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The Simple Truth About Recruitment And Selection That Will Help You Start With Talent And End With Performance

The Simple Truth About Recruitment And Selection

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

You’ve probably heard that wise Chinese proverb before. In the business world, the best time to start recruiting was before you had a job opening, but the second-best time is now.   

If you're a hiring manager, recruiter, or HR professional tasked with recruitment and selection for a sales team, your number one priority involves making sure you have the most talented people in the right places on your team. There is no doubt that matching talent to a task in this way will determine the success, or failure, of your sales organization.

Topics: sales talent assessment talent bank sales talent

Why Salespeople Are Quitting After 90 Days — And How To Prevent It

Why Salespeople Are Quitting After 90 Days — And How To Prevent It

During the first 90 days at a new job, the relationship between a new hire and their employer is as vulnerable as it gets: 20% of all employee turnover happens during those crucial three months.

Leaving a job before things really get going is becoming increasingly normal, especially for younger workers: Jobvite’s oft-cited annual “Job Seeker Nation” survey reports that 34% of them have, at some point in their young careers, left a job in the first 90 days.

Topics: sales talent assessment sales talent

Secrets to a Strong Interviewing Process

Secrets to a Strong Interviewing Process

An interview can make or break a company’s relationship with a new hire.

A thorough interview process, using a validated talent assessment, looking for strengths, talents, and fit for the position, and examining fit to culture, can provide a strong jump off to a successful and lucrative career.

A desperation hire where a “warm body” is hired with no thought to their success can only lead to frustration, bad feelings on both sides, and repeating the process when the new hire quits. So, what are the secrets to a strong interviewing process and successful employer/employee relationship?

Topics: hiring salespeople sales talent assessment sales talent

Talent Acquisition: How Do I Hire Better Talent?

How Do I Hire Better Talent

We are always asking our salespeople to prospect and keep their eyes open for new potential clients. As sales managers, we need to treat recruitment the same way.

Recruitment will continue to be a buyer’s market in 2022. According to The Undercover Recruiter, the best candidates are in and out of the job market within 10 days. It’s tempting, and easy, to fall victim to lowering your hiring standards to fill positions.

The most effective way to ensure you’re able to hire better talent is to build and maintain a strong talent bank.

Topics: sales talent assessment sales talent

The Center for Sales Strategy Recognizes the Recent Class of Talent Superhero Winners

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A Recruitment Strategy Plan That Will Improve the Talent Level on Your Team

A Recruitment Strategy Plan That Will Improve the Talent Level on Your Team

How many open positions are on your team?  Open positions are an opportunity to improve the talent level. You want to make your goals more attainable and hiring top-shelf people is the best way to do that. 

However, building a high-quality sales team isn’t easy. It typically requires a lot of time and money to assemble a team of top performers. What if we told you that there’s a proven system that would help you get a list of great people to interview? Would you be interested?

Topics: hiring salespeople recruitment talent bank sales talent

Acquiring Top Talent: 5 Things You're Forgetting to Do

Acquiring Talent

When it comes to hiring top talent, there are five areas often overlooked in the recruiting process that, when done well, can lead to onboarding your next superstar team member.
Topics: recruitment sales talent

Retain and Grow Top Performers with a Development Plan

Retain and Grow Top Performers with a Development Plan

The top organizations in any marketplace place a high value on their people because they are the foundation on which success is built.

They place an even higher value on managers who can develop top performers. Yet, all too often, business leaders hire people they believe in and sit back to see what they can do.

Topics: business development sales training recruitment sales talent

How the Best Managers Identify and Develop Top Talent

How the Best Managers Identify and Develop Top Talent

With the current talent shortage, it's difficult to recruit, select, and develop top talent.   

Hiring and developing superstars can be really hard, but there are a few steps you can take to bring the right people on board and develop their talents, so they stay with your organization.  

The best managers follow three important steps when identifying and developing top talent.  These are not the only steps, but these are three crucial steps.  

Topics: developing strengths sales talent

How to NOT Micromanage Your Team

How to NOT Micromanage Your Team

For managers wanting to grow and develop high performing teams, there's one thing they should never do: micromanage.

Often cited as the top turn-off for new hires, it’s important for leaders to know how to coach their people in a way that is motivating, and not stifling.

Topics: sales talent