While hiring younger employees might seem like a risk, it could actually be one of the best choices you make for your company. Today, an increasing amount of companies are choosing to hire young talent.
Today’s job market is filled with young people looking for work, and their experience/backgrounds are often perfect if you’re looking for an employee to mould to the shape of the business. It is important to embrace and explore the benefits that young talent can bring to your business, starting with these:
- New energy and a fresh perspective
Young employees can bring a fresh perspective and a different way of thinking to your business. Most young workers are eager to learn, build their experience and apply their skills in the workforce. The enthusiasm they bring can be a great morale booster for the rest of your team, and they can also give you an inroad with the millennial market.
- Workforce development
Young people are used to learning, and most will just be coming of the back of either tertiary or secondary education, which will help them retain a mindset to absorb training. You can essentially view them as a ‘blank slate’ and this will allow you to develop a workforce of young people specifically for your organisations needs.
More often than not, wages for a young employee are less expensive than those for an older more experienced worker. There are also options for formal trainee and apprenticeships which can be of great benefit to both employers and young people.
- Tech advancement and adoption
The younger generations have grown up around technology and their natural affinity for tech and their ability to apply and understand different technologies can set them apart from other generations in the workforce. With technology fast becoming incorporated into every business, younger talent can provide a positive impact on driving businesses forward.
Hiring young talent can offer you a cost-effective way to grow your workforce. They are a positive investment, and they won’t cost your company as much as a more experienced candidate.
If you are looking to hire the next best young talent for your organisation, or simply need help in recruitment please do give us a call on 0207 043 4629 or send in your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and The Graduate Project will be happy to help.
By Anirudh Nair