LinkedIn 2011Recruitment Benchmark Report - United States

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In September 2011, LinkedIn conducted an online survey
among corporate recruiting professionals in the United
States to establish baseline values for key hiring metrics. All
corresponding baseline data is listed in the summary table
at the end of this report, along with key takeaways
highlighted in the following charts, including:
• One third of all recruiting resources in the US are dedicated
to lling Sales, IT, or Software Development roles
• IT and Software Development roles attract the fewest
number of candidates, but Executive and Engineering
roles take the longest to ll
• On average in the US, 8% of the candidates reviewed for
a particular role will land an interview

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LinkedIn 2011Recruitment Benchmark Report - United States

  1. 1. Research NetworkRecruitment Benchmark ReportOverall Country Report – United StatesSeptember 2011Executive Summary The United States Hiring FunnelIn September 2011, LinkedIn conducted an online surveyamong corporate recruiting professionals in the United Sales / Business DevelopmentStates to establish baseline values for key hiring metrics. Allcorresponding baseline data is listed in the summary tableat the end of this report, along with key takeawayshighlighted in the following charts, including: 61 REVIEWED 14.0 9%• One third of all recruiting resources in the US are dedicated to lling Sales, IT, or Software Development roles• IT and Software Development roles attract the fewest SCREENED number of candidates, but Executive and Engineering 5.5 OF REVIEWED roles take the longest to ll CANDIDATES CHOSEN FOR• On average in the US, 8% of the candidates reviewed for INTERVIEWS a particular role will land an interview INTERVIEWEDMost Commonly Recruited FunctionsWhich job functions do you personally recruit for within your organization? 11% 1.5 OFFERS ENGINEERING / SCIENCE 11% ADMINISTRATIVE / CUSTOMER SUPPORT 7% 17% SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 1 NEW HIREMEDICAL PROFESSIONALS 7% [The] economy has everyone moving with caution. FINANCE / ACCOUNTING 6% Management is very cautious about adding new OPERATIONS / PMO positions. Candidates are cautious about moving from 4% one company to another . . . But movement is there for MARKETING / COMMUNICATIONS the right candidates and the right positions. 3% - Recruiter in the Computer Hardware Industry EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP / STRATEGY 3% HUMAN RESOURCES IT / Software Development 2% 49PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 2% CONSULTANT 16% IT / SOFTWARE 1% DEVELOPMENT REVIEWED LEGAL 12.0 10% 1% CREATIVE / DESIGN 9% OTHER SCREENEDSource of Hire 5.0 OF REVIEWED CANDIDATES CHOSEN FOR INTERVIEWSWhat percentage of your hires come from the following sources? JOB BOARDS 29 INTERVIEWED 1.5 DIRECT SOURCING(PASSIVE RECRUITING) 28EMPLOYEE REFERRALS 24 OFFERS 1 STAFFING AGENCIES/ 9 PLACEMENT FIRMS OTHER SOURCES 10 NEW HIRE 0 10 20 30 40 50
  2. 2. Time to HireWhat was the average number of days between the opening of a position and offer acceptance for each of the following functions within your organization? 28 DAYS ADMINISTRATIVE / CUSTOMER SUPPORT 38 DAYS MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS 41 DAYS CREATIVE / DESIGN 44 DAYS OPERATIONS / PMO 45 DAYS HUMAN RESOURCES 45 DAYS SALES / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 50 DAYS LEGAL 50 DAYS IT 51 DAYS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 51 DAYS MARKETING / COMMUNICATIONS 51 DAYS FINANCE / ACCOUNTING 57 DAYS CONSULTANT 57 DAYS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 59 DAYS ENGINEERING / SCIENCE 72 DAYS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP / STRATEGY 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYS DAYSSummary Data for All Job Functions – All Industries – United States Average Average Average Average Candidates Candidates Candidates Candidates Average TimeFunction Reviewed Screened Interviewed Offered to Fill (days) Per Hire Per Hire†† Per Hire†† Per Hire††† Administrative / Customer Support 72 13.9 5.2 1.3 28 Consultant 59 12.4 4.8 1.5 57 Creative / Design 54 11.1 4.5 1.2 41 Engineering / Science 57 12.1 4.6 1.5 59 Executive Leadership / Strategy 61 13.4 5.0 1.3 72 Finance / Accounting 62 11.4 5.0 1.3 51 Human Resources 65 13.1 4.6 1.3 45 IT 50 11.5 4.7 1.4 50 Legal 64 12.3 5.5 1.4 50 Marketing / Communications 73 12.5 5.4 1.3 51 Medical Professionals 35 11.2 4.2 1.6 38 Operations / PMO 61 11.9 4.8 1.4 44 Product Development 62 13.1 4.9 1.4 57 Sales / Business Development 61 14.0 5.5 1.5 45 Software Development 48 12.5 5.3 1.6 51 Overall Industry Average 60 12.7 5.0 1.4 48 † Based on less than 20 responses, please use as directional only †† Phone/in-person††† Written/verbalSurvey Methodology: In September 2011, LinkedIn conducted online interviews among 2,265 in-house corporate recruiters in the United States.Participants were randomly invited from thousands of eligible recruiters and HR professionals registered on LinkedIn.comFor additional information about LinkedIn’s research or recruiting services, please contact your LinkedIn Relationship Manager.Also, please visit LinkedIn Talent Advantage Blog at talent.linkedin.com/blog for news and stories speci c to the staf ng and recruiting industry. Copyright © 2011 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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