Recruiting and Hiring Stats – Must Know in 2018

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90% of job seekers say that it’s important to work for a company that embraces transparency.
(Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey, January 2016)


79% of job seekers say they are likely to use social media in their job search
(Glassdoor 2013)


On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job.

1 in 6 candidates who applied for a job were asked for an interview. (Jobvite 2017 Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report)


Recruiters take an average of 6 seconds to scan a resume. (TheLadders)


87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to check candidates.  (Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016)


After finding a job offer, 64% of candidates said they research a company online and 37% said they will move on to another job offer if they can’t find information on the company. (Careerbuilder 2016)


Top 5 pieces of information job seekers want employers to provide as they research where to work: 

○ Details on compensation packages

○ Details on benefits packages

○ Basic company information

○ Details on what makes the company an attractive place to work

○ Company mission, vision and values

 (Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey, January 2016)


91% of employers prefer their candidates to have work experience, and 65% of them prefer their candidates to have relevant work experience. (NACE Job Outlook 2017)


87% of Millennials rate professional career growth and developmental opportunities as important to them in a job. (Gallup 2016)


Nearly 80% of Millennials look for people and culture fit with employers, followed by career potential. (Collegefeed, March 2014)


In 2015, 51% of those who did have jobs were searching for new ones or watching for openings. (State of the American Workplace Report Gallup 2017)


American Millennials are now more likely to say they will stay 5+ years with a company than to leave within 2 years. (2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey)



Average time-to-hire a new employee was 39 days in 2016, down from 43 days in 2015. (Jobvite 2017 Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report)


50% of candidates say they wouldn’t work for a company with a bad reputation – even for a pay increase. (Betterteam Blog 2017)


92% would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent corporate reputation.  (Corporate Responsibility Magazine, September 2015) 


69% of job seekers are likely to apply to a job if the employer actively manages its brand.  (Glassdoor 2016)


Average cost per hire for companies is $4,129. (SHRM Human Capital Benchmarking Report 2016)


33% of American workers are engaged at work vs. 70% of workers at the world’s best organizations. (State of the American Workplace Report Gallup 2017)


61% of employees say the realities of their new job differ from expectations set during the interview process. (Glassdoor 2013)


80% of job seekers believe their companies foster diversity at work. (Jobvite 2017 Job Seeker Nation Study)


Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to have a financial performance above the industry mean. (McKinsey 2015)


41% of US employers plan to use text messages to schedule job interviews. (Careerbuilder 2017)


By 2016, only 19% of recruiters were investing in a mobile career website. (Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016)


78% of 2017 grads completed an internship or apprenticeship. (Gen Z Report Accenture 2017) 


97% of 2017 grads said they will need on-the-job training to further their careers. (Gen Z Report Accenture 2017)


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