Today’s graduates are career-minded, focused and dedicated to being leaders in their fields. However, they are also immersed in technology, and this presents challenges for organisations that want to take advantage of the vast pool of new graduates. One of the best methods of addressing these technology-minded new hires is to focus on graduate development or early career programmes that meet these needs.
Training Through Technology
Whether your new hires attended a traditional University or a distance learning option, they are accustomed to learning through various avenues. In order to take advantage of their evolving needs, organisations need to provide training and career development programmes that are best able to tap into the ways in which these graduates learn best. By incorporating training and education methods that are adapted to their unique learning styles, companies will be better able to harness their problem solving and critical thinking skills, which results in greater productivity within the organisation.
Learning vs. Training
While all new hires require training in the methods used by your organisation, building stronger and more knowledgeable talent does not stop with training. New graduates are focused on utilising their skills for career development, and this is a great benefit for every organisation. As a part of this focus, the learning process must be ongoing and immersive. By providing technological early career programmes throughout all aspects of the job, employers can ensure that newly hired graduates remain with the company, and grow into more advanced roles within the organisation.
Understanding and meeting the needs of today’s graduates is a vital component in developing stronger, more dedicated employees. By utilising innovative and effective training and development programmes that meet these needs, your organisation can realise considerably more benefits through engaged and dedicated employees.