Press release

Lever Releases the 2019 Talent Benchmarks Report

Sponsored by Businesswire

Lever, the leader in talent acquisition software, has today released the 2019
Talent Benchmarks Report: Key Metrics to Transform Your Hiring
. The
report is the definitive guide to hiring metrics in 2019 and will
provide talent leaders, hiring managers, and recruiters with industry
averages, key takeaways, and actionable insights to help make their
recruitment strategies as data-driven and as efficient as possible.

With unemployment
at a 50-year-low
— and considering that 70%
of the top candidates are not actively looking for a job

competition for talent has never been more intense. Companies seeking
the best candidates need to optimize their recruiting process at every
stage of the Talent Relationship Lifecycle. Lever’s report has the key
metrics for every stage, ensuring companies have the appropriate
benchmarks to measure how they’re doing and how they can improve.

Some of Lever’s key findings include that:

  • Sourcing candidates is 2x more efficient than relying on applicants
  • “Nurtured” candidates get hired 19% faster
  • On average, 30-40% of onsite interviews lead to an offer
  • Approximately 65% of candidates that receive an offer will accept
  • Internal hiring is the easiest, quickest, and most cost-effective way
    to hire

“We designed this report specifically to give our customers, and the
industry at large, the most up-to-date, most accurate metrics to
benchmark their hiring efforts,” said Lever’s Chief Marketing Officer,
Michelle Kerr. “We’re on a mission to help companies achieve predictable
hiring, and that starts with a data-driven recruitment strategy. As
competition for talent grows, having the insights on what processes and
talent strategies are needed to hit hiring goals has never been more
important to a company’s key business outcomes.

About Lever

Lever’s Talent Acquisition Suite unifies organizations to source,
nurture, interview, and hire top talent through effortless
collaboration. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 2,300 companies
around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Hot Topic, KPMG New
Zealand, and Cirque du Soleil. With an overall gender ratio of 50:50,
Lever is also fiercely committed to building a team culture that
celebrates diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit