Our Latest Poll and 5 Points About the Recruiting Industry


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

That question was as follows:

Will this be your best year as a Preferred Member in Top Echelon Network?


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

  • Yes, by a lot! — 10.8%
  • Yes, by a little! — 10.8%
  • Yes, but it’s my first year. — 8.8%
  • It’s too close to call. — 2.9%
  • No, but I’ll come close. — 16.7%
  • No, and it’s not even close. — 50.0%


There’s no doubt that 2014 has been a good year for Top Echelon Network.  But was it the BEST year for the majority (over 50%) of Preferred Member recruiters?

The short answer: no, but it was closer than you might think.

Right off the bat, 50% of poll respondents indicated that 2014 was not their best year as a Preferred Member, “and it’s not even close.”  However, another 16.7% chose “No, but I’ll come close” as their answer and 2.9% chose “It’s too close to call.”

Both “Yes, by a lot!” and “Yes, by a little!” garnered the same number of votes: 10.8% of them apiece, to be specific.


Of course, it would be nearly impossible for ALL recruiters in the Network to enjoy their best year ever during any 12-month stretch, but the results of this poll indicate that a healthy amount of recruiters have enjoyed a very productive 2014.

Taking all of this into consideration, the results of this poll underscore and support the following five points:

  1. This was a good year for the recruiting industry overall.
  2. This was a good year for Top Echelon Network recruiters overall.
  3. Companies have a need to hire, and they’re acting on that need.
  4. Companies will absolutely enlist the services of an executive recruiter to find the candidates they need.
  5. At this point, 2015 is shaping up as another good year for the recruiting industry.

Has this been your experience in 2014?  How has the activity been in your niche?  What are your thoughts about next year and the state of the recruiting industry?

To find out more about how YOU can make more placements in Top Echelon Network (and perhaps enjoy your best year ever in 2015), contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CERS at 330.455.1433, x156.

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