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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 November 2018):

  • It was reported of the 16,000 new hires 53% of them failed within 15 months and of these, 92% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the operation. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • Many businesses 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
  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 75% 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.
  • 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 80% 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: 29% look for multitasking skills; 32% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 14% 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.
  • It is interesting to note that only 5% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • On average new staff take between 23 and 28 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • companies report that 1 in 21 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 , 1 or . 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 149,000 roles in in 4 and across Australia. If you are an enterprise seeking hiring services then call Staffing on 1300 790 330 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 1 or experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our recruitment systems, expertise and hiring processes no matter what employment service you are seeking from one of the top 4 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 extra staff temping, australia, temping, staffing or emergency staff temps online.

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