Top Echelon Poll: 34% of Recruiters ‘Working More’ Than in 2012

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According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, over 34% of recruiters indicated that they’re ‘working more’ than they were a year ago at this time.

Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch

According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, it’s not surprising that at least a third of recruiters are working more this year than last year.

Finding quality candidates, the type of candidates with specialized skills that companies want to hire, is as difficult as it’s ever been.

Due to the nature of their profession, the amount of money that executive recruiters earn can vary from year to year. In fact, it usually does. In addition, the amount of time that recruiters work can also vary from year to year.

As a result, a recruiter could conceivably work more one year, but earn the exact same amount that they did the previous year...when they were working less. With that in mind, where do recruiters’ current billing and working levels compare to 2012?

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, over 34% of recruiters indicated that they’re “working more” than they were a year ago at this time.

As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: Which of the following best describes your recruiting desk as opposed to a year ago?

Network recruiters were given a choice of six answers from which to choose.

A little over 15% of poll participants (15.2%) indicated that they're “working more, but billing the same.” In addition, a full 19% of recruiters stated that they're “working more and billing more.” Add that up, and over 34% of recruiters are working more this year than they were in 2012.

On the other side of the spectrum, 6.3% of participants indicated that they're “working less, but billing the same,” and 12.7% chose “I'm working less, but billing more” as their answer. As for those who are experiencing no change? Over 22% stated that they're “working the same and billing the same.”

Nearly a quarter of those recruiters participating in the poll (24.2%) selected “None of the above” as their answer.

According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, it’s not surprising that at least a third of recruiters are working more this year than last year.

“Finding quality candidates, the type of candidates with specialized skills that companies want to hire, is as difficult as it’s ever been,” said Deutsch. “On top of that, it’s not easy recruiting high-quality, passive candidates once they’re found. That explains, in part, why there are recruiters who are working more this year than in 2012. However, some of those recruiters are also enjoying greater financial benefits as a result of their increased workload.”

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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