Photo of lifeguard to illustrate How to recruit employees for summer jobs

Younger hires are less concerned with monetary gain than previous generations. Their desires lie more in gaining new skills and gaining meaningful experiences early in their careers. If your company usually takes on summer interns, one thing you can do to attract young candidates is present the position with a focus on gaining new skills.

How Can You Recruit Employees for Summer Jobs?

1) Use Social Media

To ensure students are aware of the opportunity, post the jobs to all relevant social media. You can even allow potential workers to apply through Instagram and Snapchat.

You might also want to consider contacting teachers and other relevant faculty about the positions, so that they can get the word out for you. Attending job fairs and posting to college recruitment sites like aftercollege.com are also great ways to cover all your bases.

2) Streamline the Hiring Process

Managing a large influx of new personnel can quickly become its own job. Some ways to make it more manageable are to do groups interviews. These interviews would be much more relaxed than typical interviews for permanent positions. Which makes things less stressful for both parties involved.

Summer interns or seasonal workers are unlikely to have much experience in your industry for you to ask them about. This is more of an opportunity to test their soft skills.

  • Are they an excellent communicator?
  • Do they have a positive attitude?
  • Are they flexible?

3) Offer Mentorship Pairing

One exciting option you can offer these younger candidates is to match them up with a mentor. This is someone who will get them up to speed on what will be expected of them and help them make their time with the company valuable and memorable.

It doesn’t have to be one of your regular employees either. Bring back past summer workers and having them show newbies the ropes is an efficient way to handle this.

4) Offer Perks

If you’re worried about turnovers, one thing you can do is offer perks at different stages of the summer, such as discounts to whatever services or products your business provides. Scheduling special events, like an office party or an outing, for making it one-month on the job is another great way to keep them interested.

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