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Recruiting Facts

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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • On average there will be between 61 and 105 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On average new talent take between 22 and 27 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • 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.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be 22, 1 or out of adversity. 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 136,000 roles in in 2 and across Australia. If you are an operation seeking employment services then call Staffing on (02) 8015 7730 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 1 or 22 experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our service excellence, expertise and hiring processes no matter what recruiting service you are seeking from one of the top 5 employment agency in Australia. With a wide range of recruiting services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our reception roles contractor sydney, sydney, temping, staffing or professional receptionist contractor sydney online.

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