1. Graduate programs are an affordable hiring option
The opportunities and experience employees gain from working at your company are priceless to a recent graduate.
Graduates will value opportunity and responsibility as much as a competitive salary and will be willing to make sacrifices financially.
Generally, graduates will begin on lower salaries than experienced hires, but their potential value to the company is unlimited.
In a survey we conducted on candidates, ‘salary’ was ranked 3rd on the list of ‘what is most important in a job’, falling below ‘learning and development’ and ‘growth opportunities’.
2. Bridging the gap between university and work
Early career graduates are keen to gain experience, knowledge and skills within your company.
Offering a more structured graduate programme rather than just a graduate job, will help to transition recent graduates with little experience but strong potential.
If your company has a good, clear career progression plan, then it is highly likely that graduates will work extremely hard during the graduate program, to impress you as an employer and to increase their chances of promotion after the program has ended.
3. Talent Identification
The pool of graduates that a specialist graduate recruitment agency like Give A Grad A Go can offer is competitive, varied and diverse.
Give A Grad A Go have connections to some of the best graduates in Australia who possess soft skills and core transferable skills which will benefit your business.
Graduate transferable skills:
- Written and Oral Communication
- Presentation skills
- Organisation and time management
- Data Analysis
- Strong work ethic
- Up-to-date and innovative ideas
- Technology skills
- Willingness to learn
- Energy and drive to succeed
- Ability to multi-tasking
4. Solid Business Model
Having a strong graduate program is a great way to introduce new employees to a long term, successful and structured career development scheme for your business.
This will be good for your overall business model and help to structure the progression of your employees. Investing time in your employees from a graduate level will help improve staff retention rates and the development for your company as a whole.
5. Fresh perspectives and innovation
Graduates will have a fresh and innovative perspective which can be invaluable to your company, especially if they have a better idea of your market audience.
Graduate employees are likely to question the way things work, offer solutions and be pro active in with their suggestions.
Because they haven’t already been acclimatised to the company culture, they may be able to spot flaws and improve processes in your company.
6. Opportunity to grow your business
Graduates want responsibility and the opportunity to present and execute their ideas could be invaluable to your business when you are trying to grow your business.
Graduate programs are a brilliant way to attract the best graduates in Australia. Creating a graduate scheme which is solid and well planned, will help to build your business potential and attract the best candidates to help your company grow.
7. Competitive Backgrounds
The pool of talent that Give A Grad A Go can resource for your company is high competitive.
Being a graduate is not just about having a degree or other qualifications, there are often many other impressive and competitive experience and skills that they can offer, such as self-motivational skills and independence.
Our recruitment experts at Give A Grad A Go are able to hand-pick and suggest graduates who’s skill perfectly match your company’s criteria.
8. Diversified workforce
Diversity in the workplace is important for your company to obtain different perspectives, attitudes and qualities.
A diverse team will bring varied talents and ideas to improve your productivity and give your company a competitive edge.
Your graduate scheme will automatically provide you with the benefits of hiring junior staff and obtaining talent from a wide range of degrees and backgrounds.
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