How Hot is the Activity on YOUR Recruiting Desk?

We recently polled members of Top Echelon’s recruiting network (that would be YOU) about job order flow. Now we’re going to take things a step further. Specifically, we want to know how hot the activity level is on your desk.

It makes sense. We’re at the halfway point of the year. It’s July. And of course, it’s as “hot as the dickens” outside, and I have no idea what that actually means.

But we couldn’t just ask recruiters if their desk is hot or not. That’s a pretty lame poll question. No, we needed something more. We needed a set of qualifiers. A range of hotness (or notness), so to speak.

So, without further adieu, this is the question that we posed to the membership:

On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the hottest), how hot is the activity on your desk right now?

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

  • One (1) — 10.7%
  • Two (2) — 18.0%
  • Three (3) — 32.0%
  • Four (4) — 26.2%
  • Five (5) — 13.1%

Hot by various degrees

So . . . let’s start with the most popular answer in our poll. That answer was “3.” Nearly a third of poll participants (32.0%) chose that answer.

That’s a relatively safe “middle of the road” response. Once again, not too hot. Not too cold. Just right. More “Goldilocks recruiting.”

What’s interesting, though, is that nearly the same number of recruiters chose “4” as their answer. That selection registered 26.2% of the vote.

And who is the hottest of the hot? The 13.1% of recruiters who claim their recruiting desk is a “5.” That means their desk could NOT get any hotter.

Here’s the good news: a total of 71.3% of our split fee recruiting network members stated that their desk is hot at a level of three or higher. That leaves just 29.7% that indicated their desk is only a “1” or a “2.”

Conclusion: the vast majority of Network recruiters are enjoying a good year on their desk. Some, in fact, are enjoying a great year.

Will there ever be a time when 100% of TE recruiters are either a “4” or “5” in terms of the hotness of their desk? Probably not, but in the wild and wacky world of recruiting, it sometimes appears that anything is possible.

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