Sales Recruitment Experts

Sales Recruitment is our focus! We can recruit the best performing salespeople in your sector – usually from your competitors.

We work with some great brands

From Global companies to innovative start-ups we recruit for the best!
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The Sales Experts Recruitment

We know salespeople and have a recruitment success rate of 98% 

Five Star Google Rating

We work hard for our clients and candidates and we are proud of our FIVE STAR Google Ranking!
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Great sales performers are game changers!

The best salespeople are never looking for work and so we ‘headhunt’ from the best sales teams.

We work with some great brands

From Global companies to innovative start-ups we recruit for the best!
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We search for the best salespeople!

90% of the strongest talent will only be found through aggressive hunting!

We Recruit all Sales Levels

We Recruit all experience levels from Junior to Sales Director – all Sectors and Global Recruitment

Expert Sales Recruitment

We understand why salespeople fail and why finding the right salesperson for your business is essential.

We work with some great brands

From Global companies to innovative start-ups we recruit for the best!

Five Star Google Rating

We work hard for our clients and candidates and we are proud of our FIVE STAR Google Ranking!
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Candidates professionally guided

Candidate success is extremely important and so we will only pitch you on the ‘right’ role for you!
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Passionate and innovative sales training!

We work with individuals, teams and companies on better sales processes and better sales performance!
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Individual and Team Sales Coaching

We can work with individuals or small groups to train and coach sales and career success!

Sales Performance Consulting

Sales Process Consulting
Business and Marketing Planning
Social Media Strategy
Public Relations Results

We work with some great brands

From Global companies to innovative start-ups we recruit for the best!
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Get in touch today!

Our approach is different and we love to talk about sales, sales process and sales recruitment!

 

Give us a call!

Expert Sales Recruitment

We have worked with many top global companies, fin-tech, start-ups as well as smaller niche businesses.

Five Star Google Rating

We work hard for our clients and candidates and we are proud of our FIVE STAR Google Ranking!

The Sales Experts – Sales Recruitment Specialists

Sales Recruitment is our focus! We can recruit the best performing salespeople in your sector – usually from your competitors.

We recruit top salespeople in all sectors, however, have strong experience in Software, SaaS, Digital Media and Publishing, Merchandising, Events, FMCG, Contract Furniture, Telecom, IT Services, Cyber Security, Digital Signage and Display, Fin-tech, and heavy industry.

We have worked with many top global companies as well as smaller niche businesses.

Our team speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, and Ukrainian.

We are based in London but recruit, using our international network, for positions throughout the UK, Europe, CIS Countries, America and Australia – satellite offices Manchester, Paris, Madrid, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. We are true sales recruitment experts with years of real world sales experience. We understand why salespeople fail and why finding the right salesperson for your business is essential. If you want to recruit the best salespeople for your business, nobody can deliver better sales recruitment results than The Sales Experts.

Wyn Nathan Davis

Managing Director, The Sales Experts - Sales Recruitment

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We work with some great brands from start-ups to Global brands.
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98% Of Candidates Recruited By The Sales Experts Stay At Least 1 year

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82% Of Candidates Recruited By The Sales Experts Stay At Least 2 Years

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92% Of Candidates Placed By The Sales Experts Consistently Hit Sales Targets

Our sales recruitment is 98% successful! What does that mean? It means that 98% of the candidates we recruit for our clients are still in employed 12 months later! ‘We are London’s best sales recruitment firm placing top performing salespeople throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally – we guarantee it!’ We do search, we find the right salesperson for your business. Most candidates we present are not looking for work – the best salespeople are rarely looking for work.
Wyn Nathan Davis

Managing Director, The Sales Experts Ltd

 

Our focus is headhunting sales talent with proven lead generation/sales experience. Although we do recruit relatively junior roles, our approach better supports roles where a proven experience is required. I have attached our terms and conditions and included additional details below.

We have strong recruitment experience and our terms and conditions, although not typical, do deliver real results. Please review the details below and terms and conditions attached.

As discussed, our approach to recruitment is a bit different. We know that best salespeople are rarely, if ever, looking for work and so we focus on a ‘search’ or ‘headhunter’ approach. We complete an exhaustive search of all relevant candidates working within your industry or, a highly relevant business, and pitch them on your opportunity. 98 % of all salespeople we placed stay in the same company for more than one year.

Our head-hunting recruitment approach targets salespeople with:

  • A proven track record of measured success
  • A background that aligns with the defined role
  • Solid career without red flags
  • A sales-hunter personality

Our direct to candidate approach also speeds up our search results.

We deliver:

  • Search of the best available candidates providing you with as many candidates as you need
  • In-depth assessment
  • Telephone, Skype and in-person screening interviews before presenting CVs
  • Sales Management aptitude and personality testing (fees may apply)
  • Checking of all references
  • Credit checks and criminal checks if required (fees may apply)
  • Scheduling of all interviews
  • Present all offers
  • A three-month guarantee if the candidate leaves for any reason, whatsoever, within three months of active employment we will deliver a new search at no cost.

More than 75% of the fully-employed LinkedIn members are NOT actively looking. This number jumps to over 90% for the strongest talent. These people (the best people) don’t need to look.

They will be found by aggressive recruiters and former co-workers. Unless the supply of great sales talent exceeds the demand in your candidate pool, the likelihood of hiring a top salesperson is remote.

To attract top sales performers, companies need to structure their hiring processes on the premise that they need to hunt for the best salespeople not weed them out. At The Sales Experts we manage all aspects of the recruitment process to help you hire your industry’s best performers.

That is why our success rate is 98% – contact us today!

