The Role of Our Recruiter Polls and Recruiter Surveys

Matt DeutschWith almost 1,000 recruiters, Top Echelon Network represents a veritable plethora of recruiting knowledge, experience, and know-how.  (When was the last time somebody worked “veritable plethora” into a blog post?  On purpose?)

One of the things that we strive to do here at Top Echelon Network is help Preferred Member recruiters share information with one another.  One of the ways in which we accomplish, of course, is through the Split Candidate Database and the Split Job Order Database, whereby recruiters are able to share their jobs and candidates.

But what about the other information?  In other words, how recruiters deal with the everyday issues they face on their desks.  And when we’re talking about the issues that they face every day, we’re talking about not just recruiting-related issues, but business-related issues, as well.

There are a few avenues through which we attempt to help recruiters share valuable recruiting-related and business-related information with one another.  One, of course, is in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.  An example of this was in last week’s issue of the newsletter, when we published an article regarding how Preferred Member recruiter Jim Strickland of BioSource International has used “Google Places” to help enhance the search engine optimization (SEO) of his recruiting firm’s website.  To read that article, click on the link below:

Using ‘Google Places’ to Boost Your Site’s Search Engine Ranking

We’ll be publishing articles such as these in the newsletter, sort of a “knowledge exchange” between recruiters.  We know how busy you are running your desks and your firms.  You don’t have all the time in the world to unearth this information, so we’re going to try to do it for you, as much as we can.

We’re also going to gather information in another way—through our poll questions and email surveys that we send out on a consistent basis.  The poll questions run in the Members’ Area every week; I’m sure you’ve probably seen them.  And we’ve been sending out our email surveys since the beginning of the year.  We’ll be continuing to send them out throughout the remainder of 2011.

You might be wondering where we got the ideas for our email surveys. The answer is we got them from you—through the use of an email survey. Ironic, huh?  These are the topics that you wanted to know about the most.  As a result, our goal is to find out about them, including by asking other recruiters.  Once we’ve compiled the results of these surveys, we’re going to package these results and make them available for everybody to see.

At the moment, we publish the results of the surveys as blog posts—as well as the Members’ Area polls— in the Recruiter Training Blog.  While that’s all fine and good, what we publish isn’t comprehensive.  These posts cover more of the highlights of the survey results, as opposed to the details.

What we would like are more ideas about what topics you’d like to see covered in our email surveys.  Is there a question (or questions) about a specific topic that you’d like for us to explore?  If so, let us know.  Just send an email to

In the meantime, be on the lookout for the release of the complete results of our surveys, although we’ll certainly be announcing it in The Pinnacle, as well.  As always, thanks for being a Preferred Member of the Network.

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