Internship programs have become an integral part of the workforce, with students and young adults functioning as modern-day apprentices for companies both big, and small. Interns offer flexibility and availability that many full-time employees cannot and are now being utilized by some of the biggest names across many industries.
As a business owner, you’ve probably dabbled with the idea of an internship program so if you’re still in need of some convincing, consider just a few benefits that come with implementing an internship program at your company:
If you open your hiring pool to internships, you’re likely to attract high school and college students from your area. This will heighten your company’s profile in the neighborhood, and allow you to better connect with local talent. It also will allow your company to establish a relationship with local schools, and universities, which can prove very advantageous in diversifying and improving your workforce.
Studies have shown that companies who hire directly from their internship program have a higher retention rate than those who do not. That means less time spent on the hiring process, and more time working with employees you know and trust.
Job applicants are attracted to companies who offer a dynamic internship program, with a proven track record of success. It will make your company more appealing against competitors and offer you more qualified candidates in job searches.
For the interns that you do not hire once the program ends for the semester, it’s been shown that experience at a recognized internship program will greatly increase your chances of being hired out of high school, or college. It offers interns real-world experience that is often unavailable in the classroom and gets them prepared for the next step in their career.
Having an exceptional internship workforce at your company has been shown to increase productivity. Now you have more hands-on-deck to offer short-term support to employees and managers who need it. Not to mention that having new perspectives in the office can bring fresh, novel ideas to the table.
If you’re looking to implement an internship program at your company, look no further than Eazee Staffing Solutions. We’ll help you create a successful intern program that meets your needs, and have you working with the best talent in no time. Contact us today to get started!