The Future of Candidates in Top Echelon Network

At Top Echelon, we’re constantly evolving and moving forward. That’s the case with all of the tools and services that we provide, including our software. That’s why I recently conducted a special Training Tuesday webinar titled “The Future of Candidates in Top Echelon Network.”

During that webinar, I discussed not only the future of candidates in the Network, but also the software and tools that we provide to help manage those candidates. Specifically, I addressed the Split Candidate Database and the MEGA Database.

The Split Candidate Database was created so that members of the Network could share candidates with one another. Without a doubt, the Split Candidate Database has produced a tremendous amount of split placements. However, I must point out some key factors. These factors include the number of:

  • Candidates being shared to the Split Candidate Database has dwindled over the years.
  • Placements caused by members searching the Split Candidate Database have declined.
  • Candidates in the MEGA Database grow daily and is now close to five million.
  • Placements caused by members searching the MEGA Database have increased.
  • Splits overall in Top Echelon’s recruiting network have increased every year since the Great Recession of 2008 ended.

Fast forward to the future

Realizing that Network members needed a better way to find candidates, we introduced the MEGA Database a few years ago. More than 70% of Network members use the Big Biller recruiting software, so it made sense to give them the option of allowing their trading partners to blindly search their database and ask for candidates that met certain search criteria.

We do realize that the MEGA Database currently has some limitations. We are addressing these limitations as quickly as we can. However, what’s important to keep in mind, especially as Network members make the transition to the new version of Big Biller, is this:

We are eventually going to phase out the Split Candidate Database.

Now don’t panic. We’re not doing it yet. If you’re a Network member who uses Big Biller and you move to the new version, the Split Candidate Database will still be there. However, there will be a big change: you can’t add candidates to it.

You can still search the Split Candidate Database. You just can’t add candidates to it or share candidates through it. If you want to share candidates, you must do so through the MEGA Database. (Or you can send the candidates directly to your split recruiting partners via email, as some members do.)

With all of this in mind, I encourage you to watch the recorded version of my special Training Tuesday webinar session. Just click the link below:

Watch this FREE Network training video!

Remember, if you have questions about the Split Candidate Database, the MEGA Database, or the future of candidates in Top Echelon Network, I encourage you to contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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