Top Echelon Recruiter Survey: 69% of Companies ‘Optimistic’ About Hiring

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According to a recent recruiter survey conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiting network of highly specialized search firms, nearly 70% of recruiters indicated that their clients are optimistic—to some degree—about hiring throughout the rest of 2013.

Matt Deutsch, Communications Coordinator at the Top Echelon recruiting network

According to Matt Deutsch, Communications Coordinator at the Top Echelon recruiting network, optimism is the overriding sentiment regarding hiring.

This survey is indicative of a positive trend within the recruiting industry, both for recruiters and for those who are seeking new employment opportunities.

Uncertainly has riddled the national economy for quite a while now, perhaps ever since 2008, when the Great Recession began. Because of that uncertainty, many companies and employers have expressed a reluctance to hire employees and bring on more staff.

But what about now? Is the economy finally turning the corner? Are companies’ attitudes about hiring slowly changing?

According to a recent recruiter survey conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiting network of highly specialized search firms, nearly 70% of recruiters indicated that their clients are optimistic—to some degree—about hiring throughout the rest of this year.

As part of that survey, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How optimistic are your clients about hiring during the rest of 2013?”

Over half of the recruiters who responded to the survey (52.1%) indicated that their clients are “somewhat optimistic” about hiring during the second half of 2013.

In addition, another 16.9% stated that their clients are “very optimistic” about hiring. A sizeable number of recruiters chose “decidedly neutral” as their answer (26.8%).

On the other side of the equation, just 2.8% of recruiters conveyed that their clients are “somewhat pessimistic,” while only 1.4% were of the opinion that their clients are “very pessimistic.”

According to Matt Deutsch, Communications Coordinator at the Top Echelon recruiting network, optimism is the overriding sentiment when it comes to companies and their overall attitude toward hiring.

“It’s not surprising that companies are optimistic,” said Deutsch. “What’s a little surprising is that they’re this optimistic. When you combine the two categories of ‘very optimistic’ and ‘somewhat optimistic’ in this survey, nearly 70% of recruiters are optimistic to some degree, a rather substantial figure.

“Ideally, the percentage of companies that are optimistic about hiring and embrace it more will continue to grow throughout the rest of this year and into the next. This survey is indicative of a positive trend within the recruiting industry, both for recruiters and for those who are seeking new employment opportunities.”

The Top Echelon recruiting network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio. Nearly 400 recruiting firms from all major industries are part of Top Echelon Network.

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