Hiring the Best Sales Team

Sales management headhunters

For business owners and managers, hiring the best sales people available is an important part of the job. Hiring sales reps can be a time consuming task. The turnover rate for sales people is approximately 40 percent each year. Many companies enlist the help of sales recruiting firms for hiring sales reps.

Recruiting firms have many applicants who are interested in careers in sales. The recruiters are experts at matching up the right sales reps with the right jobs. This expertise is critical for businesses. One sales hiring mistake can end up costing as much as ten times the base salary of a sales rep.

In many case, there are particular skills that companies are looking for in their sales staff, and recruiters know what to look for. Oftentimes, the sales reps are required to have certain technical skills, especially for companies that use contact management software. In addition to technical skills and sales experience, recruiters look for certain personality traits. Two of the most important traits of a good sales rep are perseverance and patience. Sales people also have to have an outgoing, friendly personality. While technology improves and changes rapidly, some sales aspects do not change. When making a sales call, a handshake and a sincere smile can still go a long way.

2 Responses to Hiring the Best Sales Team

  1. Jeremy Burke says:

    My father made a very good living as a salesman. He raised four kids, sent all of us to college, and was able to take us on great family vacations every summer.

  2. Phillip Jensen says:

    My father made a very good living as a salesman. He raised four kids, sent all of us to college, and was able to take us on great family vacations every summer.

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