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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 email@example.com.