Most business owners prefer hiring those who have experience in doing the job. It means that fresh graduates are automatically excluded from the choices. Most businesses won’t trust fresh graduates as they still lack the necessary experience and wisdom to do the job well.
This is such an unwise strategy. When you are hiring employees to work with you, consider all possible options. Don’t just base your decision on their qualifications on paper. Take time to meet with them and ask them pertinent questions. You will be surprised with what fresh graduates have to offer over those who have previously worked with other companies. Here are some more reasons to convince you that these fresh grads are worth hiring.
They are not yet into office politics
This is one of the biggest problems among experienced employees. They are judgmental. They can’t work with a team since they feel like they are above the rest. They choose the kind of job they want to do and ask those whom they feel are more inferior to do certain tasks. Hiring a fresh graduate who has an optimistic mind and is non-judgmental would be a perfect addition to the team.
You have a chance to shape this employee
Your company follows certain principles. You also have mission-vision. It is difficult to ask new employees who have seen different principles to follow your ideals as opposed to those who have not yet seen anything before. They can easily adapt to the culture and try their best to follow it without judgment.
They accept lower pay
Although this is not the main reason for hiring them, but it is a plus. These fresh graduates are quite ideal and they would rather have a lovely working environment over a really high salary. Therefore, even if they are offered a percentage of what you would have offered an experienced employee, it is perfectly fine.
Ability to maximize technology
You can expect younger people to be more technology-oriented. Sometimes, those who have been in the industry for too long no longer have an idea on what is going on about modern technology. Worse, they can’t be trained to learn it. Fresh graduates on the other hand are eager to learn. They can even train others the skills they already possess.
They could be future leaders of the company
These fresh graduates have so much to learn. They also aspire for more. If you want employees who can be potential leaders in the future, you should invest on them. They can direct your company in a better path moving forward.
These are just some reasons why it is better to hire fresh graduates. It is not just for practical reasons. You should also consider the value of these potential employees and what they can do to help boost your company. Of course, not everyone deserves a spot in your company. You still have to select those who are highly qualified or at least trainable.
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