What Percentage of Your Placements Are Network Placements?


We recently conducted a poll of Top Echelon Network recruiters by posting a question in the Members’ Area.

That question was as follows:

Approximately what percentage of the placements you make every year are Top Echelon Network placements?


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

  • Less than 25% — 69.6%
  • Between 25% and 50% — 17.7%
  • Between 50% and 75% — 8.9%
  • More than 75% — 3.8%
  • 100% — 0.0%


Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority of Top Echelon recruiters (69.6%) responded that “less than 25%” of the placements they make on a yearly basis are Network placements.

Almost another fifth of poll participants (17.7%) indicated that “between 25% and 50%” of their placements are Network placements.  A smaller percentage (8.9%) chose “More than 75%” as their answer, and not one recruiter (again, not surprisingly) makes 100% of their placements through Top Echelon.


While Top Echelon Preferred Members are adept at using the resources of the Network, they don’t rely on TE for a substantial portion of their business as a recruiting firm.  However, they DO rely on the Network to fill difficult search assignments, namely placements they would not be able to make on their own.

Therein lies the true value of Top Echelon: the Network provides a way for recruiters to make placements they would NOT be able to make otherwise.  It allows them to accept job orders from their clients (usually out of their niche) that they would decline if they were not a part of the Network.

So be sure to post your job orders and post your candidates to the Network.  There are Trading Partners just waiting to help you fill those orders and place those candidates.

Because as we’ve been saying for close to 27 years, “Half a loaf is better than none!”

To find out more about how YOU can make more placements in Top Echelon Network, contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CERS at 330.455.1433, x156.

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