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9 Recruiting Facts

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

  • 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.
  • On average there will be between 61 and 105 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 43% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • On average new talent take between 22 and 27 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • 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.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be 36, 3 or enthusiastic. 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 175,000 roles in in 1 and across Australia. If you are an organisation seeking hiring services then call Staffing on (07) 3733 1015 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 3 or 36 experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our hiring processes, recruitment systems and experience no matter what recruiting service you are seeking from one of the top 8 recruitment 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 secretarial support contractor brisbane, brisbane, temping, staffing or secretary agencies contractor brisbane online.

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