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

  • It was reported of the 21,000 new hires 44% of them failed within 16 months and of these, 87% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • Many companies use talent-management software to screen resumes that look at keywords to screen out up to 72% of applicants without ever looking at a resume or cover letter
  • The average cost of replacing a member of staff earning is $6,000 and $14,000.
  • It was reported of the 21,000 new hires 44% of them failed within 16 months and of these, 87% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the organisation. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
  • On average there will be between 61 and 100 applicants for advertised jobs. Generally between 4% and 12% of these applicants get an interview.
  • Other than the date, name of the contact and location, only 39% of candidates receive any information prior to an interview.
  • Companies on average look for the consider the following traits before making an offer: 28% look for multitasking skills; 29% look for initiative; 21% look for creative thinking; and 13% look for something else in the candidate.
  • Phone interviews last 26 minutes and face-to-face interviews last 53 minutes on average. In a survey of 2,000 hiring managers, 35% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 10 minutes. After that, it usually takes 1 day to 11 days to hear from the recruiters with their decision.
  • It is interesting to note that only 7% of unsuccessful candidates were given feedback that was moderately useful from hirers. Only 2% of candidates received valuable feedback.
  • 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.

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