82% of Companies Use a Pre-Employment Assessment Test: Should You?

A pre-employment assessment test is nothing new for high-level sales positions. They’ve been used for years to analyze candidates like account managers, regional sales managers, chief sales officers, and so on. But in recent years, a growing number of companies have been using pre-employment assessment tests for nearly all positions, such as basic sales reps. […]

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Published on Sep 15, 2022

The Top Sales Assessment Tests for Finding Elite Salespeople

Finding quality salespeople isn’t easy. In fact, a quick glimpse at recent data shows that it’s incredibly difficult, with as many as 80% of sales candidate hires producing an “unsatisfactory result.” That’s why more and more CEOs and sales leaders are turning to sales assessment tests to help identify the candidates who possess the core […]

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Published on Oct 23, 2020

Here’s How to Develop a Winning Sales Recruiting & Selection Process

As many as 80% of salespeople fail to hit the mark, and 55% of them should actually be doing something else, according to the National Association of Sales Professionals. These numbers illustrate just how difficult it is to succeed in sales and shows that the CEOs and sales leaders responsible for hiring reps have their […]

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Published on Sep 17, 2020

How to Ensure You’re Hiring Based on Actual Skills Rather Than Just “Personality”

Have you ever encountered a candidate who oozed charm and charisma? Who said all of the right things? Who had the “it factor?” And while it’s certainly a nice trait to have, it’s important to ensure that you’re hiring based on skills rather than solely on “personality.” Here’s why.

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Published on Sep 11, 2020

92% of Recommended and Hired Candidates Succeed. Here’s Why.

How many times have you chosen a salesperson who had an amazing personality and checked all of the right boxes, only to later find that their performance was less than stellar? This is a common experience among many CEOs and sales leaders, and according to Shep Hyken of Forbes, 57% of sales reps fail to […]

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Published on Aug 26, 2020

These Are the Top 5 Traits to Look for in a Sales Rep Based on a Mountain of Research

In another blog post, we talked about the importance of making hiring decisions based on data rather than a hunch. At the end of the day, sticking to a proven formula leads to better hires who are more productive and perform at a consistently high-level.  It’s all about using science. In this post, we’re going […]

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Published on Aug 13, 2020

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