With what feels like a sudden crop of tadpole recruiting boards added to the long-established split networks it seemed like a good time to mention something prompted by a discussion in the Pinnacle Society forum. One end of the ‘split stick’ has people who do nothing but splits and the other has the people who say ‘Why would I ever split a fee when I can do it myself?’ I’d love to see a head-to-headÂ poll (impossible, of course) of all 3-plus year recruiters who run a desk (exclude temp industry and the account manager/recruiter model). The two questions would be ,first,’Where are you on the stick,philosophically?’. The second question would be ‘How many splits did you do last year with recruiters outside your firm?’ I’d be willing to bet (already excited about Las Vegas and The Fordyce Forum) that if we were to throw out the 10% on either end of the stick that there’d not be very much deviation in the remaining 80%. My guess is that the majority might do 3 or 4 a year. I know some people who do a lot more splits than I do but I don’t understand how. I am philosophically on the “Love Splits!” end of the stick but I swear…If I had all the time back that I have spent TALKING about making splits with people and trying to make splits with people I probably could have done twice as many regular deals. I actually do one now and then but it just seems like way more prince-less frog-kissing than should be done.Â That said, I am excited about www.RecruitingBlogs.com for reasons other than splits. It looks likeÂ something that will grow into a princely frog. I like www.RockStarRecruiting.com too but that one feels like it may grow from a tadpole into a mature frog at best. I’d love to be wrong about that. Gotta run….Phone’s a ringin’
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