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2022 Recruitment Statistics You Need to Know

Another year, another set of plans recruiters are implementing to meet their organization’s hiring goals. In order to make informed decisions that lead to the most effective recruitment strategies, it’s important to be armed with as many facts as possible. The following are 25 recruitment statistics that you need to know to understand the current landscape. From online recruiting to passive candidate behavior to employer branding, these statistics contain valuable insights that can help prepare you for what lies ahead in 2022 and beyond.

25 Recruitment Statistics To Understand Hiring in 2022

1. When applying for a position online, 59 percent of people will abandon the application if there are issues with the company’s website. (iCIMS)

2. Social media recruiting is on the rise, with 84 percent of organizations currently using these platforms for their recruiting and 9 percent planning to incorporate social media into their recruitment plans. (SHRM)

3. According to 73.9 percent of employers, the most significant challenge they face when recruiting online is not finding enough qualified candidates. (iHire)

4. After completing a job interview, 94 percent of candidates want to receive feedback, but only 41 percent actually have. (LinkedIn

5. When evaluating job offers, 76 percent of candidates factor in the diversity of an organization’s workplace to help them make a decision. (Glassdoor for Employers)

6. When looking for jobs, 62 percent of people are more likely to want a position at a company that has demonstrated a commitment to improving diversity and inclusion in their work environment. (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

7. Despite not actively looking for a job, 89 percent of passive candidates will look into a company’s employer brand before reviewing a possible opportunity that may interest them. (CareerArc)

8. Organizations with a positive employer brand receive 50 percent more qualified applicants than those that do not. (FinancesOnline)

9. When evaluating how much an organization cares about its employees, 78 percent of job seekers factor in candidate experience. (CareerBuilder)

10. Professional development is so important to employees that 70 percent are at least somewhat likely to leave a job to pursue an opportunity at a company that invests in employee education and development. (The Harris Poll)

11. The top reasons people look for a new job are because of compensation (52 percent), career advancement (43 percent), and lack of recognition (19 percent). (Achievers)

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12. When learning about job candidates, 65.3 percent of hiring professionals prefer using pre-screening questions to cover letters. (iHire)

13. Instead of working five days a week from 9 to 5, 43 percent of people prefer working two to three days a week. (ManpowerGroup)

14. If job hunters have a negative interview experience, 83 percent will reconsider working for an organization. (Business LinkedIn)

15. When applying for positions, 78 percent of job hunters expect transparency about how the data collected by recruiters is being used. (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

16. As we move into a post-pandemic world, 25.5 percent of employers expect continued candidate interest in remote work. (iHire)

17. Being contacted directly by a prospective manager will lead 94 percent of candidates to accept a job offer faster. (Business LinkedIn)

18. There is a 15-year high in talent shortages occurring as 69 percent of employers report challenges in finding talent to fill open positions. (ManpowerGroup)

19. After having a poor recruiting experience, 49 percent of candidates will turn down a job offer. (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

20. Employee referrals account for 30 percent of all hires and 45 percent of internal hires. (SHRM)

21. Lack of communication is a source of frustration for both job seekers and recruiters alike. While 46.8 percent of employers say one of their biggest challenges is not hearing back from candidates, 48.8 percent of job seekers say they’re frustrated about getting no response when they apply for positions on job boards. (iHire)

22. Mental health is extremely important to workers, and 85 percent of Americans in the workforce prefer to work for an organization that treats their mental and emotional health as a priority. (The Harris Poll)

23. In order to make candidate screening faster, 64 percent of recruiters say skills testing is an important tool. (Toggl)

24. In order to attract job seekers, 36 percent of employers plan to allow employees to work flexible schedules and 31 percent are going to provide a hybrid remote/on site work model. (ManpowerGroup)

25. According to 65 percent of job hunters, it would be helpful for organizations to offer an application dashboard so they can track where they are in the hiring process. (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

No matter what your recruiting plans are this year, it’s important to understand the trends so you know what you’ll be facing when working to find the talent you want. These insights can help you understand job seekers and better position yourself to give them what they expect.

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