We’ve now reached the point where we safely stop saying “Happy New Year” on the phone, at the water cooler, and at the gym. Yes. We’re now at the point where the year isn’t so happy and we must start taking our goals & resolutions seriously if we want to achieve our objectives.
If you’re a smart recruiter, you’ve plotted and strategized your year in hopes of landing those top candidates and improving your recruiting metrics. If you’re an even smarter recruiter, you’ve researched the trends and you’re aware of what’s most important to follow in your specific niche.
And then, of course there are those who haven’t researched a thing, which is most likely why you’re reading this article now. Welcome, you’ve come to the right place to pick up some quick knowledge.
The fine people at Glassdoor came out with a great list of 50 HR and Recruiting Stats That Make You Think. We thought we’d grab our 10 favorites from the list and share them with you.
Let’s get started with the top 10 Recruiting Stats You Should Know in 2016:
- 1. The top 5 biggest considerations job seekers take into account before accepting a job offer are:
- a. Salary and compensation
- b. Career growth opportunities
- c. Work-life balance
- e. Location/commute
- f. Company culture and values
- 2. 79% of job seekers are likely to use social media in their job search
- 3. 86% of people in the first 10 years of their career are likely to use social media in the job search
- 4. 45% of job seekers say they use their mobile device specifically to search for jobs at least once a day
- 5. 90% of fortune 500 company career sites do not support a mobile apply solution
- 6. 41% of Baby Boomers said workers should stay with an employer at least five years before looking for a new job. Only 13% of Millennials agreed with that statement.
- 7. On average, each corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. Out of those 250, only four to six will be called for an interview and one is offered the job
- 8. 57% of people think their company should be doing more to increase diversity among its workforce
- 9. 69% would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed
- 10. 70% of employees who lack confidence in the abilities of senior leadership are not fully engaged
Well, this was a challenge. Keeping it to only 10 was harder than we thought, but the good news for you is that the entire list of 50 stats can be found right here.
Go take a look and then stop back to let us know which were most eye-opening or interesting to you.