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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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Sales Hiring Trends in New England for 2012

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

If you are a good sales person you should always be selectively keeping your ear to the ground and listening for new opportunities. When you are at the top of your game you are most marketable. With so much economic uncertainty in the market people are becoming complacent. They stay in positions where they may not be happy or fulfilled because of fear of the unknown.

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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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Treeline Sales Report: October 2011

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

Despite the constant drum beat of doom and gloom from the mass media, there are plenty of statistics that provide the basis of hope for our businesses and economy. Economic activity expanded in September in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, and employment increased. In short, businesses increased spending and investment. The increases were slight, but they exceeded market expectations and increases beat decreases.

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Sales Motivation

09.23.11   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

As you sit in your workplace today take a look around you. Take a look at the leader board then take a look at your coworkers and the way that they operate. There is a direct correlation between the numbers on the board and the work ethic/mentality of each individual sales consultant. The consultant with the highest sales volume didn't get there because he or she was born with the innate ability to sell; it wasn't because he or she was always in the right place at the right time or even dumb luck for that matter. It was because they wanted it more, plain and simple.

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Millennial Workers

09.23.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Kathleen Mauriot, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Millennials. You can pretty much spot them a mile away. They typically have some type of technological device strapped to their hip, pressed up to their ear or glued to their fingertips. They have high expectations of the work place requiring ambitious salaries, places to relax, perhaps take a snooze, and a definite dose of fun to keep boredom at bay. Is your company ready for this new generation of workers?

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How to stimulate competition in your sales team

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

Creating a fun, exciting and positively charged sales environment that fosters healthy competition in your sales team will ultimately result in success. Below is a great story from Charles Schwab in Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends & Influence People about the need to stimulate competition in your sales team. Sales people are fierce competitors and there is nothing more thrilling than to accept a challenge to compete.

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