Best Practices for Exporters in Top Echelon

In Top Echelon Network, exporters are those recruiters who “export” candidates. In other words, they provide candidates to other Network members who have open job orders.

Right now, we’re in the middle of a candidates’ market. In fact, the market for talent is historically tight. The National Unemployment Rate has been at its lowest level in the past 50 years. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.

Which means quality candidates are very important to the success of recruiters. And that includes members of Top Echelon’s recruiting network. Since that’s the case, it underscores the importance of the role that exporters play in Top Echelon.

With that in mind, I thought would be prudent to promote best practices for exporters in the Network.

The future for exporters AND importers

That being said, we’ve already published plenty of articles regarding these best practices. I’m going to bring them all together in this blog post as a quick review of how exporters should view their membership in TE.

Without further adieu, below are links to those articles:

And of course, when it comes to exporting candidates, I urge you to opt-in to the Network’s MEGA Database. More and more members are making split placements through the MEGA. There are now close to five million recruited candidates in the MEGA.

I also urge you to read this blog post that I wrote at the beginning of the year: “The Future of Candidates in Top Echelon Network.” (That is, of course, if you haven’t read it already.) The reason you should read it is because we’re eventually going to phase out the Split Candidate Database.

As I mentioned in that blog post, there is no reason to panic. We’re not phasing anything out yet. However, this is something for which you should prepare, regardless of whether you are an importer or an exporter.

In the meantime, if you have any feedback or questions, be sure to contact me by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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One response to “Best Practices for Exporters in Top Echelon”

  1. Amylyn Kyler says:

    Don’t give the candidate the importers contact information and tell them to reach out directly. You own the candidate.