TE Recruiters Work with THIS Many Clients Each Year

Everybody’s worried about candidates right now: finding them, recruiting them, placing them . . . but what about job orders?

After all, candidates don’t mean a whole heck of a lot if you don’t have the job orders needed to place them. Job orders = clients.

The more clients you have, the more job orders you have, the more placements you can make. With all of that in mind, we recently posted the following poll question in the Members’ Area:

On average, how many different clients do you place with each year?


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

  • 1-3 — 14.3%
  • 4-6 — 42.1%
  • 7-10— 28.6%
  • 11 or more — 15.0%

Year in and year out:

The “sweet spot” for Network recruiters when it comes to clients is between four and six different clients each year. That “sweet spot” represented 42.1% of the vote.

Nearly a third of TE recruiters (28.6%) work with between seven and 10 clients during a typical calendar year.

In third place was “11 or more” at 15.0%. Close behind at 14.3% were those recruiters who work with between one and three clients each year.

Not would you, but CAN you:

As you can see, the vast majority (70.7%) of Top Echelon Network recruiters works with between four and 10 clients each year. Since the average size of a Network recruiting agency is around 2.5 employees, this makes sense.

It would be difficult to fill all of the job orders issued by that many clients, even if you were leveraging the resources of a split placement network like Top Echelon to help you. (We’re going to assume that’s exactly what these agencies are doing . . . you know, since they’re a member of the Network and all.)

If recruiters could work with more clients, they would.

And if they could accept more job orders, they would.

And of course, if they could find more qualified candidates, they would.

It’s not really about what recruiters want to do. It’s more about what recruiters CAN do with the resources that are available to them.

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