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The Center for Sales Strategy Blog

5 Reasons for High Turnover Rates and Tips for Prevention

5 Reasons for High Turnover Rates and Tips for Prevention

What has changed for your organization since the beginning of 2020? Now more than ever, employers must be more empathetic, flexible, and transparent as the workforce navigates through this sudden work-life blend reality.

An article from The Atlantic shares that when the pandemic is officially over, one in six workers is projected to continue working from home or co-working at least two days a week. Another survey conducted by Upwork found that one-fifth of the workforce could be entirely remote after the pandemic. What do these statistics mean for your organization, and how do you plan to adapt?

Topics: reduce turnover

Lack of Leads Hurting Your Revenue? 5 Reasons Why You Need a Lead Generation Strategy

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The Media Sales Report tells us that the hardest job in sales is getting an appointment with a new prospect.

As a sales manager, it's fairly easy to speak up in the sales meeting and tell your salespeople that they need to do a better job prospecting, or that they need to just commit more time and energy to getting appointments. But they already know those things, and they're facing huge hurdles that their counterparts of a few years ago didn't face.

Topics: Lead Generation

Improving Sales Performance | Running Effective Sales Meetings in a Work-From-Home Environment

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What are some best practices for running a successful virtual meeting? How should leaders go about unifying a remote team? 

These questions and more are answered in this Improving Sales Performance episode with Chad Littlefield, Co-Founder of We and Me, Inc.

As he shares his insight on running effective sales meetings in a work-from-home environment, he also touches on how to build a culture of trust and connection. Tune in now to hear the Live broadcast or keep reading for a brief overview.

Topics: virtual meeting

10 Things World Class Managers Do To Build a Healthy Sales Pipeline

Healthy Sales Pipeline

As a sales manager, image how much better your life would be if you had access to the following:

  • Better forecast accuracy
  • Improved sales performance

These elements are important, and delivering one or the other is not an option these days. Both are easy to achieve when you have a healthy sales pipeline.

Topics: sales performance sales pipeline pipeline management

Weekly Roundup: Virtual Selling Myths, Call Scripts That Don't Suck + More

Call Scripts That Dont Suck


"What you focus on is what you get."

-Bob Burg


<< If you only read one thing >>

Debunking Myths About Selling Virtually Selling Power

Historically, change can be difficult, especially after people devised and developed systems that work. That's why many sales professionals were skeptical of selling virtually.

As one of the oldest professions, selling has always been about meeting people, locking eyes, and shaking hands. It’s how buyers and sellers create trust, form relationships, and build partnerships.

No doubt, you’ve heard the naysayers. “You can’t trust over the internet!” they say. “Virtual is impersonal.” Well, as change brings challenge, it also welcomes its troublemaking cousins, rumor and misinformation. Let’s examine and debunk several myths and misconceptions about selling virtually. >>> READ MORE

Topics: Wrap-up

Improving Sales Performance | Target Drives that Improve Revenue Performance

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Regardless of the industry you work in; every company ultimately has the same goal: to increase revenue and grow business.

To set your organization up for long-term success, you need more than just a goal. You need a strategic plan, and that’s where target drives come in.

In this episode of Improving Sales Performance, Alina McComas, VP / Senior Consultant at The Center for Sales Strategy, shares her insight on implementing target drives that help improve revenue performance. Keep reading for a brief overview or tune in now.

Topics: increasing new business target drive

The Center for Sales Strategy Appoints Elissa Nauful, Successful Sales Leader and Entrepreneur, as Director of Sales


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How Online Courses Help Ease the Transition for New Sales Hires


When you start a new sales job, there’s always a transition that includes many different learning curves. You learn how to embrace a new culture, learn to meet the expectations of new leadership, take on new functions within a sales job, and then there's the social pressure.

One of the best ways to ease the pain of transition is to offer new sales hires training—training in areas that help introduce skills needed or training for existing salespeople to enhance skills they may have already developed but can always improve. 

Topics: Sales sales training

Is It Important to Formulate a Detailed Plan for Onboarding?

Is It Important to Formulate a Detailed Plan for Onboarding

Sapling has found that “Without powerful onboarding, it takes around 8 to 12 months for new employees to reach their full productivity levels.”

By taking the time upfront to onboard people in a meaningful way, they’ll be able to begin contributing at higher levels quicker and make a more immediate impact on the organization.

Onboarding is a prime opportunity for employers to win the hearts of new employees. Don't waste it, experts say.

Topics: onboarding

Weekly Roundup: Good Onboarding Leads To Better Employee Retention, Grow Your Local Brand As A Media Company + More

Good Onboarding Leads To Better Employee Retention, Grow Your Local Brand As A Media Company


"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."

-Sam Levenson


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Why Good Onboarding Leads To Better Employee Retention TinyPulse

The process of hiring and retaining employees is never easy. Hiring can be a rigorous, time-consuming endeavor that kicks off when a company publicizes its various job openings, and then ceases after a suitable candidate has been selected, vetted, and hired.

Naturally a newly-hired employee may feel out of place during the first few weeks of employment. It’s not uncommon to hear someone has submitted their resignation letter just months into the job.

Companies can put special structures in place to acclimate their new employees and help them feel more involved and part of a caring team. Employee onboarding is a crucial process that all organizations should implement to ensure that newly-hired talents not only feel comfortable, but also become content and productive in their roles. >>> READ MORE

Topics: Wrap-up