06.20.11 | Sales Recruiting | Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated
The Technology sector is growing rapidly and many are on the lookout for the talented sales professionals. They look for a track record of success, a person that has found achievement cranking the phones and closing business and are passionate toward being a top producer. These sales teams are growing and there is a strong need for exceptional talent. The challenge is that this type of sales person is hard to acquire.
06.01.11 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
The unemployment rate in America is hovering around 9%. But if you are a competent engineer, sales executive, online marketer or general manager in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston, or other startup hotspots, the unemployment rate is 0%. The talent market has gotten as competitive and aggressive as I have ever seen in the last 20 years. CNN recently reported that 40% of the 130,000 job openings in Silicon Valley are for software engineers. Senior executives have never been harder to secure. That's why, even though it flies in the face of conventional wisdom, I'm advocating that all my portfolio companies hire recruiters when they are trying to fill senior or key positions. Immediately.
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.
05.12.11 | Sales Recruiting | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
I was recently asked to share my opinion on this question, "What can executives do better when hiring sales professionals?" Well, there are many things we can all do better when hiring, but strong sales organizations share key hiring traits that make them more effective than their competition. Executives that hit their hiring quota will consequently also make their quarterly revenue goals. Our strongest clients follow these 4 key hiring traits when hiring sales professionals. These new hires will produce success and build high growth, positively charged, and contagious sales organizations.
01.24.11 | Sales Recruiting | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
The sales job market is picking up aggressively and hiring managers are urgently trying to find the right sales professionals to attain their first quarter goals. Many of our clients are still mindful of the last couple of years and the volatility of the economy, but nonetheless they are ready to take 2011 by storm and get back into the game.
12.06.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
As an executive search firm that focuses exclusively on sales recruitment, Treeline prides itself in the ability to identify top sales talent among the countless candidates vying for our clients positions. We are constantly prospecting and networking; looking for ambitious and driven candidates that know how to build relationships and close deals. For each one of these "A players" we have helped them find a corporation that leverages their strength to build top producing sales organizations. This ensures success for both candidate and company and ultimately builds a long lasting relationship for all.
08.19.10 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
There may be nothing more important for a business -- or more difficult -- than hiring good salespeople. "There are more mistakes in sales hiring than any other position," says Bob Kreisberg, CEO of Opus Productivity Solutions, a company in Laguna Hills, California, that administers tests used in hiring salespeople. "The difference between a good interview and good performance is often wider than usual."