A few years ago, when ‘start-ups’ and product companies were not so often spoken about, it was much easier hiring great freshers compared to the experienced lot with already fat pay checks in service companies. Hiring the right employee is a pretty difficult task. It becomes even more challenging if you are trying to build a company from scratch. Several constraints may stop you from hiring the best of the people even if you are willing to take the risk of hiring them. In many cases, it’s hard to find the right talent for start-ups even if they have a big enough budget and a good business model. In such cases, you need to evaluate the available pool of candidates and select the best among them. If you decide to hire fresh college graduates, you need to invest significant time in developing their skills and competencies. Let’s see 5 reasons why that is a clever option:-
- Freshers are economical:
They are not going to cost you too much. While money is important as they begin, good chances that a talented person is on the lookout for the right job and pay is not the most critical requirement.
- Freshers create networks:
They are most likely to talk about their work to all their friends. Everyone’s probably got a job and are reaching out to each other updating where they are and what they are doing. A fresher any day spreads the word faster about your company.
- Freshers are likely to stay longer:
They are new to the industry and you are probably the first one to mould, motivate and inspire them. They don’t just get a pay-check but also all the guidance they require to nurture their talent. If you’ve got this right, they are likely to stick around a lot longer and be a part of your company’s growth.
- Freshers are young:
They’ve just passed out of college. They start looking at your company as an outsider without too much mental baggage about how other companies work. They bring in a fresh perspective and ideas to the table. They are full of energy and can really slog to make things possible.
- Freshers are brimming with potential:
The best part about freshers are that they are hungry and foolish. They want to win the world. They want to make a difference. They are eagerly waiting for recognition that does not look like a marksheet or a certificate.