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Nightmare on Recruiting Street Infographic

For Recruiters, This Is What Goes Bump In The Night

It was a dark and stormy night on Recruiting Street. A young talent acquisition professional had just gotten done with a hard day’s work and was ready to watch a movie to relax. They had just pressed play when a loud crack of lightning startled them. The power went out, leaving them in complete darkness. And that’s when they heard it.

“Not enough experience.” The eerie voice sounded like it was right behind them. “I need a candidate with more experience. NOW!”

They jumped up and found themselves in a cold sweat on the floor. The lights were still on and the source of the voice was nowhere to be seen. It was just another terrible recruiting nightmare.

Being a recruiter can be a very rewarding career. But sometimes — between the needy clients and flaky candidates — things can get a bit scary. Have no fear, we have tips to help you make it through even the toughest recruiting situations. Some highlights include:

— 65% of new employees begin looking at job listings again within 91 days of being hired

— 3 of 4 HR managers have caught lies on candidate resumes.

— It takes an average of 29 days to fill an open position.

— 30% of job seekers have left a job within the first 90 days of starting.

Nightmare on Recruiting Street Infographic

Check out the full infographic here to get more tips on how to survive any recruiting nightmare.

What are some other things that keep recruiters up at night? Let us know in the comments!

Hannah Goldenberg

Like the rest of the Spark Hire marketing team, Hannah is a graduate of Indiana University. She began her career on Spark Hire's sales team and now capitalizes on her long-standing passion for writing with the marketing team. When she's not writing the latest blog post for Spark Hire, she spends her time baking and listening to astronomy, cooking, and history podcasts.