Here are a few recruitment stats gathered by NPAworldwide. For example which day is the best to post jobs and how e-mails work vs InMail in LinkedIn.
Best Day to Post
The number one day for hiring managers to post opportunities is Monday, so be on the lookout at the beginning of the week for new job postings. Professionals who are among the first 25 to apply to a role are 3x more likely to land the job, so being an early applicant gives you a clear advantage.
When it comes to posting your jobs online, not every day is equal. According to LinkedIn, they found that Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the absolute worst days to post your job. Viewing and application rates are highest on Mondays, gradually declining as the week goes on. So consider posting your jobs on Sunday night or Monday morning for optimal exposure.
73% of candidates are passive job seekers
How about this recruitment stat, currently employed individuals who are open to hearing about new job opportunities, but not ready to take the plunge and apply for a different position are the largest pool of candidates for each job. The best way to get to this audience…a recruiter. Recruiters are the best way to get a new client, engage passive job seekers!
LinkedIn Connections Get Interviewed and Hired
A study found that 122 million people received an interview through LinkedIn, with 35.5 million having been hired by a person they connected with on the site.
LinkedIn Sourced Candidates Less Likely to Fall Off
A good LinkedIn stat for recruiters is that employees sourced through the site are 40% less likely to leave the company within the first 6 months.
InMail vs USPS
On average, LinkedIn’s InMail response rates are 3x higher than regular email. If you reference a former employer you have in common, you increase your chances of getting an InMail response by 27%.
Top Candidates Available for just 10 days
Recruiters have been telling clients for years that over-analysis may cause you to lose top talent. Quality candidates need to be hired quickly or they get hired by other companies. Studies show top talent is available for 10 days on average.
Show me the money!
Lowball offers will just get you nowhere. Fifty-two percent of surveyed candidates say the compensation package is what motivates an acceptance of an employer’s offer.
Your branding needs to position your company as a top employer because top talent wants to work for top employers. Strong company branding that helps prospective employees see your business as successful and progressing will deliver 3 times more quality hires.
Hope these recruitment stats got you thinking!
If you have further questions about recruiting issues – contact headhunter Trond Larsen, mobile 9130 2220. He has trained recruiters in Norway and internationally since 1995.
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