Just the data.
The old ways are broken. You better bring your “A” game when recruiting.
- There are now more openings—6.6 million as of June 1—than there are unemployed people—6.1 million, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- A recent survey showed 31% of workers have quit a job within the first SIX months.
- “The No. 1 reason candidates turn down a job offer is that the hiring company didn’t move quickly enough.” says Fox Business News.
- 77% of adults in the United States own a smartphone, while the numbers climb as high as 92% in the 18-29 age range, 30-49 age group is 88% and 74% of people aged 50-64 have one.
- 78% of Millennials used mobile devices to find jobs as of 2016, GenX was 73% and Baby Boomers 57%… just to find a job. All of these are increasing from previous years.
- 60% of American job searches originate on mobile devices. 80% in Korea/Taiwan/Japan. Numbers growing. So-called “blue collar” jobs have significantly higher ratios.
- For each application you have a 12% chance to get an interview.
- 43 days for the average hiring time. Varies widely depending on industry.
- Studies show that 60% of job seekers will leave a job application prior to completion due to complexity.
- A recent Talent Board study found that job applicants want more simplicity and transparency during the application process.
- 30% of all job seekers and 57% of more experienced job seekers will forgo filling out an application if it takes longer than 15 minutes to complete.
- Gone are the days when a simple phone call or text-based communication was enough. Nowadays, people want to feel the company of the people they are speaking to. Almost every major biz management tool has a video chat feature.