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10 Recruiting Facts

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

  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 79% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • It was reported of the 21,000 new hires 44% of them failed within 16 months and of these, 86% 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 63 and 100 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 3% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • Many organisations use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 78% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 40% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • companies report that 1 in 22 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.
  • 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: 29% look for multitasking skills; 31% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 13% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Phone interviews last 27 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 46 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 13 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be , 6 or . At Staffing we have compiled a range of articles and online resources to help you find that perfect job! If you are seeking a new job, why not start by click on the Find Work button, upload your resume and we will match you against our jobs database of up to 123,000 roles in in 5 and across Australia. If you are an organisation seeking hiring services then call Staffing on (02) 8015 7730 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 6 or experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our experience, service excellence and hiring processes no matter what recruiting service you are seeking from one of the top 8 recruitment agency in Australia. With a wide range of hiring services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our recruit product merchandising staff sydney, sydney, field marketing, staffing or recruit product merchandising staff new south wales online.

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