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9 Recruiting 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 February 2019):

  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $9,000.
  • 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 79% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • On average there will be between 59 and 100 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 5% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Many businesses use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 79% 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. 77% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • Phone interviews last 32 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 40 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 35% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 10 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • On average new staff take between 23 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • companies report that 1 in 22 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: 33% look for multitasking skills; 30% look for initiative; 21% look for creative thinking; and 13% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 37% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.

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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 5 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 March 2019 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 4 to 5 years or whether you are being underpaid $3,011 (or possibly overpaid) as a 5. Companies benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their organisation's hiring culture. As an operation, if you have 5 employment needs in and around Melbourne, please call us on (03) 9246 0433 for expert recruitment from the #1 recruitment agency team. At Staffing we are fortunate that with our hard fort reputation as being one of the top staffing agencies in Australia (often ranked between 4 and 5), the majority of candidates and companies are referred to us. If you found us by searching for vic - melbourne_61541046sta1 it, vic - melbourne_61541046sta1 it, 6154, vic - melbourne_61541046sta1 it, staffing or vic - melbourne_61541046sta1 it then we look forward to helping you with your business' hiring requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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