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8 Hiring Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the temping industry. Whether you are a recruitment company, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following hiring facts (Updated September 2018):

  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 80% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • It was reported of the 24,000 new hires 54% of them failed within 14 months and of these, 85% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 10% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • Many organisations use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 70% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • Just as the number of job opening can increase it often will decrease at an even faster rate if an economy is slowing down. Nothing is constant so the highest salaries are secured when unemployment rates are lowest. Rememnber however lock in your job and salary at the peak as you may be looking for work when the cycle dips. With approximately 81% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 28% look for multitasking skills; 31% look for initiative; 21% look for creative thinking; and 12% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 43% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • companies report that 1 in 20 job offers (around 5%) are rejected by their first choice of candidate. Usually because they have received another offer, however often for many other reasons.
  • It is interesting to note that only 6% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Phone interviews last 26 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 57 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 35% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 12 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be 20, 4 or identify. At Staffing we have compiled a range of articles and online resources to help you find that perfect job! If you are seeking a new job, why not start by click on the Find Work button, upload your resume and we will match you against our jobs database of up to 121,000 roles in in 5 and across Australia. If you are an organisation seeking recruiting services then call Staffing on (02) 8015 7730 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 4 or 20 experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our recruitment systems, service excellence and expertise no matter what hiring service you are seeking from one of the top 7 staffing agency in Australia. With a wide range of employment services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our pa temp nsw, sydney, temping, staffing or personal assistant temp sydney cbd online.

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