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Last week, we let you know about a live webinar regarding the future of the Top Echelon Network software. Well, that live webinar has come and gone. However, the recorded version of that webinar lives in the form of an important video.

As you might expect, the title of this important video is the same as the live webinar: “The Future of Top Echelon Network Software.”

We whole-heartedly encourage you, the members of Top Echelon Network, to watch this video. During this video, Top Echelon Software Product Manager Todd Bossler addresses the following::

  • The present state of the Top Echelon Network software
  • The tools and functionality in the current software
  • What the future of the Network software holds
  • What that future means for Top Echelon Network members

This important video is about 30 minutes long. All you have to do in order to watch the video is click the link below:

Watch this important Network video!

And also as I did last week, I encourage you to watch another important video. This one is the recorded version of a special Training Tuesday webinar that I conducted earlier this year.

Like Todd’s recent webinar, this Training Tuesday webinar is now a video in the Help Center. Click the link below to watch the video, which is titled “The Future of Candidates in Top Echelon Network.”

Watch “The Future of Candidates”!

Remember, if you have questions about your Top Echelon Network membership or about how you can enjoy more success in the Network, I encourage you to contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

It’s been a while since we published poll results from the Members’ Area. But don’t worry. We’re about to catch up!

That’s because we have results from the past five polls. These poll results cover a wide range of recruiting-related topics. These topics include how much Network members billed overall last year, how much Network members text candidates and clients, and the importance of social media for candidates. (And there are other topics, as well.)

So don’t be shy. Dive right in and enjoy the latest Members’ Area poll results from Top Echelon’s recruiting network.

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What was the cash-in total for your recruiting desk in 2018?

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

  • Less than $100K — 23.4%
  • $100K to $200K — 39.0%
  • $200K to $300K — 13.0%
  • $300K to $400K — 15.6%
  • $400K to $500K — 3.9%
  • Over $500K — 5.2%

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How many contract placements did you make in 2018?

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

  • None — 66.3%
  • 1-10 — 26.7%
  • 11-20 — 3.5%
  • 21-30 — 2.3%
  • More than 30 — 1.2%

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How did your overall billings for 2018 compare with 2017?

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

  • Significantly better — 22.0%
  • Better — 22.0%
  • The same — 30.5%
  • Worse — 22.0%
  • Significantly worse — 3.7%

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If you text candidates and clients, how many texts do you send per month?

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

  • I do not text candidates and clients. — 18.5%
  • 1-10 — 23.9%
  • 11-50 — 37.0%
  • 51-100 — 12.0%
  • 101-200 — 5.4%
  • More than 200 — 3.3%

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How important is it that a candidate has a strong social media presence?

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

  • Very important — 7.0%
  • Somewhat important — 23.3%
  • Neither important nor unimportant — 36.0%
  • Not important at all — 33.7%

Following the poll results

Following our poll results in real time is easy. We post a poll question in the Members’ Area every week. Once you participate in the poll, you can see the results as other Members cast their votes. We usually post a new Members’ Area poll question on Monday. We usually do that, but we don’t always do that. Because life happens . . . you know?

But forget about poll results for a moment. If YOU want to make more split placements and more money, then contact Director of Network Operations, Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS. You can reach Drea by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.

In Top Echelon Network, exporters are those recruiters who “export” candidates. In other words, they provide candidates to other Network members who have open job orders.

Right now, we’re in the middle of a candidates’ market. In fact, the market for talent is historically tight. The National Unemployment Rate has been at its lowest level in the past 50 years. Right now, there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight.

Which means quality candidates are very important to the success of recruiters. And that includes members of Top Echelon’s recruiting network. Since that’s the case, it underscores the importance of the role that exporters play in Top Echelon.

With that in mind, I thought would be prudent to promote best practices for exporters in the Network.

The future for exporters AND importers

That being said, we’ve already published plenty of articles regarding these best practices. I’m going to bring them all together in this blog post as a quick review of how exporters should view their membership in TE.

Without further adieu, below are links to those articles:

And of course, when it comes to exporting candidates, I urge you to opt-in to the Network’s MEGA Database. More and more members are making split placements through the MEGA. There are now close to five million recruited candidates in the MEGA.

I also urge you to read this blog post that I wrote at the beginning of the year: “The Future of Candidates in Top Echelon Network.” (That is, of course, if you haven’t read it already.) The reason you should read it is because we’re eventually going to phase out the Split Candidate Database.

As I mentioned in that blog post, there is no reason to panic. We’re not phasing anything out yet. However, this is something for which you should prepare, regardless of whether you are an importer or an exporter.

In the meantime, if you have any feedback or questions, be sure to contact me by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com.