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By the Numbers: February 22, 2019

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Salary Negotiations Are the Norm

The Numbers:

  • 55% of professionals attempted to negotiate a higher salary in 2018
  • 68% of male professionals entered into negotiations
  • 45% of women tried to negotiate
  • 65% of professionals aged 18-34 asked for higher salaries (compared to 55% of those 35-54)
  • Source: Robert Half

Flexible Work Options Help Relationships

The Numbers:

  • Almost 100% of respondents feel that flexible work options could help them with mental health issues
  • 81% thought a flexible job would help them be a better spouse, partner, significant other
  • 87% said a flexible job would supply more time to spend with family and friends
  • Source: FlexJobs

Average U.S. Weekly Wage Rises in Q3

The Numbers:

  • The U.S. average weekly wage increased 3.3% year over year to $1,155 in Q3
  • Chatham County in Georgia and King County in Washington state posted the largest year-over-year percentage increases in average weekly wages – gains of 8.5% and 7.9% respectively
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

BountyJobs Reports: 2018 in Talent Acquisition and the 2019 Impact

The Numbers:

  • 59% of recruiters today are experiencing challenges in finding key candidates more so than it was even just a year ago
  • 70%of job seekers find that it’s easier to find a job now than it was five years ago
  • 74% of employers looking to expand headcount in 2019 (up from 65% in 2018)

Average 2018 Graduate Salary Lower than Expected

The Numbers:

  • The average salary of a 2018 college graduate with minimal work experience is $48,400, which is less than the student- expected salary of $60,000
  • However, wages are expected to grow after years of being flat
  • The U.S. unemployment rate is 4%, but the unemployment rate for college-educated workers is just 2.1%
  • Source: LendEdu

On-Site Clinic Staffing on the Increase

The Numbers:

  • A higher number of companies are hiring doctors, nurses, and other health professionals for on-site clinics to care for employees
  • Health care professionals tend to agree that on-site clinics are beneficial to those busy employees who would not make the time to seek medical help otherwise
  • Source: LinkedIn

Employees Not Impacted by Automation as Once Thought

The Numbers:

  • Only about 2% of long-term workers left their jobs when automation increased at their company (of those with 3 years on staff)
  • This rises to 8.5% after about 5 years
  • Source: Boston University School of Law

‘Hipster’ Culture Found in Hot Job Searches

The Numbers:

  • With 241.4 searches per million, ‘yoga’ is the top hipster job-search term
  • ‘Tattoo’ is second with 87.2 million
  • ‘Vegan’ is third with 55.3 million
  • ‘Distillery’ comes next at 38.9 million
  • Source: Indeed
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