5 Secrets to Building a Motivating Sales Commission Plan

Common sense tells us that the more lucrative the compensation plan, the stronger the candidates you will be able to attract  for a sales position. But the best plan one company develops may not work for another firm. What one candidate for a sales job considers lucrative may be unacceptable…...

Benefits from Hiring Sales Leaders from Outside the Industry

When faced with the need to hire a new sales manager, it is natural to consider looking within the industry. However, there is compelling data to suggest that bringing in a sales manager from outside the industry can provide additional benefits. The sales and marketing functions are diverse and decentralized. If…...

Time Invested in Training Tomorrows Sales Leaders, Pays Big Dividends TODAY!

  Business executives can be forgiven for not wanting to think about a key, upper sales management employee leaving the firm. They cannot, however, be forgiven for not planning how to deal with such a possibility. Planning for changes in the sales leadership environment will not only pay off when…...

Hiring Strategies to Build the Best Sales Team

The way you organize your sales team and structure their activities plays an integral role in the type of salesperson who will be successful in your firm. To maximize your chance of hiring a great representative, align your company’s organizational structure with its business model, and then hire candidates with…...

Top 4 Characteristics Of A Competent Paints And Coating Industry Salesperson

  Improving customer loyalty, increasing sales, and driving sales gains. These are the top goals within any industry.  The million-dollar question is always HOW to attain those goals. The sales skills needed to achieve those goals differ within different industries. Within those industries, there are also different skills required when…...

ISC Sales Recruiters Share Tips on Increasing Your Acceptance Rate When Extending SALES Job Offers

  High performing Sales professionals are coveted, and rightly so, considering the revenue that an impact player can make on bottom line profitability. Key producers in certain geographic regions and industries are heavily courted in today’s candidate driven market. It is important to keep in mind that there is a…...

Is Industry Specific Experience Crucial When Hiring Sales Reps?

  Relevant experience is a common requirement in “help wanted” advertisements, but when it comes to sales, what specifically qualifies as relevant? Perhaps even more important, why do companies so covet experienced salespeople? In the right circumstances and for the right position, there are often times  compelling reasons to consider…...