New Poll: Recruiters Enjoy Maintaining Client Relationships the Most

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, maintaining client relationships is the part of the recruiting process that recruiters enjoy the most.

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Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch

Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch

The results of this poll further illustrate the role that personal preferences play in the recruiting profession and that many different aspects of the profession are attractive to recruiters.

Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

It’s been said that recruiting is one of the most unique professions in a capitalist economy, since there are people on both sides of the sale. In addition, there are many different parts to the recruiting process—before, during, and after a candidate has been successfully placed at a company.

But what part of the recruiting process represents recruiters’ favorite part?

To find the answer, Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, conducted a poll of its membership. As part of that poll, Top Echelon asked the following question: “Which of the following parts of the recruiting process do you like the most?”

The poll included six answers from which recruiters could choose. Those answers are as follows:

1. Sourcing candidates
2. Qualifying candidates
3. Prepping candidates for interviews
4, Marketing to prospective clients
5. Maintaining client relationships
6. Maintaining candidate relationships

The results of the poll were quite evenly distributed, but “maintaining client relationships” was the top answer at 21.3%. Next was “sourcing candidates” at 19.4%, followed by “prepping candidates for interviews” at 17.9%.

Click here for the complete results of Top Echelon Network’s recruiter poll.

According to Top Echelon Network Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, it makes sense that “maintaining client relationships” would be the most popular part of the process for recruiters.

“Like anybody else, recruiters like having success,” said Deutsch. “Maintaining client relationships indicates that a recruiter has already had success placing candidates at a particular company. Once they’ve made a placement, they feel more comfortable contacting that company, talking with the hiring authority, and working on more job orders.

“However, as the results of the poll indicate, recruiters enjoy working the candidate side of the equation, as well. The second- and third-most popular responses involved candidates, specifically qualifying candidates and prepping candidates for interviews. The results of this poll further illustrate the role that personal preferences play in the recruiting profession and that many different aspects of the profession are attractive to recruiters.”

Top Echelon Network conducted this poll of its Preferred Member recruiters during the week of Monday, September 10, through Sunday, September 16.

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


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