Online Sales Test Scores
The DriveTest®, our online sales test, measures and combines the three non-teachable characteristics successful “Hunter” salespeople share (Need for Achievement, Competitiveness and Optimism) into a total Drive score ranging from 1-5. This scale is also color coded for easy interpretation.
The Drive score indicates whether your sales candidate has the potential to be a high-performing “hunter” salesperson.
- If the Drive score is a 1 or 2 (Red): The candidate is not hardwired to be a successful “hunter” salesperson. Don’t waste your time or money interviewing this candidate.
- If the Drive score is a 3 (Yellow):Let’s take a deeper look at this candidate. There are several behavioral interview questions you can ask to gauge if this candidate is built for long-term sales success.
- If the Drive score is a 4 or 5 (Green):The candidate has the necessary personality makeup for success as a “hunter” salesperson. Bring him/her in for a behavioral interview to see if they will be a good fit for your company and the open position.
In addition to scoring Drive, The DriveTest® report also provides 1-5 scores for the:
The assessment results also provide sales role scores based on each person’s unique personality profile. These scores provide guidance for which sales role will likely be the best fit for the candidate.
- Hunter: New Business Acquisition. Enjoys developing leads and new business opportunities and closing new accounts.
- Farmer: Support or Administer. Prefers developing and reselling to existing clients. Will follow up diligently and steadily grows business.
Pro Tip: Consider partnering your Hunter salespeople with your Farmer salespeople to form unstoppable teams!
Sales Interview Guidance
The DriveTest® report (pages 3-4), also includes specific behavioral interview questions designed to help you probe deeper into your candidates’ specific scores. This interview guidance section provides you with questions to ask your candidates along with responses to look for when trying to uncover your candidates’ true intentions. Focus first on the questions that fall into the poor/average (red/yellow) categories and later on the excellent (green) categories.
Sample Drive Interview® Questions:
How to Get Started with Our Online Sales Test
1. Contact Us
When you are ready to begin testing, simply contact us to get your SalesDrive Assessment Dashboard account established. Account setup requires one business day. Once your account is complete, an assessment specialist will send you login information and a user guide. Assessments are then administers by you from your personal SalesDrive Assessment Dashboard.
2. Take The DriveTest® Assessment Online
The sales assessment is taken online and requires about 20 minutes to complete. It may be completed at home or at the office. The assessment is mobile-friendly.
3. Receive Assessment Results Instantly
When your candidate finishes the online sales test, you will receive email notification that the results are ready to be viewed. Results are available on the SalesDrive Assessment Dashboard.
The DriveTest® report provides a starting point for understanding the high leverage variables important to selling successfully, but it must be applied in context to be maximized as a hiring tool going forward. Now combining your sales assessment results with a powerful behavioral interview, like The Drive Interview®, is critical to your sales hiring success.
The Production Builder™ report is a great resource to use when beginning to train and develop your new salespeople and current salespeople. This report provides guidelines for mentoring and coaching suggestions based on the individual’s unique personality profile.
Both reports are included with each DriveTest® assessment purchase.
Since incorporating The DriveTest® as part of our pre-employment screening 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. We utilize The DriveTest® at a global level and have consistently found the results to be useful and applicable for all of our sales positions.
Kristen Bodo, Human Resources Manager, Veeam Software Corporation
The DriveTest® is a critical element of the sales recruiting process for our franchisees, and dealers. It lets them size up a candidate quickly, and interview only those with a high potential for success.
Ron Davidson, Dealer Development, Ram Jack Systems
SalesDrive’s sales assessment test offer very helpful guidance in our sales candidate hiring process. We have been very pleased not only with the testing process but also with SalesDrive’s dedication to customer service and ongoing support.
Kelly Wittrock, PHRTalent Acquisition Manager Verifications Inc