Why You Should Hire Interns for Your Company

September 16th, 2014

 Internships are slowly becoming the backbone of the workforce. Many colleges and universities require students to participate in at least one internship, pertinent to their course of study, throughout their academic careers. Hiring these interns may benefit to your company in multiple ways.

Train Potential Employees with Low Risk. 

When you hire an intern, you are essentially training a potential employee with low risk. Hiring an intern is low risk because it’s a seasonal commitment. If the intern doesn’t fit well with your company, you don’t have to hire him or her after graduation. If the intern does fit well with your company, however, you have already trained him or her on the inner workings of your company. Though specific job training might be required later, you are still exposing the intern to your company culture, expectations, and responsibilities. This will eliminate the need for some training if the intern is hired after the end of the internship. 

Increase Awareness of your Company. 

When you hire an intern, you are increasing awareness of your company. Even if the intern isn’t hired after graduating, she/he will still bring awareness to your company through word of mouth, references, and future job interviews. Your intern might talk about your company’s services or product to friends, family, and even job-seeking candidates. This exposure will be good for your company, and it will encourage more interns to apply to work with you. 

Enjoy the Benefits of Being an Educator. 

Educating young adults in a workplace is an incredibly rewarding experience. If you hire an intern, you can enjoy the privilege of teaching him or her how your office operates on a daily basis. You also get to explain different concepts, programs, and workflows. Your interns will be grateful that you taught them so much, and you will enjoy seeing the interns take on more responsibility as the internship evolves. Eventually, you will be able to see the interns take new jobs or start jobs at your company because of your teaching.

If you would like help hiring interns for your company, contact Olympic Staffing. They will find well-qualified interns who are eager and ready to work in and learn more about your industry.

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