Recruiters to Convene to Learn Techniques for Finding Top Talent

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Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, are meeting in October to learn new ways for finding the top talent companies are looking to hire for their open positions.

Todd Bossler

Top Echelon Internet Strategies Manager Todd Bossler

The tips and techniques that Shally presents at the conference will arm our recruiters with the information they need to locate those hard-to-find candidates that their clients want.

Despite high unemployment numbers in the United States, reports published during the past year have indicated that there are between two and three million job openings across the country.

The reason? A skills mismatch that has some companies scrambling to find qualified candidates for their open positions.

As a result, these companies are enlisting the help of executive recruiters, who are tasked with finding these qualified candidates and presenting them to their clients.

Finding such candidates is the focus of the 2012 Top Echelon Network Fall Conference. Held for the Preferred Member recruiters of Top Echelon Network, this conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare in Chicago, Ill.

The main speaker for the Fall Conference is Shally Steckerl of Arbita, Inc. Steckerl is a talent acquisition consultant and strategist for the recruiting and staffing industry.

The official slogan for the 2012 Top Echelon Network Fall Conference is “Two Days: A Year’s Worth of Talent Sourcing Solutions.” According to Top Echelon Internet Strategies Manager Todd Bossler, Steckerl will present a wide variety of valuable sourcing techniques to those recruiters in attendance.

“Shally is an uber-sourcer for the recruiting industry,” said Bossler. “He’s proven himself to be one of the foremost authorities on finding top talent. The tips and techniques that Shally presents at the conference will arm our recruiters with the information they need to locate those hard-to-find candidates that their clients want.”

Top Echelon President Mark Demaree indicated that the Network’s Fall Conference is also a time for Preferred Member recruiters to meet and network with one another for the purpose of sharing job orders and candidates.

“Top Echelon Network is a split placement network,” said Demaree. “Many times, recruiters find the candidates they need from other recruiters. They place those candidates at their client, and then the two recruiters split the placement fee. It’s a model that’s worked well for us and for our recruiters.”

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

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