Your sales team is the lifeblood of your company − lifeblood that is made up of every single member of your sales team, from the long-standing head of sales, to the new guy on his first day. So, as a Sales Director, it is crucial that your sales team is strong and delivers impressive results. […] Read the rest of this entry Sales Aptitude Test: Why Your Company Needs One to Succeed
What do you imagine when you think of the word “introvert”? Did you picture a salesman? Most imagine a wallflower, someone who speaks when spoken to, possibly avoiding eye contact with a gaze fixed upon the ground. Yet introverts flourish in sales all the time. The key is to understand that being introverted is not […] Read the rest of this entry Can Introverts Sell?
Every company tries its best to recruit, interview and vet salespeople before hiring them. But way too many bad salespeople still get through, jump on the payroll and do not produce. As Seinfeld might say, “What’s up with that?” It is all too common to hire bad salespeople. Unfortunately, this is more than just a hassle. […] Read the rest of this entry 6 Reasons Why So Many Bad Salespeople Get Hired
One of the most frustrating challenges that hiring managers face is how to hire a salesperson for a vacant territory. The loss of revenue and opportunity costs can make the temptation almost overwhelming to quickly fill the territory with the first candidate they can find. However, although settling for just any salesperson may relieve some […] Read the rest of this entry How to Hire a Salesperson for a Vacant Territory
It starts with talent. Talent acquisition is the single, most important element of building a world class sales team, period. Without talent and the right personality, the best training and management cannot create miracles. All sports teams know that they can only go so far without great athletes. Yet you would be surprised how many companies […] Read the rest of this entry How Important is Talent Acquisition in Building a Sales Team?
Hiring managers frequently ask “When is the best time to use a sales test during the hiring process?” Some managers are initially inclined to wait until the very end, after they have “fallen in love” with the candidate, and hope the test reinforces their opinion. However, waiting too long to administer a sales test to […] Read the rest of this entry When is the Best Time to Use a Sales Test During the Hiring Process?