Top Echelon Recruiter Survey: Placements Sourced from LinkedIn

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Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, recently conducted a recruiter survey of its membership to find out how many of the recruiters’ placements during the past 12 months have been sourced from LinkedIn.

Top Echelon Chief Content Officer Matt Deutsch

Top Echelon Chief Content Officer Matt Deutsch

Depending on the industry and niche in which recruiters work, superstar candidates are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Of all the social media platforms available to recruiters, LinkedIn is by far the most popular with executive search consultants.

However, how many placements do recruiters make due to their participation in LinkedIn? In addition, what percentage of their overall billings do those placements comprise?

RECRUITER SURVEY QUESTION:
Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, recently conducted a recruiter survey of its membership to find out how many of the recruiters’ placements during the past 12 months have been sourced from LinkedIn.

As part of that survey, Top Echelon asked the following question of its Network recruiters:

“How many of your placements during the past 12 months have been sourced from LinkedIn?”

RECRUITER SURVEY RESULTS:
Nearly a third of survey participants (32.9%) chose “less than 25%” as their answer, meaning that roughly a quarter of the placements they’ve made during the past year have been sourced from LinkedIn. The second-most popular answer was “none,” which garnered 29.4% of the vote.

Rounding out the answers were “25% to 49%” with 18.8% of the vote, “50% to 75%” with 15.3% of the vote, and “over 75%” with just 3.5%.

RECRUITER SURVEY QUOTABLE:
“There’s no doubt that many recruiters use LinkedIn on an everyday basis for the purpose of finding qualified candidates for their clients’ job orders,” said Matt Deutsch, Chief Content Officer at Top Echelon. “However, the fact that almost 30% of the recruiters who participated in this survey haven’t made any placements with candidates sourced from LinkedIn clearly shows that success varies from recruiter to recruiter.

“Depending on the industry and niche in which recruiters work, superstar candidates are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Recruiters will use whatever sourcing technique or strategy that works the best for them. That approach might include LinkedIn . . . or it might not.”

ABOUT TOP ECHELON NETWORK:
Nearly 400 recruiting firms and agencies from all major industries are part of Top Echelon Network, founded in 1988 and based in Canton, Ohio. Network recruiters can search open job orders and qualified candidates, set up automated email alerts, and share information with each other for the purpose of making split placements.

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