The newest batch of graduates will shortly be looking to step on to that career ladder and start the search for their first job. Graduates can bring a lot of valuable qualities to a role, but it’s understandable to be apprehensive about hiring someone straight out of university.
You may be unsure whether to take a chance on a graduate or opt for a more experienced hire. Here are a few benefits of hiring graduates that may help you to make that decision.
It’s their first job so will bring with them huge amounts of enthusiasm, energy and will be willing to get stuck in wherever they can. They will work their hardest in order to make a good impression and you may find that an employee later on in their career may not give you this same level of passion.
They will have an awareness of current cultural trends and a different and fresh perspective on the world than older colleagues will have. Hiring a mix of different generations will bring varying attitudes to the workplace allowing for different outlooks and fresh ideas to be mixed with tried and tested ones.
You will be able to train a graduate and shape their role to suit your company needs much easier. Essentially graduates are a blank canvas who are looking to learn new skills and gain experience.
More than likely this will be their first job, which means that they probably won’t have any pre-formed work habits and will be open to adapting to you when it comes to working hours. They are also less likely to have family commitments which could affect these hours.
Salary costs will be much lower than a more experienced hire, due to their lack of industry experience. This saving could result in two hires instead of just one, or the ability to use the saving to increase budgets.
Due to the nature of life now, most graduates are likely to be fairly tech-savvy. They will have the ability to pick up new systems and technologies that your company uses quickly and are also likely to have an excellent understanding of social media. A more experienced hire may need expensive and time-consuming training on new tools.