Co-op programs can be a valuable recruitment tool for companies of all shapes and sizes.
However, a successful employer co-op initiative needs to offer a mix of informative training, hands-on work, and fun – and it can be tricky to strike the right balance between the three.
Benefits of co-op programs for employers
- Fresh perspectives. By hiring students on a regular basis, you can take advantage of the continuous supply of new and creative approaches to your business.
- Meet staffing challenges. Is it a busy period for your company? Co-op students can provide support with entry-level tasks and alleviate the strain on your full-time staff.
- Share your knowledge. Get the opportunity to mentor bright and enthusiastic students and share your expertise with the next generation of leaders.
- Tax credits. There are several incentives available for employers to offset the cost of hiring a co-op student. Check your regional government’s website for more information!
Luckily, here at TalentEgg, we get the chance to connect with co-op students from a variety of different organizations and gain feedback on their likes and dislikes. Over the years, we’ve noticed a couple of big trends that contribute to a co-op student’s satisfaction, and success, in their role.
If you want to create an egg-ceptional co-op program, here are the 3 things you need to do.
For many students and grads, your campus career website will be their first impression of your company.
So, if you want to hire the best, you need to have an egg-ceptional online presence. You also need to know what job seekers expect from your career site so you can develop a resource that suits their needs. Fortunately, a recent research report from Talent Board has provided some valuable insights on this very topic.
After surveying 100,000 candidates from 200 companies, their findings revealed the top 3 things job seekers want from your career site. Read on to see how your company stacks up!
The TalentEgg Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference is an exhilarating rush of presentations, conversations, and break-out sessions.
From inspirational keynotes to real-world campus recruiting insights, we’ll be covering a lot of information over the course of one day. Therefore, if you want to maximize your experience, you need to be prepared. After all, it’s not every day that you get to attend an event like this!
To ensure you’re making the most of your time, here are a few things that every TalentEgg Awards attendee should do.
It happens to the best of us.
You start settling into a comfortable work routine and, before you know it, that routine becomes a rut. You’re doing the same things, day in and day out, and while you may be keeping everything afloat, you have a nagging feeling that you could be doing a lot more to take your recruiting practice to the next level.
So how do you move past a career plateau? By changing things up! There are many ways to do this – you can start small by making little adjustments to your daily workflow, or go big by starting a new company project.
Here are a few fun ways for campus recruiters to break out of their comfort zone.