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Capitalizing on Student Employees

Well, folks, it’s almost time to head back to class! That might mean that your business is about to lose some of your employees.

They could be technicians, office help, or they were there to keep the place neat and tidy. It’s hard to beat good old-fashioned experience, but proper education is equally important. Heck, more than half of business owners are college graduates today!

Students working at your business during the summer or in-between classes can be a diamond waiting in the rough.

Don’t lose these amazing employees! They might be a year or two off from graduating, but you can still keep them close to your business, or potentially recruit other quality workers.

Internship Opportunities

One way that you can help your young employees in college is to help them graduate!

Many degree programs, especially in business, require a “for-credit internship” to graduate.

Approach your younger employees and ask them if they would be interested in completing their internships with your small business. (Don’t think that means you don’t have to pay them.)

Referral Programs

Depending on the kind of business you run, see if these employees are interested in referring your business.

Even though they don’t have the hours to commit to a full-time or part-time job, they can still try to help bring business to you! Incentivizing this a referral program can be a great way to ensure you stay on their mind, and they’ll appreciate the extra cash (or freebies).

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Maintaining a Presence on Campus

Depending on how close you are to your employees’ place of study, you may be able to maintain an active presence on the campus.

Some of the different ways that you can do this include:

  1. Sponsoring campus clubs

  2. Donating to charity events on campus

  3. Recruiting during job fairs

  4. Participating in community service projects with the school

  5. Be a guest lecturer for a class or panel

Your business’ success depends on your employees, so make sure that they’re equipped with the skills and abilities they need. Make sure your team also has the best resources too! naturalForms' digital forms work online or offline with your mobile device wherever you are.

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