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9 Employment Facts

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

  • Many enterprises use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 72% 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 77% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • It was reported of the 21,000 new hires 49% of them failed within 20 months and of these, 84% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the business. Only 13% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 74% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • On average there will be between 60 and 103 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 4% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • It is interesting to note that only 5% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 2% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 30% look for multitasking skills; 30% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 14% look for something else in the candidate.
  • On average new staff take between 22 and 28 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • Phone interviews last 28 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 52 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 36% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 11 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 35% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.

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We hope you enjoyed this article and that you have a greater insight into what is required to secure a well paid 5 job, part time job or contract. Whilst securing a job can often be a challenge, securing a job which advances your career is an even bigger challenge. The Career Advice resources were last updated November 2018 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 3 to 6 years or whether you are being underpaid $6,373 (or possibly overpaid) as a 5. Employers benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their enterprise's recruiting expectations. As an organisation, if you have 5 hiring needs Australia wide, please call us on 1300 790 330 for expert temping from the most trusted employment agency team. At Staffing we are fortunate that with our hard fort reputation as being one of the top staff agencies in Australia (often ranked between 3 and 7), the majority of candidates and businesses are referred to us. If you found us by searching for additional staff employment agency, additional staff employment company, 4x61, overload staff recruit, temping or additional staff then we look forward to helping you with your company's recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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