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8 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 September 2018):

  • 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.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • Many organisations 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 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.
  • On average there will be between 55 and 108 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 3% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Phone interviews last 26 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 43 minutes on average. In a survey of 3,000 hiring managers, 30% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 10 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 30% look for multitasking skills; 29% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 10% look for something else in the candidate.
  • On average new staff take between 22 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • companies report that 1 in 21 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 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.

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the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 5 to 20 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 job jobs, a 6 career or 9 role. Our Melbourne team of employment specialists are consistently recognised in the top 6 recruitment companies 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 Melbourne. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on (03) 9246 0433 to discover how we can help turn your melbourne temps administration staff agency, melbourne temping administrator recruitment company or melbourne temp administrator employment company organisation's recruiting needs into a Staffing solution!

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