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8 Employment Facts

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

  • Many companies use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 75% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $13,000.
  • It was reported of the 20,000 new hires 52% of them failed within 20 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the operation. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • 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 82% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 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.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 31% look for multitasking skills; 32% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.
  • On average new candidates take between 22 and 28 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.
  • Phone interviews last 27 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 50 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 36% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 7 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • It is interesting to note that only 6% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.

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the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 10 to 18 times over their lifetime. At Staffing we are committed to providing you with career advice and resources to assist you in this journey. We hope you found this article of interest, and that is assists you in your search for the perfect job, whether it be jobs, a 4 career or role. Our Brisbane team of employment specialists are consistently recognised in the top 8 staff agencies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to Staffing's job database, including 4 roles in Brisbane. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (07) 3733 1015 to discover how we can help turn your looking for field marketing merchandising qld, queensland merchandising field marketing or queensland overload staff business' hiring needs into a Staffing solution!

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