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10 Hiring Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the temping industry. Whether you are a employment agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following recruiting facts (Updated May 2021):

  • Many enterprises 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
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $10,000.
  • 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 83% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • On average there will be between 59 and 90 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 4% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 7 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 71% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • Phone interviews last 32 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 45 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 35% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 10 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • On average new candidates take between 24 and 29 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 34% look for multitasking skills; 29% look for initiative; 19% look for creative thinking; and 14% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 40% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • 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.

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We hope this article was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be Temp Staffing, Temping Agency or Temporary Staff. 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 Register for Work button, upload your resume and we will match you against our jobs database of up to 131,000 roles in Australia. If you are an operation seeking hiring services then call Staffing or click on the Get A Quote button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with Temp Staffing or Temping Agency experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our service excellence, hiring processes and recruitment systems no matter what employment 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 careers counsellor employment agencies in australia, australia, temping, staffing or employment agencies recruitment in australia online.

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