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 October 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 63 and 110 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
- Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 72% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
- The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $9,000.
- It was reported of the 22,000 new hires 45% of them failed within 17 months and of these, 92% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 13% failed because of a lack of skills.
- Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 35% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
- Phone interviews last 28 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 53 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 13 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
- It is interesting to note that only 5% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.
- On average new staff take between 24 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
- Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 28% look for multitasking skills; 28% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 13% look for something else in the candidate.
- Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murph
- The Age
- Recruitment & Employment Confederation
- The Telegraph
- the ABC
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