Tag: hiring well

Discussions of ways to hire the right sales reps

Dana Lewis is the Director of Human Resources at the Tomlinson Group of companies and has almost 20 years of experience as an HR professional, hiring top talent and building high performance teams. We recently had a chance to speak to her about hiring sales people. Peak: How has hiring sales people changed over your career? Dana: In the

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Why Culture Matters in Sales Hiring (Requires 30 seconds to read)

In many circles there still exists the notion that if you get the right skill set in a sales person, they will sell and contribute to the top and bottom lines. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. If you hire people without considering culture fit, you are probably compromising your chances of running a successful

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What is the Cost of a Bad Sales Hire?

A lot more than you think. With so many reps currently below target, we thought we would show a quick and dirty calculation on what a bad sales hire costs. Let us assume we are speaking of an intermediate to senior position (depending on the company) with a base salary of $100,000 and a quota

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Desire is not enough

Last week I was speaking to a hiring manager who said they received several hundred cv’s in response to a recent job advert and only one was qualified for an interview, then this week I received an email from CareerJoy citing a study which suggested interviewing skills are more important in getting a job than

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