Xactly is a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based, incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management. We address a critical business need: to incentivize employees and align their behaviors with company goals.
How to Get Hired
We asked Xactly Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Resourcefulness and intuition; if they don’t know the answer, they find it. Candidates who strive to find creative solutions for problems and enjoy taking on new challenges. They thrive in environments where they can continuously learn and grow both personally and professionally. We look for candidates who are versatile, and proactive when working in a group, but also have the ability to focus individually on tasks. We seek humble candidates who value feedback and who know which skills they need to improve to progress in their career. They also work most effectively when they’re around motivated people in dynamic environments. These candidates seek companies with initiatives to give back to the community, they want to know the work they do matters, and they believe in the solutions we provide to our customers.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Past proven success through good choices and strong work ethic in their environment or as an industry leader are attention getters for us. We not only want to understand an applicant’s tangible skills but also the ‘why’ behind what they love to do! We hire candidates who are resourceful and demonstrate knowledge and passion in the industry. On our initial call with a candidate, those who genuinely inquire about the growth plans of the company, our core values, and want to understand what opportunities we offer for development stand out. You can’t always find that info on a resume! It helps us to understand the candidate’s thought process. When we ask candidates about their experience, those who proactively provide examples pertaining to teamwork, ownership, and integrity also stand out as good matchs in both in skillset and culture.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As a fairly newly publically traded company we are scaling; not only by diversifying our portfolio of new clients as we move into various industries, but as a SaaS company we are renewing clients every year. Our customers come first, in everything we do. It is our top priority to create our growth plan around how we can continually serve our clients best. Recently, we’ve focused on further building two departments here. Professional Services, which has roles within client facing capacities, is a large focus area so we can continue to serve our increasing client base. Marketing is another area of focus to ensure we are staying relevant to top talent in the market. We strive to create innovative ways to reach out to candidates and capitalize on emerging technologies.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our website provides extensive information about our company, culture, and why we do what we do! There is an entire page dedicated to sharing customer’s stories, successes, and ways our solution has improved their overall business. The compensation industry is niche, but becoming familiar with current trends is a great place to start. We believe in utilizing compensation as a motivator to drive human behavior. Ensuring companies are paying people correctly, and motivating them to continually work hard, is resulting in massive ROI for our customers. This idea is growing and becoming a regular topic of conversation not just in sales teams, but also department stores, car dealerships, and even banks! Some ways that candidates can become familiar with this concept is to stay in tune with media around this topic, blogs, news articles, and even checking out our social media channels and blog regularly.