HR Recruiting & Hiring Expense as a Percentage of Total HR Expense

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HR Recruiting & Hiring Expense as a Percentage of Total HR Expense

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What is HR Recruiting & Hiring Expense as a Percentage of Total HR Expense?

The total cost related to recruiting and hiring new employees divided by total Human Resources (HR) Department expense over the same period of time, as a percentage. Recruiting and hiring expenses typically include labor (recruiters, hiring managers, etc.), technology, vendor spending and other overhead related to attracting, screening and on-boarding new talent for the organization.

Why should HR Recruiting & Hiring Expense as a Percentage of Total HR Expense be measured?

Human Resources (HR) Recruiting & Hiring Expense as a Percentage of Total HR Expense measures the amount spent on attracting, screening and onboarding new talent relative to total HR spending over the same time period. Attracting and retaining high quality talent it vital to the success of nearly any business, therefore recruiting and hiring expense typically consumes a relatively large portion (in some cases, 25% or more) of the total HR budget, particularly in industries that rely highly-skilled knowledge workers to gain a competitive advantage (e.g., financial services, high-tech, pharmaceuticals, etc.). There are however many factors that can increase the cost of recruiting and hiring, including high turnover rates, low employee satisfaction, unproductive recruiting staff, cumbersome screening processes, and inefficient use of third-party recruiting channels (e.g., poorly allocated spending on job postings, third-party vendors, etc.).


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