The May 2012 issue of HR Magazine has a special report on how to create an HR internship. I have constantly preached the importance of HR managers delegating less valuable activities so that they can focus on more strategic areas. Having an intern is the perfect way to perform this handoff!
Other benefits of internship include:
- Provides a powerful recruitment tool
- Decreases turnover
- Contributes to positive branding
- Stresses altruism Improves employee morale
- Helps generate new ideas
- Adds social networking know-how
These young people usually earn $10-$15 per hour. Although it certainly helps to have interns do some grunt work, you’ll also want to give them challenging assignments and developmental training. You can find interns by word-of-mouth, going to your local SHRM chapter, local schools, college career centers, or by visiting www.internships.com.