SBI Podcast

Welcome to the SBI Sales and Marketing podcast. Today, we're joined by Kim Mitchell to discuss how understanding the employee life cycle can unlock the secrets to employee retention and maintaining employee engagement.

Kim Mitchell is the Chief People Officer at Renaissance Learning, the world leader in cloud-based assessment, teaching, and learning solutions. If anybody knows how to keep a sales and marketing team happy, engaged and open to new things, it’s her.

Kim explains how the relationship a member of the sales team has with the company changes over time, or even across a business cycle. The relationship starts during the recruiting stage, which is a very different relationship from when a sales person is in on boarding, at year 1, during a promotion, and at key milestones, such as the 10 year anniversary.

Employee engagement goes up, or down, based on whether the employee has an emotional connection with the mission of the sales force, and the company.

And the adoption of a new sales team initiative is tightly correlated with employee engagement.

So, how do you drive employee engagement in the sales force? What are the secrets to employee life cycle management? Tune in and find out.

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