Top Echelon Contracting: Thank YOU for 25 Years!
(Editor’s note: Top Echelon Contracting was started on April 7, 1992, a little more than four years after Top Echelon Network. TEC President Debbie Fledderjohann wanted to say a few words to commemorate the occasion and thank all of the recruiters who have made Top Echelon successful.)
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Top Echelon Contracting, the recruiter’s back office solution, has experienced historic changes in the economy, technology, demographics and political uncertainty since our start-up in 1992. But during the past 25 years, we have experienced significant growth and have been blessed in so many ways.
When I look back over the past 25 years, the number one thing that stands out to me is the character, heart, integrity, and hard work of so many recruiters that I’ve had the pleasure of working with since 1993. We appreciate every single recruiter who allowed us to be their back office. Because our model is very simple (we are the back office only), and without the recruiters, we wouldn’t have a business.
Recruiting is a difficult career, and I have so much respect for the people who had to change their business models to incorporate contract staffing based on the shifting needs of their client companies. Clients have been very focused to reduce costs and increase flexibility, so they fully embraced the blended workforce model and asked recruiters to supply contract candidates in addition to direct hire.
Plus recruiters are also experts in human nature because you have to work with so many different age groups. Ironically, today in contract staffing, Millennials and Baby Boomers are very interested in contract staffing. Successful recruiters are embracing both age groups, as well as everyone in between.
To date, we have placed over 16,000 contractors in all 50 states, and we even worked in some foreign countries in the early years. The contractors we place mirror the recruiters we work with on a daily basis . . . recruiters in the technical, professional and healthcare niches.
Today is a perfect time to sincerely THANK EVERY RECRUITER who has used our back office services! As we continue to grow during the next 25 years, I’m looking forward to what the future holds, but more importantly, I’m looking forward to working with so many caring and dedicated recruiters.