7 months ago
February 21, 2017

Why You Should Partner with a Top Sales Recruitment Agency

Partnering with a top sales recruitment agency can make all the difference. Here’s why you should seek hiring help from experts and find that ideal candidate.

Rhys Metler

It’s an unfortunate reality that great sales people are hard to find, and when you could be spending your time managing, the last thing you want to do is sift through dozens of underwhelming resumes and interviews. This can be extremely frustrating when you know your time could be better spent crafting new strategies and building up your existing team. Plus, there’s the chance that someone who seemed great in an interview may turn out mediocre at best once you see them in action—and this can be costly.

When you partner with a top sales recruitment agency, you can avoid the tedious hiring process and can be confident that you’ll end up with a new team member that won’t disappoint. If you’re not already convinced, here’s why you should work with a top sales recruitment agency for your hiring needs.

They Already Have an Expansive Network

Great sales people are hard to find, but when you work with a top sales recruitment agency, they don’t have to be. Agencies know where to look and have a wide-reaching network of desirable candidates ready for you to hire. They’ve been pre-screened extensively so you know you won’t be wasting any time. Recruiters know what to look for in the best hires; if you think of all the people they’ve interviewed and resumes they’ve seen, their experience simply can’t be matched.

You don’t want just any candidate to fill the position—you want the best sales reps, the ones who will come into your company setting the bar high for the whole team. Oftentimes, the best sales people are passive in their job search, or simply don’t have time to be actively seeking out new opportunities. So how do you reach passive candidates? It’s common for recruiters to have relationships with those who aren’t actively looking, but who want to be notified if the right opportunity comes up. This is a great exclusive entry point to untapped talent that your competitors won’t have access to.

They Have Superior Market Knowledge

Recruiters are experts in the hiring process; it’s their core business. This means that they’ve not only made every step of the process more efficient and effective, but have superior knowledge of current industry trends and practices.

They also know what it takes to be a great sales person—they may pick up on traits or seemingly unrelated skills that can make the difference between a good sales rep and a great one. And when it comes time to make an offer, they know what the best sales reps expect from employers. This means less risk of losing out to your competitor.

From writing the most effective job description to reach the right people, conducting pre-screen assessments and interviews to narrow down your options, to closing the deal with your ideal candidate, working with a top sales recruitment agency helps you build the best possible team for success.

You’ll Hire the Right Person

Hiring mistakes happen, but that doesn’t mean they have to. When you don’t have the best tools and resources available to make the best decision, it can be tough. That’s why when you work with experts you can be sure that you’ll be confident in your hiring decision—and if you’re not, an agency will work to find you someone better.

Recruiters have made hiring into a fine science; they use technologies and data-driven processes that contribute to their experience in finding top talent. With a holistic approach to hiring, you can ensure that you’re making a decision without bias. Instead, working with a top sales recruitment agency will ensure that your new sales rep will hit the ground running, making sales in no time.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ 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 two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.