Poll: Candidates Receiving More Multiple Offers Than a Year Ago

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, the majority of recruiters believe that candidates are receiving more multiple offers than they were a year ago at this time.

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Mark Demaree

Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree

The one thing that never changes, regardless of the state of the economy, is that companies always want to hire the best employees possible.

Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 10, 2012

Although there are plenty of indicators in the media that the national economy is not recovering as quickly as it has in the past, there is also evidence that companies are more willing to hire.

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, the majority of recruiters believe that candidates are receiving more multiple offers than they were a year ago at this time.

The poll posed this question to Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network: “Are more candidates receiving multiple offers than a year ago?”

A combined 62.6% indicated that candidates are receiving “substantially more” (31.5%) or “a little more” (35.6%) in the way of multiple offers than they were a year ago.

In addition, more than 30% of respondents indicated that candidates are receiving “about the same number,” and a miniscule percentage (2.7%) chose “a little less.” None of the recruiters in the poll chose “substantially less” as their answer, even though it was an option.

According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, the results of this poll illustrate the fact that companies are interested in hiring the best and brightest candidates available in the marketplace.

“Even though companies might not be committed to hiring ‘en masse,’ and even though they’re picking and choosing their spots carefully in terms of adding employees, they still want to hire superstars,” said Demaree, who’s been with Top Echelon Network since 1999.

“In fact, for some companies, the only candidates they want to hire are the superstars. They figure if they’re going to add headcount, they might as well add an employee with considerable upside and potential for generating revenue for the company.

“That’s why more candidates are receiving multiple offers this year than last year. Companies are trying to land the very best people to fill their need, and they often find themselves vying for the same individual. The one thing that never changes, regardless of the state of the economy, is that companies always want to hire the best employees possible.”

The results of this poll were collected during the week of Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Top Echelon Network, based in Canton, Ohio, generates statistics and poll results for distribution through various media outlets.


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