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The Benefits of Recruiting Home Based Sales Staff with Aaron Wallis
Video Based Interviews
Using our unique video based home based assessment solution.
Unique telesales psychometrics with insights into home-working
Bespoke Interview Questions
With bespoke interview questions based upon home working
12-Month Rebate Scheme
Protecting your investment in home-based telesales staff.
Fully Managed Service
Be as involved in the recruitment process as you want to be. Access your recruiting portal 24/7 to see progress.
Skills Testing Included
To ensure that your home-based telesales staff will 'hit the ground running'.
Reducing Recruitment Fees
Fees are 15% of the candidates basic salary, and reduce as you recruit more than one candidate from the same campaign.
Our terms of business for homebased sales staff can be freely downloaded here
(please see our terms of business for more information).
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Recruit Homebased Sales Staff
Enabling your staff to work from home can benefit both employer and employee in many ways. Considerable economies of finance and time can be achieved, as well as a host of health and wellbeing benefits that can increase productivity and benefit the wider environment.
Effective home working is a skill, however. Not all are equipped to work in this way, and the cost to your business of getting it wrong will be high.
Successful Sales Recruitment is not about luck….
Over many years, experience has shown us time and again that recruiting successfully is not about luck. It is not just about gut instinct and the well-worn adage that “people buy from people”, which has become a somewhat lazy and largely obsolete concept.
With some degree of social distancing likely to be in place for the foreseeable future, Aaron Wallis has developed a unique home-based sales recruitment solution that includes a combination of video-based interviewing and psychometrics that indicate chosen behaviours when working from home.
Our Home-Based Sales Recruitment solution helps to remove the stress of engaging, assessing, interviewing and selecting candidates for both employers and candidates. Also, it enables you to recruit the best home-based talent from across the UK, and indeed Europe and saves you countless hours of wasted interviewing time.
It is also the preferred option for candidates that no longer must take a day’s leave to attend the first interview together with all of the associated travel and environmental costs.
How can you gauge someone’s capabilities of working and selling, from home?
It is tough to be in the same place for most of every waking day and working from home takes discipline, organisation, and focus.
Being surrounded by a myriad of potential distractions isn’t easy, and Managers need to be aware of both the strengths and limitations of home-based employees.
This includes how to get the best out of them through coaching and measuring, but they also need to understand what can demotivate their home-based employee and how to lift them when times are tough.
We are here to help…
Aaron Wallis is an expert in the design and implementation of a robust recruitment process that enables you to have a fast and cost-effective recruitment solution.
It combines video interviewing and home-based sales-based psychometrics to provide the data that supports your hiring decisions.
Our Video Interview Sales Solution
Our unique video interviewing solution is explicitly based upon your requirement.
Firstly, we will take a full and thorough brief and propose a template of required competencies and suggestions for questions to ascertain their suitability to the role.
Once the process is agreed with yourselves, we will video interview each candidate against these competencies. We will provide you access to a unique portal for your project where you can access the candidate’s CV, the candidates answers to the agreed questions and other supporting documents such as our notes.
The portal can also provide you with information such as educational certificates, references and testimonials.
At the end of the process, each candidate is scored against an objective matrix, and the portal provides you with vibrant, engaging graphs and images together with video that brings your list of shortlisted candidates to life.
You will be presented with a list of candidates - each ranked against the competencies, strengths and behaviours needed to perform well in the role and a wash-up report with our recommendations to move forward.
Our Home-Based Sales Psychometric
Our Home-Based Telesales psychometric provides you with an insight into their abilities in the following areas:
- Outbound new business calling
- Inbound new business
- Account Management
- Technical Sales
- Regulated Sales
- Opening skills
- Fact finding
- Presentation skills
In addition, the reports provide you with a wealth of insight into factors that motivate the individual, such as their preferred management style and working environment.
How Much Does Your Home Based Sales Recruitment Service Cost?
We charge 15% of the candidate’s base salary and our homebased solution is only available on our exclusive terms of business.
There is a required upfront retainer of £1,000+VAT to set up the portal and design the recruitment process for you, and this is subtracted from the final fee.
Further candidates from the same campaign, can be hired at rates that reduce by 2.5% of the candidate’s salary.
To illustrate the second candidate will be at a fee of 12.5%, third candidate at 10%, fourth candidate at 7.5%, etc.
Please note that the candidates must be from the same pool of candidates in the same campaign.
Please see our Home Based Sales Recruitment terms of business for more information.
What is Your Rebate or Refund Scheme?
Our Homebased sales recruitment service is backed by our 12-month rebate scheme.
Please note that the initial retainer of £1,000 is not covered by the rebate scheme.
Please see our terms of business for more information.
What is your process?
We will source candidates through a variety of methods to select the right talent for your business.
We will initially qualify each candidate to understand their requirement and then telephone interview them against your role. If they meet the required criteria, we will then either progress them through to a video first interview or request your involvement in shortlisting for this stage.
The Video Interviewing process is undertaken through a single portal, which you can log into 24-7 and see the work that is going on in the background on your behalf.
