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  • 70% of job seekers are using mobile technology. (Simply Hired)
  • By 2016, the number of smartphones is expected to surpass the world’s population. (Snaphop)
  • 72% of job seekers want to receive career opportunity information on their smartphones. (Simply Hired)
  • Only 26 of the Fortune 500 offer a mobile optimized job application process. (
  • In 2012, @UPSjobs made 10K hires via mobile. (TalentHQ)
  • Users are 50% more likely to apply for a job on the mobile site if they have viewed one of the videos. (TalentHQ)
  • 70% of mobile searchers act within an hour; only 30% of PC searchers do. (TalentHQ)
  • LinkedIn and Prudential told us that more than 50% of their candidates now find jobs through their mobile devices. (TalentHQ)
  • 1 billion job searches are done per month on a mobile device. (TalentHQ)
  • 40% of mobile candidates abandon a non-mobile friendly apply process (MREC)
  • 62% of PASSIVE job seekers will explore a company’s career page on mobile (MREC)
  • 61% of people have a better impression of a brand based on their mobile experience (MREC)

Social Media

  • Facebook hosts 42 million “Pages” with 10 or more likes. (Jeff Bullas)
  • 80% of social media users prefer to connect with brands through Facebook (Facebook Press)
  • 70% of Facebook-using job seekers are male, 63% are under the age of 40, 40% earn more than $75,000 and 36% are college graduates. (Jobvite)
  • Two new members sign up to LinkedIn every second. (LinkedIn Press)
  • 79% of LinkedIn users are 35 or older; the average LinkedIn user is 40.5 years old. (Pingdom)
  • 11 accounts are created every second on Twitter. (Infographic Labs)
  • Top 3 countries on Twitter are the USA at 107 million, Brazil 33 million and Japan at nearly 30 million. (Jeff Bullas)
  • 69% of follows on Twitter are suggested by friends. (Web Analytics World)
  • 55% of Twitter users are 35 or older, The average Twitter user is 37.3 years old. (Pingdom)
  • 67% of Twitter-using job seekers are male, 69% are under the age of 40, 46% earn more than $75,000 and 44% are college graduates.  (Jobvite)

Employee Engagement

  • 10% increase in investment on employee engagement would increase profits by $2,400 per employee. (Forbes)
  • Less than one in 10 middle managers deemed the quality of their management training to be excellent. Accenture)
  • Engagement and involvement are critical in managing change at work; 9 out of ten of the key barriers to the success of change programs are people related. (PwC)
  • 75% of leaders have no engagement plan or strategy even though 90% say engagement impacts on business success. (ACCOR)
  • Highly engaged organizations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87% and improve performance by 20%. Corporate Leadership Council)
  • 75%‐80% of people leave jobs because of relationship issues. (Saratoga Institute)
  • 75% of people voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses. (Roger Heran)
  • I don’t know and I don’t care. 69% of US employees are either “not engaged,” or are ”actively disengaged.” (Gallup)
  • Less than 50% of chief financial officers appear to understand the return on their investments in human capital. (Accenture)
  • Only 40% of the workforce know about the corporation’s goals, strategies and tactics. (Bain)
  • 43% of high engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week compared to only 18% of employees with low engagement. (Towers Watson)
  • Job satisfaction peaked in 2009, with 86% of U.S. employees saying they were satisfied with their current jobs. It’s been on the decline ever since. (SHRM)

Big Data

  • More than 60% of companies are now investing in BigData and analytics tools to help make their HR departments more data-driven (Forbes)
  • Only 4% of companies have achieved the capability to perform “predictive analytics” about their workforce. (Forbes)
  • Only 14% have done any significant “statistical analysis” of employee data at all. (Forbes)
  • HR teams are four times more likely to be respected by their business counterparts for their data-driven decision-making. (Forbes)
  • The largest part of big data market is pre-hire assessments (nearly $1 billion in size) which are used by over 60% of large organizations on a regular basis. (Forbes)
  • It is expected that the market for BigData and analytics will generate $3.7 Trillion in products and services and generate 4.4 million new jobs by 2015. (Gartner)


  • 49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume. (CareerBuilder)
  • 34% of all application forms contain outright lies about experience, education and the ability to perform essential functions on the job (Wallstreet Journal)
  • As many as 30 percent of jobseekers exaggerate their accomplishments, and about 10 percent “seriously misrepresent” their backgrounds (Edward C Adler)
  • 11% of job applicants misrepresented why they left a former employer. (
  • Negligent hiring cases have had verdicts costing up to $40 million. (CareerBuilder)
  • The average settlement of a negligent hiring lawsuit is nearly $1 million. (Human Resource Management)
  • Employers have lost more than 79% of negligent hiring cases. (Verisk Insurance Solutions)
  • It costs $7,000 to replace a salaried employee, $10,000 to replace a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to replace a senior executive. (Fortune)
  • On average, in U.S. businesses,  at least half of all new hires “don’t work out.” (Fortune)
  • Temporary staffing services represent the leading market segment, exceeding $256 billion, or more than 70% of the overall market. (MarketLine)
  • 58% of resumes originated from social referrals (
  • Mobile visitors spent almost 4 minutes longer reading the Ad than job board visitors (TribeHR)
  • In January 2012, management, professional, and related occupations had a median tenure of 5.5 years. (Buearu Labor Statistics)

Technology/Management Systems

  • The average HRMS system in large companies today is more than 5 years old and more than half are over 7 years old. (Forbes)
  • Nearly every major HR software provider now offers their solution in the cloud.  (Forbes)
  • Our new research shows that only 13% of organizations have a single HR system and on average companies have 3-4 different HR applications (Forbes)
  • Research shows that 24% of the companies surveyed are considering replacing their vendor. (Forbes)
  • Talent management software market is going away. The entire talent management is well over $4.3 billion and will grow by 11% or more this year (Forbes)
  • Only 15% of companies let their managers directly access the HR systems (Forbes)
  • The entire talent management software market is worth well over $4.3 billion and will grow by 11% or more this year (Forbes)
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