10 HR & Recruiting Stats that Will Blow Your Mind

1. 76%

Of hiring decision makers say attracting quality candidates is their #1 challenge

2. $4,129

Average cost-per-hire

3.  23.8 days

Average length of time for the job interview process in the U.S.

4. 88%

Of hiring decision makers agree that an informed candidate is a quality candidate

5.  76%

Of hiring decision makers report a concern or challenge in attracting and hiring passive candidates, as they have grown wary of contact through networking sites (e.g., LinkedIn) and respond at a much lower rate

6.     75%

Of hiring decision makers say it’s easier to attract top talent when they know of or about your organization (specifically when it comes to your company’s name, product and/or services)

Source for #3, #4, #5, #6: Aptitude Research Partners, August 2017

7. 5.2%

Workers who changed jobs earned an average pay raise of 5.2% or $2,724 per year

Source for #14, #15, #16, #17, #18 and #19: Glassdoor Economic Research, “Why Do Workers Quit? The Factors That Predict Employee Turnover” February 2017

8. 67%

Of recruiters say job experience matters most on a resume

Source: Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016 

9. 62%

Of employers are specifically looking for your soft skills


10.                6 seconds

Average time it takes a recruiter to scan a resume for relevance


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