8 years ago
April 13, 2016

Reasons to Hire a Sales Recruiter

Here are three reasons to hire a sales recruiter.

Rhys Metler

Many people fail to see the value in hiring sales recruiters and opt to take on the challenge of hiring new employees themselves. As a business owner or a sales manager, you have enough on your plate. How will you find the time to find quality candidates for your open position?

If you need to hire a new sales professional, but are worried about the time it will take to find the right person for the job, why don’t you engage a sales recruiter? Don’t spend your valuable time sifting through resumes, interviewing candidates, and negotiating compensation, only to discover your new hire is a dud. A sales recruiter will handle all of your recruiting and hiring needs, allowing you to continue handling your main responsibilities. If you’re not already convinced, here are three reasons to hire a sales recruiter.

1. Sales recruiters guarantee quality candidates.

Sales recruiters know how to attract top sales talent. Of course you want to hire a sales recruiter to save time, but this is truly the greatest benefit of a dedicated sales recruiter. You may hand over a list of must haves for your next hire, and the recruiter will obviously consider these things, but he or she will be able to recognize what your team truly needs and will be able to fill the role accordingly. Sales recruiters know how to craft the ideal job posting, source relevant job boards, and network within the industry to find the very best talent available. A good sales recruiter will round up the best people for the job, your budget, culture, and location.

2. Sales recruiters save you time.

You know that reviewing resumes, reaching out to candidates, assessing personalities, interviewing selected candidates, and following up with everyone is incredibly time consuming. Let a sales recruiter handle all of this for you and redirect your time and energy toward more important tasks. The sales recruiter understands sales and will take the time to get to know your business and sales practices specifically in order to find the ideal candidate, while you continue to do what you do best. Sales recruiters know how to create accurate and appealing job postings, source appropriate job boards, network with industry professionals, respond to applicants professionally, screen candidates, interview, check references, negotiate salary, and secure the best candidate. They will handle the entire process for you so you can rest assured knowing an excellent new hire will be working for you in no time.

3. Sales recruiters handle all the dirty work.

Once you’ve found your ideal sales hire, you need to deliver the bad news to the rest of the hopeful candidates. This can be unpleasant, but you know it’s disrespectful to leave them wondering. A good sales recruiter will always respond to candidates in a timely manner, provide feedback, and ensure they have a positive experience. A sales recruiter will handle all of this for you. He or she will contact the remaining candidates to let them know the final decision has been made so they can move on with their job search.

Don’t take on recruiting responsibilities yourself. Hire a sales recruiter to find you the very best candidates and handle all of the recruiting and hiring tasks for you. Sales recruiters are experts in all things sales and will find you the best sales professionals out there. Sure, you could try to take all of this on yourself, but do you really have the extra time needed to do it right? Engage a sales recruiter for all of your hiring needs. With the time you’ll save and the talent you’ll hire, you’ll surely see a return on your investment.

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.