Eye-Opening HR And Recruiting Stats That You Need to See

How’s your 2016 going so far? Are you meeting your hiring goals? Have you found your next superstar employee? Or are you stuck sifting and sorting through applications from subpar job candidates? Recruiting and hiring the right people can be challenging, but it’s always a little bit easier when you take a look at the trends and topics that impact the HR and Recruiting profession.

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Glassdoor.com recently published a a 19-page ebook titled 50 HR and Recruiting Stats That Make You Think. It highlights 50 “enlightening HR and recruiting statistics based on what drives job seekers and employees to apply for a job or say yes to a job offer.” When we stumbled upon it, we knew that we definitely wanted to share it with you.

The Glassdoor ebook is broken down into eight sections to help you focus your time and effort:

  1. Recruiting
  2. Social Recruiting
  3. Mobile Recruiting
  4. Recruiting Millennials
  5. Diversity Recruiting
  6. Employer Branding
  7. Employee Engagement
  8. Workplace Transparency

Below are a handful of HR and Recruiting stats featured in the eBook that we thought you’d be interested in:

  • On average each corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. Of these candidates, four to six will be called for an interview and only one will be offered the job.
  • Top 5 biggest considerations job seekers take into account before accepting a job offer:
    1. Salary and compensation
    2. Career growth opportunities
    3. Work-life balance
    4. Location/Commute
    5. Company culture and values
  • 79% of job seekers are likely to use social media in their job search
  • 45% of job seekers say they use their mobile device specifically to search for jobs at least once a day
  • 67% of active and passive job seekers say that when they’re evaluating companies and job offers, it is important that the company has a diverse workforce
  • 84% would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent corporate reputation
  • Increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2400 per employee, per year
  • 69% would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed!

Hopefully these stats and facts can help you improve your hiring practices and meet your recruitment goals. Thanks to Glassdoor.com for creating this helpful eBook!

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