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9 Employment Facts

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

  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $13,000.
  • On average there will be between 65 and 108 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 5% and 10% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Many companies use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 75% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 8 seconds reviewing resumes, 1 grammar or spelling mistake and your CV will be thrown away. 70% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional.
  • 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.
  • Phone interviews last 27 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 50 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 1 day to 7 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 34% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • On average new candidates take between 22 and 28 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • 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.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 31% look for multitasking skills; 32% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.

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the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 6 to 18 times over their lifetime. At Staffing we are committed to providing you with career advice and resources to assist you in this journey. We hope you found this article of interest, and that is assists you in your search for the perfect job, whether it be temp staffing and recruitment agency jobs, a 6 career or 43 role. Our Adelaide team of employment specialists are consistently recognised in the top 3 recruitment agencies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to Staffing's job database, including 6 roles in Adelaide. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (08) 7078 8712 to discover how we can help turn your south australia temporary staff temp staff, south australia temporary staff recruitment company or south australia temporary staff employment company organisation's recruiting needs into a Staffing solution!

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