Received a call from another very sad sales manager who hired a seasoned salesperson from a similar industry to sell his products and the salesperson is completely failing.
Just because someone has 30 years “selling” experience does not mean they will be successful in a new dynamic
Research shows that some top producing salespeople are simply good account managers. They keep selling to their current customers, meeting their goals and everyone is happy. It may have been years since they did any active prospecting for new customers. They do not identify with being account developers.
What is the cost of onboarding a new sales person in time and money? For a nominal fee, what do you have to lose in assessing your seasoned sales candidate?