IT recruiting: Why you should involve your sales representative

| November 27, 2018

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Recruiting for your team is exciting, as you reach out to and interview various candidates who can help improve and shape your business. However, it never hurts to have a second opinion to support your decision. When hiring for your IT department, it’s important everyone in the business has an input but if you have a sales team, theirs is perhaps the most important of all. You can involve the whole team depending on its size or work closely with the sales manager to find the right candidate for the position and to meet their needs.

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