Have You Placed Candidates Outside the U.S.?
You’ve doubtless heard the phrase “going global” before. But has your recruiting desk “gone global”? Sure, you’ve placed candidates in the United States . . . but what about globally?
In other words, have you placed candidates outside of the United States? Don’t answer that quite yet. That’s because we recently asked all Top Echelon Network recruiters that question in the form of a Members’ Area poll:
In your career, how many candidates have you placed outside of the United States?
The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of Network recruiters that selected each one:
- None — 52.4%
- One or two — 28.1%
- Three or four — 8.3%
- Five or six — 1.0%
- Seven or eight — 2.1%
- More than eight — 6.2%
Where have YOU placed candidates?
Well, right off the bat, over half of poll participants (52.4%) indicated that they’ve never placed a candidate outside of the United States. That right there should tell you that the Network is heavily U.S.-based.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, then this might: 28.1% of recruiters in the poll have placed “one or two” candidates outside the U.S. Then the results drop dramatically, with barely any recruiters choosing “five or six” or “seven or eight” as their answers.
What’s interesting, though, is that there’s an uptick at the very end of the answers. That’s because 6.2% of participants have placed “more than eight” candidates outside of the United States.
It seems as though Network recruiters either place no candidates outside the U.S. (or very few of them) . . . or they place a lot. There doesn’t appear to be that much in between.
Of course, there are all sorts of other questions that could be asked on the heels of this question, such as:
- Have you placed foreign candidates within the United States for foreign clients?
- Have you placed foreign candidates within the United States for U.S. clients?
- How about U.S. candidates within the United States for foreign clients?
- Do you even have any foreign clients?
But enough with the questions. Time for some definitive statements, like this one: Top Echelon Network is a network of recruiters that largely places candidates within the United States. The results are overwhelming.