As one of the forefront employment agencies in Surrey, On Track Recruitment like to keep ahead of the curve by monitoring relevant statistics and figures for the industry. There’s a lot of valuable information to be found that can only help employers retain current employees and find better candidates, such as the following:
- 70% will only apply for a role after researching a company online first, and 56% say they would avoid applying for positions at companies with no online presence.
- 84% of candidates believe that the reputation of an employer is important; only 50% would work for a company with a bad reputation, even if offered a pay rise.
- 55% of job hunters will abandon their applications after finding negative reviews online. Currently, only 45% of employers are active in monitoring and responding to such reviews that could potentially drive away much needed talent.
- 73% of candidates are “passive job seekers” – i.e. they aren’t actively searching for work, but can still be enticed by the right role and offer.
- 89% of candidates list their mobile device as an important job hunting tool, with 45% using it daily to seek out roles. 16% of applications are thought to be submitted via mobile device.
- The average candidate loses interest in a role if the application takes more than a quarter of an hour, with 71% admitting defeat after a 15 minute application process, highlighting the need for applications to be quick and easy.
- Up to 75% of those leaving their current positions could be prevented from doing so with the correct support and incentive.
- Most people have around 10-15 career changes throughout their life, with the average length of each job lasting 4.2 years.