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Hiring an Intern
There have been movies about them and tales of the bad, the good and the ugly have often been told about them. Multinational companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and major banks all rave about the programs
Benefits of Internship Programs for Employers
Are you not convinced yet on the issue of hiring interns? Then, here are 8 irrefutable reasons why you should start your very own internship programs today:
1. Fresh and creative ideas
Being still in the midst of their studies, interns are filled with new and sometimes novel ideas. They can bring a different outlook and perspective on how your business should run. Moreover, most of the interns choose to work to gain experience instead of idling their holidays away. So you can assure that these are the people you might want to look out for in the future.
2. Tech savviness
It must be said that we live in an age beyond technology. Screens have literally taken over the streets and any young, budding talent should know his or her way around this Digital Age. It is rare to see any young person not familiar with social networking, digital marketing and more. With these interns in your company, why spend valuable resources in conducting external market research? If your target audience is the Millennial group, there they are – ready to be your invaluable source of data. These data allow you to remain relevant and competitive at hardly any cost at all.
3. Definitely less expensive
The cost of hiring interns is considerably less when compared to hiring full-time and/or part-time staff. Of course, they cannot replace the value you would otherwise obtain from experienced hires. However, interns have the willingness to learn and contribute to any tasks assigned to them. The attitude makes them perfect for your immediate manpower needs and budget.
4. Become your advocate
As your internship program expands, so will the number of interns who would have had the experience of being immersed in your company’s work culture. This will
You may even find yourself in the rare situation of being able to recognize immense potential from the ‘ground-up’
6. Extra manpower
In the immediate future, your company needs the manpower for various odds and ends. However, you know you cannot justify the budget to hire a full-time and/or a part-time staff. This is another reason why hiring interns is an advantage. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and training will also translate
7. Testing ground
Some interns may have additional schoolwork. This simply means that there has to be some flexibility in their working times. This flexibility can be beneficial to you as the employer as well. How? There will be times when you will not need the intern, thus further decreasing costs.
Many students are becoming more and more aware