>>By the Numbers: October 18, 2019

By the Numbers: October 18, 2019

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Majority of Talent Plans to Move On Within Five Years

The Numbers:

  • 75.5% of employees plan to work for their current employer for five years or less
  • 51.7% of job seekers have left their jobs voluntarily within the past five years
  • 35% of employees have searched for a new job during their work day at their current employer
  • Source: iHire

Teacher Shortage Continues

The Numbers:

  • The U.S. is facing a shortage of 307,000 teaching jobs
  • 60,000 teaching positions were eliminated during the 2008 recession, and the student population has outpaced teaching jobs since then
  • Although all states require at least a bachelor’s degree, teachers earn 21% less on average than other professions that require the same
  • Source: Economic Policy Institute

Self-Control is Top Talent for Candidates?

The Numbers:

  • Curiosity and drive are typically top qualities looked for by recruiters and hiring managers, but self-control is one that impacts both of these
  • Restraint increases focus, our ability to learn new things, resilience, and could be a good indicator if an employee will have enough self-discipline to standby their ethical standards in high-stress situations.
  • Source: Fast Company
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Transportation Industry Growing Rapidly

The Numbers:

  • The transportation industry has added 16,000 payrolls in September
  • The retail industry is driving the growth, as people are hired to deliver items purchased online
  • On the other hand, trucking was the industry exception losing 4,200 positions as the U.S. manufacturing sector weakened
  • Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Delta Air Lines to Hire Thousands

The Numbers:

  • Delta Air Lines is planning to hire around 12,000 people between this year and next
  • The roles include pilots and flight attendants
  • The airline does not fly the Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded for most of the year
  • Source: Delta Air Lines

Legal Roles Value Tech Skills Most

The Numbers:

  • 62% of legal employers stated that a candidate’s technical abilities impacted their hiring decision more than their soft skills
  • 19% said they place, ‘much greater weight on technical skills’
  • 43% said they place, ‘somewhat great weight on technical skills’ to total the 62%
  • Source: Robert Half Legal
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