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10 Recruiting Facts

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

  • 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.
  • It was reported of the 25,000 new hires 43% of them failed within 19 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 12% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • On average there will be between 55 and 105 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • companies report that 1 in 19 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 5% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 4% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 34% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 32% look for multitasking skills; 30% look for initiative; 22% look for creative thinking; and 14% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Phone interviews last 34 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 46 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 1 day to 9 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.

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We hope you enjoyed this article and that you have a greater insight into what is required to secure a well paid 5 job, part time job or contract. Whilst securing a job can often be a challenge, securing a job which advances your career is an even bigger challenge. The Career Advice resources were last updated April 2019 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 4 to 5 years or whether you are being underpaid $7,234 (or possibly overpaid) as a 5. Employers benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their organisation's employment circumstances. As an business, if you have 5 employment needs in and around Adelaide, please call us on (08) 7078 8712 for expert temping from the best staffing agency team. At Staffing we are fortunate that with our hard fort reputation as being one of the top recruitment agencies in Australia (often ranked between 4 and 8), the majority of candidates and companies are referred to us. If you found us by searching for contracting select recruitment agency contracting, skilled temporary positions, 4538, contracting select recruitment agency contracting, temping or man power temporary roles then we look forward to helping you with your organisation's employment requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

For more Temping Staff Career Advice see below additional resources to find the perfect job:

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