Navigating Hiring Complexities: How Medium-Sized Companies Stack Up

Mid-size companies today face unique challenges when it comes to recruiting and hiring top talent. As these organizations continue to grow and expand, they must find ways to effectively attract, retain, and engage employees, while also dealing with evolving market conditions and increasing competition from larger organizations.

In today’s job market, it is imperative to stay on top of hiring trends and recruiting benchmarks. For this reason, Employ conducted a comprehensive survey with responses from over 1,200 HR decision makers, talent acquisition professionals, and recruiters.

The goal? To gain valuable insights into the hiring practices and recruiting benchmarks of businesses of all sizes — from small startups to enterprise-level organizations.

The results of this in-depth survey offer indispensable information for employers seeking to navigate the current state of hiring and anticipate what lies ahead. This report provides a high-level analysis of the survey findings, capturing the hiring trends that cut across companies of all sizes and recruiting complexities.

With this report in hand, you’ll have a broader perspective on the current hiring landscape and be better equipped to make informed decisions. So, whether you’re an HR professional, recruiter, or TA leader, take advantage of this comprehensive survey and use the insights to elevate your hiring practices to the next level.

Recruiting Benchmarks for Medium-Sized Companies

According to the report, medium-sized companies with up to 2,000 employees are experiencing significant growth and investing in expanding their workforce. In the past 12 months, 30% of these companies made between 51 – 100 hires, and 26% made between 101 – 250 new hires. Furthermore, 52% of medium-sized companies anticipate making somewhat more hires in the next 12 months, indicating that the positive trend is set to continue.

When it comes to receiving job applications, medium-sized companies tend to receive more applications per role than small businesses, with some receiving up to 50 applications per requisition. However, this hasn’t stopped them from attracting a significant amount of job seekers, with 56% of medium-sized companies experiencing a moderate increase in the number of job applications per requisition they received in the last year.

The findings also highlight that retention is up in medium-sized companies, with 46% reporting fewer employees leaving and 42% stating they are appropriately staffed. This suggests that these companies are focused on retaining top talent and investing in their current employees.

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These findings offer valuable information for employers looking to understand the current hiring landscape. But the Recruiting Benchmarks Report offers so much more.

With comprehensive data on hiring practices and recruiting benchmarks for small businesses, medium-sized companies, and enterprise-level organizations, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the trends shaping the job market.

Don’t miss out on this essential resource for talent professionals. Download the Recruiting Benchmarks Report today and stay ahead of the competition.

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