The lovely people at Bromak Recruitment have compiled an array of recruitment statistics that’ll really make you think about your recruitment strategy and how we do things as an industry. For example, did you know just how many CVs the average recruiter has to whittle down just to make one hire? Or which factors the majority of candidates take into consideration most when accepting a job offer? No? Then prepare to be amazed (and stay tuned for our top takeaways):
On average, 250 CVs are submitted for every advertised role – to reduce the number of irrelevant applications that get sent in for your role, it’s time you had a job ad rethink. Are your job ads really as effective as they could be? For example, is the job title you’ve used to describe your open role (the first thing the jobseeker will see of your job ad) easy to understand? Avant-garde job titles such as ‘Beverage Dissemination Officer’ (that’s a Bartender to you and me) may sound cool, but a confusing job title can encourage the wrong type of candidate to apply. For some tangible ways to improve your job ads right now, check out our blog, 10 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Job Ads.
Salary is the no.1 factor candidates take into consideration before accepting a job and 52% research salary when searching for their next role – the debate around whether or not to disclose salaries in job ads has hotted up in recent weeks, especially after the launch of numerous salary benchmarking tools from the like of LinkedIn and Glassdoor. Check out our blog, 10 Reasons Why You Should Include Salary Ranges in Your Job Ads, to discover why you should start including salary information in your next job ad.
54% read company reviews from employees – therefore, having a plan in place when it comes to effectively responding to company reviews (both good and bad), should be part of any solid employee engagement and employer branding strategy. As a result, knowing how to respond to a negative review on sites like Glassdoor is an important skill for a recruiter or HR professional to possess. Especially when you consider that 46% of Glassdoor members read reviews before even speaking with a company or the person in charge of hiring. And that a whopping 90% of job seekers find employer perspectives useful when learning about jobs and companies. Check out our 8-step guide for how to respond to a negative review on Glassdoor here.