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10 Recruiting Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the recruitment industry. Whether you are a recruitment agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following employment facts (Updated March 2019):

  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • 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 81% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • 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.
  • It was reported of the 25,000 new hires 43% of them failed within 19 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 12% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 34% 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 6 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 2 to 7 years or whether you are being underpaid $5,288 (or possibly overpaid) as a 6. Recruiters 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 6 recruiting needs in and around Sydney, please call us on (02) 8015 7730 for expert recruitment from the most trusted 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 3 and 6), the majority of candidates and organisations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for sydney work agency, nsw job search staffing agency, 6238, sydney work agency, staffing or nsw job search then we look forward to helping you with your organisation's hiring requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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