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

Why Your Top Sales Reps Are Leaving

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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Eliot Burdett

CEO at Peak Sales Recruiting

Before Peak, Eliot spent more than 20 years building and leading companies, where he took the lead in recruiting and managing high performance sales teams. He co-founded Ventrada Systems (mobile applications) and GlobalX (e-commerce software). He was also Vice President of Sales for PointShot Wireless. Eliot received his B. Comm. from Carleton University and has been honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Award winner. He co-authored Sales Recruiting 2.0, How to Find Top Performing Sales People, Fast and provides regular insights on sales team management and hiring on the Peak Sales Recruiting Blog.