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Hiring Recent College Grads? 10 Best Recruiting Tips

04.23.18   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chelsey Canavan, Director of Marketing at Treeline, Inc.

How to Hire Recent College Grads: 10 sales and talent leaders share their best recruiting tips to attract college graduates to join their sales team. In 2017, Career Builder released a report stating that 74% of employers planned to hire college graduates last year. We can assume that the need to recruit this next wave of talent will continue to be in demand this year since unemployment is at 4% (the lowest it’s been in 10 years).

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How to Use Assessments When Hiring Salespeople

04.05.18   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chelsey Canavan, Director of Marketing at Treeline, Inc.

When it comes to hiring salespeople, relying on the resume or a gut feeling is not enough. You need data and insight into not only what the salesperson has accomplished, but you also need to understand their sales characteristics and how they align with your selling environment and sales culture. Why should companies use a sales hiring assessment? What is a Predictive Sales Hiring Assessment?

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Better Sales Leadership: Empathy and Gratitude

03.13.18   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chris Damico, Patient Conversion Team Lead at Align Technology

In a recent post, I shared that empathy and gratitude are two traits that every Level 5 sales leader must have. The BIG question then becomes, why and how do these two traits help someone become a more effective leader? My experience as a leader suggests there is only one way to show true empathy and that is through active listening. When you fully concentrate on individuals, understanding and remembering what they said, they feel valued. How Being More Empathetic Can Make You a Better Leader.

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What is Inbound Recruiting And How Do You Do It?

11.20.17   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated

Inbound Recruiting: The goal of inbound recruiting is the same as inbound marketing: driving traffic, building awareness, nurturing relationships, and converting your audience into top candidates applying to your jobs. The inbound marketing blueprint can also be used when it comes to recruiting top talent for the company. It requires you to engage candidates at every stage of the recruiting funnel from attracting, to nurturing, to converting, to closing, to retaining. It’s about building an ongoing conversation. It’s important to promote your employer brand, create shareable content, and build relationships.

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Are Reference Checks Outdated? When and Why Employers Still Use Them

11.13.17   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated

What is a reference check? A reference check is a step some companies choose to complete at the final stage of an interview process. Hiring managers will ask a candidate, who they are considering extending an offer to, for a list of former employers/co-workers/managers who they have permission to contact. It’s another opportunity for a hiring manager to reach out to former employers to learn more about a candidate’s work experience, qualifications, and culture fit.

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How to Hire 100% Commission Sales Reps

10.17.17   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Chelsey Canavan, Marketing Manager at Treeline, Incorporated

Is the 100% Commission Sales Rep a Thing of the Past? The answer: yes…and no. Hiring top sales performers on a base salary + commission OTE plan is hard enough for companies, but hiring 100% commission sales reps who are talented, confident, and can see the big picture of a pure commission-based salary is even harder…if not impossible.

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