Ideal Candidate creates fundamental shift in recruiting practices to place top talent in sales positions
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On the verge of a recruiting revolution, Ideal Candidate, an online sales talent recruitment tool backed by sophisticated psychometric assessment and predictive analytics, has officially launched in Toronto with 1,500 sales professional seeking their dream job. As of today, Toronto-based companies can now be automatically matched and connected with some of the most talented, high-performing sales professionals.
Finding top sales talent is an age-old problem because very little of the process is based on science and data. With sales roles being one of the most important functions within many businesses, companies are willing to pay recruiters high fees – upwards of 20 per cent of an employee's first-year salary to recruiters. (source:The Costs of Hunting Heads).
"Hiring all-star sales talent can be onerous and expensive, but it needs to be taken seriously because these individuals drive business success," said Somen Mondal, CEO of Ideal Candidate. "We believe old recruiting practices of paper resumes and unstructured interviews are a thing of the past and the quick adoption of our online job matching tool is evidence that job seekers and employers alike are embracing big data to make statistically better hiring decisions."
Award-winning software company, IntelliResponse, recently added a new Inside Sales Representative to their fast-growing sales team by embracing this new way of finding talent.
"We needed to hire someone fast, but we needed to do it affordably without sacrificing the quality of candidates," said Timothy Peters, Director of Marketing, IntelliResponse. "After filling out the online assessment, Ideal Candidate immediately started to match and connect us with high performing sales professionals. Within two weeks, we hired an individual who not only exceeded our expectations with his experience and entrepreneurial drive, but is also a great cultural fit."
The first 1,500 job seekers using Ideal Candidates to find their dream job have the following characteristics:
- 69% have four or more years of sales experience
- 75% prefer a work environment that is results-oriented with high performance expectations
- 78% describe themselves as innovative risk-takers
For companies looking to connect with top sales talent in Toronto, visit www.idealcandidate.com.
About Ideal Candidate
Ideal Candidate brings the science of predictive analytics to sales hiring. Its rapidly growing database is the most data rich sales database in existence. Sophisticated psychometric assessments match talented salespeople with their perfect sales job, maximizing the earning potential of both candidates and employers. Sales leadership are presented with clear, objective measures of applicant compatibility specific to their company, reducing ramp-up time, employee turnover and the time and cost of hiring their next top performer.
The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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SOURCE: Ideal Candidate
For further information: Media Contact: Linda North for Ideal Candidate, 1-416-708-8012, [email protected]