Top 9 Reasons for Hiring Recent Graduates
Hiring recent graduates could be one of the best things you do for your business. Check out the following nine reasons to see why.
1. Fresh ideas: Recent graduates are up to date with technology and trends. No matter what business you run, be it a medical office, florist or design company, these graduates know the latest in their fields. They tend to be well-versed in technology; a newly minted college graduate could better market your florist business by getting it on social media and by creating a blog, even if the person is not hired specifically for marketing.
2. Lower salaries: Hiring recent graduates often means bringing folks with less experience onboard. You can often save money this way.
3. Hard work: Many new graduates are excited, eager and enthusiastic. They are ready to handle the responsibilities you give them—and then some.
4. Perspective: Hiring from outside is necessary for any business to stay competitive and to keep from becoming stagnant. New graduates bring an outside perspective to improve your operations.
5. New habits: Many recent graduates are young. They have not developed some habits yet, for better or for worse. You can train them the way you want to best meet the needs of your organization.
6. Risk: Young professionals may also have less to lose. They’re ambitious, eager to prove themselves and open to calculated risks. They spark new ideas in your business and help it innovate.
7. All-around help: From a willingness to do grunt work to traveling extensively, young people are more willing and able to take on assignments that some of their older colleagues would not be.
8. Talent pipeline: Recent college graduates have contacts such as professors, fellow students and the school itself. If your graduate works out, you can open a valuable talent pipeline with a college’s program.
9. Flexibility: Hiring college graduates may mean finding them through staffing agencies, giving you the opportunity to give someone a trial run without the expense and commitment that extending a full-time job offer does.