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Book Review: The Perfect Salesforce

07.27.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

Once in awhile, Treeline recommends a book to our community because the book is actually worth the time and attention of Sales Leaders. Derek Gatehouse's The Perfect SalesForce is easily one of these books that is truly worth your time! This book provides a framework and lens for unlocking the secrets to hiring and retaining the right sales people for your particular company, culture, and product/solution.

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Social Recruiting (Part 2)

05.24.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

In part 1 of this series we identified and discussed the impact of major trends and 21st behaviors (related to social media) on the hiring process. Part 2 will take a more specific look at the ten clues....Are you heavily relying on job posts on monstrous job boards or paid advertising? Many companies today still garner most of their interested (not necessarily qualified) candidates by advertising (i.e. paid job posts, online ads, and online sponsorships). This is mostly a passive waiting game in which companies toggle between relevance and speed as contemplated below.

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21st century Social Recruiting (part 1)

04.27.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

Mother's Day is coming up... a day for us to celebrate and cherish our mothers and those who love and have nurtured us as only mothers could. (note to self, send a link of this blog to Mom). It is also a day when our moms want to hear about what we are doing and how well we are making our way through life. While my mother would listen with interest and kindness when I told her that I switched jobs (again), she would be very confused when I told her I found my new job because one of my friends Tweeted about a hot company that was hiring, so I started following them on Twitter (while driving), connected with them on Facebook, read blogs about them on Glassdoor.com...

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Obstacles, Challenges and Innovation: Carpe Diem!

03.28.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Christopher Simone, Vice President at Treeline Incorporated

Since the beginning of time, change, improvement and new ideas have been welcomed and even embraced (sometimes even inspired) by leaders in every pocket of our economy. Innovation and change have fueled the greatest economic system in the world called Capitalism. A couple of clicks on an iPAD over Wi-Fi, through Google, to Wikipedia yields the following definition of innovation: "Innovation is the improving of an existing product, service, system or process and the introduction of something better.

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