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Every business wants to find that fuel that will accelerate the sales engine. Often, they turn to sales commission as the solution. Done correctly, commissions can be that foot on the gas that your organization needs; however, commission-based sales also create new challenges for organizations, and making changes to existing commission structures can cause dissatisfaction in the team. Find out how to structure commission to ensure that your implementation is

social selling

One of the brands with which SRG collaborates is the Canadian Professional Sales Association. In addition to our team being members of the sales association, SRG President David Johnston has been a guest presenter, author, interviewee and even a podcast host with the CPSA! It’s been a fantastic journey so far and it’s important to get such opportunities to reach wider audiences of Sales professionals and business leaders in order

SALES TEAMS

We all know that incentives work. We use them all the time – to teach and motivate children, to train our pets, and to encourage salespeople. While no one questions whether incentives work, we do often question which incentives work, or how they should be given out. In a business, and specifically on a sales team, compensation structure can be a complex issue. Businesses must balance the need to incentivize

Sales Performance

The CPSA’S Sales Compensation show recently interviewed Sales Resource Group President, Dave Johnston. The episode considers strategies to reward and develop your best salespeople. Listen to this episode of the CPSA Sales Compensation Podcast and discover: * Why is it important to develop sales talent from within? * What are the critical elements in a successful development model? * When creating a development model, how do you set expectations? Want

sales comp plan for 2018

The CPSA today launched a second series of their popular Sales Compensation podcast. In the first episode, SRG’s Dave Johnston spoke with host, Neil Kumar about the big factors to consider when planning sales for 2018.  CPSA Sales Compensation Episode Topics Include: * Who’s responsible for initiating and managing the process? * How do you ensure that the compensation program aligns with the business goals and sales strategies of the business?

Artificial Intelligence and Sales

If you pay attention to technology, you will have heard about AI and potential is has to disrupt the workforce. Many jobs will be automated and replaced by computers, and there are reports that millions will be out of work. While this glimpse into the future may be scary, sales people can rest easy. The best sales people will always be in demand, and here’s why. AI Doesn’t Care About

social selling

Social media is here to stay – everyone from your great aunt to your boss to your kids are sharing statuses, goofy faces, or live updates. These platforms give people entirely new ways to connect with one another, and this is something that sales professionals need to leverage to succeed in the modern sales environment. With all of the different platforms and features out there, social selling can become overwhelming.

Commissions

One of the factors that encourages many people to take on a career in sales is the commission. Through commission, sales professionals have the opportunity to take home very high incomes; however, they also have the risk of taking home very little. Professionals considering commission-based roles need to be aware of what it takes to make it in sales, and should only take a commission-based role in the right circumstances.

sales compensation

One of the many complaints that entry-level candidates have about finding a job is that employers always want someone with at least two years of job experience. They wonder how they are supposed to gain two years of experience if no one will hire them. On the other end of the career spectrum, mature workers have difficulty because there is a stereotype that older workers are unable to learn new

Sales Compensation Planning for 2018

While most sales organizations are pushing hard to deliver the sales results for 2017, it is not too early to start planning and preparing your sales compensation plans for 2018. World class sales compensation programs are a result of well organized and executed plans that closely align to the annual business goals and sales strategies of the company. Those organizations that struggle every year to get the desired results from