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Hiring Facts

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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $14,000.
  • On average there will be between 65 and 92 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 3% and 8% of these applicants get an interview.
  • It was reported of the 25,000 new hires 42% of them failed within 16 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 9% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 36% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 report that 1 in 19 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 you enjoyed this article and that you have a greater insight into what is required to secure a well paid 4 job, part time temp staffing job or 48 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 7 years or whether you are being underpaid $4,455 (or possibly overpaid) as a 4. Organisations benefit by viewing suggested temp staffing salaries or 48 wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their company's recruiting circumstances. As an company, if you have 4 hiring needs in and around Melbourne, please call us on (03) 9246 0433 for expert recruitment from the top recruitment company team. At Staffing we are fortunate that with our hard fort reputation as being one of the top employment agencies in Australia (often ranked between 3 and 7), the majority of candidates and operations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for melbourne extra staff employment agency, victorian emergency staff staff agency, 6161, melbourne emergency staff job, staffing or victoria emergency staff work then we look forward to helping you with your business' recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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