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Recruiter Poll: Many Companies Hiring with a Sense of Urgency

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, Network recruiters indicated that many companies are still hiring with a sense of urgency, regardless of prevailing economic conditions.

(PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Considering the current state of the economy and the employment marketplace, one might think that company officials are just sitting back and taking their time while interviewing, assessing, and hiring “cream of the crop” candidates for their open positions. After all, with the candidate pool as large as it is, what's the rush?

Simply put, that perception is incorrect.

According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, Network recruiters indicated that many companies are still hiring with a sense of urgency, regardless of prevailing economic conditions.

As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “How many of your clients are hiring with a sense of urgency?”

Over 30% of respondents (31.6%) indicated that “about half” of their clients are hiring with a sense of urgency, representing the most popular answer. In addition, 17.5% of the recruiters participating in the poll chose “most of them” as their answer and 1.8% selected “all of them.”

Meanwhile, 28.1% of poll participants indicated that “less than half” of their clients are hiring with a sense of urgency, 17.5% chose “almost none,” and just 3.5% selected “none.”

According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, the results of the poll clearly prove that many companies are not only hiring, but they're also being aggressive in their pursuit of top-shelf candidates.

“The job market has not changed the fact that companies still want the best candidates they can find,” said Deutsch. “This is a fact that often goes overlooked—by job seekers, by passive candidates, and even by the media. A high unemployment rate with a corresponding increase in the number of people looking for work doesn't mean that companies are ‘coasting' in their quest for needed talent.

“Companies are seeking highly skilled and highly qualified candidates for their open positions—‘game changers' who can significantly boost their bottom line. That has always been the case, regardless of market conditions, and I suspect that it always will be.”

Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/11/prweb10103082.htm

 

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