Many clients are happy to take the recommended candidates through to a Zoom, or similar, meeting and then appoint. NB, our portal also facilitates these meetings and with permissions, can be recorded (and can be transcribed at a supplement).
However, if you need to meet the shortlisted candidates, then we will manage the process from this point.
What traits should I be looking for?
Self-discipline and focus are the two critically required traits to effectively work from home.
Both our video interview process and SPA psychometrics can help you to understand these more clearly.
How do I understand how to manage/motivate an employee working from home?
Our SPA home based psychometric provides a great insight into the steps that you should put in place to maximise the impact of your new recruit. Some need a daily call to set specific tasks and targets for the day, others would prefer to work more autonomously.
Our psychometric will indicate your new recruits’ preferred way to behave and to be managed and measured.
How can I comprehend what demotivates a home-based member of staff and how can I understand their limitations when working from home?
Similarly, our SPA psychometric indicated how the new recruit could be demotivated by either too much management against measures, or micromanagement, or not feeling part of the broader team.
It also indicates their preferred physical working environment – tidy or messy – organised or more lackadaisical, etc.
How do I know if the candidate has the right working environment to effectively work from home?
We can ask questions about their home setup, and the video interviews will show their everyday working environment. Some employers also ask for a photo of their homeworking environment once they meet the shortlist stage.
How can I assess a home-based salespersons performance?
Most CRM systems now operate a click to call system that can track and measure things such as calls made, calls taken, records of conversations, amount of client talk-time, etc. These systems also offer a wide range of management reports that can be tailored to your need.
When recruiting homebased staff are there other things to consider?
Yes, most definitely.
From a Health and Safety perspective, there are things such as ensuring correct posture and time away from screens.
From a HR perspective, you should take advice on your responsibilities to them when they work from home.
From an Insurance perspective, your IT equipment is not usually covered by their home insurance so it will need separate cover.
From a data protection perspective, you need to ensure that your data is secure while it is being worked and processed from their home.
However, members of your team will be able to provide direct advice on these, and Aaron Wallis can also point you in the direction of specialist third-party HR Consultancies, H&S consultancies, etc.
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Our employers say...
Understood the type of person we were looking for and good follow ups - not too frequent.
Managing Director, bigHead Bonding Fasteners Ltd
Aaron Wallis has continuously provided us with suitable candidates that have been proactively sourced. Having used countless recruitment companies, Aaron Wallis are the only company that I can count on to deliver.
Managing Director, JARK Healthcare Recruitment
Rob is a true recruitment professional that goes the extra mile that I have never experienced from any other recruitment agency before. If you need sales people call Rob or someone in his team, as they really are experts in sales recruitment.
Sales Director, Inside Business
In an industry where people over promise and under deliver, Rob and his teams have consistently provided a high-quality service. It is great to deal with someone that has an excellent understanding of UK industry, and a passion for sales.
Sales Manager, TR Fasteners
Since joining DSGi, Rob has been a supplier of permanent staff and has performed to an extremely high standard, successfully filling 98% of roles he has worked on. If anyone is looking for a good sales and marketing based consultancy with an informal yet professional approach, I would recommend Rob.
Senior Recruitment Consultant, DSG International
Thanks for all your help during the recruitment process. I have been extremely impressed with Aaron Wallis especially when compared to other agencies we have dealt with. I really felt you grasped the type of person we required and found strong candidates.
UK Sales Manager, Nexcom
Rob’s knowledge of the recruitment industry and his thoughts and how to make it better for his clients have always been eye opening. I would recommend Rob to anybody who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable and flexible recruitment specialist.
CEO, Friday Ad Online Services
I just wanted to thank you for your help with our recruitment process which went very smoothly and has – we hope – found us just the person for the job!
Managing Director, Citrefine International Ltd
I found Aaron Wallis to be very professional and efficient, taking time to understand the role and the type of candidate we were looking for. The candidates they put forward met our criteria and were of a high standard. The service they provided was exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and will certainly consider using them again in the future.
HR Assistant, Fischer Connectors Ltd
We were impressed not only by the quality of candidates you found for us but also the level of information, preparation and qualification you put into the process. You continually kept us informed of each person’s feelings about the process, which is very important but often overlooked. I am looking forward to working with your company again in the future.
Commercial Director, Incentive Facilities Management
We appointed Aaron Wallis in February and the successful candidate, out of the six which Aaron Wallis introduced, was able to join Alphametrics before the end of April. The whole process took less than three months. I would recommend Aaron Wallis' services to others without hesitation.
Chief Financial Officer, Alphametrics
Giles Phillips is a rare find in the minefield of sales recruitment; an honest and thoughtful recruiter who considers the needs of both the client AND the candidate to create perfect role matches. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Marketing Director, City of London Police
I really liked the YouTube presentations which made the service seem both simple and accessible. The company came to see me, and my management team, at short notice to present their service and I liked the support and advice that I received about maximising the results from the applicant.
