A Quarter of Top Echelon Firms Made 25 or More Placements in 2012

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According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, a quarter of Network recruiting firms made 25 or more placements in 2012.

Top Echelon Network Membership Development Coordinator Drea Codispoti

According to Top Echelon Network Membership Development Coordinator Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS, 2012 was a good year for Network recruiters.

Based on what we’ve seen so far this year in terms of activity level within Top Echelon, 2013 should be comparable to 2012.

How many placements an executive recruiting firm makes each year is contingent upon a number of factors, including how many recruiters are working at the firm. Other factors include the industry in which the firm works, the urgency with which companies want to fill their open positions, and the availability of qualified candidates to fill those positions.

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, a quarter of Network recruiting firms made 25 or more placements in 2012.

As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How many placements overall did your firm make in 2012?”

Nearly a quarter of poll participants indicated that their firm made “more than 25” placements last year, while 9.3% of recruiters stated that their firm made “between 21 and 25” placements. Together, almost 35% of Top Echelon Network recruiting firms made over 20 placements in 2012.

In addition, 12.8% chose “between 16 and 20” as their answer, while 17.4% selected “between 11 and 15” instead. Nearly a quarter of recruiters (24.4%) indicated that their firm made “between 6 and 10” placements. Approximately 10% of firms made five or fewer placements last year.

According to Top Echelon Network Membership Development Coordinator Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS, Network recruiting firms overall enjoyed a good year in 2012.

“The majority of our Preferred Member firms are one-person operations,” said Codispoti. “In some cases, there are two or more people in the office—other recruiters, researchers, and administrators. Consequently, there were some one-person firms in the Network that reached satisfying levels of production last year in the areas of both placements and revenue.

“Based on what we’ve seen so far this year in terms of activity level within Top Echelon, 2013 should be comparable to 2012. In fact, there’s a good chance that Network recruiting firms will exceed their production of last year.”

Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio. Nearly 400 recruiting firms from all major industries are Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network.

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