Poll Says Almost Half of Recruiters Doing Better This Year

How are your billings doing this year?

If you are doing at least as well as last year, then you doing at least as well as two-thirds of the recruiters in a Top Echelon Network poll.

According to the poll of recruiters who are members of the split-fee network, 48.6% of them said they’re not only doing as well as last year, so far, but they expect to exceed last year’s billings by the end of the year. Another 18.6% said they were on track to match last year.

About three-in-10 respondents (28.6%) said they didn’t expect to have as good a year as 2011. And 1.4% didn’t know. (Top Echelon didn’t say how the other 2.8% answered the question about billings, Nor was there any indication of how many recruiters responded.)

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Drea Codispoti, Top Echelon’s network membership development coordinator, called the results “good news.”

“While it’s true that the past few years have been down ones for the economy overall and for recruiting firms,” he said, “that trend appears to have reversed itself. Billings and revenue for recruiters are improving, and there’s a good chance that improvement will continue into 2013.”

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.


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