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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 November 2018):

  • On average there will be between 60 and 106 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 10% of these applicants get an interview.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $12,000.
  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 75% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • Many companies use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 77% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • 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 80% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • Phone interviews last 28 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 59 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 31% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 14 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 41% 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.
  • On average new talent take between 24 and 27 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • 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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If you found this article of interest we encourage you to read more 1 articles on the latest industry trends and local 4 recruitment and employment market trends. We are honored to be recognised as a leader in the employment and recruitment agency  industry up against such competitors as Addeco, Programmed, Manpower Australia, Hays, Addeco, Randstad and Chandler Macleod. So that we can continue to improve our field marketing service delivery we invite our clients and candidates to provide regular feedback on how our field marketers, sales or merchandising solutions can further improved. Although we can't guarantee we can secure you the perfect role we hope the the industry facts and articles were of benefit in your search for the perfect or 5 role. Whether by referral or chance you have found our 1 website and should now take advantage of our hiring solution or Regiser For Work to secure the perfect job. Whether you are an company or candidate our expert 4 team will be there for you. Start by clicking on the Find Work button above or contact us today to learn more about how our brisbane generic fm careers, brisbane generic fm jobs, 2362, brisbane sales recruitment company or staffing services benefit our clients.

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