How to Deal With the "Trump Effect" in Sales Hiring

There was a time when it was understood that in order to be considered for a job, you had to have direct experience. That all changed November 8th when Donald Trump was elected.

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Do Smarter People Sell Better? The Answer May Surprise You...

While there is no doubt that intelligent people have an easier time processing and retaining information- does that really make them a “smarter” choice than a candidate who is their intellectual junior? Not necessarily.

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Know This? Then You Know If They Will Make Quota

Would you lend a total stranger $114,000 based solely on a few brief meetings and chats with connections of their choosing? Of course not. However, if you are in sales management- you have probably done just that.

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What do you know about your newly hired salesperson on day one?

What do you know about your newly hired salesperson on day one? Not much, really. Considering you’re going to put a hefty quota, your company’s reputation, and your valued customers, firmly in their hands, I would say you are essentially gambling.

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How Sales Assessments Reveal Selling DNA of Top Reps

Before you block out another morning for a frustrating round of sales rep interviews consider this: you are probably recruiting all wrong. Instead of fresh blood, maybe you need sales reps with a particular strain of selling DNA.

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Was Your Last Sales Hire Based on a Lie?

Managing a sales team means you are constantly on the lookout for top talent, working to recruit salespeople who will crush quota- not just fill a seat. The hiring process for many sales managers is the same, but that doesn’t mean it is the right way. It is highly likely that your last sales hire was based, to some extent, on a lie.

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