[Infographic] 2018 Mid-Market Study on Sales and Incentives

Xactly

Compensation and incentive pay plays a big role in the success of a sales organization. Incentives drive sales behaviors, but when reps get paid incorrectly, it can lead to some big problems, specifically rep turnover.

16 Sales Incentives to Keep Your Team Engaged and Motivated

Xactly

Sales incentives are a great way to motivate your team and keep morale high. Your first line of motivation is your sales commission structure , but there are several different types of sales incentives you can use to further encourage your team. Getting SPIFs Right as Sales Incentives.

Study Shows Dramatic Growth In Use of Incentives for Employees and Customers

Sales and Marketing Management

Teaser: A new study conducted by the Incentive Federation confirms that the non-cash incentives market is thriving with 74 percent of U.S. billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards. billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards.

Sales Incentive Optimization

OpenSymmetry

The Journey to Sales Incentive Optimization. Be more strategic about incentives design, think more broadly about what will motivate and retain salespeople. Deploy technology that will optimize sales incentive operations and provide predictive insights for the future.

Team incentives: 7 do’s and 2 don’ts

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: TIM HOULIHAN Do you avoid team incentives because you are worried about being fair? Teams perform better than individuals [ Kuhn, “Experiments on Motivation, Incentives and Rationality” 2007 ], and you and your bottom line can benefit from rewarding teams. Please don’t hold back using team incentives because of your concern over loafers and free-riders. Google spent two years studying 180 teams and discovered five elements that drive performance.

10 Incentive Travel Facts You Can Put To Good Use

Sales and Marketing Management

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), a private not-for-profit foundation that focuses its initiatives on pragmatic research highlighting the premise and the power of incentive and motivational programs, issued a list of 10 incentive travel facts to commemorate Global Meetings Industry Day. firms over $1MM in revenue use incentive travel to motivate their people and partners. firms spend over $14B annually on incentive travel. 

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[Data Snapshot] 2018 Sales Compensation Best Practices Study

Xactly

In May 2018, Xactly partnered with WorldatWork to complete its annual Sales Compensation Best Practices Study to define the key trends and metrics for companies that want to plan and incent a top sales organization.

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[Webinar Recap] Enhance Your Workforce Culture and Sales Performance through Incentive Compensation

Xactly

In the recent 2018 mid-market sales incentive study, CFO Alliance reviewed the relationship between Sales and Finance departments—and how this partnership can positively impact a company’s revenue potential. In a recent webinar with CFO Alliance, we reviewed the findings of the study.

[Webinar Wrap-Up] Incentive Compensation in Retail: 5 Bottom-Line Benefits

OpenSymmetry

A study conducted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) found it costs, on average, $3,328 to find, hire, and train a replacement for a $10/hour retail employee. The post [Webinar Wrap-Up] Incentive Compensation in Retail: 5 Bottom-Line Benefits appeared first on OS Blog.

Capturing the Yeti: Calculating and Optimizing the ROI of Your Sales Incentive Plan

OpenSymmetry

Much like the elusive yeti, the identification of Return On Investment (ROI) for a sales incentive plan is believed to exist by enthusiasts from the sales compensation design team, but met with much skepticism by others, namely the Finance department. So how do you prove the existence of ROI in your sales incentive plan proposal? So how do you measure the mysterious ROI of a sales incentive plan? Incentive design clearly has a major influence.

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: Personality Study of 1000 Top Salespeople.

HeavyHitter Sales

Personality Study of 1,000 Top Salespeople-Harvard Business Review. In addition, tests were administered at Presidents Club meetings (the incentive trip that top salespeople are awarded by their company for their outstanding performance). Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Personality Study of 1,000 Top Salespeople-Harvard Business Review : About. Heavy Hitter Sales Blog. Recent Posts. A Salespersons Most Important Competitive Weapon.

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Sales Incentives: What Works and What Doesn’t?

The Brooks Group

By adding in a few carefully selected sales incentives, you can capitalize on this competitive streak and really get your team to race full speed towards sales goals. Sales incentives can be broken down into three categories. Tangible Sales Incentives. Adventure Sales Incentives.

Incentives and bonuses aren’t the cure alone: Encouragement, listening and support are free

Mereo

Incentives and bonuses motivate sales professionals for good reason. A Gallop study revealed that 50% of employees leave their company to get away from their bosses. A CSO can throw all the incentives and bonuses they want at their team to keep their top performers around, but that strategy alone will get costly. Good sales leadership: Speak to salespeople to the tune of incentives and rewards. But great sales leadership calls for more than monetary rewards.

