6 months ago
January 31, 2019

6 Brutal Facts – Why Hiring Salespeople is So Tough

The performance of your sales team can make or break your revenue targets and it all starts with hiring the right people. Most companies understand this; but they’re still getting…

Rhys Metler

The performance of your sales team can make or break your revenue targets and it all starts with hiring the right people. Most companies understand this; but they’re still getting it wrong!

Here are 6 brutal facts about why hiring salespeople it so tough:

  1.  55% of sales hires meet their quota
  2. It takes 10+ months to ramp up
  3. Average tenure is 1.4 yrs
  4. Annual turnover is 40%
  5. A mishire can cost 3-6x base salary
  6. Sales candidates can sell themselves

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Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.