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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 staff agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following employment facts (Updated December 2018):

  • 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
  • On average there will be between 63 and 100 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 3% 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. 79% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 40% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • On average new staff take between 23 and 27 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • 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.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be , 4 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 171,000 roles in in 3 and across Australia. If you are an business seeking hiring services then call Staffing on 1300 790 330 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 4 or experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our hiring processes, recruitment systems and experience no matter what hiring service you are seeking from one of the top 5 recruitment agency in Australia. With a wide range of employment services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our supermarket merchandiser staffing agency, australia, field marketing, staffing or searching for supermarket merchandising staff online.

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