Don’t wring your hands over a supposed “Skill Gap” shortage. Like any good business knows, someone else’s problem is your opportunity. You can use the knowledge that today’s job candidates may not have all the skills you need to compete better in the marketplace by training them on-the-job and then using that training as a way to showcase your company to top entry level job talent online.
Will It Be Too Costly?
One of the reasons companies don’t like to train too much is that they perceive that it will impact their bottom line. However, that’s not always true. There are so many open source courses out there to help employees gather skills through independent study or online videos that you can set up a system without investing too much money in training. New grad jobs that institute training procedures will likely experience more productivity and engage their new hires in the learning process, instilling more confidence along the way.
Advertise Your Training Ideology
The fact that your company makes a commitment to training will impress fresh graduate job candidates who may place you higher on their new employer wish list. It also has the added effect of instilling confidence with investors who reason that you wouldn’t be instituting training unless you felt your company was on a strong growth trajectory and would need those highly skilled workers in the future. In this way, you not only leapfrog the skill gap, but make a positive impression on investors and job candidates alike.
When it's time to advertise that training in your job ads, you can get pricing to post on FirstJob.com to attract top-quality millennial talent.