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Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring new Grads

New graduates can be a great addition to your workforce. Whether you’re looking for temporary help or even if you’re interested in helping them develop long-term careers, recent graduates have a lot to offer those who are willing to take the chance on hiring them.  

However, there are some things to keep in mind when tapping into this unique demographic. If their skills and talents aren’t properly utilized, or if they feel like they’re not getting a fair chance, they’re bound to look elsewhere for their employment needs. 

  • Determining their value too quickly: Never make the mistake of deciding a new graduate’s value too quickly. Not only do they require time to assimilate into your specific workforce and corporate culture, but they need to get started in their career to begin with. Give them the proper amount of time, and you might be surprised at the results.  
  • Settling on the first graduate recruit: While it’s essential to avoid gauging their value too quickly, it’s equally important that you try out several potential candidates before deciding on a new, full-time employee. Instead, make sure to try out a few graduates from different fields and backgrounds in order to find the perfect fit for your company.  
  • Ignoring their academic achievements: You never want to ignore a recent graduate’s proudest academic achievements, even if they don’t quite relate to their career. If you’re interviewing a graduate who is especially proud of a thesis, report, or dissertation, let them show it off. You might uncover additional skills that can be utilized in other areas of your company.  
  • Disrespecting graduate recruits: Finally, it’s absolutely critical that you treat all of your candidates with respect and courtesy. Even if things don’t work out, you’ll want to terminate your relationship with professionalism and grace. Avoid abrasive communications and prolonged waits, as these might cause your recruits to move on to the next employer. 

If you need help attracting new graduates to your team, look no further than the experts at Mega Force. We have all of the resources you need to start recruiting from this young demographic right away, so contact us today for more information! 



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