Our company have previously used sales staff when we were struggling to find decent candidates during the mining boom. Those that we selected proved to be very fit for their roles. They came up to speed very quickly and many are still performing and with us today.
The interesting thing with these recruits is that many did not come from our industry and were a little left field. They have turned out to be among the top performers and the most loyal. Now, 8 years later, we again find ourselves struggling to find quality candidates. We attempted to recruit by ourselves for too many months before returning to sales staff. With the sales staff team on the case we now have a good range of quality candidates to choose from and in very quick time. Sales staff are very proactive in their approach and we find it very easy to go from role brief through to interview and on to placement.
Andrew Fisher, General Manager, Rema Tip Top
Mark and Sales Staff Australia where engaged to assist us with the sourcing and recruitment of franchisees for the Cirillo Lighting and Ceramics Franchise network. Whilst not a core business offering of Sales Staff Australia, Mark and the team had not hesitation rising to the challenge.
Mark took the time to understand our business and what sets us apart from the competition, which positioned him to only refer quality candidates. Sales Staff Australia have been extremely professional in all aspects our dealings within them, where I believe Marks communication and consideration of our requirements is unprecedented with any other recruiter we have worked with in the past.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mark and the team at Sales Staff Australia and look forward to working with him again on future projects.
Joe Cirillo Managing (Director, Cirillo Lighting and Ceramics)
I was skeptical about appointing a recruitment agency as our requirements were quite specific, but made the decision to try SSA based on a recommendation from a close work colleague.
After my initial consultation with you, I was very comfortable with not only the down to earth approach of SSA, but also your ability to really grasp what we were after in a candidate – not only from what I described, but also from the questions that you asked me. After an initial conversation and then another approx. 30min in depth conversation, SSA were engaged.
From there I was very impressed with how quickly you presented candidates for us to interview as it was essentially within 24hours from formally appointing SSA. Within 1 week we had interviewed 6 candidates for the position and I have to say I was exceptionally impressed with the quality as we had 4 that could fill the roll and 3 that we needed to really decide between.
From this, we made a decision on the successful candidate and the position was filled within 8 working days of giving SSA the assignment and we are exceptionally happy with the decision.
In summary, I would have to say that my initial skepticism was quickly allayed and the decision to engage SSA in the recruitment process was definitely the right one. We would not have found the particular applicant without SSA and the decision has more than paid for itself in a very short time frame. SSA will definitely be our first choice next time we are looking to employ a sales person.
Shane McDuff (Managing Director Fenestration Solutions Australia)
I had a Sales Executive role vacant for 8 weeks prior to reaching out to Mark and his team. I had tried my normal process of SEEK, and 2 other Recruitment agents. The result of that was 75 SEEK applicants, and zero applicants from the recruitment agencies I had called. So the first 8 weeks I tested the water and came up with some average results.
Not to be deterred from using Recruitment Agencies, I searched again. Sent a WEB page email to Sales Staff Australia on a Friday night and received a response next day (Saturday) from Mark for a phone link on the Monday morning.
Following the Monday’s phone link, Mark set his agents on the task to find us THE candidate. Within 2 weeks of that phone link, we had recruited a brilliant sales professional. Mark filled the role perfectly.
If I was to describe the guarantee we received from Mark, it would be -
- Relentless execution to fill the vacancy in a timely manner with 100% accuracy to position description and position profile.
Thanks Mark for keeping our sales wheels turning.
David Mossman, General Manager, Sealy of Australia - W.A.
Thanks again Mark for all your assistance and support - it is great to have someone who truly takes recruitment as what it is, finding the right person for the right role and right company, and not just "filling a seat".
Christopher Luhrs (Sales Manager)
Hi Mark, Thank you for your assistance with the placement of our current National Sales Manager, he has remained with our company for over four years and is an integral part of the Management team. Regards,
Sandra Cozens (Director, DTA Australia Pty Ltd)
“I found working with Mark at Sales staff to be a very exciting and smooth process.
Mark produced high quality candidates and took the time to really understand my company and its goals. I felt Mark took it that extra step to understand who we really where and what we where looking for.
We have had long term success with the candidate Mark produced in 2011 and is still going strong today!
I would highly recommend Mark and his team. Thank you.”
Leigh Rust (General Manager, Safetyline Jalousie)
"I wish to express my appreciation for the outstanding work that your team did for us in identifying and successfully recruiting our NSW Sales Manager. Our success was a direct result of your strategic identification of target companies, methodical penetration of those organisations, sensitivity to the chemistry of our culture and who would fit and expertise in gaining the interest of our selected candidate. Your updates kept me well informed of the search progress and that enabled me to communicate effectively internally. Your efforts on this retained search project and persistence through difficult junctures has secured your position as a preferred vendor should we be in need of this service in the future. Again, think your for your dedicated performance and contribution you have made."
