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Poll: 34% of Recruiters ‘Working More’ Than in 2012

by | Mar 18, 2013 | Recruiter Training, Top Echelon Blog

Recruiting is a rather flexible profession, for a number of different reasons.  It can also be maddeningly unpredictable, and we addressed both of these characteristics in a recent recruiter poll.

The amount of money that recruiters bill can vary from year to year.  In fact, it usually does vary.  In addition, the amount of time that recruiters work can also vary from year to year.

As a result, a recruiter could conceivably work more one year, but bill the exact same amount that they did the previous year… when they were working less.

With that in mind, we decided to see where recruiters are on the unpredictability-meter, and as I mentioned, we did so by conducting a poll of the Top Echelon Network Membership.

Below is the question that we posed in this poll:

Which of the following best describes your recruiting desk as opposed to a year ago?

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

  • I’m working more, but billing the same—15.2%
  • I’m working more and billing more—19.0%
  • I’m working less, but billing the same—6.3%
  • I’m working less, but billing more—12.7%
  • I’m working the same and billing the same—22.8%
  • None of the above—24.1%

A little over 15% of poll participants indicated that they’re “working more, but billing the same.”  In addition, a full 19% of recruiters stated that they’re “working more and billing more.”  Add that up, and 34% of recruiters are working more this year than they were in 2012.
On the other side of the spectrum, 6.3% of participants indicated that they’re “working less, but billing the same,” and 12.7% chose “I’m working less, but billing more” as their answer.  As for those who are experiencing no change?  Over 22% stated that they’re “working the same and billing the same.”

What about YOU?  Is this year different than last year?  If so, how much different is it?  Are you working more . . . or less?  And how have your billings been affected? Let us know at Top Echelon’s Facebook page!

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