Graduate Intern – Fast Forward to Star Employee

From, Greg Williams and Stuart H. Weinstein write about the distinct competitive edge that organizations can gain through interns. Interns offer an organization a sneak peek into potential talent and roles they might conceivably play.

The article notes that talent managers must go beyond traditional mindsets and recruiting approaches to set the stage for successful intern experiences. From a managerial perspective, it’s important to understand how recruiting practices have changed from then to now. Of note:

Full-time employee recruiting practices have changed a great deal in recent years – for instance, with the advent of social networking – but intern recruitment practices have not. Traditional processes are still the most popular.

Forward-looking companies provide guest speakers in classes, access to resources and equipment in their industry, service on college and university  committees and boards, and more.

To learn more about graduate interns, read more here.

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