Retail Jobs are Filled Fastest, Pharmaceutical and Managerial Candidates Better Be Patient Says New Study

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With data from more than 900 companies, Staffing.org just released the first comprehensive survey of how long it actually takes to fill positions. The study includes information from nearly 130,000 jobs and details the longest, shortest and average times to fill in seventeen industries.

With data from more than 900 companies, Staffing.org just released the first comprehensive survey of how long it actually takes to fill positions. The study includes information from nearly 130,000 jobs and details the longest, shortest and average times to fill in seventeen industries. An earlier survey indicated only 8% of organizations accurately tracked recruiting time so this research will be a helpful planning and benchmarking resource. It also finally gives candidates a realistic idea of how long they can expect to wait before receiving an offer. For full details of the study, please go to http://www.Staffing.org.

Included in the findings are analyses detailing that the quickest positions filled are in the education and retail industries, with an average range of 22 days to 86 days. Positions in the pharmaceutical industry take the longest time to fill, with some positions taking almost 200 days to fill. The average for all positions in all industries was 53 days. Specific times varied dramatically by industry.

Accountants can expect the recruiting process to last at least 34 days before receiving an offer but successful call center applicants can be hired in as few as 23 days. Managerial candidates shouldn’t expect to be hired quickly –it often takes six or more months before an offer is extended.

According to John G. Kitson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the St. Louis headquartered First Banks and President of the HR Metrics Consortium, a nonprofit measurement organization, “Organizations invariably want their positions filled ASAP – now they can determine just how long ‘ASAP’ is and plan accordingly.”

About Staffing.org

Staffing.org is an independent nonproprietary nonprofit corporation. A member services organization, Staffing.org also provides free, performance oriented information to the public via the weekly update, monthly digest, and the site. Its mission is to be a leading source of information and tools to help measurably optimize human resource performance.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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