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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 recruitment company, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following hiring facts (Updated March 2019):

  • 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 81% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • Many organisations use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 73% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • On average there will be between 55 and 105 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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.
  • Phone interviews last 34 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 46 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 34% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 9 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • On average new candidates take between 23 and 29 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 32% look for multitasking skills; 30% look for initiative; 22% look for creative thinking; and 14% look for something else in the candidate.
  • 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.
  • It is interesting to note that only 5% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 4% 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 1 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 April 2019 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 4 to 7 years or whether you are being underpaid $6,919 (or possibly overpaid) as a 1. 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 company, if you have 1 employment needs Australia wide, please call us on 1300 790 330 for expert temping from the highest rated 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 4 and 6), the majority of candidates and enterprises are referred to us. If you found us by searching for short term staff recruitment agency, short term staff roles, 4x61, short term staff recruitment agency, temping or short term staff staff agency then we look forward to helping you with your company's recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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