The Top 6 Interns Every Retail Company Needs

Retail is one of the most diverse industries, and the opportunities for intern recruitment are endless. The pool of applicants can be picked from non-university goers with experience to PR, science, design and technology students, amongst many others. The last thing you want, however, is a sea of interns in an overcrowded department. Investing in and knowing where to put interns can bring major returns for your company, increasing productivity and also giving you an excellent selection of potential hires. A perfect example of this is Butterfly Twists – hear from one of the co-founders of the retail brand just how beneficial hiring an intern can be, in our exclusive interview here.

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How Finance Interns Benefit Your Business

Whether you operate in the corporate, public, investment or accounting sectors of the finance industry, there will always be eager and willing workers looking to be a part of your company. The biggest finance companies have found continued success with hiring interns, with this list of Forbes top 10 financial internships showing that the top organisations regularly hire between tens and hundreds of interns annually, and this Financial Times article which claims that Internships are “the key to a job in financial services”. According to the statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Internship & Co-op Survey Report 2014, employers made full-time offers to 64.8 percent of their interns. If you’re not yet convinced, here are a few more reasons why recruiting a financial intern is worth your while: Continue reading

Intern Success – Butterfly Twists Interview

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Butterfly Twists is a ballerina and boot retail company which found success through creating beautiful, comfortable and fold-able shoes as well as accessories for women. The birth of the brand stems from an incident in which one of the founders (who prefers to remain anonymous) discovered the pain of female fashion after attending a party wearing 6 inch stilettos as a result of losing a bet! Thus, the foundations of Butterfly Twists were built – comfort and style. Continue reading

How Marketing Interns Boost Business

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Hiring a marketing professional into a permanent staff position can be daunting if you aren’t entirely sure what they could do for you, but having limited time in a busy schedule leaves you with few options…or so you would think.To solve your marketing needs, consider hiring a marketing intern!

A marketing intern can help you understand and monitor the customer, market and competitor landscape, telling you about the latest trends and patterns. On top of that, any intern is a valuable addition to the company given their enthusiasm, alternative perspectives and willingness to adapt and learn.
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Getting the Best out of Your Interns

Having hired an intern, you are already benefiting the economy, society, and the career prospects of the talented individual(s) you have taken on. Naturally, you always want to get the best out of your workers, and interns pose a tricky problem when it comes to figuring out how to do just that in a limited amount of time. Interns are a high value asset to any company, given their fresh business perspective and ambitious drive. How do you create the best work environment to ensure optimal production from your interns?

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Intern Success – Intern Avenue meets Network Locum

In the first of a series of exclusive Intern Avenue ‘success story’ videos, we joined forces with Network Locum, an online service dedicated to connecting GPs with locum opportunities. Find out how they located their interns, the importance of paid internships and some golden advice for intern-seekers on how to get noticed, ace your interview and perform well enough to be offered a job at the end of your work experience.

For more information on Network Locum, visit their website here. Stay tuned for more videos from Intern Avenue!

Sourcing Fresh Talent for your Start-up Business

Tight deadlines, new tasks streaming in on all fronts and limited resources to work with…nobody said start-ups were easy. Needing more full-time workers to tackle and advance the company can be an imperative pushing against your tight budget, but there are ways to find talented candidates without breaking the bank. Continue reading

The Faults in Hiring your Secretary’s Nephew

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You posted the vacancy, and received 30 applications. In two hours. By the end of the week it is well into the hundreds and the vacancy needs to be prematurely pulled. So do you continue with the daunting task of finding the candidate-needle in the application haystack, the academic diamond in the rough, the high-potential limited edition toy among the mediocre cereal flakes…or do you just scrap the recruitment process altogether? Continue reading

The Real ROI of Unpaid Internships

So you’re looking to hire an intern to get some fresh eyes on a side of your business that’s been neglected recently (see our recent post about the benefits of hiring a content writing intern) or to help out with the extra workload and tackle the odd jobs that have been piling up? The best part is you could get all this done for free right? Because unpaid internships are still a thing right? Well… Wrong. Continue reading