THE HUNT: PrideStaff Releases 2015 Job Search Methods Survey and Insights

PrideStaff has released the results of its 2015 Job Search Methods Survey, designed to gauge job seeker behavior and job search trends across the U.S. Conducted in March, the online survey was completed by nearly 900 individuals, representing a wide range of ages and education levels.

Overall, the results show that most people are open to new job opportunities. Over 20 percent of respondents are employed but actively looking for another position, and nearly one-third are “passive job seekers” who are open to learning about new opportunities, even though they are currently employed. Among those who are actively searching for work, nearly half of respondents initiated their search to find better pay, culture and training, or to switch careers.

The survey also indicates that job search length and methods vary greatly. Among respondents currently looking for a new job, most have been searching for at least three months, and nearly 20 percent have been looking for more than a year. Seventy-three percent of job seekers use online job search methods to find opportunities, while roughly 70 percent partner with recruiters or employment agencies like PrideStaff to accelerate their job search.

“While job search behaviors and trends are quite diverse, highly desirable candidates are able to find opportunities quickly and may only be on the job market for a brief period,” says Tammi Heaton, COO of PrideStaff. “By partnering with PrideStaff, employers can leverage our wide range of proven recruiting strategies to ‘cast a wider net’ and connect with the right candidates quickly and cost-effectively.”

For comprehensive survey results and a detailed analysis, download the full 2015 Job Search Methods Survey.

About PrideStaff

PrideStaff was founded in the 1970s as 100 percent company-owned units and began staffing franchising in 1995. They operate over 68 offices in North America to serve over 4,500 clients. With over 40 years in the staffing business, headquartered in Fresno, CA, PrideStaff offers the resources and expertise of a national firm with the spirit, dedication and personal service of smaller, entrepreneurial firms. PrideStaff is the only commercial staffing firm in the U.S. with over $100 million in revenue to earn Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award for two years in a row highlighting exceptional clients and talent service quality.

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