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Top Echelon Regional Core Groups

Only two weeks to go before the Ninth Annual Top Echelon Network Ohio Golf Outing!  This year, the event is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, Ohio.

The Golf Outing has become one of the staples of Top Echelon Network as far as Regional Core Groups are concerned.  Every year, between 20 and 30 Preferred Member recruiters attend the event, and they enjoy a day filled with fun, camaraderie, food and drink, and of course, golf.  And that will be the case again this year.

Please remember that Preferred Member recruiters who attend the event can bring a guest with them.  Attendees are also encouraged to invite clients or candidates, as well.  These types of guests have attended in the past, with great results.

If you’d like to attend the golf outing, please contact Debra L. Stitt, CPC of Quality Source, Inc. of Ohio at

Top Echelon Network provides value for a lot of different recruiters in a lot of different ways, and it recently did so for Preferred Member Jim Hipskind, CPC of Continental Search & Outplacement, Inc.  As is usually the case, that value was ultimately defined as a split placement with another Network Member.

The value that the Network provided for Hipskind can be summed up as follows:

Hipskind received a job order from one of his clients that was outside of his niche, and because of his Membership in Top Echelon Network, he was able to fill that job order and make a placement that he might not have made otherwise.

Jim Hipskind, CPCHipskind works primarily in the Animal Science and Animal Nutrition industries.  However, he was tasked with filling a Programmer position.  Since that was outside of his niche, he decided to enlist the help of other Preferred Members by posting the job in the Split Jobs Database.

Fortunately for Hipskind, Bill Law of OraStaff, Inc., saw his job posted in the Network.  As a result, he contact Hipskind about the opening, and that started a process that eventually ended with a split placement.

“Bill contacted me after seeing my opening on the Network and sent me two excellent candidates,”
said Hipskind.  “Both were interviewed and the company selected the best person.”

The candidate was placed for a 25% fee, which was a respectable sum for Hipskind and Law.  According to Hipskind, this placement is a perfect example of the Network’s “half a loaf is better than no loaf” philosophy.  No matter the amount of the split placement fee Hipskind received, it was certainly better than not receiving any fee because he wasn’t able to fill the job order on this own, which was a distinct possibility because the order was outside of his niche.

“This type of position is way outside my area of expertise and is a continuing example and reason why Top Echelon Network is so critical to my business model,”
said Hipskind.  “It continues to allow me to say to my clients, ‘Yes, I can help you out.’  Thank you, Bill, and thank you, TE.”

How has the Network been valuable for you?  We’d like to tell your story, so send it to, and you could be featured in an upcoming issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog!

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creates websites for recruiters, and the tools and functionality that Hiring Hook recruitment website design offers helps recruiters make more placements.  Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiting firm Cameron Craig Group has a Hiring Hook website, and the firm has put the functionality of their site to tremendous use over the years.

The Cameron Craig Group’s Hiring Hook website has produced scores of split placements, including the two detailed below in this week’s “Comments and Compliments” segment.  For more information about Hiring Hook websites for recruiters, give us a call at 330.455.1433 or visit our website services for recruiters page.

And of course, if you have comments for a Trading Partner regarding a split placement, please email those comments to

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Gene McQueen“What a great website!  Thank you to Trey and Gene for the work that you do to drive candidates to your site.  This is our second split this year!”

Submitted by Maria Hemminger of MJ Recruiters, LLC regarding her split placement with Gene McQueen of the Cameron Craig Group

Position Title—Assistant Rubber Compounding Chemist
Fee Percentage—25%

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Trey CameronJon Harol,CPC“Thanks again, Trey!  We are on a roll!”

Submitted by Jon Harol, CPC of Lighthouse Recruiting regarding his split placement with Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group

Position Title—Test Labratory Manager/Director
Fee Percentage—25%

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For more information about Hiring Hook websites for recruiters, give us a call at 330.455.1433 or visit