Recruiters: Clients ‘Somewhat Educated’ About Hiring in Today’s Market

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According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, the majority of Network recruiters indicated that their clients are “somewhat educated” about hiring in today’s market.

Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch

According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, companies need to be proactive in their efforts to overcome challenges in the marketplace.

It’s not simply a matter of posting a job opening on the Internet or looking for candidates on LinkedIn.

Hiring great employees isn’t just about having access to a large pool of candidates. It’s not even about having a great opportunity to offer.

No, if companies want to put themselves in position to identify, recruit, and hire the best candidates available, they have to be educated and knowledgeable—not only about trends within their industry, but also about the marketplace in general.

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, the majority of Network recruiters indicated that their clients are “somewhat educated” about hiring in today’s market.

As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How educated do you believe your clients are about hiring in today’s market?”

The majority of respondents (64.1%) chose “somewhat educated” as their answer. In addition, 9.4% indicated that their clients are “very educated” and 26.6% believe that their clients are “not educated at all.”

According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, the results of this poll are revealing in terms of what recruiters believe their clients know about the current job marketplace.

“What really jumps out is the fact that the percentage of recruiters that indicated their clients aren’t educated at all was nearly three times more than the percentage that indicated their clients are very educated,” said Deutsch. “That’s quite a disparity.

“The problem for recruiters is this: there are companies that are not in tune with market conditions. They’re not aware of the challenges and obstacles that exist in terms of successfully finding and recruiting the talent they want. It’s not simply a matter of posting a job opening on the Internet or looking for candidates on LinkedIn.

“There are other challenges that exist, and unless companies recognize them and are proactive in their efforts to overcome them, then they could be missing out on the chance to hire top-notch candidates . . . and they might not even know it.”

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

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