View from the Cham­ber

The Oban Times - - News -

EM­PLOY­ERS in­volved in sup­port­ing De­vel­op­ing the Young Work­force ( DYW) can ac­cess sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits, whether by pro­vid­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence, men­tor­ing, giv­ing talks and pre­sen­ta­tions to schools, or invit­ing young peo­ple to tour a busi­ness and learn about what they do.

For many busi­nesses, so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and be­ing seen as be­ing part of, and giv­ing back to, their com­mu­ni­ties is enough ben­e­fit, but, there are numer­ous tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits for a busi­ness, be­yond ‘do­ing the right thing’. Work­ing with DYW of­fers busi­nesses ‘good news’ PR ex­po­sure for par­tic­i­pants. This has a knock- on ef­fect on per­cep­tions about busi­nesses by their own team and the wider pub­lic. The DYW team will work with com­pa­nies to cre­ate and dis­trib­ute pos­i­tive press re­leases.

Re­cruit­ing young peo­ple has been shown to in­crease com­mit­ment and loy­alty, mean­ing that they are more likely to stay with a busi­ness, which helps main­tain pro­duc­tiv­ity and re­duce re­cruit­ment costs.

Many busi­nesses use be­ing in­volved with DYW and its pre­de­ces­sors as a ‘long lead’ re­cruit­ment tool. It’s a chance to mar­ket a busi­ness to the fu­ture work­force and get ac­cess to the up and com­ing tal­ent of the fu­ture.

For more in­for­ma­tion and op­por­tu­ni­ties for you, contact your local DYW West High­land team on 01397 705 765 or email info@dy­wwest­high­land.org.

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