Thursday, March 19, 2015

HR Hidden Facts

1)  It Used to All Be Done on One Computer!
Back in the 1980s, the human resource field looked very different. A great deal of the sort of human resource tasks that need to be done were delegated to machines and generally automated. These automated processes were relegated to these giant mainframe computers that sifted through and sorted the staggering streams of data transactions daily. Sometimes most of a company’s human resource management work was done by just one machine! It’s incredible to think how centralized this system used to be.
2)In 2014,The average time spent by recruiters in USA looking at a resume: 5 to 7 seconds,76% of resumes are discarded for an unprofessional email address,88% rejection rate when you include a photo on your resume.

3) In USA,18,400,000 applicants found their job on Facebook.
 10,200,000 applicants found their job on LinkedIn.
 89% of recruiters have hired someone through LinkedIn.
 8,000,000 applicants found their job on Twitter.
 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social media profile.

4) What is the best colour to wear for an interview?
Did you know that the best colour to wear when going for an interview is blue? Colour psychologists believe that blue indicates that you are trustworthy, and it also tends to be most people's favourite colour. Grey is also a safe colour as it gives an element of formality, and trustworthiness too. Black is regarded as authoritative, and brown and dark green are both ok, but you can be seen as a bit "alternative”.

5) What is the best time of day to have an interview?
The best time of day to be interviewed, is at the beginning or the end of the day. Interviewers will always remember the first and last people they interviewed, and if you are scheduled for around lunchtime, you will have to work extra hard to keep the interviewer's attention on you!

6) When is the best time of day to ask for a pay rise?
The best time of day to ask your boss for a pay rise is first thing in the morning. Always avoid times when they are hungry or about to leave the office, as you will never grab their attention for very long! The same advice can be extended for asking your boss about anything from holiday requests to a discussion about future promotion in the firm.

7) Yes, You Can Get Hired During a Recession! 52% of organizations that are currently hiring are finding it difficult to fill specific vacancies.

8)24% of organizations have hired workers from overseas for difficult-to-fill jobs, with larger organizations being more likely to do so.

9)39% of organizations have hired U.S. veterans, and a further 15% are planning to do so in the near future. The federal government hires more veterans than any other industry.

10) Only 23% of organizations believe global competition for talent is a threat when it comes to recruiting qualified applicants. Larger organizations report more global competition than smaller organizations.