Benefits to hiring young staff

Benefits to hiring young staff

Benefits young people bring to your team

 

FRESH IDEAS

Young people can bring fresh ideas, diverse perspectives and high energy to your business – all of which reflect the dynamic tourism sector we work in.

 

FAST LEARNERS

They learn quickly. If they have been in secondary or tertiary study recently, they are used to learning and with the right support you can shape their skills to meet your business needs.

 

TECH SAVVY

Young people are digital natives – they understand the world of social media and can provide insights about what will work to reach your market.

 

TRENDSPOTTERS & SETTERS

They are in touch with the latest trends, are interested in and enthusiastic about the latest technology, and can spot new trends up to three years before adults.

 

MULTITASKERS

Young people are better at multitasking – they have grown up in a fast-paced world where they have had to adapt to a lot of things going on around them at one time.

 

THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE BRAND

They’re great ambassadors for your brand – 40% of visitors to Auckland last year (Nov 2017 - Oct 2018) were under 35. When marketing products and services to young customers, you’ll benefit from having employees of the same demographic.

 

ROI

Hiring a young person can be considered a long-term investment. Start them out in an entry-level position, then train them and create job loyalty – in a few years they might be one of your top managers!

 

MUTUAL BENEFITS

Training young people in a new role also develops the coaching skills of your senior staff, which are excellent skills to have when working with other staff and customers.

 

FUTURE PROOFERS

By hiring young people you’re helping to build a sustainable workforce for the future of your company and the industry – Auckland has an ageing workforce and the skills shortage is set to continue into the next decade.
 

CULTURAL CONNECTORS

Young Aucklanders are diverse and can bring cultural connections and competency beyond your established networks. They will be the bridge to new market insights and future leads.

 

Check out the video below for examples of the benefits above – right here in Tāmaki Makaurau!

 

References

(1) Youth Employer Pledge brochure, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, 2015.

(2) Firms of Endearment – How world class companies profit from Passion and Purpose, 2014.

(3) International 2020 Workplace study.

(4) Why Employ Young People, Employment New Zealand.

(5) Why you should have a youth employment programme, Xero Small Business Guides.

(6) Alessi, L, Munford, R, Sanders, J, Lentell, R, Johnston, W & Ballantyne, R. (2018) Supporting Young People into Employment. Massey University.

(7) Hiring Young Staff, Youth Employment Success.