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April 28th, 2021 · 4 min read

Talent acquisition statistics you need to know in 2024

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Top talent acquisition and recruitment statistics

  • More than 90% of employers report they are hiring for new roles in 2021, as they continue to respond, recover and readapt in the new world of work. (iCIMS
  • 75% of HR professionals believe that there is a skills gap among their applicants. (SHRM)

SHRM statistic on skills gaps

  • Employees are leveraging education to move into new roles, and managers approve. Over a third (35%) of employees globally have used employee learning programs to help them find opportunities in their organizations, and 91% of managers believe this can help close skills gaps on their teams. (LinkedIn) 
  • 66% of business leaders agree that strategic education programs attract new talent. (InStride) 
  • 50% of learning and development (L&D) professionals expect their recruiting budget to decrease this year while 66% anticipate their learning and development budget to increase or stay the same. (LinkedIn)
  • 70% of US employees say they're at least somewhat likely to leave their current company and accept an offer with a new company that's known for investing in employee learning and development. (Harris Poll)
  • By 2030, there will be a shortage of human talent, globally amounting to more than 85 million people. If this shortage is left unchecked, then it could result in a loss of $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues. (Korn Ferry)
  • 51% of L&D pros agree that internal mobility – tapping into internal talent pools – is more of a priority now than before COVID-19. Internal hires increased in April-August 2020 compared with the same time period in 2019, and now make up almost 20% of an organization’s workforce on average. (LinkedIn)
  • 82% of L&D pros agree that engaged learners are more likely to find new roles in their organization. (LinkedIn)

LinkedIn Learning statistic about learner engagement

Employer branding statistics

  • 86% of Glassdoor users read company reviews and ratings before making a decision to apply for a job. (Glassdoor/Harris Poll
  • 72% of recruiting leaders worldwide agreed that employer brand has a significant impact on hiring. (LinkedIn)
  • 46% of HR, procurement and C-suite leaders say a strong brand leads to stronger engagement and higher productivity. (Randstad
  • 96% of employer branding and recruitment specialists use social media. Instagram and LinkedIn are the most used social media platforms for employer branding. (Content Stadium

Employee benefits statistics

  • Almost all employees surveyed (94%) want their employers to ensure the benefits offered have a meaningful impact on their quality of life, like paying off student loan debt and offering more flexible work arrangements. (Randstad
  • The top two pieces of information job seekers look for when researching a company or looking at job ads are salary (67%) and benefits (63%). (Glassdoor)
  • Companies that use benefits strategically experience better overall company performance (58% vs. 34%), above-average effectiveness in recruitment (19% vs. 8%), and higher retention than companies that don't (28% vs. 11%). (SHRM)
  • The top reasons employees are looking or would consider leaving their company were “compensation” (52%), “career advancement” (43%), and “lack of recognition” (19%). (Achievers)

Company culture statistics

  • When companies invested in corporate responsibility and company culture, their turnover reduced 50%, employee productivity increased by up to 13%, and engagement increased by up to 7.5%. (Project ROI)
  • Nearly half (45%) of employees say leadership is “minimally” or “not at all” committed to improving company culture. Only 23% of employees call them “more than” or “very” committed. (Achievers)
  • 56% of workers ranked a strong workplace culture as more important than salary, with more than three-in-four workers saying they’d consider a company’s culture before applying for a job there. (Glassdoor)
  • Only 31% of HR leaders say their organizations have the culture they need to drive future business and just 21% say that their employees deeply trust company leaders. (Achievers)

Diversity recruiting statistics

  • More than 3 in 4 employees and job seekers (76%) report a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. (Glassdoor
  • Organizations with diverse management have 19% higher revenue when compared to those who have below-average leadership diversity. (BCG)
  • Only 25% of organizations set gender diversity targets while creating their hiring strategy. (Women in the Workplace)
  • 78% of HR professionals say that diversity in the workplace is impacting how they hire. (LinkedIn)
  • The national GDP would increase $25 billion if just 1% more disabled people were hired. (Accenture)
  • Nearly 90% of employers have a diversity recruiting strategy for the class of 2021. (NACE

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