Andy M. / General Manager (Scientific Consulting and Services Company)
"Thank you for helping us build our winning Sales Team! I was most impressed with your ability to partner with us throughout the entire search process. You were able to obtain a thorough understanding of our business requirements and translate that knowledge into qualified and well-screened candidates. On each of our searches, from Sales Director of Sales to Sales Executives, your active involvement saved us time and helped ensure that we made the right hires."
Andrew H. / Managing Director (Software Development Company)
"I wanted to recognize the excellent work of Sales Staff Australia in the hiring of our 2 new Territory Sales Managers. It's quite clear that you have a well-developed networking system, broad base of sales contacts and expertise at finding and motivation those ideal candidates from competing organisations. I appreciated the time you took getting to know our needs, personalities and corporate culture. As a result, the candidates you presented were all worthy of consideration. With your assistance, we have built an excellent sales team. I expect great things to happen for us and will certainly contact you again as we add more resources."
Chris B. / General Manager (Industrial Distribution Company)
"In a tight local talent market, Sales Staff Australia was able to identify, attract and extract the exact type of sales person we were hoping to add to our team. We appreciated them staying with our finalist, keeping him informed and motivated throughout the selection process. We look forward to working with them again as we continue to grow."
Bill L. / Managing Director (Consulting Services Company)
"I wanted to congratulate Sales Staff Australia on delivering what you promised! We had a very challenging search for our new Sales Executive on many levels and your team did a truly outstanding job. You developed an impressive short list among the limited pool of candidates in our business niche. You provided a great deal of intuition to the screening process and accurately identified the soft qualities important to us. As a bonus, we received positive feedback from competitors in the marketplace regarding your professional representation of our company. We definitely picked the right Search Firm to partner with ***. I will be working with you again."
Steve A. / Managing Director (Software Development Company)
"Sales Staff Australia did an excellent job in helping us find our new Business Development Manager. Your team quickly grasped our business issues and provided valuable insight regarding the sales employment marketplace. We were impressed with your ability to find candidates who matched our rather unique requirements while fitting our corporate culture. You definitely went that extra mile to find us an individual with the perfect mix of industry experience, sales expertise and personality. We wholeheartedly recommend your search services to other companies and look forward to working with you again."
Ruth L. / Managing Director (Medical Services Firm)
"I wanted to be deliberate about saying that Sales Staff Australia did a great job on the search and qualification process leading to the hire of our Business Development Manager Your team worked quickly to provide us with a qualified and well-matched group of candidates. We would have spent a lot more time with less certain results had we not engaged your team. Count me to use your services again when the need arises and to promote your company among my professional acquaintances."
Raymond D. / Managing Director (Telecommunication Services Provider)
"My experience with Sales Staff Australia was very good. I found our consultant to be professional and good to work with in our search for a Regional Sales Manager. Our human resource philosophy is to recognize talent and bring those talented people into the organisation, even if a position may not currently be available at the time. Consequently, from the high caliber group of candidates you presented, we created a new position hired a Key Account Manager and then also hired an outstanding Regional Sales Manager. Sales Staff Australia provided for a timely, productive and very successful recruiting process. I would recommend you as an excellent recruiter of sales talent and sales management."
Kyle G. / Director of Sales (Industrial Distribution and Fabrication Company)
"Sales Staff Australia took over our search for a Senior Account Manager; they helped us define a custom profile of a successful sales professional, quickly presented talented and well-qualified candidates that not only fit the profile but also met our educational, experience and cultural requirements. Their responsiveness throughout the entire process was commendable. As a result of their service and advice, we hired an exceptional sales candidate. As we grow and prosper we will look forward to partnering with them again."
Michael W. / Managing Director (Data Conferencing Provider)
"Sales Staff Australia found us a great asset in our new Territory Sales Representative while helping to significantly reduce our overall search cycle. As in the prior searches you have performed for us, your team provided quality candidates that matched our experience requirements and high performance expectations. Your were diligent in the process, stayed in communication and remained flexible as the position evolved."
Dirk W. / Director of Territory Management (Computer Hardware Provider)
"I wanted to thank you for your assistance in filling the recent sales openings on our team. I appreciated interviewing the different mix of high quality candidates you presented. Our finalist is the perfect addition; motivated, disciplined and committed to success in her new role. Thank you again for all your time and help. It was a pleasure working with you!"
Michelle M. / Sales Manager (Document Lifecycle Corporation)
"As someone who is running a busy company, I wanted to minimize my investment of time in the details of the hiring process and focus on the finalists. Sales Staff Australia allowed me to do just that. We hired an excellent Account Executive who had all of the qualities that we were searching for and also met our specific sales skills and experience requirements. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at Sales Staff Australia. With their sales candidate connections, focused methodology and follow though, I know they will continue to succeed!"
Mark P. / General Manager (IT Services Organisation)