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8 Employment Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the recruitment industry. Whether you are a staff agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following employment facts (Updated April 2019):

  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $11,000.
  • Many businesses use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 72% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • It was reported of the 16,000 new hires 54% of them failed within 19 months and of these, 85% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 13% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • On average there will be between 59 and 97 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 8% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 73% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 37% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • On average new candidates 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; 31% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Phone interviews last 27 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 41 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 34% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 13 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • companies report that 1 in 18 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.

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