I read Dave Kurlan’s “Understanding the Sales Force” blog religiously. I happen to like his to-the-point tips and topics on sales force management. One of his recent posts addressed the troubling stat that only 34% of sales candidates take assessment tests without additional prompts.
Now we all know how important and powerful candidate assessments are to finding the A-players for sales roles, right? So why aren’t we all insisting on them and why aren’t the candidates completing them? You should read his insightful post for the probable answers to those important questions.
I can tell you my thoughts on the end results of all those missing assessments:
- Poor sales
- Unhappy employees
- Missed goals
Does your sales force management process include employee assessments? Which ones are you using?
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