Managing Director, Leisuresec plc
I have always found Rob to be very knowledgeable about our industry sector, and it is refreshing to see after all of these years that Rob continues to quickly and accurately understand my requirements.
HR and General Manager, THK
Giles is highly professional and was a pleasure to work with. He achieves excellent results through his personable skills and tenacity. I have no hesitation in recommending Giles to anyone who considers employing his services.
Commercial Director, G4S Government & Outsourcing Solutions
I have used Aaron Wallis to fill a number of our Sales Development Manager roles and I have found them to provide a very professional service. I will use their services again in future recruitment campaigns.
HR Business Partner, Greene King
Our candidates say...
Fantastic customer service, communication was brilliant, happy polite people to talk to, made everything a lot easier and smoother. Thank you for all your help getting me back in the work force, Keep up the good work :-)
K. Everitt, Candidate
Aaron Wallis helped me secure a position I really wanted. Giles sought to keep me updated with all the details preceding interviews and after with feedback. I would highly recommend Giles and Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.
L. Taylor, Candidate
Excellent experience from first contact to ultimately securing a suitable placement. Giles looked after me in a very professional and friendly manner. He used his expertise and experience to ensure I was put forward for the most suitable positions for my skill set and found me a new role very quickly. I can't recommend Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment highly enough.
M. Green, Candidate
A great recruitment company to work with. Excellent experience with Aaron Wallis through the entire recruitment process. The team was really professional and extremely helpful. Darren was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, supportive and gave me great advice. Thank you very much!
A. Bauchet, Candidate
The service provided by Aaron Wallis has been just great. I was constantly informed about what was going on with the process interview and the agent has always been supportive and kind to me.
L. Colagrossi, Candidate
I have to say coming across and having dealings with Aaron Wallis proved to be very successful. Being highly experienced did not seem to count for much during my job search bit a conversation with Robert Scott gave me a real confidence boost and enabled to get a position at the age of 63. Great service!!!
D. Burgess, Candidate
The Recruitment agent I used, Simon, was extremely helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure all of my questions were answered, and that I felt as comfortable and prepared as possible. Very professional company and would definitely recommend to others. Thank you Aaron Wallis!
A. Callaby, Candidate
Perfect from start to finish. Simon deserves a shout out. Best recruiter there is. If you need a job, this guy will get you one. He's like the super man of recruiters. Top man, can't recommend him enough.
M. Crisp, Candidate
I can honestly say that the time and expertise you gave me was way beyond any other recruitment consultant I dealt with. You are a rarity in your industry.
S. Akers, Candidate
Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment are a very friendly and professional recruitment organisation who listen to your needs, work with you and act on your behalf which sets them apart from many of their competitors who in my experience are willing to throw anything at you. We discussed my history, my preferences and my wishes - one opportunity was introduced. It was perfect. I start at the end of June.
R. Buckley, Candidate
Aaron Wallis is an outstanding recruitment agency specialising in high calibre sales positions. I was working directly with Darren Dewrance who went above and beyond my expectations in sourcing me my perfect role. I was kept in regular communication with Darren and he worked extremely hard to secure my dream job. Highly recommended and Thanks Darren for all your expertise and hard work.
R. Sealy, Candidate
Less than two weeks after joining Aaron Wallis I was offered my new job. I got a £10,000 rise in my basic salary, car allowance, a laptop and many other perks, which will help to further my career. I definitely would not have found my dream job without the help of Aaron Wallis.
C. Hoy, Candidate
Aaron Wallis (and in particular Rob Scott) have been fantastic throughout the recruitment process, and even a few months down the line, still continues to care. Rob clearly cares about each individual and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which shows in the work he does. Each candidate is not just a number, and the support received from Aaron Wallis has helped me get a career which I truly enjoy.
M. White, Candidate
Very good advice and support was given during the course of the interviewing process. Potential job seekers would be well advised to use this company whilst looking for their new career.
R. Speakman, Candidate
Aaron Wallis have provided me with an excellent service, Giles went out of his way to help me preparing for my interview and supported me through all the processes. If you need an agency to give you a fully professional and consultative approach to finding you a new career move, the Aaron Wallis can certainly provide this for you.
D. Richards, Candidate
Really excellent experience dealing with Aaron Wallis. Liam Oakes who helped me get a great job was brilliant. Kept me up to date during the process and offered great help and advice, and a thoroughly nice guy. Highly recommended!
J. Hathaway, Candidate
I've had a really good experience working with Giles Phillips at Aaron Wallis. From initial contact to the finer details of securing the job, he has been very professional and a pleasure to work with.
M. Shutt, Candidate
Fantastic service, helped me find my ideal job quickly and smoothly. Would highly recommend them.
C. Caine, Candidate
Good swift process with Aaron Wallis, informative regarding the role and the process was moved at a good pace with healthy interaction. Would recommend them to anyone pursuing a change.
S. Bartlett, Candidate
Excellent service, very professional and friendly, would and have, recommended Aaron Wallis.
E. Heley, Candidate