Friday, September 16 2022
When hiring a sales leader for your payroll service, you want to ensure your VP of Sales is a great salesperson. If not, there is a good chance they won’t perform well for you.
“But Glenn, Aren’t All VP of Sales Great At Selling?”
No! Here’s why: Let’s say you are interviewing 10 candidates who claim they have increased sales tenfold at XYZ company. What they aren’t telling you is this: They worked for a larger, more well-established payroll, HR, PEO, or tech company that had a large client base and a loyal referral partner base (AKA sales lead machine).
Unfortunately, if you are a smaller payroll/HCM business with only a handful of salespeople, you want to avoid hiring a sales leader that can’t sell, no matter how strong their resume or LinkedIn profile looks. Trust me when I say, “small payroll services are not like Fortune 1,000 businesses or companies with a large client/referral base.”
If Your VP of Sales Can’t Sell, Here Is What Will Happen.
8 Tips When Hiring A VP of Sales:
What Their Answer Should Be On Question #8:
Summary: Sales leaders who aren’t great salespeople tend to be a costly endeavor for the smaller payroll service bureaus – and blame the poor sales on their sales staff and how nobody knows who your company is. Conversely, the VP of Sales who is both a great manager and a solid salesperson will figure out your problems fast and correct your revenue problems.
P.S. Be careful of hiring a VP of Sales who only worked at a large company with a larger client/referral partner database. Although they are good for many things, they just won't be good for your business.
About The Author:
Glenn Fallavollita is a nationally recognized keynote speaker providing money-making advice to help payroll service owners, sales pros, and marketing gurus build more profitable relationships with their database of prospects, referral partners, and clients.
Additionally, Glenn is the president of SellMorePayroll.com and Drip Marketing, Inc. and has written 50+ whitepapers and three sales/self-marketing books; Supercharge Your Payroll Sales NOW!, Stop Whining AND Start Selling, and Drip Marketing: A Powerful New Marketing Strategy That Gets Prospects To Buy From You. He also writes blogs for LinkedIn and other national websites.
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