Poll: Over Half of Recruiters Indicate Their Activity Level is High

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According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, over half of recruiters indicated that the activity level in their niche is high.

Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree

According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, companies are still willing to hire and also willing to use recruiters to find the talent they need.

By and large, recruiters are tasked with the job of finding the type of candidates that companies can’t find on their own.

How busy executive recruiters are often is an indication of the economy overall. If recruiters are on the hunt for top talent, it means they have job orders from their clients, which in turn means that companies are willing to hire.

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, over half of recruiters indicated that the activity level in their niche is high.

As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How would you describe the activity in your niche right now?”

Over 40% of respondents (44.9%) chose “plenty warm” as their answer, while “red hot!” was the second-most popular choice at 20.5%.

In addition, 29.5% of poll participants selected “lukewarm.” On the flip side of the coin, only 3.8% of recruiters indicated that the activity in their niche is “on the cool side,” and there weren’t any recruiters who chose “cold-cold” as their answer.

However, 1.3% of participants selected “I’m thinking of switching niches.”

According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, recruiters in many industries within the Network are staying extremely busy.

“By and large, recruiters are tasked with the job of finding the type of candidates that companies can’t find on their own,” said Demaree. “If they’re issuing job orders to recruiters and they’re willing to pay a placement fee to a recruiter, it means they’re having trouble finding the candidates for which they’re looking.

“There are two conclusions that we can derive from the results of this poll. First, companies are still willing to hire, especially in certain industries. Second, companies can’t find the candidates they want on their own, so they’re using recruiters to help them find those candidates.”

Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio.

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