June 2017

sales comp podcast

Annually? Quarterly? Monthly? How Often Should You Re-Evaluate Sales Commissions?     In this SRG sound bite, Dave Johnston considers the right frequency of sale comp reviews. Another Helpful Tip Brought to You By The Sales Compensation & Strategy Podcast The Sales Compensation & Strategy Podcast by the Sales Resource Group offers sound bites and interviews relating to all things sales compensation-related. Join David Johnston to learn how to improve your

Sales, Performance & Pay: Sales Compensation Trends

Sales Compensation Past, Present and Future Anyone who has “carried a bag” in a sales role over the past several decades will tell you that the world has changed. Selling in the past required an intimate knowledge of the company’s products and services and how to apply them, prospecting and closing skills, personal initiative and good verbal communications. In addition, to be successful, you needed to be able to get

Outsourced Sales Compensation

Outsourcing Your Sales Compensation Part 2: Identifying the “Right” Partner to Implement an Outsourced Sales Compensation Program   In part one of Outsourced Sales Compensation, we discussed the strategic nature of outsourcing the sales compensation program. The “right” sales compensation plan not only initiates and reinforces desired sales behaviour, but is integral in allowing the organization to reach or exceed annual sales goals. Further, when the sales organization maintains an inspirational

Top Salespeople and Creating the Right Environment

Creating the “Right” Environment In an effort to “align” salespeople to the goals and strategies of the company, many companies are developing sales compensation plans that are specific to the sales role and customer/territory situation that the individual is working in. This customized approach works particularly well within a framework that applies a common and consistent mix, target total compensation and measurement criteria relative to each role. In the framework

Sales Comp Strategy Pros and Cons

Strategic Initiatives are not for every organization or for every sales role. They work most effectively when used to ensure that not only do the sales get made, but also they are executed in a particular manner or focused on the appropriate customer. What are the pros for using Strategic Initiatives? Some of the positives for the use of Strategic Initiatives in a sales compensation plan are: Behavioral They support

Finding and Retaining Those Purple Squirrels - Latest SRG Post on The HR Gazette

The Sales Resource Group’s President, David Johnston, was published again this week in Toronto-based HR publication, The HR Gazette. David Johnston’s latest article is called Attracting Top Talent: Where Do We Find Another Matt? and considers ways to attract and retain those all-important purple squirrels – the star performers who can make the difference a company’s bottom line. Here’s an extract from the new article. To read the full post, visit