It's a fact that 90% of hiring decisions are made from the interview. That seems reasonable until you factor in that traditional interviewing is only 14% accurate when hiring for sales.
Salespeople are different from every other role in your business so if you use the same interviewing methodologies you do to hire every other function in your company you are going to get it wrong.
And according to the data, you will get it wrong 84% of the time. With those kinds of odds you may as well ask the magic eight ball who to hire.
Of course you'd never really do that but let's face it, if you don't have a scientifically accurate and predictive way to select sales winners for your company, then you are doing it. Here's how to know if what you are doing is not working well enough:
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