Finding cost-effective help for your organization is a critical part of your company. Establishing an internship program in your business sets the groundwork in a number of ways for you and your team to meet your goals. Hiring interns allows you to get assistance with everyday tasks, without bringing in full-time workers, and it also gives you the opportunity to test out your junior executives by observing their managerial skills. At the same time, internships afford you the chance to screen potential employees, in person, and by using recruiting software, who can earn full-time status with your company after completing the program. According to U.S. News & World Report, universities nationwide maintain that internships for students are crucial for them to succeed in the workplace, but as an employer, how do you find those that will make a difference for your organization?
Talk to Colleagues and Businesses You Trust
As you know, word-of-mouth advertising is one of the best ways to get your message out to your audience. The same is true when it comes to finding quality interns. By talking to other businesses in your industry and in your area you will find out where they go to find summer interns that have proven to be good investments in the past. If you find that there is a lot of turnover during the year among your interns, and you aren’t finding those that you want to bring on full time, it may be time to take a different approach to recruiting.
Be Active in Your Approach to Recruiting
Rather than waiting for interns to seek out your company and apply, be active in the recruitment process. Visit college job fairs, post openings online, and have an open dialogue with local universities about the opportunities you are offering. You may be able to connect with faculty that can identify leaders in the classroom who will be an excellent fit for your program and, ultimately, your business.
Use Applicant Tracking Software to Sort Through Candidates
Applicant tracking programs not only collect resumes and candidate information, they can also help you effectively move through the hiring process. In addition to organizing your applicant pool and making it easier to hire interns, you can monitor their progress during the internship program and collaborate with your team to identify those that are perfect employment candidates. Recruitment software improves the efficiency of your screening and hiring process so that you bring on the possible team and find those that will go on to become stars in your com pany.
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1. Burnsed, Brian (15-04-2010). “Degrees Are Great, but Internships Make a Difference.” U.S. News & World Report. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.