This problem isn’t only annoying to recent graduates, job-seekers, and those looking to switch career paths; it also impacts employers – ‘inexperienced’ does not mean ‘unskilled’. Thousands of employers are missing out on individuals with vital skills, high-productivity, and fierce loyalty. In fact, there are great benefits to taking a leap of faith on someone who might lack experience.
Old dogs, new tricks
When you hire someone fresh into your industry, while they lack experience, they also don’t come with many bad habits that you have to spend time correcting. If you take a person on, you can train them to work the way that is best for your business.
There is no time wasted correcting undesirable behaviour, only time invested in producing a more productive, efficient worker. Talent can only be developed through practice and experience. If you want talent in your organisation, someone has to let it develop, and why shouldn’t it be you?
Your productivity may also increase as inexperienced workers do their best to prove that you made the right choice by hiring them for the role. When you take a chance on an employee with a low amount of experience, they are aware of the rare opportunity they have been given and will want to do anything in their power to prove their worth.
When you go out on a limb for someone, they remember. If you take the time to nurture someone’s skills and help them develop professionally, chances are if you continue to treat your employees well, you will build strong loyalty and foster greater levels of employee engagement. Loyal employees are worth more than their weight in gold in businesses. They are often happy with their work, and therefore 12% more productive, and loyal employees mean loyal customers.
When you are hiring new staff, don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith on an inexperienced worker. They can be a valuable investment to your business, helping you build a culture of satisfied staff and customers.
If you require help with your business recruitment, especially as the talent pool shrinks approaching Brexit, get in touch with PRS Recruitment today on 01782 213 116. We build lasting relationships with staff and businesses to form a transparent and honest recruitment service like no other.