Hireology Blog - Insights for better hiring & HR

billboard-blog.jpg

Hiring for Fall: Three reasons it's a good idea

Posted by Natalie Pike on September 25, 2014

Leaves are starting to change color, football season has begun, and the absurd amount of all things pumpkin spice is in full swing. Fall has officially arrived. With the first day of autumn being only two days ago, on September 23rd, now is the perfect time to hire. But why?

1.  Interns are looking for full-time positions

Whether you have a slew of interns working for you already or you're on the hunt for some fresh faces, now is the best time to hire full-time. This young clad is ready and willing to work. They spent the entire summer working hard in hopes of finding a true career afterwards. Now, say you have some interns already and you're hesitant to officially hire them onto the team. What is holding you back? According to an article in Forbes magazine, "interns challenge 'the way we’ve always done it' mentality and bring fresh, new ideas to the company. Interns are good at questioning processes and can often see a better way of doing things that a manager might not." This reason alone can be extremely beneficial to the company you are trying to build. 

first_day_fall

2. It's football season!

Call me crazy, but football season can be surprisingly good for your office. It is the most popular american sport and causes a buzz wherever you go. Some may think it causes a distraction in the workplace, when really, it provides a good source for company culture. Emily He, Chief Marketing Officer at Saba Software says, "we learn a lot about the power of connecting our employees and strengthening our culture through sports.  We believe allowing employees to partake in team sports is fantastic for the company because it helps build a culture of trust, connection, and collaboration."  There is no better time to bring someone onto the team than during this season. This will show them how important company culture is and you'll get a good idea whether they will really fit into that culture or not. 

3. A new batch of millennials are here to stay

Summer vacation is over. You, along with other hiring managers, are looking for the cream of the crop and they are ready to be scooped up. They've got their college degrees, most likely an internship under their belt, and an innovative mind that is ready to work. Hesistant to hire a millennial? Don't be. Hireology's very own Jimmy Kahler says, "young professionals entering the workforce are typically willing to work for lower salaries as long as the jobs are the right fit for them. Therefore, even if they don’t have outstanding experience, they’re still more affordable to hire compared to those with a superior background." 

Fall is the busiest hiring season of the year. So, grab a pumpkin spice latte, light your pumpkin spice candle, pop in a piece of pumpkin spice gum (I swear, it exists) and start hiring your award-winning team!

 

Sold on hiring millennials, but not sure how to reel them in? Read our ebook on what they're thinking!

hiring millennials

Did you like this article? Click here to subscribe to our blog.

 

Hiring Millennials, Company Culture, Hiring


Natalie Pike

About the Author

Natalie is Hireology's Inbound Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite topics to write about are how to hire millennials, building a strong company culture, and employee engagement. She is a Purdue University graduate (Boiler up!), social media junkie and avid iced coffee drinker.