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It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a Preferred Member of Top Echelon Network, you can always make split placements with a new Trading Partner.

We’ve been touting that for quite some time now, but we decided to find out how often it happens.  After all, it’s always good to back up your claims with actual data.

So, you guessed it, we decided to conduct a survey of the Network Membership.  We did that by posting a question in the Members’ Area (as we are wont to do).

That question was as follows:

Have you made a split placement with a new Trading Partner within the past 12 months?


The choice of answers that were provided is listed below, along with the percentage of recruiters who selected each answer:

  • Yes, one new Trading Partner — 19.5%
  • Yes, two new Trading Partners — 20.8%
  • Yes, three new Trading Partners — 7.8%
  • Yes, more than three new Trading Partners — 15.6%
  • No — 36.4%


Recruitment SurveyMore than half of the recruiters participating in the survey have made a split placement with a new Trading Partner within the past six months.  In fact, 63.6% of them have done so, and some have made splits with more than one new Partner.

Of course, that means 36.4% of recruiters have NOT made a split with a new Trading Partner.  However, that doesn’t mean they didn’t make splits with existing Trading Partners.  In fact, it’s very likely that was the case, which is fine, because the money they earned spends just the same.


Have you made a split placement with a new Trading Partner within the past 12 months?  More than one?  What do you believe is the most important aspect of forming a Trading Partner relationship?

The 2013 National Association of Personnel Services is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, through Friday, September 13!  The location for the event is the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s a little over a month away!  That’s just one reason why you should register now for what’s sure to be one of the most heavily attended events in the recruiting industry this year.  Below are a bunch of other reasons to register:

  • NAPS Recruiting Conference20 of the recruiting industry’s leading speakers
  • CPC, CTS, and CERS certification sessions
  • Networking lunches
  • Fast-track speaker breakouts
  • An “Owner/Manager Special Day”!
  • And a whole lot more!

As we’ve mentioned on several occasions, Hiring Hook recruitment website design and Big Biller recruiting software for applicant tracking are both sponsors of this year’s NAPS Conference!

The cost to attend the conference is $795 for NAPS members and $1,195 for non-members.  Recruiters are encouraged to contact NAPS about special pricing and payment plans.

Since 1961, NAPS has built a reputation for being the educator for the executive search and staffing industry.  The organization has accomplished this not only through its annual conference, but also through its certification program and emphasis on continuing education for search professionals.

This is it!  Only one month to go!  Sign up today!

Recruiting Background CheckPart of building a successful company begins with hiring qualified employees who fit into your company’s customs.

Good hiring decisions help position a company for success.  Poor hiring decisions can lead to inefficiency, increase your exposure to risk, and jeopardize revenue.  Employment screening is your first line of defense in protecting your staff and company assets.

IntelliCorp and Top Echelon have teamed up to provide background screening products and solutions at discounted rates to help you mitigate risk and keep your organization safe.

Recruiter network members can access preferred pricing on a wide variety of products and services.  Bundled package options are also available starting at $9.95.  Most basic background checks involve criminal reports, Social Security number/address history, and education and employment verifications.

The option always exists to expand a search beyond the basic screening components.  Depending on the position, you can add additional searches, such as motor vehicle reports, professional licenses, credit history, and drug testing.

The benefits of this program include the following:

  • Preferred pricing
  • All activation and monthly fees will be waived
  • A consolidated order entry system that allows for one comprehensive report on each applicant
  • Personal user ID and password
  • 24/7 client access
  • Customer support through IntelliCorp Client Services

This link will insure that you get all of the program’s benefits.  This link can also be found behind the Members’ Area login.

After logging into the Members’ Area, click on ‘Contact Us’ at the bottom of the page, and then click on ‘Preferred Vendors’ on the following page to access the link.