Link Round-Up: Hiring Interns
Going into the new year, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make about your hiring priorities for next year. You need to decide about recruiting budgets, plans for expansion, and employer branding for 2019. Are internships a part of your strategy?
Hiring interns is a great way to add young and innovative talent to your team. There are a lot of different ways to go about finding the right students for your internship program. You can pay your interns or offer class credit. You can hire them full time for the summer or part-time during the school year. You can post jobs online or work with professors and staff at local universities to find passive talent.
Whether you’re just getting started with an internship program or gearing up for your hiring push in the spring, here are a few great resources to keep in mind:
Unpaid internships seem to be falling out of style. Students, especially in metropolitan areas, are often unable to balance an unpaid job with the realities and expenses of everyday life. Spark by ADP offers best practices for creating unpaid internship programs that are valuable to both students and employers.
Check it out, and make sure that you aren’t alienating good candidates with a bad program.
Small businesses are often worried that their internship programs can’t compete with those offered by larger corporations. Some of this fear is natural- large corporations can offer more competitive pay, clearer paths of advancement, and attractive name recognition. However, we believe that the best employees for a small business are people with a passion for the smaller side of things.
In this article, Creator offers five ways to find an intern with a passion for your small business. The perfect person is out there, you just need to find them.
If you’re running an unpaid internship program, then give this article by JustWorks a read. In the United States, it’s important to make sure that your program complies with federal and state labor laws. The Department of Labor has a primary beneficiary test for unpaid interns that you need to see.
JustWorks also offers a guide to paid internships. Some key considerations covered are employee status, wage ideas, and legal concerns. JW ensures that you will follow all applicable laws, pay interns an appropriate wage, and offer a program that is valuable to both parties.
Finally, as you start to get applicants for your internship program, spend a few hours deciding how your internship interviews will differ from those you conduct for full-time positions. ConveyIQ offers a list of great questions to include in your interview that cover professional, personal, and academic goals.