- Call Centre Supervisor
9 Hiring Facts
At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the temping industry. Whether you are a staff agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following employment facts (Updated September 2018):
- Many organisations 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
- On average there will be between 55 and 101 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
- The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $11,000.
- Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 70% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
- It was reported of the 20,000 new hires 42% of them failed within 14 months and of these, 89% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the business. Only 9% failed because of a lack of skills.
- Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 45% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
- Phone interviews last 26 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 55 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 31% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 12 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
- On average new candidates take between 22 and 29 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.
- Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 32% look for multitasking skills; 29% look for initiative; 22% look for creative thinking; and 12% look for something else in the candidate.
- American Staffing Association
- The Australian Financial Review
- Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murph
- The New York Times
- The Age
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