Training is a big concern of those hiring entry-level employees

Posted August 25, 2020 by

Recruiting and retaining talent is consistently named by employers as one of their biggest concerns.

At College Recruiter, we hear that all the time from our employer customers, large and small. But what exactly are the concerns of employers? There are so many facets to recruiting and retaining that just talking about those in general doesn’t really help us help our employer customers.

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. More than 2.5 million students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities use our site a year to find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. So, when employers tell us they’re frustrated, we want to help. If we can help, we’ll make it more likely that the job posting ads they run with us will work and, if they work, that creates a win-win-win for the candidate, the employer, and College Recruiter.

“One big concern is training”, according to Ben Walker, the CEO of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC, a transcription service that works with government agencies, single practice attorneys and physicians, as well as entire university systems to provide fast, accurate, and reliable transcription services. According to Ben, it is a given that entry-level employees should be knowledgeable about a specific skill but training them to do the job and its essential nuances can be challenging. One way of minimizing this problem is to hire candidates who require less training. That can mean hiring those who can demonstrate that they have the ability to do the work, those who are likely to learn quickly, or both. This is why so many employers advertise their part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs to students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities: they tend to be bright, have at least some relevant work experience, and learn quickly.

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