Poll: Emailing Job Orders to Other TE Recruiters

Job orders are the lifeblood of a recruiter’s business. (Actually, they’re half of the lifeblood . . . the other half are candidates to fill job orders.)

Anyway, because of this, recruiters are rather protective of their job orders. When said recruiters are part of a split placement network like TE, they share job orders. However, how they share those job orders is rather important.

The subject of this blog post (and the poll question that it’s about) is emailing job orders. Specifically, the question that we recently posed in the Members’ Area is as follows:

Do you email your job orders to TE members you haven’t spoken to when you only have their work email address?

The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of recruiters that selected each one:

  • Yes — 32.5%
  • No — 67.5%

Not-so-smooth sailing for emailing

As the results of this poll clearly indicate, Network recruiters are not keen on emailing job orders to members when the following two conditions apply:

  1. They haven’t spoken to the other member.
  2. They only have the other member’s email address.

In fact, we’re looking at a more than two-to-one ratio against emailing the job order. Over 67% of recruiters participating in the poll said “No,” whereas 32.5% indicated that they would.

Recruiters clearly want to feel as though their job orders are safe and that they can trust the people with whom they share them. That makes perfect sense. Of course, every situation is unique and every recruiter is different. What one recruiter would do, another recruiter might not. It comes down to personal preferences and the way in which people like to work.

There are other factors, as well, including the following:

  • Whether or not the recruiters have worked together before
  • Whether or not the recruiters have worked together successfully before (i.e., made a split placement together)
  • How well the recruiters know each other
  • Whether or not the recruiter previously emailed a job order to the other member’s work email address without first speaking to them—and what happened in that instance

The Pillar of Trust

Trust is one of The Four Pillars of Top Echelon Network. (The other three are Quality, Communication, and Active Participation.) You must be able to trust other Network recruiters to make split placements and increase your billings.

However, there are degrees of trust. You don’t have to trust ALL Top Echelon Network recruiters. But you should trust at least two or three split partners enough to share job order details with them. And that might include emailing the job order.

If you’d like to discuss this issue with Top Echelon Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, you can contact him by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

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