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Recruiter Poll: the World is NOT Going to End (Silly Mayans)

by | Jan 12, 2012 | Recruiter Training, Top Echelon Blog

In my previous blog post, I discussed the results of a recruiter poll that we recently conducted, one that asked recruiters how 2011 compared to 2010 in terms of their recruiting business.

Overall, the results of that poll were quite positive, with over 63% of respondents indicating that 2011 was a better year than 2010.  Not a huge amount, mind you, but definitely over half of recruiters responded in a positive fashion.

So after we asked that question in our weekly recruiter poll, we decided to ask a follow-up question, one that looks toward the future rather than reflects on the past.  After all, if 2011 was a better year than 2010 for a lot of recruiters, then they should possess some measure of optimism about the upcoming year, as well.

Consequently, here’s the question that we posed in our most recent recruiter poll:

Which of the following phrases best describes your thoughts regarding 2012 and your recruiting business?

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

  • I’m very optimistic—33.9%
  • I’m cautiously optimistic—50.8%
  • I’m decidedly neutral—11.9%
  • I’m a little pessimistic—3.4%
  • The world really IS going to end—0.0%

These results represent overwhelmingly good news!  Why is that?  Well, because nearly 85% of respondents are either “very optimistic” or “cautiously optimistic” about their recruiting business in 2012.  However, that doesn’t mean the remaining 15% is pessimistic—no, quite the contrary.  In fact, almost 12% indicated that they are “decidedly neutral.”

This means of all the recruiters who participated in our poll, only 3.4% expressed pessimism.  Not only that, but they indicated they’re only “a little pessimistic.”  Here’s even more good news: NOT ONE recruiter thinks that “the world really IS going to end!”  (Silly Mayans.)

What about YOU?  What are your thoughts regarding the upcoming year and your recruiting business?  Are you optimistic?  Neutral?  Pessimistic?  Is the world really going to end?  If it is going to end, how is it going to end?  You know . . . if you have access to that kind of information.

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