30 Hiring Statistics You Need to Know

  1. It takes an average of 27 days to fill a position in the United States. (Source: Society for Human Resource Management, 2021)
  2. 75% of job seekers use social media in their job search. (Source: CareerArc, 2021)
  3. 57% of job seekers consider benefits and perks before accepting a job offer. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  4. 60% of job seekers have had a poor candidate experience. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  5. 80% of job seekers would take one job over another based on personal fulfillment even if the other job offered more money. (Source: LinkedIn, 2021)
  6. 70% of employers check candidates’ social media profiles during the hiring process. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  7. 59% of employers use video interviews during the hiring process. (Source: Talent Board, 2020)
  8. 76% of recruiters say that using AI for recruiting helps them save time. (Source: TalentLyft, 2021)
  9. 95% of employers use LinkedIn for recruiting. (Source: Jobvite, 2021)
  10. Employee referrals are the top source of quality hires, according to 45% of recruiters. (Source: Jobvite, 2021)
  11. The top skill in demand for recruiters in 2021 is communication. (Source: LinkedIn, 2021)
  12. 94% of recruiters use online job boards to source candidates. (Source: Jobvite, 2021)
  13. 75% of candidates say that the job application process is too complicated. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  14. 72% of candidates expect a response from employers within two weeks of submitting their application. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  15. 92% of employers use social media for recruiting, with LinkedIn being the most popular platform. (Source: Jobvite, 2021)
  16. 84% of job seekers say that the reputation of a company as an employer is important when considering a job offer. (Source: LinkedIn, 2021)
  17. 90% of job seekers say that an employer’s diversity and inclusion policies are important when considering a job offer. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  18. 72% of job seekers use mobile devices to search for jobs. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  19. 70% of employers have rejected candidates based on something they found about them online. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  20. 81% of job seekers conduct research about a company before applying for a job. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  21. 67% of job seekers say that a diverse team is important when considering a job offer. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  22. 72% of employers say that they use social media to screen candidates. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  23. The average job interview process includes three rounds of interviews. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  24. 58% of job seekers say that the interview process affects their opinion of a company. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  25. 76% of hiring managers use behavioral interview questions to assess candidates’ skills and experience. (Source: Workable, 2021)
  26. 58% of job seekers say that a company’s online reviews have an impact on their decision to apply for a job. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  27. 40% of job seekers abandon online job applications that take more than 10 minutes to complete. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  28. 61% of job seekers say that the hiring process is their biggest frustration when searching for a job. (Source: Glassdoor, 2021)
  29. 54% of job seekers say that they would not apply for a job at a company with a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed. (Source: CareerBuilder, 2021)
  30. 84% of employers say that cultural fit is important when hiring new employees. (Source: LinkedIn, 2021)

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