Half of Recruiters Working Up Until the End of the Year


We recently posed a question to the Top Echelon Network Membership in the form of a survey in the Members’ Area.

That question was as follows:

How much longer do you plan to work your recruiting desk full-time in 2013?


The choice of answers that were offered is listed below, along with the percentage of recruiters that selected each answer:

  • Up until Thanksgiving — 2.3%
  • Up until the middle of December — 10.7%
  • Up until Christmas — 38.2%
  • I plan to work full-time all the way through the end of the year. — 48.9%


recruiter surveysWhat’s interesting is that nearly half of survey participants (48.9%) plan to work full-time through the end of the year.  There was a time when that wasn’t the case.  In fact, once upon a time, way more than half of all recruiters stopped working full-time shortly after Thanksgiving or the beginning of December.

Speaking of which, 10.7% of recruiters plan to work “up until the middle of December,” while 38.2% plan to work “up until Christmas.”  A scant 2.3% plan to work only “up until Thanksgiving,” which will be here before you know it.

The results of this survey fall in line with the prevailing sentiment that recruiters may be billing as much as they have in the past, but they’re working longer and harder to achieve those billings.


How much longer do YOU plan to work full-time this year?  Is your answer the same as it is every year?  How much is the state of the economy affecting your decision?

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