Why casual jobs aren’t so casual
Students add value to the workplace and are changing the nature of part-time work, writes
ethic. This provides a seamless introduction to the job, along with the tasks and processes that come with it. Students are hungry for experience (and employer praise!) so the concept of learning new things goes down easily.
It’s not easy getting university entrance. Students who meet the university entry criteria have proven that they’re determined, intelligent and interested in learning new skills. When it comes to hiring students, employers can feel confident their employees are more than able to accomplish the task at hand.
Tertiary education can be stressful, and juggling study and part-time work isn’t always a breeze. However, the prospect of building a CV and skill set can remove a huge part of the stress. Today’s employers are encouraging when recruiting students, sending a message that says, ‘‘It’s awesome that you’re studying, and we’re here to make it a bit easier’’.
Yes, we’re talking about millennials here. This generation (also known as Generation Y) is exposed to a media world unlike generations before them. With the ongoing consumption of online information, students are native to the dynamic nature of today’s world. This influences everyday life, including a student’s outlook on their job. With a fresh pair of eyes, employers can expect original ideas with an innovative approach to everyday tasks – something that is exceptionally valuable to all businesses. The moral of the story is that ‘‘casual’’ work is anything but. Both employers and employees can get a lot out of casual jobs any time of the year. So next time you need additional staff, consider our tertiary students. They’re an asset just waiting to be harnessed.
Students make up 16 per cent of the Kiwi workforce and their impact on businesses and employers has been huge.