Do YOU Know if Your Clients Hire on a Contract Basis?
How well do you know your clients? Do you know them completely, inside and out? If you don’t know whether or not they hire on a contract basis, then the answer is “No.”
We decided to find out how many Network members possess that level of knowledge about their clients. And our preferred method of finding out? A poll question in the Members’ Area, of course!
In fact, here’s the question that we posed in that poll. (It’s a rather straightforward question, if we do say so ourselves.)
How many of your clients hire on a contract basis?
The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of Network recruiters that selected each one:
- None of them — 36.0%
- A quarter of them — 23.6%
- About half of them — 4.5%
- Three quarters of them — 1.1%
- All of them — 4.5%
- I actually have no idea. — 30.3%
Any which way they hire
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Thirty-six percent (36%) of poll participants indicated that “None” of their clients hire on a contract basis. Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly how they came to acquire this information.
Ideally, they asked their clients, either on the phone or via email. What would NOT be ideal? If they just assume that their clients don’t hire on a contract basis because their clients have never given them a contract job order. That has a high probability of being a false assumption.
Next in line: 23.6% of recruiters indicated that a quarter of their clients hire on a contract basis. After that, though, it drops off to 4.5% for “Half of them.” Incidentally, that matches the percentage of members who chose “All of them” as their answer.
Now, on to the juicy part of our presentation. That would be the percentage of recruiters who “actually have no idea.” That percentage stands at 30.3%. That’s more than a third of recruiters who do not know if their clients hire contract workers.
We’ll be referencing the results of this poll in the future. However, in the meantime, if you don’t know if your clients hire on a contract basis, you could be missing out on job orders. Because maybe they DO hire contractors.
And if they do, that means they’re giving those job orders to somebody else.