As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, it’s important for both hiring managers and executive recruiters in south Florida to monitor staffing statistics thus far in the year. Understanding these will help you find and retain talent and grow your organizations. Some top recruiting trends for the year are:
-Technology and talent are CEOs' top two business priorities.
-42% of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need.
-40 percent of employees surveyed said they plan on changing jobs in 2018.
-55% of job seekers abandon applications after reading negative reviews about a company online.
-54% of small business owners reported few or no qualified applicants for the open positions they were offering.
-The interview process takes 24.4 days for Internet & Tech jobs and 23.9 days for Computer Software and Hardware positions.
-73% of developers code as a hobby.
-61% of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017.
-98% of candidates who had a positive experience at a company would refer others to apply.
-79% of job seekers say they are likely to use social media in their job search.
-Nearly 80% of Millennials look for people and culture fit with employers, followed by career potential.
-51% of those who have jobs are searching for new ones or watching for openings.
-61% of job seekers are likely to apply to a job if the employer actively manages its brand.
For hiring managers, HR teams, and executive recruiters in South Florida, it’s important to understand what the experts are saying. The world of recruitment is in constant motion, and we hope these first quarter statistics help you prepare for the year ahead!