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9 Hiring Facts

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

  • Many enterprises use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 80% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • On average there will be between 65 and 92 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 3% and 8% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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 79% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 73% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $14,000.
  • Phone interviews last 31 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 50 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 35% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 12 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • 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.
  • On average new candidates take between 24 and 29 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 36% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 31% look for multitasking skills; 31% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.

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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 temp staffing and recruitment agency job or 43 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 September 2018 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 3 to 8 years or whether you are being underpaid $8,196 (or possibly overpaid) as a 2. Companies benefit by viewing suggested temp staffing and recruitment agency salaries or 43 wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their business' recruiting culture. As an organisation, if you have 2 employment needs in and around Melbourne, please call us on (03) 9246 0433 for expert recruitment from the leading recruitment agency 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 2 and 5), the majority of candidates and organisations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for victorian overtime staff recruitment agency, melbourne overtime staff staff agency, 6161, victorian extra staff staff agency, staffing or melbourne extra staff recruitment company then we look forward to helping you with your organisation's recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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