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10 Recruiting Facts

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

  • Many businesses use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 71% 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 $12,000.
  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 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.
  • It was reported of the 17,000 new hires 42% of them failed within 14 months and of these, 90% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the company. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • On average there will be between 57 and 98 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 10% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 46% 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; 21% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Phone interviews last 34 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 49 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 34% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 14 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • On average new candidates take between 24 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • It is interesting to note that only 7% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 2% of candidates received valuable feedback.

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