21 Reasons Why Your Best Sales Reps Are Leaving [Infographic]

Top performing sales reps are rare — making up only 10-15% of the sales industry workforce — and, they are highly sought after. In order to remain competitive, it is essential that companies implement effective strategies to keep their top talent.

However, research shows that the voluntary turnover rate for salespeople (15.9 percent) is higher than the average rate for other types of employment (14.3 percent). These statistics demonstrate that in sales, if your employees are unhappy, they will move on to the next opportunity.

As a sales executive, it is crucial that you have a deep understanding of why your top talent is leaving in order to increase retention rates. That is why we have put together the top 21 reasons great salespeople leave their current position and what you can do to mitigate the risk of losing your best salespeople.

This infographic demonstrates 21 reasons why your top salespeople are leaving your organization:

21 Reasons Top Salespeople are Leaving

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Taylor Dumouchel

Marketing Specialist at Peak Sales Recruiting
Taylor spent her first years in the recruiting business helping employers find top performing sales executives and then worked her way up through the ranks, becoming a specialist in marketing and an expert in B2B sales and hiring matters. A graduate from the University of Ottawa, she regularly contributes to the Peak Sales blog.
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