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Should companies hire "sourcing Interns" for BDRS?

SHOULD THEY?
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
What is the point of the BDRs then?
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
I think that would just be a BDA, or someone that is there to human verify your leads, meaning your calls are going only to decision makers. That's how I see it, and I'm a BDR and it's wonderful hahahahah
ExtremeVibeChecker44
Praised Answer
+2
Inside Sales
You want a BDR....for your BDRs?
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Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
100000%
Macdaddy
Arsonist
+7
Team Lead
Ew does anyone one care about data integrity these days? Don't hire a youngster for a master's job.
Whosaidit
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
What if he’s got the juice though?
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
That's what I am talking about!!!
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SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
This got me thinking....should companies hire closing interns too?
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
should we hire sandwich interns? for serving lunch? lol
Sa
SadnessEngine
Old School Bravo
Business Delevopment Manager
Laughed out loud for real on this one
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
What does this mean? What's a sourcing intern?
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
A PERSON THAT SOURCES YOUR LEADS AND YOU CLOSE THEM!!!
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
My man turn the caps lock off. Why would a BDR be closing deals?Β 

Are you referring to some type of virtual assistant that puts together the prospecting lists?
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braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Aren't BDRs sourcing interns already?
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Watch who you call an intern around @paddyΒ and his cigarettes.
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
Technically, but if you hire an intern at $15/hr and have them source good 30 leads and even half of those you convert. That's good money!!
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
So hiring interns instead of BDRs? Or hiring interns to source leads for BDRs to prospect?
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NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Some companies have BDAs, some companies don't if they don't, well BDR's would have to generate leads or depend on marketing for that.
Macdaddy
Arsonist
+7
Team Lead
Maybe if your company has maintained the same practices from the Jurassic age. Get with the times.
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
I was being sarcastic. I love my ADR and respect the game!Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
What do you think? Answer your own question so that we can have a conversation based on your particular situation.

Are you the hiring manager? Will you be working with these new BDRs/interns?

Edit: updated question prompting based on small shreds of context from other replies.
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
Well the BDR will be working with the interns they can technically report to the sales managers. And then you train the interns to be the BDRs and the cycle continues!!Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Never assign a BDR, whose whole world is to set up meetings for AEs, to manage people. They are fresh to the game themselves and trying to figure it all out, so why would you toss them a brick when they are already drowning?

Are you just posing this question for fun, or is your org considering this? Your tag says Sales Ops, so I'm also confused why you would add complexity to your own job.
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TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
+6
Small Market AE
Waste of time/money/talent. Let the interns scrub data
DeskPhoneDestroyer
Catalyst
+5
Team Lead
this is dope question
Cu
CurryPapi
Contributor
+1
Sales Ops
That's what I am talking about, some fools won't understand this, they must have never sourced their leads!Β 

Nairobi
Politicker
+7
BDR
I mean that means I wouldn't have to work ummmm HELL YEAH then
salesnang
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Rep
Nay - in fact, I think companies should let BDRs develop their own "Best Prospect"...Dislike when companies pull old school moves. Here's a list of 200! Can't reach out to anyone else until you bombard that list at least 10 times! Lol.Β 
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+7
AE of B2B
Is that BDRs with more steps?
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
How much blow did you do before posting this? This seems entirely a useless role.
Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
I heard you like BDRs, so we gave your BDRs some BDRs so they can BDR while they BDR.
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RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
That probably opens up a rabbit hole of more and more stuff. Also, that's a pretty awful internship and you'd only get use out of it ~3months of the year.

You could hire a VA if you really wanted to do something like this
DwideSchrude
Opinionated
+2
sales exec
If a BDR is making enough to outsource this workload then go for it. High earning inside sellers at VARs do this via college interns or other viable contract workers for admin work that needs doing just not priority.Β 
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