Hiring Guide

The Best Sales Recruitment Firms

Published , Updated 6 mn
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Axel Lavergne

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Axel is one of Salesdorado's co-founders. He's also the founder of reviewflowz.com, a review management tool for B2B SaaS companies

Many sales recruitment agencies offer their services to connect you with salespeople who might be a good fit. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to identify the serious players in this ecosystem.

In this article, we introduce you to 6 recruitment agencies specialising in sales, whether for junior or senior profiles. If you haven’t already done so, consider downloading our complete recruitment kit, which contains :

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#1 Ignition Program : Recruitment agency for junior and high potential sales profiles

Ignition Program specialises in recruiting candidates for start-ups. The “talents” are therefore mainly young graduates with high potential who want to join young companies, often in the digital sector, which aim to develop rapidly.

The recruitment process is clear from the outset, with the Ignition Program teams making their selection according to your needs from the 2000 applications they receive every month. Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a rapid response within 48 hours with ten or so applications. You then meet with your “matchmaker”, an HR advisor who will accompany you throughout the recruitment process. The process can then be monitored via a mobile application that allows you to stay connected with your advisor and thus speed up the process.

The strength of this sales recruitment agency is its ability to offer very specific profiles that are start-up and digital oriented. If this is what you need, the time savings are significant, as Ignition Program’s clients recruit in an average of 3 weeks.

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#2 Uptoo: Recruitment agency specialising in commercial execution

With Uptoo, we have a real specialist in sales recruitment. This sales recruitment agency has developed a candidate evaluation process specifically dedicated to sales jobs. This methodology makes it possible to rate talents on key aspects of sales such as the pace of prospecting, their relationship with management, their autonomy and of course their past sales performance.

This tool, developed by Uptoo, enables them to offer you salespeople adapted to your sector and your sales cycle so that they can be operational as quickly as possible. The Uptoo Jobs platform brings together 400,000 B2B salespeople who are actively looking for a job, so you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for!

Another important point is that Uptoo offers an innovative multicasting solution to increase the visibility of your offers. By using this solution, your offer will be posted on the leading recruitment sites such as Monster, Indeed or LinkedIn.

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#3 ImpactUP: Recruitment agency specialising in sales & marketing functions

ImpactUP is a recruitment agency whose expertise is focused on sales and marketing functions with offices in Paris, Nantes, La Rochelle, Toulouse, Lyon and Lille. This presence throughout France ensures a certain proximity to your company, which can be a good thing if you need long-term support.

This firm also has its own assessment tools that allow their consultants to measure the match between the candidate and the offer you are going to make. This methodology addresses 4 skills that good salespeople must have:

  • Intellectual abilities such as logic and calculation
  • Relational and communication skills
  • Behavioural patterns in the work environment
  • Business skills

ImpactUP has already recruited more than 2000 sales people and managers since 2005 and will be able to assist you in the recruitment of your sales force, whether it is a one-off or ongoing requirement.

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#4 ChopeTonBizDev : The recruitment agency for startups

ChopeTonBizDev is positioning itself even more precisely on this market by bringing its expertise on business developers dedicated to strat-ups in particular. The message is clear: “we are business developers who recruit business developers“. The strength of this firm lies in the ability of its recruiters to detect the human qualities that will make candidates successful salespeople in your young company.

Rest assured, recruiters do not base their selection solely on experience and feelings but also on tests:

  • Sales test – To put the candidates in a situation
  • Personality test 
  • Accounting Test – To find out if your skills match the requirements of your industry

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#5 CCLD: Recruitment agency specialising in sales jobs

CCLD is a recruitment agency specialising in sales jobs and is well established in the market, having recruited 20,000 people in 19 years on behalf of nearly 2,000 clients. A major player in the market, CCLD’s clients include large groups such as Carrefour, Primark and Allianz, which attests to the quality of their work.

CCLD stands out from its competitors in this “war for talent” with its special approach, namely “Augmented Recruitment”. This is a global approach enabling you to achieve sustainable commercial performance through new methods of attracting, evaluating and retaining talent. The idea is therefore to be part of a sustainable approach that will enable you to identify the ambitions of your sales people before recruiting them and also during their career with you in order to retain your best elements.

To this end, CCLD supports its clients in :

  • Acquisition: Outsourcing of recruitment, management of employer image.
  • Evaluation: with precise methodologies.
  • Retention: Coaching, HR projects, people and organisation development.

A global vision of Human Resources, for your long-term needs.

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#6 Talent Program : Generalist recruitment agency with fixed rates

Talent Program is a component of Function Support, a company that accompanies the transformation of people and organisations on several levels:

  • Project management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Talent Program on recruitment and internal mobility

On the recruitment side, Talent Program is transparent in terms of pricing, with a fixed price per recruitment, whatever the profile’s salary: €3990 excluding VAT. The added value on which this sales recruitment agency insists is the performance of the candidates in your company with 94% of the candidates still in post after 2 years.

To ensure this high level of service, Talent Program also offers training for new recruits during the first 6 months.

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#7 Selescope: Generalist recruitment agency in Paris, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Rennes & Aix-en-Provence

Selescope is a recruitment company that works in most professions, in most industries. However, they have built a great reputation on recruiting sales people specifically.

The firm focuses its expertise on personality assessment, which makes each employee unique, to identify high potential profiles:

  • listening,
  • quick-wittedness,
  • strength of conviction and argumentation,
  • ability to assert oneself
  • etc.

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#8 Eagle Rocket: the recruitment agency specialising in commercial roles

Eagle Rocket is a recruitment agency specialising in sales and management. The firm was built by a team of sales practitioners with over 20 years of experience in sales.

The firm has also surrounded itself with numerous partners to offer the right training courses, both to its clients and to candidates who wish to learn about subjects such as , or developing their level of English.

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Here are the best sales recruitment companies on the market, with different approaches, depending on your HR needs. If you are looking for long-term support for your entire HR policy or if you have a one-off need to expand your sales force, you will find what you are looking for in this list. If you know of other firms that have satisfied you, please share them with us in the comments.

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Axel is one of Salesdorado's co-founders. He's also the founder of reviewflowz.com, a review management tool for B2B SaaS companies