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Debbie Fledderjohann, President of Top Echelon Contracting

What differentiates you as a recruiter is the value you are able to provide to your clients and candidates.  Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., can help you provide another valuable tool to set your firm apart from your competitors.

You can now purchase affordable professional online training courses for your clients and candidates from Coggno, the premier Learning Management System (LMS) and online training marketplace, directly through the Top Echelon Contracting (TEC) website.  There you will find over 200 courses representing a wide range of topics, including business development, software, social media, human resources, health, safety, and more.

Here are examples of online training courses that can help your candidates, your clients, and even your own professional development:


  • Excel Intermediate Course
  • Introduction to Gmail
  • How to Communicate Effectively on the Telephone and in Writing

Client Companies

  • Understanding COBRA/HIPAA for Supervisors Course
  • Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Wage and Hour


  • Recruiting, Hiring, and Selecting Employees
  • High-Impact Business Planning
  • Social Networking Essentials

Visit our Online Training page on our website at to see a full list of courses that we have handpicked for your use.  If you do not see what you’re looking for, please contact us at to see if we can find the course you need.

Pricing for the courses starts as low as $12.  You can purchase as few or as many courses as you need.  When you purchase Coggno training through TEC’s website, will also receive a free Learning Management System, or LMS.  All courses will be available on-demand, 24/7, and can be accessed from any Internet connection on an individual’s computer or mobile device.

This new offering is an extension of our Recruiter Training Center that provides training videos, whitepapers, webinars, and more to help recruiters establish and grow their contract staffing services.

Matt DeutschA while back, we conducted an online survey of Top Echelon Network Preferred Members.  In that survey, we asked YOU what you wanted to see from us in the form of training in 2011—Network training, software training, general recruiter training—you name it.

Well, we gathered all of the results and collected all of the responses, and I’m pleased to report that we’ll be incorporating your suggestions into what we offer at the 2011 National Convention this spring.  The bottom line is that we want to give you what you want and what you need in terms of training.  As Preferred Members of Top Echelon Network, we want you to experience more success.  We want you to make more placements (both split and non-split).  We want you to make more money.  Period.

So take a few moments to skim the session descriptions listed below.  These sessions have been designed to cover the topics that you want to see the most.

Conferences and conventions“Recruiter Fusion 3.0”
Friday, May 13
1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Attendees will love the all-new incarnation of this session.  Among the topics to be discussed include strategies for taking advantage of LinkedIn, the best research tools in the industry, and techniques for stopping clients from cutting your fees.

“Top Echelon Network Success Panel”
Friday, May 13
3 to 4 p.m.

The Top Producers in the Network do many of the same things, and they’re willing to share their secrets with other Preferred Members at the convention.  Time management, trends in the industry, “Top Echelon Network’s Best Practices,” and how to add contracting to your business model and make more money . . . all of these topics will be covered, and more.

“Business-Building Discussion Groups”
Friday, May 13
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Traditionally, recruiters have learned a tremendous amount from each other during this session, and 2011 will be no different. Topics that participants will discuss include effective strategies for making placements with social media, marketing strategies for securing new clients, and research tools that pay dividends in the form of more placements.

“Lightning Rounds”
Saturday, May 14
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

That’s right . . . we’re bringing back this old-school but very popular session, which allows recruiters to glean knowledge from each other in a fast-paced environment while networking at the same time.  Topics will include sourcing tools, candidate closing strategies, social media and social networking, and how best to use technology on your recruiting desk.

Right now, you can register at the Early Bird Registration price of $345 per person.  The National Convention is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, through, Saturday, May 14, at The Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Invest in your Top Echelon Network Membership and invest in your firm.  Join us in May for what’s sure to be a memorable event!

View the preliminary agenda.
See who’s already registered.
Sign up for the convention.

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(330) 455-1433, Ext. 125

Matt DeutschIf you asked recruiters what they want to do in 2011, the answer “Make more money while working fewer hours” might just be a popular response.  And those recruiters who attend the 2011 Top Echelon Network National Convention are going to find out exactly how they can do that.

That’s because Jon Bartos of Jonathan Scott International will be the featured speaker at the National Convention.  Two of the themes running through all three of his presentations will be that of “working smarter, not harder” and “making more money in less time.”  Jon’s sessions are scheduled for the second day of the convention, which is Saturday, May 14.

Below are the titles and descriptions of those sessions:
“The Mechanics of Making More and Working Less”

Recruiters everywhere are working harder and harder for the same results (and in some cases, less results).  How can this be stopped?  In this session, Jon will show attendees how to work more efficiently and effectively in everything they do, hitting upon three key areas1. Technique (process), 2. Time, and 3. Technology (including social media).

Jon Bartos“Business Development in a Recovering Economy”

In this session, Jon will share the most effective business development techniques for recruiters—the methods that are working now in today’s economic environment.  He’ll tell attendees what they should be doing and what they shouldn’t be doing.  It all comes down to making the correct decisions, and Jon will help you make the business decisions that are right for you.

“Using Technology in Recruiting Effectively”

When it comes to recruiting, technology goes beyond social media, although Jon will touch upon social media and social networking in this session.  However, he’ll discuss all aspects of technology and how recruiters should implement these aspects into their desk and recruiting process.  Once again, Jon will recommend what to use and what not to use . . . and he’ll tell you why.

And not only can you make more money in less time by attending the National Convention, you can also save money by attending.  That’s because if you sign up before Friday, January 14, you can still take advantage of the “Super Early Bird” registration price of just $275 per person.  Once again, that’s the lowest price we’ve ever offered for a National Convention.

But that price is only good until the end of the business day on Friday.  After that, the price goes up to $349 per person, which is the “Regular Early Bird” price.  The dates of the National Convention are Thursday, May 12, through Saturday, May 14, and the location is The Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

I hope to see you there!

View the preliminary agenda.
See who’s already registered.
Sign up for the convention.

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(330) 455-1433, Ext. 125