We all love stats! Here are some of the most interesting data points taken from various corners of the Internet.

  1. When it comes to searching for a job, 42.9% of job seekers search by job board, 32.1% search career sites, and 6.9% check referral programs.
  2. On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes
  3. Only 2% of applicants will be called for an interview for the average job opening.
  4. There are 5 things job seekers take into account before accepting a job offer
  5. 39.9% of recruiters check referral programs, 21.2%hirefrom Career Sites, 14.6% from Job Boards and 4.6% from Agencies.
  6. 42 days is the overall average time it takes to fill a given position.
  7. The interview process takes an average of 22.9 days.
  8. 38% of hirers ranked a “fun, engaging, company culture” as the most attractive quality of a business.
  9. 79 percent of job seekers use social media in their job search
  10. 42% of people ages 18-34 are considering a new job.
  11. The average person job searching reads six reviews posted about a company before forming their opinion on the company.
  12. Eight years is the average employee tenure.
  13. 45 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs at least once every day
  14. The average cost per new hire is at an all-time high of $4,000.
  15. Only 14.9% of hires are made from a job board candidate. Most (39.9%) are made through employee referral programs.
  16. 49% of prospective employees think competitive compensation packages are the most attractive in a company. Work-life balance was a close second at 42%.
  17. 64 percent of Millennials would rather make $40K a year at a job they love than $100K a year at a job they think is boring
  18. 60% of job-seekers stopped filling out a job application because the process was too long.
  19. 61% of employers offered tuition reimbursement in 2016.
  20. Increasing employee engagement investments by 10 percent can increase company profits by $2,400 per employee per year
  21. Glassdoor, alongside Indeed and LinkedIn were voted the leading job sites for 2017.
  22. 24% of wrong hires have caused a loss of customers.
  23. 85% of small businesses looking to fill open positions found no applicants.
  24. 57% of employees think their companies should be more diverse.
  25. 65% of recruiters report that the biggest challenge in hiring is a shortage of talent.

Some other weird stats

  1. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
  2. In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.
  3. The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.


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