What is the typical time to fill a vacancy in 2012?
Analysis of typical time to
hire finds that it takes employers six weeks to fill a vacancy at the
median, but closer analysis reveals wide variation by sector and organisation
- The median time to
hire is significantly longer at organisations in the public sector than it
is in the private sector.
- Time to fill
vacancies is typically much higher in large organisations than in small or
The survey suggests that time to hire is comparatively
- Half of employers say time to hire has not changed
over the past 12 months. In contrast, one in four says it has increased,
while fewer than one in five say it has decreased.
- Time to hire is most likely to be static in the public sector, where
two-thirds of respondents say that it has not changed.
What is the typical cost of filling a vacancy in 2012?
Across the whole economy, the median cost of filling a single
vacancy stands at £1,500 in 2012.
The typical cost per hire is significantly higher in the private sector than
it is in the public sector, perhaps reflecting the impact of spending cuts on
levels of recruitment activity in the public sector.
The survey also looks at how recruitment costs have changed over the past
How to access XpertHR Benchmarking data on key recruitment metrics
These are among the key findings of XpertHR's latest
annual benchmarking survey of recruitment trends, based on responses from 94
organisations with a combined workforce of 216,834 employees.
You can access XpertHR Benchmarking data on key recruitment metrics in 2012
in the following ways:
If you have any comments or queries about this survey, or about XpertHR
Benchmarking, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
Michael Carty, benchmarking editor
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