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Recruiting Facts

At HealthStaffing 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 $12,000.
  • 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.
  • On average there will be between 60 and 99 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 4% and 10% of these applicants get an interview.
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $5,000 and $12,000.
  • Organisations spend on average 5 and 8 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.
  • 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.
  • On average new candidates take between 22 and 26 weeks to reach optimum productivity.
  • It is interesting to note that only 6% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 2% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 29% look for multitasking skills; 28% look for initiative; 20% look for creative thinking; and 11% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 43% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.

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the career journey lasts a lifetime with most people repeating the cycle of seeking new employment 8 to 20 times over their lifetime. At HealthStaffing 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 jobs, a 5 career or role. Our Australia team of recruiting specialists are consistently recognised in the top 3 staffing agencies Australia wide. If you are a job seeker then click on the Find Work button to upload your resume and be matched to HealthStaffing's job database, including 5 roles in Australia. Alternatively, if you are an Employer then call us on 1300 790 330 to discover how we can help turn your temping doctora receptionist recruitment company, temp doctora receptionist or temp staffing medical receptionist staffing agency business' employment needs into a HealthStaffing solution!

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