How Many Job Orders Are TE Recruiters Working?

It’s true: you can’t make placements without job orders. However, how many job orders can TE recruiters work at the same time?

After all, there is a point of diminishing returns. In other words, once you reach a certain point, your efforts are fractured and not as effective. A person’s bandwidth is only so big. Once you exceed that bandwidth, your productivity actually starts to decline.

After all, you can be plenty busy and not make any placements. Clients don’t pay you to be busy. They pay you to be productive.

With that in mind, below is a poll question that we recently posted in the Top Echelon Network Members’ Area:

How many job orders are you working on right now?

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

  • 0-3 — 18.1%
  • 4-6 — 28.4%
  • 7-10 — 25.9%
  • 11-15 — 10.3%
  • 16 or more — 17.2%

TE recruiters and their job orders

The results of this poll involve a close race for the most popular answer. That’s because “4-6” received 28.4% of the vote and “7-10” was right behind it at 25.9%.

As we’re apt to do, let’s add those two percentages together. Once we do, we see that over half of poll participants (54.3%) are working between four and 10 job orders right now.

What about the other ends of the spectrum? Well, there are 18.1% of TE recruiters currently working on between zero and three job orders. Then there are those who are working on between 11 and 15 (10.3%).

And then there is that contingent that is working overtime. For the purposes of this poll and blog post, “overtime” consists of 16 job orders or more. According to the poll, 17.2% of TE recruiters fall into this category.

As any recruiter knows, more job orders does not necessarily translate into more placements. More quality job orders translate into more placements. Quantity is nice, but quality is better. Quantity and quality is the best of both worlds.

Looking to maximize your membership in Top Echelon’s recruiting network?

Then contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS. You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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