Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Some good data just came out about small business. First, the indicators measuring ‘optimism’ rose from 90 percent to 92 percent. Hiring expectations also rose to seven percent up from three percent.
Could 2012 be a good year for small business? We certainly hope so, as do the tons candidates looking for jobs and internships with companies like yours.
For those of you planning on hiring interns next year, here are three tips to help make your hiring a success:
- Start Early: Whether you’re planning on hiring a summer intern or someone to help with a few projects once the spring rolls around, it’s never too early to begin the process. Motivated college students and grads are already looking for their summer positions, which means now is the time for you to begin!
- Interview Often: Hiring shouldn’t be just about quickly filling a position. Ideally, and of course time permitting, you would have an ongoing dialogue with job seekers. This way, if you have an immediate need, you’re already covered.
- Write Stellar Job Descriptions. You expect to see a certain level of professionalism and promotion from job seekers. Well, the same is true for your business. Job seekers want to go for the very best position they can get — which means that if you want to attract top talent, you need to take the time to market your position.
Ready to get started?