Staffing Agencies Kent

An efficient, well-trained staff is the cornerstone of any good business—you are only as strong as your weakest employee—and staff agencies can ensure that your potential workforce is handpicked and up to the task. Find local staffing agencies and staffing info by checking the listings below.

A24 Group
+44 (0) 871 873 3333
34 Sandling Road
Maidstone
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Ashdown Appointments
+44 (0) 1892 517977
21 Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells
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Select Recruitment
+44 (0) 1892 515814
6 Upper Grosvenor Road
Tunbridge Wells
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Kent Staff Services 2000
+44 (0) 1474 564856
39 Harmer Street
Gravesend
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Rapier Employment
+44 (0) 20 8304 2800
35 Upper Wickham Lane
Welling
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Team Support Services
+44 (0) 1634 572000
45 Green Street
Gillingham
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Eaglecliff
+44 (0) 1732 464644
30 Pembroke Road
Sevenoaks
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Manpower
+44 (0) 1622 691100
78A Week Street
Maidstone
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Ct1 Recruitmant Solutions
+44 (0) 1227 471111
76 Castle Street
Canterbury
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RBLI Employment Solutions
+44 (0) 800 319 6841
23 New Rents
Ashford
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What Characteristics to Look for when Recuiting Sales Staff

There are a number of key characteristics of an effective sales person and an interview is the ideal basis on which to judge someone’s sales skills. After all, if they can’t sell themselves to you they’re unlikely to be effective at selling your product or service.
 
Choosing the right sales staff is vital, as joint research commissioned by the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), Canon, the Learning & Skills Council, Northern Rock and One NorthEast, illustrates. Their research centred on the economy of the North-East of England, and suggests that if sales skills were improved to such an extent that all sales targets were hit, it would be possible for firms in the region to hire an additional 150,000 employees. This translates to a figure of £12 billion.
 

When interviewing potential sales staff you should look for the following characteristics:

  • Assertiveness – someone who can clearly and concisely put across their point without becoming aggressive.

  • Character – someone who is likeable and easy to get along with.

  • Competitiveness – a competitive attitude is hugely beneficial. Many people dislike selling, the rejections, and trying to close a deal. Truly effective sales people have a competitive streak where they actually enjoy the challenge of closing deals.

  • Confidence – someone who can take a lot of rejection without it affecting their confidence.

  • Enth...

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Where to Find Sales Staff

Many small businesses require sales staff at some point to help bring in new business or keep in touch with current customers. The problem is where to find suitable candidates.
 
First, think of what experience the sales staff need, their level of education, whether you require them on a long term or short term basis, and what salary terms and commissions you can offer. These requirements will affect the choice of recruitment method.
 
Once you’ve decided on the criteria that the successful candidate must have you can look into the how you find a suitable candidate. In general there are three main options available to you.
 
  • Recruitment Agencies
 
These agencies specialise in matching suitable candidates to specific job roles. They are good at finding high quality candidates who are serious about working in your sector.
 
However, they tend to be the most expensive method of recruiting, the process is slower than hiring people independently, and they are usually most suited to finding candidates for long term positions.

To fill a short-term and predominantly commission-based sales position recruitment agencies are unlikely to be suitable.
 
  • Advertisements
 
Job advertisements can be placed in local newspapers, specific trade magazines, or online. Local newspapers are ideal for recruiting someone with knowledge of the local area, particularly important if you have a business catering to the local community.
 
Advertisements in trade magazines are good at targeting people with specialised knowledge of your industry. However, the problem with print advertising is the limited space to specify the requirements of the role. The result can be a lot of inappropriate candidates applying for the position.
 
Advertising on specific job-related websites can be a low cost way of reaching a broad audience, and is particularly effective if you’re advertising a g...

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