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Let’s just face the hard facts: winter is NEVER going to end!  It’s just going to keep snowing and snowing and snowing . . .

That’s why you must go to the 2013 Top Echelon Network National Convention in Florida next month!  So you can enjoy the warm weather and sandy beaches.  So you can wear shorts and flip-flops.  So you can stop worrying about slipping on the sidewalk and breaking something you might need.

And yes, there could be a pile of money waiting for you in Florida.

But more importantly, winter is NEVER going to end!  (Did we mention that already?)

Did we also mention:

  • Beer ManThat industry legend Danny Cahill is the main speaker for the convention?
  • That Bob Marshall and Amy Bingham are also going to present sessions?
  • That this is our 25th anniversary convention?
  • That the cost of registration is just $560 per person?
  • That the Gala Event is going to “blow the roof” off the convention (NOT literally . . . we hope)?
  • That we will probably enter into a period of deep introspection and self-analysis if you don’t attend?

Well, if we didn’t, we’re mentioning all of that right now.  We’re also mentioning the fact that we recently posted photos from the last time we were at the TradeWinds Resort in St. Petersburg.  That was the 2000 National Convention, and there are quite a few current Network recruiters who also attended that event.

This year’s National Convention is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27.  It will probably still be snowing wherever you are on those dates . . . or it will be 30 degrees . . . or both.

You owe yourself a break.  You owe yourself a trip to sunny and warm Florida.  You owe it to yourself to make more money.  You owe it yourself to attend the convention!

So register for the 2013 National Convention!

And snowing and snowing and snowing . . .

We are all connected . . . by the “great circle of split placements”!

Okay, so that phrase didn’t originate from a Disney animated film that grossed hundreds of millions of dollars.  However, it was the product of this week’s placements in Top Echelon Network.

That’s because we featured Network recruiter Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc. in this issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, and he recently made a split placement with Network recruiter Laurie Gillespie of Dayspring & Associates.

Gillespie, meanwhile, has not one, but TWO split placements in this week’s issue of The Pinnacle.

Does that seem more like a triangle to you than a circle, maybe even an isosceles triangle?  Unfortunately, the “great isosceles triangle of split placements” doesn’t make much sense.

While I try to figure this out, please peruse the list of positions that were recently filled by Top Echelon Network recruiters:

  • Recent PlacementsSoftware Engineer – Progress
  • Datastage Systems Consultant
  • Polymer Research Engineer
  • Data Analytics & Visualization Analyst
  • HR Manager
  • Web Developer/Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Key Account Sales – Central

Do you work within the industries and disciplines represented by these positions?  If so, then we might be featuring YOUR split placement next!

If you have any questions about circles, triangles, or how you can make placements in Top Echelon Network, contact Membership Development Coordinator Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS at (330) 455-1433, Ext. 156.

THIS WEEK’S COMPLETED SPLIT PLACEMENTS!

 

Michael StuckLaurie GillespieJob order recruiter: Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Laurie Gillespie of Dayspring & Associates

Job title: SOFTWARE ENGINEER – PROGRESS

Fee percentage—15%

Action causing split placement: Regular communication with another Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiter

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Laurie GillespieMelinda O'NeilJob order recruiter: Melinda O’Neill of Enterprise Search Associates, LLC

Candidate recruiter:  Laurie Gillespie of Dayspring & Associates

Job title: DATASTAGE SYSTEMS CONSULTANT

Fee percentage—20%

Action causing split placement: Regular communication with another Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiter

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Karen Akbal-Sturgeon, CPCVeronica SnyderJob order recruiter: Karen Akbal-Sturgeon of KLA Industries

Candidate recruiter: Veronica Snyder of Career Professionals, Inc.

Job title: POLYMER RESEARCH ENGINEER

Fee percentage—25%

Action causing split placement: The job order or candidate was found by searching Top Echelon Network’s split databases.

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Catherine ReynoldsKim KirbyJob order recruiter: Kim Kirby of Balanced Career Solutions, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Catherine Reynolds of OnBoard Recruitment Advisers

Job title: DATA ANALYTICS & VISUALIZATION ANALYST

Fee percentage—20%

Action causing split placement: “Catherine saw the job posting on TE and called me to get more information on it.”

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Ken NunleyJob order recruiter: Ron Sunshine of Ron Sunshine Associates

Candidate recruiter: Ken Nunley of 7 Solutions USA

Job title: HR MANAGER

Fee percentage—20%

Action causing split placement: Regular communication with another Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiter

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Sean Napoles, CPCRobert BrionesJob order recruiter: Robert Briones, CPC of R.A. Briones & Company

Candidate recruiter: Sean Napoles, CPC of Career Brokers, Inc.