How to Stop Losing Good Reps Over Commissions

Smart Selling Tools

Studies show that it takes three years on average for the average sales rep to reach peak performance. According to a study by Maestro, the average cost to replace a rep is $115,000. Hushly Embed Sales Commission Automation Sales Commissions Sales Cookie Sales Incentives

LeadGnome Case Study: QuickMobile By Cvent Mines Email Replies To Enhance 75%+ of Existing Leads

LeadGnome

A new case study reveals how QuickMobile by Cvent leveraged LeadGnome’s reply email mining service to update existing leads with fresh data and generate new leads at a low CPL. News Case Studies

MBO Examples to Kickstart Your Sales Team Engagement

Xactly

With 70 percent of employees not fully engaged ( according to a recent study ), nearly three out of four of your sales reps are more or less “checked out”—which is a big red flag for missing sales quota. Incentive Compensation Sales Coaching and Motivation

Sales Performance Management 101 for Sales Reps: Getting the Sales Numbers You Need with the Right Technology

OpenSymmetry

By automating the process, SPM technologies like IBM Incentive Compensation Management empower salespeople and sales managers to effectively identify areas to maximise sales and earnings in each sales period. According to a recent study by SalesForce only 36% of the average salesperson’s time is spent selling. Incentive Compensation Sales Performance Management commissions ICM Incentive Comp Incentive Compensation Management sales Sales Comp sales performance management SPM

Gain exclusive insights into global B2B Sales and Marketing research by contributing to study

The Ultimate Sales Executive Resource

In 2005, MathMarketing and MarketingProfs set the debate about alignment alight when they published the findings of their global study on Sales and Marketing alignment. There are some fantastic incentives for you to participate. As a participant in this landmark study, you will also receive an invitation to attend their exclusive Sales and Marketing Alignment summit , hosted by MathMarketing CEO Hugh Macfarlane.

A Forthcoming Shift of Pharmaceutical Sales Compensation Plans?

OpenSymmetry

In some cases, incentive compensation (IC) methods have evolved to align with new regulations regarding specific sales metrics. Bowe claims this could be a source of the overdose crisis and a case of crossing the fine line between sales incentives and public health.

A Little [Healthy] Competition Transforms Individuals into Superstars

LevelEleven

The number of blogs, articles, and studies on the benefits of contests to motivate your team are endless (there are even a couple of blogs from us on the topic). This is great because the studies don’t lie.

A Forthcoming Shift of Pharmaceutical Sales Compensation Plans?

OpenSymmetry

In some cases, incentive compensation (IC) methods have evolved to align with new regulations regarding specific sales metrics. For example, Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) were implemented by the DoJ as a way to curtail off-label drug promotion which forced companies to ensure their sales incentives encouraged proper compliance. Bowe claims this could be a source of the overdose crisis and a case of crossing the fine line between sales incentives and public health.

Guest Blog: The Secret World of Shadow Accounting and How to Eliminate It

OpenSymmetry

While there are few formal studies of the practice, it’s not hard to imagine a salesperson devoting an hour a week to tracking commissions. According to studies, 88 percent of all spreadsheets contain errors , and the larger the spreadsheet, the more likely it is that it contains an error.

The Relationship between Mixology and Sales Performance Management

OpenSymmetry

The second aspect is ensuring the right incentive plans and processes are in place. This aspect includes making sure incentive plan design effectively aligns business strategy and seller motivation, optimizing processes and workflows.

Improving the Sales Organization’s Change Readiness

OpenSymmetry

Many companies underestimate the change challenge and respond only tactically with the emphasis being on a quick response to a challenge often seen through rushed amendments to the incentive plan or hiring new people. Meeting the Change Readiness Challenge.

Serving Others Never Goes Out of Style

Sales and Marketing Management

Helping others as a team is invigorating and bonding, which is why corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to be a popular component of offsite meetings and incentive travel programs. Author: Paul Nolan Helping others is energizing.

Workplace Wellness Can Deliver a Healthy ROI

Sales and Marketing Management

The company, which has been named one of the best places to work in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine, incorporates education, contests and incentives into its benefits program, adopting a holistic approach to helping workers be happier and healthier. Using incentives wisely.

