Ever considered hiring graduates to work for your business? Check out our top 7 reasons you could be missing out!
It’s the New Year. Christmas is over, everyone is back to work, and graduate profiles are popping up all over LinkedIn as they seek new working opportunities post-uni life.
Graduation seems like a lifetime ago as all their pals have dispersed around the world as they start their new working adventures. Whether that be repping in Magaluf for a season, being an au pair in New York, or still on the job hunt, the pressure is real.
Take a look at the list below to find out why you should be hiring graduates for your business...
Graduates are not expecting a salary with endless digits on their payslip, they know they’re new to the job and they appreciate the opportunity that you’re giving them. Yes, they’re out to make money, but they’re also eager to get the right training, skills, and confidence in their job.
They needed to be bright enough to get into uni in the first place, right? Typically, a graduate wage ranges from £19,000 to £22,000 a year, which saves you splashing out on a more *experienced* candidate whilst still generating a high quality of work.
With less experience, comes huge potential. Students are the equivalent of human sponges as they soak up all the training and advice given to them, molding them into the ideal candidate to fit into your business.
They may not be packing years of experience in their CVs, but they’re equipped with a whole load of transferable skills leftover from university ready to be implemented into their work. Graduates are programmed to learn, why break the habit?
When it comes to business, the numbers are one of the top things to watch. Now, it may seem like a lot of effort to train up a graduate from scratch, however, in the long run, they will be exemplary workers. Think long term. If you allow a graduate to grow and flourish in your business, then they are more likely to remain loyal to their initial employer.
Did you know that it costs a whopping £30,614 on average to replace a salesperson on a salary of £40,000? Ouch!
Graduates are untinged. They haven’t picked up any bad habits from previous jobs, meaning you can train them up as you like! You shape how they work in a way that best impacts the company.
Hey, you never know, they could contribute some fantastic new ideas to the company too!
Increasing competition within the team
When it comes to graduates, you can take your pick. There's a whole pool of top graduates to choose from as they all compete for the top jobs with the best incentives and progression opportunities. Here at Dotted, we only choose the best graduates to take your product to market (shameless self-plug, we know).
The introduction of some talented new graduates to the workplace could spark some healthy competition amongst the other workers, as the stale office dynamic is shaken up.
From multitasking a part-time job at Primark to supporting their lecturer with writing their latest academic masterpiece, graduates can manage a few things at once.
How does this translate to your business? Businesses are continually transforming; whether that be a growth spurt, new client intake, or a completely different business venture, adaptability is a huge requirement.
Grads are comfortable with technology
Technology is in their blood. Hand a young person a new gadget, and they instantly know how to use it. They’re on top of all the latest trends, news and gossip making them a valuable resource for your company.
On top of their ability to understand the latest technological advancements to benefit your company, graduates also hold an in-depth understanding of their chosen field of study. Whether it be business, marketing, or finance, they are up to date and well-versed in the latest teachings in the industry.
With companies from Google to Spotify, Amazon to Facebook, even Network Rail, and of course us here at Dotted, it’s clear to see the positive effects that hiring graduates brings.
Interested in finding out what our graduates can do for your new product? Head to Dotted.org or call 01619744890 to have a chat with one of our consultants today!