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Staying Alive: Why Door-to-Door Sales Isn’t Dead

February 26, 2013 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Selling, Direct Sales, Door To Door Sales, Sales
The news reports are all the same: door-to-door sales positions are fast becoming extinct. Forbes recently ranked it as number 9 on their list of the 20 Careers Headed for the Dustbin. If that’s not bad enough, it comes in as number 6 on the magazine’s list of America's 10 Worst-Paying Sales Jobs. Sure, it doesn’t paint a very pretty picture, but there’s a lot more opportunity here than the stats convey. So why should a job seeker take a hard look at a career in door-to-door sales?

Hiring Sales People for Keeps – and Keeping Headhunters Away

February 5, 2013 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Sales Recruiting, Sales, Selling, Recruiting, Sourcing, Hiring, Social Media, Productivity, Sales Management
This week in the industry buzz: 5 questions to ask when hiring a sales manager; keeping your employees from getting poached by headhunters; how to bring out the best in your people; candidate sourcing trends for 2013; and how Twitter is burning up the Internet.

Balancing Acts: Building Recruiting Relationships on Solid Ground

February 5, 2013 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: Hr, Recruiting, Sales Recruiting, Vendor Selection, Professional Search, Interviewing, Hiring, Human Resources
The business of recruiting and filling open positions is generally a delicate balancing act. Establishing and maintaining relationships with our clients and candidates is crucial to filling the role with the right person. The focus here becomes understanding the needs of both, and determining whether a viable match can be made. The challenge is then engaging both parties throughout the hiring process.

Featured Candidates: Six Sigma Green Belt; Strategic Management & Marketing Consultant

January 15, 2013 | posted in: Featured Candidate | tagged as: Mba, Six Sigma, Marketing, Marketing Consulting, Product Management, Manufacturing, Professional Search, Strategic Management, Operations, Candidate Spotlight, Program Management
This week, we’re featuring two talented candidates that would make dynamite additions to your current team: a Six Sigma-certified Product/Program Manager and a Columbia MBA grad.

The Human Factor: Cultivating Successful Candidate Relationships

January 15, 2013 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: Sales, Candidate Qualification, Sales Recruiting, Hr, Hiring, Interviewing, Recruiting, Human Resources
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a Recruiting Warehouse where candidates were assembled, perfectly packaged, and delivered to hiring managers in accordance with their preference? Unfortunately, people are not tangible products and each employee brings drastically different strengths and benefits to an organization, in addition to being motivated and measured differently.

Choosing the Right Size Search Firm for Your Business

January 15, 2013 | posted in: Operations | tagged as: Business Strategy, Vendor Selection, Rpo, Professional Search, Operations
For companies looking to fill open jobs, selecting the right recruiting partner can be as challenging as hiring the right candidate. There may be many options, but few fit the criteria. With so many diverse offerings in the recruiting marketplace, companies may find themselves bombarded with choices.

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