IN THIS ARTICLE, THE TEAM AT BAYT.COM SUGGESTS FIVE WAYS TO ATTRACT AND HIRE TOP GRADUATE TALENT THIS YEAR.
Graduation season has begun, and a flood of fresh-faced, entry-level talent will soon be entering the workforce. As the companies in Qatar are gearing up to attract new grads for entry-level positions, many of them will be competing to get the best and brightest from the class of 2016 on their teams. With no familial commitments, lower salary expectations and an eagerness to learn and contribute fresh ideas, new grads have proven to be a good investment for any company.
How can your organisation get an edge in hiring fresh grads this year? What are some of the key factors to take into consideration? What are fresh grads looking for in their first job? Are there ways to present your company as an attractive place to work?
Project a good corporate image
Millennials are an enthusiastic generation who want to see and feel that their work is part of a greater purpose. Your company needs to show that it exists for something that goes beyond mere profitability, and that what you do contributes directly towards the general good of the world we live in.
In your job descriptions, emphasize your company's values, vision and mission, and commitment to supporting the lives of people you serve. Promote your CSR activities: any youth outreach programmes, eco-friendly initiatives or community welfare projects. According to the Bayt.com 2013 poll on corporate social responsibility, 90% of respondents believe that CSR is a moral responsibility that all companies should have towards the local community, and 95% feel it's important that their company is socially responsible.
Understand their culture
Young professionals today are willing to work hard, but they grew up hearing that a good work-life balance is crucial to their happiness and overall productivity. When they ask about time off from their daily schedule, don't consider this a sign of laziness; instead, understand the world they live in. New grads are likely to ask about wellness programmes, whether they can work from home on occasion, and the dress code. Don't pass up a great employee because of old paradigms. Understand how they view the world and create a job that caters to them.