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Hiring Top Talent Is Tough

11.18.13   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Division Manager at Treeline, Incorporated

​I have recently taken on a new role at Treeline, Inc. I am still an executive recruiter, building long-lasting partnerships with companies and strong partnerships with sales professionals and my mission has not changed. I still help companies find and hire top sales talent and assist sales professionals in their job search. The new aspect of my role is that I am now building out a team of my own, and let me just say it is way tougher than I thought it was going to be.

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The Evolution of Hiring

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

Looking back in time and reviewing the evolution of hiring employees has been very interesting. There are key fundamental hiring challenges that have plagued companies since the post industrial revolution that continue today. Companies of old and new face the same basic challenges. We discuss these challenges and speak to the modern day solutions to support hiring employees.

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7 Reasons Why You Lose A Candidate

09.10.13   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline, Incorporated

Have you ever tried to hire a superstar candidate and lost them to another opportunity? Has it happened more than once? Why do you think that happened? Do you think your offer was less money than the winning company? Is your culture not as strong? Is your company not as competitive as others? There are many reasons that you will lose a candidate to another company’s offer, but it may be for completely different reasons than you would think.

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Can Personality Testing Ensure A Good Hire?

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

I have been asked by hundreds of companies if personality testing is effective. And my answer is “I don’t believe so.” The thousands of tests in the market today all claim that they can help determine if a prospective employee is a good fit for your company, but then mention that testing is not an exact science and just one part of the hiring process. Then why use them?

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Attracting New Business, Who’s Referring Your Company?

06.14.13   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Every time I sit down with a company to learn how their sales process works and what kind of sales professionals they are looking for, I hear the same message over and over. “We need a pure hunter to go out there and bring on new business.”It makes sense, a pure hunter: Captures new business,New business brings new dollars,New dollars equates to growth and everyone is happy. This is the formula I hear day-in-and-day-out. But, is new business worth its weight? Does the cost of going after a new client to qualify, present, and close make the most sense?

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Solution Selling Through a New Lens (Part II)

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

We recently shared a review of “The Challenger Sale” by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson of CEB. The Challenger Sales Model is a framework for solution selling enabled by organizational capabilities and Sales management fundamentals. “The Challenger Sale” outlines three primary attributes of manager excellence as reflected in CEB data, “Selling, Coaching, and Owning”. This blog focuses on the coaching attribute.

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Role-Playing During Interviews: Coffee, Anyone?

05.29.13   |   Job Search & Career   |   Chelsey Canavan, Social Media Marketing Specialist at Treeline Incorporated

While many companies hire based on candidates’ experience, others find raw talent to be a stronger harbinger of success. But, how do you identify and measure “raw talent” during the hiring process? Austin Merritt, the COO of Software Advice–a company that presents reviews and ratings of recruiting and sales software–recently shared how he objectively measures raw talent during his sales team’s hiring process.

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