Job title: WEB DEVELOPER/PROGRAMMER

Fee percentage—30%

Action causing split placement: Regular communication with another Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiter

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Job order recruiter: Pat McCombs, CPC of KB Search Team, LLC

Candidate recruiter: Paul Miller of Miller-Franklin Search Group

Job title: PROJECT MANAGER

Fee percentage—25%

Action causing split placement: The job order or candidate was found by searching Top Echelon Network’s split databases.

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Maja MunozRob SpauldingJob order recruiter: Maja Munoz of Human Technologies, Inc.

Candidate recruiter: Rob Spaulding of Spaulding Associates

Job title: KEY ACCOUNT SALES – CENTRAL

Fee percentage—30%

Action causing split placement: “Rob Spaulding emailed asking if we still needed candidates.  He sent a solid one, and it was a done deal!”

Everybody loves a good story . . . especially a good recruiting story.

This week in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, we don’t have just one or even two good recruiting stories—we have three!  That trio of headhunting tales is courtesy of Top Echelon Network recruiter Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc.

'Comments' and ComplimentsThere are many things that make these stories great:

  • All three were the first split placement that Stuck made with the other recruiters involved (Kevin Bautista, Steve Strickland, and Terry Rhodes).
  • In two of the three situations, the other recruiter was making their first split placement in Top Echelon Network (Bautista and Rhodes).
  • One of the splits involved the placement of a Chief Executive Officer, which brought with it a rather hefty fee.
  • Each split placement exemplifies the teamwork associated with high-quality Trading Partner relationships in the Network.

We’d like to thank Stuck for submitting his comments and for helping us to highlight these split placements—and these three great recruiting stories!

If YOU have a great recruiting story regarding a recent split placement with another Network recruiter, send your comments to marketing@topechelon.com, and they’ll appear in a future issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.

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Michael Stuck“This was a unique placement.  The candidate Laurie presented started the interview process before Christmas, then left for a month-long trip to Argentina and came back a month later, finished the interview process, and landed the job.  Good things happen those who wait.  What a super job Laurie did in both finding this candidate and communicating along the way.  Thanks, Laurie!”

Submitted by Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc. regarding his split placement with Kevin Bautista of Joseph Michaels International

Position Title—SQL DEVELOPER

Fee Percentage—15%

(Editor’s note: This is the first split placement that Stuck and Bautista have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Michael Stuck“Bill has been super to work with to place these Progress Developers.  He has sent multiple candidates, and they all seem to get interviews and do well.  It’s just a matter of time until we get another one, Bill.  Thanks for all of your hard work on finding such great candidates!”

Submitted by Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc. regarding his split placement with Steve Strickland of American Career Search, Inc.

Position Title—CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Fee Percentage—25%

(Editor’s note: This is the first split placement that Stuck and Strickland have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Michael StuckTerry Rhodes“It was great working with Terry on our first split together.  [He] sent just this one candidate to see if I had interest, and lo and behold, she ended up getting the job out of multiple candidates who interviewed.  Nice job!  Looking forward to working together again one day.”

Submitted by Michael Stuck of Gables Search Group, Inc. regarding his split placement with Terry Rhodes of NewCareers

Position Title—BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Fee Percentage—15%

(Editor’s note: This is the first split placement that Stuck and Rhodes have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

2013 NAPS Conference Logo

We’re all about tradition here at Top Echelon Network, and one of the traditions we love is attending the annual National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Conference!

And yes, we’ll be at the 2013 NAPS Conference, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, through Friday, September 13.  The location: the Cosmopolitan Hotel in always fun and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year’s jam-packed event will feature a number of benefits for executive recruiters:

  • 20 of the recruiting industry’s leading speakers
  • CPC, CTS, and CERS certification sessions
  • Networking lunches
  • Fast-track speaker breakouts
  • An “Owner/Manager Special Day” embedded within the conference!
  • And a whole lot more!

The cost to attend the 2013 NAPS Conference is $795 for NAPS members and $1,195 for non-members.  However, recruiters are encouraged to contact NAPS to inquire about special pricing and payment plans that are available.

Since its inception in 1961, the National Association of Personnel Services has built a reputation as being the educator for the executive search and staffing industry.  NAPS has accomplished this not only through its annual conference, but also through its certification program and emphasis on continuing education.

In addition, Top Echelon is pleased to announce that Hiring Hook staffing firm and recruitment website design and Big Biller online recruiting software are both sponsors of this year’s NAPS Conference!

We hope to see you in Vegas!