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3 Ways Technology Can Streamline Your Sales Performance Management Strategy

Sales and Marketing Management

Instead of spending weeks attempting to understand how many more sales an associate needs to meet his or her quota, advanced technology can deconstruct the process to deliver clear goals and real-time updates, as well as implement incentive programs.

4 Reasons I Don’t Pay for Referrals

No More Cold Calling

Should you offer incentives to Referral Sources? For a 2010 report from the Wharton School of Business, researchers Christophe Van den Bulte, Bernd Skiera, and Philipp Schmitt studied data that an anonymous German bank gathered on nearly 10,000 of its customers over 33 months.

Digital Sales Data: The (Real) Secret to Moving Deals from Prospect to Closed

Sales Hacker

According to a recent Salesforce study , poor data hygiene costs the average business nearly 30% of its revenue, amounting to a total economic loss of a whopping $700 billion a year. What’s the #1 incentive you can use with your reps? Align incentives. Align Incentives.

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Experiences Edge Out Stuff for Relationship-Building

Sales and Marketing Management

When it comes to rewarding top performers, numerous studies show that experiences have an edge over material gifts in terms of memorability and strengthening the relationship between the giver and the recipient. After reviewing numerous studies into gift giving, Mogilner and Chan discovered that “when recipients receive an experience, regardless of whether they share in that experience with the gift-giver, they feel more connected to the gift-giver as a result.”.

10 Sales Statistics You Should Know in 2019

Xactly

Industry and planning-specific statistics also help guide sales planning and incentive compensation. Nearly 50% of companies fail to measure and adjust financial forecasts and plans to account for the residual impact caused by sales force attrition ( 2018 Mid-Market Sales Incentive Study ).

Some Additional Thoughts.

Sales and Marketing Management

In my work with sales executives from corporations large and small, I repeatedly see that team rewards are easily overlooked in favor of individual incentives. article called “ Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. Author: Staff Some additional thoughts….

Gamification: The Secret to Accelerate Onboarding

Sales Benchmark Index

Incentive Compensation: Sales people are “coin-operated.” These include recognition, incentives, interpersonal support, and clear goals. See below for links to case studies.) Read the case studies and watch the video demos of their solutions in action.

Got sales goals for next year? Here's how to achieve them.

Jeffrey Gitomer

These reasons seem pretty easy to overcome, yet studies show that more than 70% of our adult society does not even set goals in writing. What's my incentive? Is my incentive strong enough to ensure achievement? Where will you be one year from today? Where will your sales be?

[Webinar Recap] Three Best Practices for Sales Compensation

Xactly

These best practices are the result of over a decade’s worth of sales performance management and incentivization experience, along with corroborating data from the 2018 Sales Compensation Best Practices Study. Figuring out sales compensation is not for the faint of heart.

Why You Need Social Influencers

Sales and Marketing Management

In fact, a Social Media Examiner study reports that 19 percent of B2B marketers engage on Twitter, 30 percent favor Facebook, and a whopping 41 percent show LinkedIn love. Do you offer an incentive that “moves the needle?”

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. Or maybe you think that incentives have run their course and it’s time to drop them altogether. If you’re thinking of asking your reps what will make the best prize in the incentive program, stop. Are incentives obsolete? A recent Harvard Business Review article1 noted that it’s time to move past incentives for sales reps because the way sales are made has changed.

The Secret to Sales Rep Motivation

Steven Rosen

The researchers at MIT in a 2005 study for the Federal Reserve Bank concluded that : As long as the task involved only mechanical skills, bonuses and rewards work. But once the task required “even rudimentary cognitive skills” a larger incentive “ led to poorer performance”.

How to Prevent Turnover on Your Sales Team

Sales and Marketing Management

It's critical that you and your employees are on the same page: One study found that employees who were a good fit were more satisfied with their jobs, were likelier to stay, and were better performers. People like incentives, even small ones, that give them something to work for.

How to Avoid Wasting Money on a Compensation Assessment

Sales Benchmark Index

Rinse and Repeat: The Annual Comp Study. The standard comp study may be dangerously inadequate. Software Firm: The annual Employee survey is overflowing with negative comments about the incentive plan. Propose a Solution: Conduct a compensation study and redesign the plan. Unfortunately, HR's usual solution to sales comp problems is a one-size-fits-all tool – the compensation study. Fixing the problem was not easy, but it did not require a compensation study.