Though the specific details may vary between entities, some services sales recruitment agencies commonly provide to clients include locating candidates for various sales positions, screening applicants for compliance with company standards and creating job descriptions for different roles. Some agencies may also participate in the interview process or help the company manage internal recruitment teams.
Sales recruitment agencies function in a similar fashion to other recruitment agencies, in that they help a company find employees for open positions. These agencies specialize in sales roles, tailoring all or most of its activities towards finding and hiring sales associates, managers and executives across different industries. The core aspect of its services is to work with the employer to understand the number and type of sales employees needed and reach out to its network of candidates, often from an internal database, to fill them. The agencies also frequently post job openings to free and paid job listing sites and classifieds sections to help the company reach a wider range of people.
These agencies often perform a cursory screening process for applicants, sometimes through a phone interview that consists of reading through the job description and asking questions given to them by the employer. Some agencies may coordinate the interviews with the company or be present during that process as well. It is also common for sales recruitment agencies to help companies define job descriptions for sales team members or offer training to the company's recruitment teams.