment process, our organization has been better equipped to identify and hire talent. The DriveTest helps us pinpoint key characteristics of a successful sales person that may be overlooked in the normal interview process.
Kristen BodoHuman Resource ManagerVeeam Software Corporation
The SalesDrive Assessment has proved to be invaluable in helping us qualify those candidates who are uniquely suited to work here.  SalesDrive is the most important tool in my selection tool kit for evaluating sales professionals.
Bobbie LyonsHuman ResourceRouse Properties