Lifestyle: Does My Company Need Interns?
Sadly, many companies think that the only time they need interns is when they want cheap or free bets. However, apart from giving young people the opportunity to flourish and kick-start their career, it can benefit your company immensely.
What Interns can bring to the table include new perspective. Interns can help you as a growing brand or even an old fashioned brand to challenge “the way we’ve always done it” mentality.
Interns can bring fresh and new ideas to the company. Additionally, they can be such great assets if you need fresh eyes and minds in your Social media, Branding and Computer departments.
How do you know if you really need interns?
Are You Passionate About Training People
An internship is a great way to see how much potential a student or recent graduate has in the field. This is an opportunity for your company to train someone and give them the much needed boost in their professional career. You’ll get to see their skills and work ethic as an intern—and might choose to bring them on as a paid employee down the line.
Interns help with projects or tasks that you’re struggling to complete. An interested candidate takes on an internship in hopes of accomplishing something to use on their resume or in future interviews. Give them real, meaningful work that will help your organization run smoother, accomplish more, or be more successful.
Garner Brand Advocates
Interns will help you gain brand advocates. Hiring an intern helps spread the word about your company—whether you mean to or not. 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 organization
While you need to provide mentorship and training for the student or young professional in order for them to learn something. An intern should not be a replacement for a paid employee; however, they should have real goals and leave the opportunity with additional skills for their career. Interns serve as support system for everyone.
In the end it is a win-win situation.