Finding the right person for your open position can be a challenging process. With so many potential candidates applying for your jobs, how do you determine which are the best fit? Every company needs to make tough decisions when choosing one candidate out of hundreds. Some companies like to hire recent college graduates for their entry level positions. There are a variety of benefits to doing this. If you’re considering the perks of hiring new grads this year, here are some factors to keep in mind.
- They’re eager to learn.
Most recent college graduates have not had an opportunity to gain experience in their field. They may have held summer jobs, but most likely they are looking for an entry-level opportunity to get their foot in the door. Hiring new grads will allow you to tap into this enthusiasm and harness it for your own company.
- They offer a new perspective.
When the same group of people is making a decision every time, you run the risk of your brand or product getting stale. Adding a fresh perspective into the mix can help you change things up just enough to target newer audiences. You’ll find that these new ideas can be incorporated seamlessly into your existing business just by having someone to help you bounce around ideas.
- They’re more flexible.
A younger employee does not have a lot of the same considerations for time or learned behaviors as their more experienced counterparts. They aren’t as likely to have excessive commitments that negatively affect how they can spend their time. While it is absolutely appropriate to allow for your employees to have a positive work-life balance, you can take advantage of the schedules of your younger employees while they’re still flexible.
- They know technology.
There is no denying that technology is changing the way business works. Companies unwilling to embrace new ideas and enter the technological age are quickly being left behind. But you don’t have to do a complete overhaul to gain some basic advantages. When you hire millennial new grads, they bring with them a lifetime of tech experience and can help you make small changes to improve your company’s processes.
- They expect starting salaries.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the financial benefits of hiring young college graduates. Because they do not have extensive experience in their field, they are more likely to accept a lower salary than their more experienced counterparts. While you shouldn’t exploit young workers, you can pay them a lower living wage as they are gaining valuable experience working for your company.
Are you ready to make some new hiring decisions? Contact the team at Harvard Resource Solutions today to learn more!