Are Candidates Getting Greedy in This Market?
It’s a candidates’ market. We all know that. Most importantly, candidates know that, especially top candidates. As a result, they’re asking for more and more in terms of offers. But are they now getting . . . greedy?
Well, greed is rather subjective term. What’s greedy to one person might not be to another. And what’s greedy to a hiring manager or recruiter is probably not to a candidate. It’s all about perspective, friends.
And to help gain perspective from recruiters’ side of things in regards to this topic, we recently posed the following poll question in the Members’ Area:
Are candidates getting greedy in this candidates’ market?
The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of split network recruiters that selected each one:
- Yes, they’re the greediest I’ve ever seen! — 7.7%
- Yes, they’re definitely on the greedy side. — 44.4%
- They’re not more greedy than usual.— 41.9%
- No, they’re not greedy at all.— 6.0%
Greedy: split right down the middle
The results of this poll are pretty much split right down the middle.
First, we have the most popular answer. That was “Yes, they’re definitely on the greedy side” at 44.4% of the vote. Another 7.7% of poll participants are of the opinion that “Yes, they’re the greediest I’ve ever seen!”
Put those two together, and you have 52.1% of recruiters who believe that candidates are greedier to some degree.
Now, let’s look at the other side of the equation. That includes the 41.9% of participants who indicated that “They’re not more greedy than usual.” Then we have the 6% of participants who claim “No, they’re not greedy at all.”
Put those two together, and you have 47.9% of recruiters who believe that candidates are NOT greedier in this current market.
So . . . 52.1% vs. 47.9%. That’s a close race, if there ever was one.
The bottom line is this: the majority of Top Echelon Network members participating in this poll believe that candidates are greedier in this market. It’s not an overwhelming majority, but it IS a majority.
Which begs the question: if this candidates’ market continues for two or three more years, how much greedier will they become?