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9 Hiring Facts

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

  • 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.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $12,000.
  • 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.
  • On average there will be between 60 and 103 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 4% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • companies report that 1 in 18 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.
  • 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.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 35% of candidates receive any information prior to 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.

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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 2 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 December 2018 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 4 to 8 years or whether you are being underpaid $8,322 (or possibly overpaid) as a 2. Organisations benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their organisation's employment culture. As an enterprise, if you have 2 employment needs Australia wide, please call us on 1300 790 330 for expert temping from the #1 recruitment company team. At Staffing we are fortunate that with our hard fort reputation as being one of the top recruitment agencies in Australia (often ranked between 3 and 8), the majority of candidates and organisations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for emergency casual providers syd, extra staff staff agency, 4x61, extra staff staffing agency, temping or emergency staff temp recruitment agency then we look forward to helping you with your business' employment requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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