Wyn Nathan Davis

Managing Director, The Sales Experts Ltd

Let Us Recruit Your Industry's Best Sales Talent

Sales Recruitment Success – How To Build A Great Team That Delivers Great Results

Nearly 67% of salespeople who fail could have succeeded in a sales role that matched their skills.

When a new salesperson fails, 91% of the time is was for bad attitude and only 9% for lack of skill.

Every business benefits from hiring top performing sales talent but most businesses struggle to develop even mediocre sales teams.

Why?

Based on my 30 years as a Sales Recruiter, I know it comes down to doing about half a dozen things right in the sales recruitment process. This is sometimes called ‘The Law of the Few’. In other words, getting just a few things right can go a long way to developing a sales team that will significantly grow your business. Here is my list!

  1. Hire The Best

    The best salespeople are rarely unemployed and will usually want to work for the biggest, best companies in their industry. That being said, most everyone likes to be chased. Identify, target and recruit the best in your industry – that is the first place to start. You should make a point to know the best performing salespeople in your industry.

    Build relationships with the best and when the time is right ask what they would need to make a change and move to your company. Attracting the best staff is just like attracting the best customers you need to have a pipeline of prospects and leads that you can regularly close. A good salesperson has a large pipeline of prospective clients. A good sales manager has a talent pipeline. As a recruiter my clients are looking to tap into my talent pipeline – that’s the value I provide. LinkedIn is a great place to initiate and cultivate relationships with your industry’s top performers and future sales stars. Trade shows and conferences are also a great place to build connections. Who are the top three companies in your industry and who are the salespeople that made that happen?

    Hiring top talent from your industry ensures you that the new hire will perform well right from day one. You may pay more for experienced, industry talent but consider the opportunity costs of not having the best. Also, every top salesperson you hire away from a competitor represents an increased competitive advantage.

    Don’t think you are saving money by hiring junior, inexperienced salespeople. Chances are they will be mediocre at best! Why waste your time? The very best salespeople in every industry generally earn 10, 15, even 50 times the income of average salespeople. These are the stars that can truly build a business. Find a star for your business and everything can change! Remember stars are rarely a bargain – quality never is cheap!

    Think you’re going to hiring juniors and train them? You won’t – almost nobody does. Also, training invested in top salespeople is a much better investment!

  2. Warning! Be Careful of Top Performers

    Hiring top performing salespeople from within your industry can transform your business but be careful to understand why they were successful. Sometimes a salesperson may have been dramatically successful because the company’s products were leading the field. Companies like Apple are an extreme example of company growth lead through product development. Do your research and ask the tough questions.

  3. Never, ever, hire unemployed salespeople

    This may sound unfair but if a salesperson cannot sell themselves how can they sell your company? When I worked as a salesperson I was always in the top 2% of performers – I was regularly offered jobs by the competition’s sales manager or by my customers. When I wanted to make a change I simply picked up the telephone, called two or three contacts within my industry and within a few days had a handful of offers.

    I never applied for random jobs. I always knew my next move well ahead of time. A good salesperson knows their industry and has built solid relationships. A good salesperson is regularly being offered jobs by competitors and customers. Why would you hire a salesperson that doesn’t know how to sell themselves first? Look closely and you will find the majority of unemployed salespeople are toxic at some level.

  4. Know What, and Who, You Can Afford – Be Realistic

    We all want the very best but the reality is that, depending on our situation, we might end up with a Toyota rather than a Rolls Royce. Hiring is the very same, we can only expect the best for our situation. If we are not the market leader chances are that we will not attract the proven industry sales leaders. That being said, we can still hire quality salespeople with tremendous motivation and support them toward success.

  5. Hire Attitude – Attitude Trumps Skill

    Salespeople are not born. Sure, some salespeople have developed the skills required to sell earlier than others but everyone can learn to sell. Selling is a skill that is made of hundreds and even thousands of individual traits and abilities but success in selling comes ultimately from one thing – drive! Great skills and low drive will generate mediocre to moderate results. Poor skills and amazing drive will get good results. Great skills and high drive and you have a Rainmaker! Skills can be learned but attitude cannot. Hire for attitude and train!

  6. Don’t Rush, But Act Quickly

    It is easy when hiring to set false deadlines and feel a need to hire out of the first group. This is a mistake and the investment in search time can be easily made up with the right hire. Hiring mediocre salespeople could represent years of opportunity lost!

    Develop a hiring process that allows you to hire as quickly as possible. This doesn’t mean rush, but when you do find a great person don’t drag out the interview process. Know what you want so that you can hire in one or two interviews – at the most. Schedule interviews as close together as possible and have offer letters and job descriptions at the ready!

  7. Don’t Lose Talent

    Too many businesses make a fundamental mistake in managing salespeople. Almost from the moment a salesperson is hired managers take on an adversarial approach. It is almost as if management is thinking, ‘I bet you’re not as could as you want us to believe. Let’s watch this hotshot fail!’

    Most salespeople are thrown into the deep end with little or no support or training and then left to fail – big mistake! You have invested in hiring these people why not make sure they cannot fail? Invest in a great welcome. Provide the tools, the training and support they need to ensure success. Most salespeople don’t fail because they are incompetent – if they were what does that say about your recruitment skills? No, most salespeople fail because they lose heart!
    Sales recruitment is one of the most challenging areas of business development because there is no aptitude test, no psychometric analysis, and no intelligence test that can truly measure ‘heart’! Hire salespeople with ‘heart’, ‘drive’, ‘moxie’ and you will be well on your way to developing an amazingly successful sales team.

Wyn Nathan Davis

Managing Director, The Sales Experts Ltd