There is still money to be made by recruiters who are good at what they do, but it might require more effort, and that effort includes working full-time throughout the holiday season.
Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
There are many advantages to being a successful executive recruiter. One of those advantages has traditionally been the luxury of winding down the activity level on your desk toward the end of the calendar year.
For some recruiters, if they’ve enjoyed a particularly good year, they’ve shut down their desk after Thanksgiving or at the beginning of December. At the very least, they didn’t work full-time until the beginning of the New Year.
However, it looks as though the current state of the economy (or the “new economy”) is changing all of that.
According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, over half of recruiters indicated that they plan to work full-time on their recruiting desk through the end of the year.
As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How much longer do you plan to work your recruiting desk full-time in 2012?”
Over half of respondents (57.7%) stated that they “plan to work full-time all the way through the end of the year.” Of the remaining poll participants, 29.9% chose “up until the middle of December” as their answer.
In short, that means 87.6% of recruiters are going to be working on their desk full-time up until at least Christmas (and the majority of those are going to work past Christmas).
In addition, another 9.5% are going to work full-time “up until the middle of December,” and only 2.9% plan to do so “up until Thanksgiving,” which is later this week.
According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, these poll results illustrate how the present economic environment is affecting the way in which recruiters work.
“I have conversations with recruiters all the time, and many of them have told me that they’re enjoying a good year in 2012,” said Demaree. “However, they have also told me that they’ve had to work harder and longer to enjoy that good year. There is still money to be made by recruiters who are good at what they do, but it might require more effort, and that effort includes working full-time throughout the holiday season.”
Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio.