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Believe it or not, the first quarter of the year is over!

And you know what that means. Yes, it means that the second quarter of 2024 has begun.

However, it also means that we have the quarterly awards for Top Echelon’s recruiter network. And those quarterly awards include the Recruiter of the Quarter.

And the Recruiter of the Quarter for Q1 of 2024 is . . . Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting! (Sorry, you had to imagine the anticipatory drum roll.)

However, Brad was not the only recruiter who made a lot of money in Top Echelon during the first quarter. Below are nine more members who also received a considerable return on their investment in Network membership.

Below is the information that we include with the Recruiters of the Quarter feature in Top Echelon Network:

  1. The top 10 recruiters for the quarter
  2. The “cash-in” total for each recruiter during the quarter. (We base the order of the recruiters on their amount of “cash-in” dollars, as opposed to the number of split placements they made during the quarter.)
  3. The number of splits that the recruiters made during the quarter
  4. The date that each recruiter’s agency joined Top Echelon Network
  5. The number of splits each recruiter has made during their Network career
  6. Each recruiter’s cash-in total for their Network career

Congratulations to the recruiters listed below . . . and congratulations to every Network member who made a split placement (or multiple splits) during the quarter!

Recruiters of the Quarter – Q1 2024

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First Place:

Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting

Brad Dodge

Recruiter: Brad Dodge
Agency: iLocatum Recruiting
Placements: Eighteen (18)
Cash-in total: $147,929.68
Career Top Echelon placements: 141
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,047,270.76

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Second Place:

Sara Alexandroff of Sterling St. James, Inc.

Sara Alexandroff

Recruiter: Sara Alexandroff
Agency: Sterling St. James, LLC
Placements: Seven (7)
Cash-in total: $71,626.12
Career Top Echelon placements: 64
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $536,119.12

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Third Place:

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Recruiter: Steve Kohn
Agency: Affinity Executive Search, Inc.
Placements: Six (6)
Cash-in total: $60,471.30
Career Top Echelon placements: 545
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $4,946,804.55

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Fourth Place:

Nick Stoia, CPC of ASAP Search & Recruiters

Nick Stoia, CPC

Recruiter: Nick Stoia, CPC 
Agency: ASAP Search
Placements: Four (4)
Cash-in total: $51,982.00
Career Top Echelon placements: 128
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,065,095.23

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Fifth Place:

Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group

Michael Stuck

Recruiter: Michael Stuck
Agency: Gables Search Group
Placements: Nine (9)
Cash-in total: $49,642.26
Career Top Echelon placements: 565
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $4,032,809.71

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Sixth Place:

Maggie Wolgamot of Ridgeback Management Services, LLC

Maggie Wolgamot

Recruiter: Maggie Wolgamot 
Agency: Ridgeback Management Services, LLC
Placements: Two (2)
Cash-in total: $39,198.00
Career Top Echelon placements: 3
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $78,501.75

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Seventh Place:

Frank Caligiuri of Basilone Executive Search

Frank Caligiuri

Recruiter: Frank Caligiuri 
Agency: Basilone Executive Search
Placements: Four (4)
Cash-in total: $35,959.70
Career Top Echelon placements: 11
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $104,685.45

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Eighth Place:

James Grayem of James Grayem

James Grayem

Recruiter: James Grayem 
Agency: Jamie Graham
Placements: Five (5)
Cash-in total: $35,645.43
Career Top Echelon placements: 33
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $165,773.31

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Ninth Place:

Adam Pantelli of AJ Search

Adam Pantelli

Recruiter: Adam Pantelli 
Agency: AJ Search
Placements: Two (2)
Cash-in total: $28,101.30
Career Top Echelon placements: 7
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $43,273.53

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Tenth Place:

Adam Neumann of New Talent

Adam Neumann

Recruiter: Adam Neumann
Agency: New Talent
Placements: Two (2)
Cash-in total: $26,743.00
Career Top Echelon placements: 8
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $89,775.88

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If YOU want to make more money through Top Echelon’s recruiting network, then contact Director of Network Operations, Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can reach Drea by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

There’s a lot to unpack in regards to the largest split placement fees in Top Echelon Network for the fourth quarter of 2023!

And what is better to unpack than money? Not many things, but there are some things, and those things are NOT the focus of this blog post. Instead, the top 10 placement fees in Top Echelon during the final quarter of the recently finished year are the focus!

As you can see, there was a tie for the top spot, as two pair of recruiters made a placement during the quarter that generated a recruiting fee of $52,500.

Those recruiters included Brad McMillan of RPM ReSearch and Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc. Brad and Steve placed Director of Site Operations at 25%.

Those recruiters also included Christina Boudreaux of Connectly Recruiting and Ann Boland of The Boland Group. Christina and Ann placed a SVP – Business Development, also at 25%.

Not only that, but Steve Kohn is also represented not once, not twice, but three times on the list below! Those placements helped fuel his second-place finish in terms of the top TE recruiters overall for the fourth quarter of 2023.

As a reminder, Top Echelon determines the monthly and quarterly winners of its Network split fee recruiting awards in four distinct categories:

1.) Recruiter of the Month
2.) Largest Split Fee of the Month
3.) Recruiter of the Quarter
4.) Largest Split Fee of the Quarter

We only announce the winners of these awards in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog. We do so usually (but not always) in the issue following the conclusion of each month and/or quarter.

Congratulations to everybody who made the largest split fees in Top Echelon Network during the quarter!

Largest Split Fees of the Fourth Quarter – 2023

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First Place (Tie):

Brad McMillan of RPM ReSearch and Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Brad McMillan of RPM Search

Brad McMillan

The position for this split placement was a Director of Site Operations and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Brad was the job order recruiter and Steve was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $52,500.

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First Place (Tie):

Christina Boudreaux of Connectly Recruiting and Ann Boland of The Boland Group

Ann Boland of The Boland Group

Ann Boland

Christina Boudreaux of Connectly Recruiting

Christina Boudreaux

The position for this split placement was an SVP – Business Development and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Christina was the job order recruiter and Ann was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $52,500.

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Second Place:

Kerry Boehner of KOB Solutions, Inc. and Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Kerry Boehner of KOB Solutions, Inc.

Kerry Boehner

The position for this split placement was a Director and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 20%.

Kerry was the job order recruiter and Steve was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $43,000.

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Third Place:

Lindsey Bozzio of Surf Search and Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Lindsey Bozzio of Surf Search

Lindsey Bozzio

The position for this split placement was a Principal Software Engineer – Biotech and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Lindsey was the job order recruiter and Steve was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $42,500.

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Fourth Place:

Marty Stan of Samaritan Technical Professionals and Amir Asgari of Saba Talent

Amir Asgari of Saba Talent

Amir Asgari

Marty Stan of Samaritan Technical Professional

Marty Stan

The position for this split placement was an ASIC Design Verification Engineer and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 20%.

Marty was the job order recruiter and Amir was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $42,000.

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Fifth Place:

Cathy George, CPC of C.G. & Company and Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting

Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting

Brad Dodge

Cathy George, CPC of C.G. & Company

Cathy George, CPC

The position for this split placement was a Project Manager and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Cathy was the job order recruiter and Brad was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $41,250.

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Sixth Place (Tie):

Veronica Snyder of Career Professionals, Inc. and Rob Hunter of Questgroup Consultants, Inc.

Rob Hunter of Questgroup Consultants, Inc.

Rob Hunter

Veronica Snyder of Career Professionals, Inc.

Veronica Snyder

The position for this split placement was a Product Engineer and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Veronica was the job order recruiter and Rob was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $40,000.

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Sixth Place (Tie):

Jimmy Fong of Network Recruiting and Eric McDanel of Executive Search Partners, LLC

Eric McDanel

Jimmy Fong of Network Recruiting

Jimmy Fong

The position for this split placement was a Project Manager and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Jimmy was the job order recruiter and Eric was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $40,000.

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Seventh Place (Tie):

Chris Shoulet of Top Dog Recruiting and Gary Nashif of SMB Recruiters, LLC

Gary Nashif of SMB Recruiters, LLC

Gary Nashif

Chris Shoulet

The position for this split placement was a Cybersecurity – Account Executive and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 20%.

Chris was the job order recruiter and Gary was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $38,000.

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Seventh Place (Tie):

Stacy Holland of Exceptional People, Inc. (inactive) and Amiena Cader of 3D Tek Information Systems, Inc. (inactive)

The position for this split placement was a Senior Backend Software Engineer and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 20%.

Stacy was the job order recruiter and Amiena was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $38,000.

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Eighth Place:

Adam Krueger of Sun Recruiting, Inc. and Justin Bidwell of Bidwell & Associates, LLC

Adam Krueger of Sun Recruiting, Inc.

Adam Krueger

Justin Bidwell of Bidwell & Associates, LLC

Justin Bidwell

The position for this split placement was an Engineering Manager and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Adam was the job order recruiter and Justin was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $37,500.

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Ninth Place:

Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC and Hani Mussa of Knowhirematch, LLC

Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC

Maria Hemminger

Hani Mussa of Knowhirematch, LLC

Hani Mussa

The position for this split placement was a Manufacturing Controller and the fee percentage associated with this placement was Flat.

Maria was the job order recruiter and Hani was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $36,750.

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Tenth Place (Tie):

Bill Kubena of Kubena & Associates and Jim Folger of One Source Technical, Inc.

Bill Kubena of Kubena & Associates

Bill Kubena

Jim Folger, CPC of One Source Technical, Inc.

Jim Folger, CPC

The position for this split placement was a Sales Representative and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Bill was the job order recruiter and Jim was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $35,000.

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Tenth Place (Tie):

Bill Kubena of Kubena & Associates and Jim Folger of One Source Technical, Inc.

Bill Kubena of Kubena & Associates

Bill Kubena

Jim Folger, CPC of One Source Technical, Inc.

Jim Folger, CPC

The position for this split placement was a Sales Representative and the fee percentage associated with this placement was 25%.

Bill was the job order recruiter and Jim was the candidate recruiter.

The fee for this split placement was $35,000.

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If YOU want to make more money through Top Echelon’s recruiting network, then contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can reach Drea by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

The end of the year brings with it . . . the beginning of another year.

Well, yes. Of course it does. But it also brings with it . . . the Recruiters of the Quarter in Top Echelon Network! (Add appropriate level of applause here.)

And as you can see below, Top Echelon member Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting is the Recruiter of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2023. In fact, Brad has now reached a Network milestone, surpassing 100 split placements in TE. Not only that, but he also has another milestone in his sights for the coming year: $1 million billed through Top Echelon.

But of course, Brad was far from the only Network recruiter who made a ton of extra money in Top Echelon during the recently completed fourth quarter. In fact, if you add up all of the money—and we do like to add up all of the money—the 10 recruiters below accounted for close to $825,000 during the quarter!

Below is the information that we include with the Recruiter of the Quarter feature in Top Echelon Network:

  1. The top 10 recruiters for the quarter
  2. The “cash-in” total for each recruiter during the quarter. (We base the order of the recruiters on their amount of “cash-in” dollars, as opposed to the number of split placements they made during the quarter.)
  3. The number of splits that the recruiters made during the quarter
  4. The number of splits each recruiter has made during their Network career
  5. Each recruiter’s cash-in total for their Network career

Congratulations to the recruiters listed below . . . and congratulations to every Network member who made a split placement (or multiple splits) during the quarter!

Recruiters of the Fourth Quarter – 2023

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First Place:

Brad Dodge of iLocatum Recruiting

Brad Dodge

Recruiter: Brad Dodge
Agency: iLocatum Recruiting
Placements: Twenty-Two (22)
Cash-in total: $173,508.18
Career Top Echelon placements: 120
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $894,699.83

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Second Place:

Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, Inc.

Steve Kohn

Recruiter: Steve Kohn
Agency: Affinity Executive Search, Inc.
Placements: Ten (10)
Cash-in total: $135,334.62
Career Top Echelon placements: 538
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $4,901,373.25

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Third Place:

Sara Alexandroff of Sterling St. James, Inc.

Sara Alexandroff

Recruiter: Sara Alexandroff
Agency: Sterling St. James, LLC
Placements: Twelve (12)
Cash-in total: $119,560.48
Career Top Echelon placements: 59
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $491,373.24

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Fourth Place:

Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group

Michael Stuck

Recruiter: Michael Stuck
Agency: Gables Search Group
Placements: Thirteen (13)
Cash-in total: $95,186.99
Career Top Echelon placements: 553
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $3,985,258.95

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Fifth Place:

Amy Chapman of Key People Staffing

Amy Chapman

Recruiter: Amy Chapman
Agency: Key People Staffing
Placements: Five (5)
Cash-in total: $68,737.50
Career Top Echelon placements: 73
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $874,553.91

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Sixth Place:

Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC

Maria Hemminger

Recruiter: Maria Hemminger 
Agency: MJ Recruiters, LLC
Placements: Six (6)
Cash-in total: $63,913.65
Career Top Echelon placements: 244
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $2,083,595.61

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Seventh Place:

Adam Krueger of Sun Recruiting, Inc.

Adam Krueger

Recruiter: Adam Krueger
Agency: Sun Recruiting, Inc.
Placements: Three (3)
Cash-in total: $46,412.50
Career Top Echelon placements: 46
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $551,364.83

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Eighth Place:

Jim Strickland of BioSource International

Jim Strickland

Recruiter: Jim Strickland
Agency: BioSource Recruiters
Placements: Five (5)
Cash-in total: $44,972.42
Career Top Echelon placements: 226
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $1,780,425.91

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Ninth Place:

Bob White of Impact Solutions, Inc.

Bob White

Recruiter: Bob White 
Agency: Impact Solutions, Inc.
Placements: Five (5)
Cash-in total: $38,817.54
Career Top Echelon placements: 107
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $785,054.33

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Tenth Place:

Larry Gallin of Gallin Associates

Larry Gallin

Recruiter: Larry Gallin 
Agency: Gallin Associates
Placements: Four (4)
Cash-in total: $38,333.20
Career Top Echelon placements: 115
Career Top Echelon cash-in: $938,853.14

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If YOU want to make more money through Top Echelon’s recruiting network, then contact Director of Network Operations, Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can reach Drea by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

Top Echelon Customer Success Manager J.D. Fye recently conducted a special Training Tuesday webinar titled, “The Account Set-Up Checklist.”

You may have attended this free webinar on Tuesday, January 2. On the other hand, you may not have been in attendance.

Regardless, we have the recorded version of the webinar, which I am presenting to you now. (The recording is also located in the Top Echelon Help Center.)

If you are not a user of our recruiting software, then check out the video, anyway, to see how the software could benefit your recruiting desk and agency.

We at Top Echelon are continually working to make the resources that we provide to our customers better, and this is yet more proof!

Below is the official description of this training video:

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Perhaps you’ve received a brand-new Top Echelon ATS account as a holiday gift? Maybe you’ve started a new job at a hiring agency for the new year? Better yet, you’ve had your ATS account for a little while now, but you haven’t taken the time to properly get it rolling?

Regardless of why, 2024 is a great time to make sure your software is ready to go! Join Customer Success Manager J.D. Fye for the first Training Tuesday webinar video of the new year as he walks through the definitive checklist for properly setting up your Top Echelon ATS user seat!

During this FREE training webinar, J.D. covers:

  • Settings to adjust as soon as you login to your new account
  • Ways to bring your existing data into the system
  • A bevy of integrations and tools that will make adopting the software even easier
  • And much more!

So kick off the new year in grand fashion by watching “The Account Set-Up Checklist”!

Watch this Top Echelon ATS training video!

Remember to check The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog every week for more updates regarding Top Echelon software improvements and upgrades.

If you have any questions about how you can maximize your Top Echelon split network membership, please contact Director of Network Operations Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS.

You can do so by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

You know what I like about 2024 already? It’s easy to rhyme with. “Earn more in 2024!” Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

All that to say that if you finished in the top 10 in Top Echelon Network during 2023, then you should soon be receiving your Network Rewards Program check.

On the other hand, if you didn’t finish in the top 10 in the Network or if you don’t even know what the Top Echelon Network Rewards Program is, then you’re in luck. Because we have all the information you need!

There are two tiers under our rewards program.

Tier One: TE Gear

Once a member has reached $25K cash-in through the Network, they will quality for TE gear. Top Echelon headquarters will notify the member that they’ve reached the $25K threshold and can select any item from the TE gear store.

Once a Network member has reached $25K cash-in and selected an item from the TE gear store, there is only one other tier in the program. To reach that tier, a member must be one of the top 10-producing recruiters for that calendar year in terms of cash-in through the Network. If a member reaches that tier, Top Echelon will reward them with a cash award, as listed below.

(Note: All Network recruiters who reach Tier One in 2023 will have until January 31, 2024 to redeem their reward. If you do not respond by that date, then you will forfeit your rewards. And we don’t want you do that.)

Tier Two: Top 10 Cash-In

The top 10 producers in Top Echelon’s recruiter network each calendar year will receive the following cash-back totals, respectively:

  • 1st Place—$3,000
  • 2nd Place—$2,500
  • 3rd Place—$2,000
  • 4th Place—$1,750
  • 5th Place—$1,500
  • 6th Place—$1,250
  • 7th Place—$1,000
  • 8th Place—$750
  • 9th Place—$500
  • 10th Place—$250

The time frame for the Top Echelon Network Rewards Program is January 1 through December 31 of any given year. The program for that year ends on December 31, and a new program begins on January 1.

If you have any questions about the Top Echelon Network Rewards Program, please contact me. You can do so by calling 330.595.1742 or sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

I’m pleased to announce the Virtual Core Group (VCG) meeting schedule for the month of January!

For those of you who don’t know, Top Echelon Network recruiters share the following information during Virtual Core Group teleconference call meetings:

  • Hot job orders and candidates
  • Information about the activity they’re seeing in the marketplace and/or in their niche
  • Ideas for increased production on their desks and within their agencies

These are the activities that lead most directly to making more split placements in Top Echelon Network.

So that is why I’m inviting—or in other words, strongly encouraging—you to attend one of this month’s Virtual Core Group meetings. Below is the complete VCG schedule for January, including the industries involved and the time that each meeting will be held. (Note: all times are Eastern.)

Tuesday, January 9:

  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. — Healthcare
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — Sales & Marketing

Wednesday, January 10:

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — Manufacturing/Engineering
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. — Information Technology
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — Biotechnology/Pharmacology

Thursday, January 11:

  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — Architectural/Engineering/Construction
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. — Accounting & Finance

You can join the meeting to which you belong by accessing the information listed below.

Google Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/qba-qdic-kou

Below is the agenda for each Virtual Core Group meeting:

  1. Welcome
  2. Roll call of the members
  3. I will share the newest software updates for both Top Echelon Network and the Top Echelon recruiting software.
  4. Members will share their hot jobs with corresponding group discussion.
  5. I will direct a software and Network protocol Q&A session to close the call.

It is my goal that this agenda will help you take away more from the meeting than just hot jobs and/or candidates. Hopefully, it will help make you more knowledgeable in terms of the Top Echelon community.

If you’d like to join one of the groups listed above or if you’d like to start a new group, please contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.595.1742 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.