An internship can be described as a work-related learning experience for persons who wish to gain hands-on experience in a certain industry or occupational field. The U.S. Department of Labor has established 7 criteria to determine whether an intern should be paid or unpaid (there is more leniency for nonprofit organizations). The Department of […]
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How to be a good internship mentor Interns can play a valuable role for companies. They can provide an extra hand on projects, helping organizations complete them faster and more efficiently. They can also form an internal system of talent for firms to help fill job openings. But it’s important for companies to nurture
The Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Managing Interns By Peter Margulies, Recruiter For young professionals, internships can be critical steps on the path to career success. This year, employers plan to hire more interns than they did last year, and it’s important for these companies to understand how to best manage their new
How to Create a Successful Internship Program By Matt D’Angelo, Business News Daily Interns have long been deemed the coffee runners and paperwork jockeys of the office, but enlightened employment trends have led to internships that emphasize fresh perspectives and skill building, instead of low-level grunt work. At smaller companies, interns can
My answer is yes to the question “can I really grow my business with an internship program”. An internship program can help businesses address several critical challenges including staff turnover, employee disengagement, and the skills gap. An intern works in a company to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification. Most
Too Tight a Job Market? 4 Tips on How to Hire the Best Candidate in the First Place. Thomas Smale, Entrepreneur Contributor; Founder of FE International In a recent survey, 21 percent of owners cited the difficulty of finding qualified workers as their ‘single most important business problem.’ One of the most crucial
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When I talk to professionals and managers about the reasons they don’t work with interns or their fears about working with interns the same major themes emerge. Many people fear that interns will not show up to work or will not be committed to the work because they feel it isn’t a “real” job.
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