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9 Hiring Facts

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

  • It was reported of the 16,000 new hires 52% of them failed within 20 months and of these, 89% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 10% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $9,000.
  • 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 79% of available jobs never advertised you should never stop career networking.
  • Many businesses use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 79% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • On average there will be between 59 and 100 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 5% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
  • On average new staff take between 23 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 33% look for multitasking skills; 30% look for initiative; 21% look for creative thinking; and 13% look for something else in the candidate.
  • 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.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 37% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • It is interesting to note that only 6% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 3% of candidates received valuable feedback.

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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 3 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 March 2019 and are aimed to help you decide such things as whether you stay in the same role for more than 3 to 7 years or whether you are being underpaid $8,099 (or possibly overpaid) as a 3. Employers benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their organisation's recruiting needs. As an company, if you have 3 recruiting needs in and around Sydney, please call us on (02) 8015 7730 for expert temping from the highest rated 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 6), the majority of candidates and organisations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for nsw - sydney_42380839adm2 clerical, nsw - sydney_42380839adm2 clerical, 4238, nsw - sydney_42380839adm2 clerical, temping or nsw - sydney_42380839adm2 clerical then we look forward to helping you with your business' recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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