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10 Employment Facts

At Staffing it is interesting to read some of the interesting stats from the temping industry. Whether you are a staffing agency, employer or candidate you will be surprised and facinated with the following hiring facts (Updated September 2018):

  • Many businesses use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 80% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • Organisations spend on average 6 and 8 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.
  • It was reported of the 23,000 new hires 42% of them failed within 19 months and of these, 88% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the business. Only 12% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • 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 82% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • On average there will be between 59 and 104 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 5% and 9% of these applicants get an interview.
  • It is interesting to note that only 7% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 4% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 28% look for multitasking skills; 29% look for initiative; 22% look for creative thinking; and 14% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 42% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • Phone interviews last 33 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 41 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 36% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 2 day to 12 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • On average new talent take between 24 and 27 weeks to reach optimum productivity.

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We hope this after was of interest and that it can assist you in your career, whether it be , 6 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 143,000 roles in in 2 and across Australia. If you are an business seeking recruiting services then call Staffing on (07) 3733 1015 or click on the Find Staff button to source some fantastic candidates, including many with 6 or experience. We look forward to continuing to improving our hiring processes, talent matching capability and experience no matter what employment service you are seeking from one of the top 4 staff agency in Australia. With a wide range of recruiting services we look forward to assisting you, whether you were referred to us or searched for our brisbane labourhireagency temp staff, brisbane, temping, staffing or brisbane labor agency online.

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