Juuust right incentives

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Sales leaders are always trying to figure out how to get the most out of their reps at the lowest cost, and incentives are excellent at revealing that sweet spot. Finding the sweet spot for an incentive is like how Mama Bear’s porridge was juuust right.

A Forthcoming Shift of Pharmaceutical Sales Compensation Plans?

OpenSymmetry

Sales in the pharmaceutical industry has been a rigid and consistent business. Tactics may have changed, but for the most part these sales teams still run on a commission or quota based metric determined by well-planned territories.

Juuust right incentives

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Sales leaders are always trying to figure out how to get the most out of their reps at the lowest cost, and incentives are excellent at revealing that sweet spot. Finding the sweet spot for an incentive is like how Mama Bear’s porridge was juuust right. The rule of thumb for calibrating incentives is to pay out between 3 and 10 percent of total compensation (commensurate with the period the incentive is active).

A Forthcoming Shift of Pharmaceutical Sales Compensation Plans?

OpenSymmetry

Sales in the pharmaceutical industry has been a rigid and consistent business. Tactics may have changed, but for the most part these sales teams still run on a commission or quota based metric determined by well-planned territories. In some cases, incentive compensation (IC) methods have evolved to align with new regulations regarding specific sales metrics. The post A Forthcoming Shift of Pharmaceutical Sales Compensation Plans?

X-Factor Compensation Leaders: How to Be Incredible at Incentive Planning (Allergan)

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Sales compensation plan can be a complex process. Those who work to create a plan for their company must develop a compensation process and incentive plan that will motivate the right sales behaviors to achieve goals, all while driving growth. Time in sales compensation: 4 years.

X-Factor Compensation Leaders: How to Be Incredible at Incentive Planning (Allergen)

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Sales compensation plan can be a complex process. Those who work to create a plan for their company must develop a compensation process and incentive plan that will motivate the right sales behaviors to achieve goals, all while driving growth. Time in sales compensation: 4 years.

Mylan Sold Its Soul – Will Your Sales Team?

OpenSymmetry

Just last year, in 2015, CEO Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals was under fire for buying the drug Daraprim from Impax Laboratories and raising the price from $13.50 From executive compensation and incentive strategies to the legislative framework, we will dissect this case to address the fact that this is not just a problem plaguing Big Pharma, but any entity that drives people within the organization to a goal through incentive compensation.

Overcoming “Failure to Impact” Syndrome

Steven Rosen

This year was tough; next year’s sales prospects look even tougher. Your boss comes to you and says how can you sustain the sales force? Hire only top sales reps. Create a better incentive plan. Do your sales reps make impact on each call?

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4 new ways to engage your sales force

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Is HR telling you your millennial sales reps don’t like their incentive plans? Are you really going to have a different incentive for the 26-year-old white female than the one for the 45-year-old Asian male? and it is a common foundation for incentive plans.

Applying the 4-Drive Model

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Kurt Nelson recently leveraged the 4-Drive Model with a global pharmaceutical firm that needed to revamp their sales incentive trips.

What is the Best Commission Strategy to Motivate Sales Reps?

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That’s putting it very simply, but a smart sales operations leader will recognize this dilemma instantly. The company (the Principal) wants profits, but the sales rep (the Agent) wants an income. Variables in Sales Commission Strategies. Comp Planning Sales Comp

Applying the 4-Drive Model

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tim Houlihan Kurt Nelson recently leveraged the 4-Drive Model with a global pharmaceutical firm that needed to revamp their sales incentive trips. As you can imagine, the trips were beloved by all who participated, and they generated tremendous equity for those who aspired to reach the top echelons of the sales organization in order to qualify.

The Science of Motivation

Sales and Marketing Management

Sales manager: I’d like to know what rewards the reps would like for our next incentive. Sales rep: Cash! Sales manager: Sounds good. You may be a seasoned sales manager, fatigued by trying to come up with innovative ways to motivate your reps. Or you might be new to sales management and you want to be the cool leader by collaborating with your new reports. Or maybe you think that incentives have run their course and it’s time to drop them altogether.

Performance Platforms

Sales and Marketing Management

With those numbers in mind, if you are a sales manager, HR director, marketing manager or other executive charged with increasing employee engagement or driving customer loyalty, what tools do you think make sense to use as your starting point? Not your father’s incentive program. “We But it’s about more than just employee or sales performance or customer loyalty, Silver says. For a pharmaceutical client, it can help determine what doctors are most responsive to training.

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The Achilles Heel of CRM Adoption (and 2 Ways to Overcome it)

Smart Selling Tools

The first revenue-numbing fact is that 65% of a sales rep’s time is spent NOT doing what they are ultimately paid for—selling [1]. The second equally disturbing data point is that 74% of sales organizations have poor CRM adoption [2].

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Tips for Voicing Your Values When You’re Asked to Bend Morals

Pipeliner

Professional development in sales and marketing has a similarly checkered ethical history. Easy to say at the sales kickoff. Marketing and sales organizations are hives for conformity and group think: “Quit giving excuses!” “I If you’ve worked in sales or marketing even a short time, you have probably heard similar sentiments. Little wonder why so many marketing and sales professionals find it nauseating to rock the organizational boat. For Sales Pros

The Right Reward System is Worth Its Weight In Gold?Or Balloons?

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Companies Must Care How Revenue is Earned

Pipeliner

If you’ve worked inside a sales organization for even a short time, you have probably experienced ethical dissonance. “If That’s how things work in sales. Over many years as a sales rep, I endured countless hours in meetings given to “tips and tricks” for making quota, but I don’t recall a single time when ethics or honesty were even mentioned. Don’t put all the blame on aggressive, amoral sales reps. The Volkswagen Group generated sales revenue of €202.5

Working On Trust

Partners in Excellence

It’s particularly important in our effectiveness as sales people. Dave: Charlie, you know my passion about the role of sales managers in coaching their teams in improving their effectiveness. How can managers coach and develop their sales people to becoming more trustworthy in engaging and working with their customers? A few decades ago, Alfie Kohn wrote that “incentives work–they work to make people want more incentives.”