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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 recruiting facts (Updated March 2019):

  • On average there will be between 55 and 105 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 6% and 11% of these applicants get an interview.
  • 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.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $13,000.
  • 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.
  • Many organisations use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 73% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 34% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On average new candidates take between 23 and 29 weeks to reach optimum productivity.

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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 2 to 8 years or whether you are being underpaid $5,562 (or possibly overpaid) as a 3. Organisations benefit by viewing suggested salaries or wages, and can even use our Position Description Builder quickly tailored to their business' recruiting culture. As an organisation, if you have 3 hiring needs in and around Adelaide, please call us on (08) 7078 8712 for expert temping from the leading recruitment company 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 2 and 5), the majority of candidates and operations are referred to us. If you found us by searching for south australia temp administrator, adelaide temp office admin, 4538, south australia temp administrator, temping or office admin assistant contractor providers south australia then we look forward to helping you with your organisation's recruiting requirements or helping you accelerate your career.

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