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Sales Holiday Hiring

12.07.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Most job seekers have the misunderstanding that hiring stops at Thanksgiving and that "no one gets hired until after New Years." Why do job seekers believe this misconception? I've heard countless times companies less are likely to hire new employees because of "the holiday's." When I hear this, I wonder, do you think that employers are so busy with office holiday parties, gift exchanges, or dancing on conference tables to hire good talent? The answer is, of course not.

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Personality Tests

11.21.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated

Over the past 5 years we have seen an increase in personality tests. There are hundreds if not thousands of personality tests out there and they vary greatly. The one thing for certain is that they all believe they have the correct test to help identify the right person for your team. Reviews vary and the usefulness of these tests depends on many uncontrollable variables. There is always the potential for dishonesty and deception when sales professionals pining for a position take these types of test.

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4 techniques to hire "talented" sales people

11.21.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated

Hiring "talented" sales professionals is not easy. Hiring a top producer in today's market is incredibly challenging, very time consuming and it requires a significant amount of effort. Companies struggle to hire because the playing field is far more competitive than expected. The negative news, high unemployment rate and unstable political environment has given many managers a false perception surrounding the ease of hiring. I can assure you that hiring talented sales professional requires a new strategy.

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Hiring Sales People: What's more important Skill or Spirit?

11.09.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Companies spend a huge amount of time and resources crafting business strategies. Even so, most of these strategies end in failure. I saw one company spend half a million dollars and hundreds of employee hours implementing a new strategy, only to admit that it wasn't working. They had to spend even more money and lay off employees trying to put things back to the way they were before. The next time the company tried to introduce a new strategy, it was met with considerable employee resistance.

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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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Using an Executive Search Firm

07.27.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Why would a company use an executive search firm to find qualified candidates? Truth be told, an executive search firm is not always going to be the best bet for a company's search, it would be foolish to state otherwise. But, every company could find value in building a partnership with an executive search firm. Let's explore some of the challenges and benefits to working with a search firms. There are so many candidates out there - why would I pay a fee to find one? As recruiters, we know that there it is no great challenge to find candidates. Where we add value is in successfully finding the RIGHT candidates. We will partner with a company and find out the ins and outs of who they are looking for, who has been successful in the role in the past, and how we can replicate that success. We unearth information such as sales size, sales cycle, what kind of titles are being sold to, etc. A successful search firm does not just recruit candidates - they recruit the RIGHT candidates.

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