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Why Now is the Best Time to Hire Interns

The pandemic and lockdowns have slowed down hirings in most industries. However, as most businesses are rebooting after the MCO (movement control order), many companies are stepping up their recruitment. One of the talent solutions that we always encourage our business partners to consider is to offer internship programs. In this article, we will discuss why this is the best time to hire interns. 


#1 Save Cost by Hiring Interns


Interns are inexpensive resources. With a minimal allowance, businesses are able to attract interns to help to reduce employee workload, improving unseen processes and finding great talent. And businesses are not obligated to pay unemployment or a severance package if they never absorbed the intern at the end of his/her internship. Moreover, interns are often among the most highly motivated members of the workforce. 


#2 Discover New (And Hidden) Talent


An internship can open possibilities to new and unique talent that you probably wouldn’t have found through traditional hiring methods. Take our company as an example, to date, 80% of our interns have become our full-time employees. 


This is because interns already have an idea of the inner workings of your company. Moreover, they’re familiar with the business’s trends, goals, and structure. Having an intern already familiar with your company processes, and performing a good job as they progress, makes them a good candidate to hire. 


Having an internship program to find new talent is a great way to try out talent before bringing them on full time. 


#3 Enhance Your Social Media Strategy


It’s not a secret that the young generation grows up with social media and use it in their daily lives. Not only that, but they’re also informed about current events, popular culture, and the best social media trends. 


So if social media is part of your business, interns can enhance your current strategy and grow your fanbase. And if you aren’t yet on social media, it’s certainly a good idea to start now. Your interns can help you establish a social media presence and move your business forward in this digital era. 


#4 Gain Brand Advocates


If you’re an impressive internship supervisor and mentor, your interns will probably talk about their experience with peers, friends and family members, essentially advertising for your organisation. This is by far the most effective way to spread your brand awareness among university students. 


#5 Management Practice for Senior Employees


If you’re expanding your business and considering to promote your senior employees into managerial roles, the best way to ensure them get practice with management skills is to give them an intern to mentor. Mentoring an intern is often less stressful than managing established employees. 


While mentoring interns, your management employees will need to provide constructive, useful feedback, as well as encourage interns to learn or practice other areas within the job scope. These experiences would be useful for them when they become leaders to current employees. 


Employer Takeaway


As long as you are willing to provide an educational experience that provides interns with the ability to pick up new skills or learn a new trade, starting an internship program is an excellent way to facilitate success at your company. 


Take the first step toward reaping these rewards today by posting an internship on ZOM-IN. It’s quick, convenient, and free! Signup now at www.zom-in.com


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