Give “New to the Market” Job Seekers a Chance
Experienced employees are great for organizations, but there are many reasons to consider individuals who are new to the job market and do not have professional experience. After all, if you need employees, there are graduates from high school, college, and training programs joining the workforce all the time.
If you’re unsure how to connect with new hires, talk to an employment expert at Staffing Network. A staffing firm is in contact with many individuals who are already vetted and are ready to work, whether you are seeking seasoned candidates or workers who are new to your industry.
Fast Learners Who Are Comfortable with Technology
Younger adults who are starting their careers can bring a lot of skills to your organization, even if it’s not in the form of work experience. For example, because they have not developed a system of working at a prior position, they can be quick learners, adapting to your company culture with ease and picking up tasks without having to unlearn other processes.
Additionally, fresh graduates are often naturally up to date with technology. Because younger adults use technology daily, to socialize, manage schedules, and connect with opportunities, they are able to quickly learn software that is work related.
Increase Productivity Without Straining Your Payroll
While it is true you will have to spend some time training job seekers that are new to the market, it is also likely their pay rate will be far lower than the rate charged by individuals with years and years of experience. In a sense, part of a new graduate’s pay is hands-on job experience. Because of this, a new-to-the-market hire will be easier for your company payroll to absorb.
And young professionals can bring fresh energy into a workplace. Over the years, teams may become mired in office politics. Bringing in staff that does not have an interest in becoming involved with long-term power disputes can help pivot a whole team back to the task at hand, sometimes shifting the company culture in a positive direction for years to come.
If you aren’t sure if a junior employee could work on your team, look over a list of the tasks your team needs to complete. There may be an opportunity to offload an entry-level task from a seasoned employee to someone who is new to the market. Doing so could strengthen the long-term worker’s job satisfaction while allowing the new hire to slowly learn elements of your business.
There are a few different ways to connect with new-to-the-market workers. Some organizations develop internship programs that connect students with work opportunities while others work with staffing firms. When you share your recruitment goals with a staffing firm, a professional can advise you on how to achieve your objectives and introduce you to workers who are looking for work.
Are you a manager who is looking for staff, either experienced workers or fresh graduates? Connect with an employment professional. Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Connect with Staffing Network today.