Case Study: the High Quality of Network Candidates

Remember that blog post we published a few days ago? You know, the one that asked, “Who says there’s no money to be made in a split fee recruiting network?” Here’s another question: “Who says there are no high-quality network candidates in a split fee recruiting network?”

Well, there are both high-quality network candidates AND plenty of money to be made. And we have yet another case study to prove it!

This case study involves one of the most successful recruiters in the history of the Network: Pat McCombs, CPC of KB Search Team, LLC. Pat has made a handful of split placements with Catherine Bateman-Stewart of Woods & Paolino Recruiting Solutions. As you can see from Pat’s comments below, their latest placement was a doozy.

The bottom line: even though Pat’s client hired another candidate for the position, they liked Catherine’s candidate so much that they created a position for him!

Share quality Network candidates!

When a client creates a position so they can hire a candidate, it tells you how much they like the candidate. Consequently, it also tells you that the candidate was of very high quality. Top Echelon recruiters share quality Network candidates with each other. They don’t hoard their best candidates. They share them, and that’s how they make money.

Here are a few more interesting aspects about this case study:

  • This placement was Pat’s 103rd as a Network member.
  • The fee associated with this placement was $26,072. Not bad for a position that didn’t even exist prior to presenting the candidate.
  • That Vice President of Sales – Europe position that Pat mentions below? She filled that position with a candidate provided by another Network recruiter, Ann Boland of The Boland Group. The fee associated with that placement was $38,025. It’s one of the 10 largest fees in the Network for the first quarter of 2017.

When you submit and share high-quality candidates to Top Echelon’s recruiting network, you make placements and you make money. This case study is yet more proof of that!

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Pat McCombs, CPC of KB Search Team, LLC

Pat McCombs, CPC

Catherine Bateman-Stewart of Woods & Paolino Recruiting Solutions

Catherine Bateman-Stewart

“Once again, Catherine provided excellent candidates. The original search on which she worked was a VP of Sales – Europe for our same client. Another candidate was selected for that position, but our client liked Catherine’s candidate so much, they created a new role for him. He was delighted! Such a nice win/win!”

Submitted by Pat McCombs, CPC of KB Search Team, LLC regarding her Network split placement with Catherine Bateman-Stewart of Woods & Paolino Recruiting Solutions


Fee Percentage—25%

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth Network split placement that McCombs and Bateman-Stewart have made together in Top Echelon.)

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