Threading the Needle: Post-Merger Communication and Compensation Plans

Posted by Tobi Laczkowski on Fri, Dec 01, 2017

This post was originally published on ZS’s medtech blog, The Pacemaker.

For many medtech companies, the end of the calendar year is also the end of the fiscal year—a critical period of transition as management teams prepare organizational design strategies for the following year. 


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2018 Sales Comp Planning: Time Is Running Out

Posted by Chad Albrecht on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

About this time every year, we get lots of calls from people in a panic: “Our sales compensation plan is broken. Do I still have time to fix it for 2018?” The answer is yes, but you’re running out of time.


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A Practical Guide to Sales Compensation After Natural Disasters

Posted by Ekaterina Mamyshev on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Natural disaster events, such as the recent hurricanes affecting the Gulf Coast and Southeast, have a profound impact and cost on people’s lives in those regions. The recovery efforts will undoubtedly take months, if not longer, as people pick back up and begin rebuilding their lives. In many cases, natural disasters will impact jobs in both direct ways, such as tourism, and indirect ways, such as customer impact for salespeople. While it may not be top of mind in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane or other natural disaster, questions soon surface about how to treat salespeople impacted by such events.


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Four Ways to Customize Your Incentive Plan

Posted by Mike Martin on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Mayank Gupta co-wrote this blog post with Mike Martin.  

Over the past couple of years, there has been significant buzz within compensation circles around customizing and personalizing incentives. The motivating factors range from accounting for multiple generations in the workforce to accounting for local differences in salesperson geographies. One insurance company went so far as to have its salespeople set their own goals. The result was a 10% higher forecast than headquarters was expecting, along with a more empowered sales team. 


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What Motivates Your Sales Force?

Posted by Chad Albrecht on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Sales incentives motivate salespeople. We know that intuitively, but what role do other factors play in driving motivation?


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