Young professionals: 5 reasons you should hire them | Undutchables

Why it's interesting to invest in young professionals

Categorie: Business

Many companies look for experienced employees when there is an open vacancy. They are often very reluctant to hire young professionals. In particular, they believe that newly graduated talent lack the necessary knowledge and capabilities, and that substantial investments are required to bring this to the desired level. Although young professionals indeed have little work experience, there are several, very good reasons for employees to consider employing young graduates. Young professionals offer some major advantages that more than often, compensates for their inexperience and the investment in their training.

Young professionals keep your company attractive and in balance

Society is constantly aging, and so are many work forces. It is a challenge to maintain the productivity of analog-era employees and maintain their value to the organization. If you choose for young professionals, you give experienced employees the opportunity to transfer their knowledge. This way they continue to feel valuable, and you’ll make sure important knowledge for your organization is retained and passed down to the younger generation. The hired young employees also ensure a better balance in the age structure of your employee base.

Moreover, the survival of most organizations depends on different factors. The factors you can control include how your company is perceived; What is the image people have of the organization? Is it a place where people like to work? Young professionals attach great importance to whether they agree with the atmosphere and vision of a company. The question that every organization should really ask is: Do young professionals want to work at my organization? Am I an attractive employer?

Young professionals are flexible and less inhibited by experience

Innovation is the engine of success. Innovation, looking ahead, staying one step ahead of the competition, being able to switch quickly, being flexible; These are key ingredients to stay relevant as an organization. Let it be clear that there are enough experienced employees with these skills. But the fact remains that the younger generation can often look at a situation with a different perspective. They are flexible and not so inhibited by their experience. Young professionals are characterized to have guts and they see opportunities instead of obstacles. And perhaps most importantly; they are often boundlessly optimistic.

With a young professional you bring in a driven and motivated force
Young graduates are willing to work hard, learn, and they constantly want to develop new skills. They are in a routine of self-motivation and personal development. These qualities allow young professionals to absorb, process and apply a lot of new information in a short period of time. The ideal basis to make a flying start in your organization.

The productivity levels are high among young professionals

Aside from their fresh new ideas, young talent can also contribute to a higher level of productivity. It already has been established that younger professionals will bring their A-game. What's more, the younger generation likes to compete and show what they are capable of. Friendly competition in the work place can lead to higher productivity.

Young professionals are technically savvy

Recent graduates grew up with technology around them. As a result, they have a natural understanding of everything that is digital. So, forget long learning periods, starters quickly master the technical and IT applications of your organization.

In short: The youth is the future, even when it comes to business. A student brings you ideas that you have not thought of yourself. They bring current knowledge of technology, a fresh look at the existing processes and, future business. Moreover, young people bring a good dose of new energy to your company.

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