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Why Hiring a Graduate is Beneficial


Graduates are a key part of business development as they have freshly finished their studies and are hopeful for a job within their chosen career path, however, it is getting harder for graduates to be hired instantly due to the too-frequent ‘needed 3-year experience’ or ‘industry experience required’.


With the job market constantly evolving, here is why you should ditch the mentality of long-term industry experience and established network for a fresh face that is willing to learn and has an adaptable skill set…


1. Wide Skill Set

University courses are usually broad topics and do not only specialize in one section of the subject, they visit the ins and outs of what should be learnt and builds a wide skill set.

The majority of graduates will have had practical exams, written exams and coursework, which all evolve different skills and ways of learning. When writing a dissertation, which most courses have to complete, students would have built researching tactics, alongside written skills, which could all be applied to a future career within your business.

The important thing to remember is that graduates have these skills freshly embedded in their minds, after only just finishing university, which makes it more likely for them to apply those skills learnt to your business and benefit their role progression.

2. Great Time Management

If you can remember back to the years of university, you’ll remember the strict exam timetables, punctuality for lectures and tireless hours of revision that were organized before exam season, which are all reasons why graduates have great time management skills.

During university, most graduates juggle jobs and a degree in order to live a comfortable life, which means that the majority of the time, they’re probably working and studying more hours than any nine-to-five job.

Time management skills are particularly developed during university as there are strict lecture hours and exam timetables, which ensures that when you hire a graduate, they are punctual and able to efficiently juggle multiple tasks at once.

3. High Productivity

As previously mentioned, students and graduates have a lot to juggle, which means that you instantly develop the ability to be highly productive in order to complete all work on time and manage to maintain a social life. The ability to maintain highly productive will be very beneficial for your business, as graduates are keen to impress and will have an increased productivity drive which, in turn, means that more work will be completed on a shorter time scale. With great productivity skills and ambitions to impress within the industry, hiring a graduate would be a great way to manage your workload.


4. Affordability

Graduates are usually welcomed-in on a starting salary basis, and that’s not to say that graduates should be underpaid for their skills. Due to the lack of industry experience, affordability shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to hiring a graduate.

It’s extremely important to not underpay graduates, and creating a salary that matched their skill set, potential previous experience and the role they will complete is ideal. Also, graduates have high qualifications and have completed degrees, therefore, hiring a graduate means you don’t have to invest in a degree for your employee as they have already completed one. Instead, you can focus on role-specific qualifications and courses that they might need or want to participate in and invest in developing your employee’s knowledge while also benefiting your business.


5. Clean Canvas

Graduates are usually welcomed-in on a starting salary basis, and that’s not to say that graduates should be underpaid for their skills. Due to the lack of industry experience, affordability shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to hiring a graduate. It’s extremely important to not underpay graduates, and creating a salary that matched their skill set, potential previous experience and the role they will complete is ideal. Also, graduates have high qualifications and have completed degrees, therefore, hiring a graduate means you don’t have to invest in a degree for your employee as they have already completed one. Instead, you can focus on role-specific qualifications and courses that they might need or want to participate in and invest in developing your employee’s knowledge while also benefiting your business. With a fresh beginning, graduates will be eager to learn and build positive working habits.

 

That was the round-up of why graduates are extremely beneficial when it comes to developing your business and team! With a clean-canvas mindset, the ability to be highly productive and have a wide skill set, graduates can be a perfect addition to your team. If you have any questions or need some extra help when it comes to hiring a graduate, send an email to info@zest-learning.com.

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