Young workers with no experience getting hired in B.C.
Canada, 23rd February: Young and fresh graduates from school with no experience at all are getting the opportunity of working in the Good Space Design Works group in British Columbia.
The opportunity provides young graduates to get the much needed first break for employment in Canada.
The institute already has on its rolls a couple of junior designers in the Gastown office.
According to the co-owner of the Goof Space Design Works, Dwaina Sprague, she cannot forget the experience of struggling in the job market after her graduation from the BCIT(British Columbia Institute of Technology) nearly 20 years ago.
Experience is what all the employers are looking for, quips Sprague adding that a university degree, loads of enthusiasm and an artistic flare are insufficient for any job seeker to land a job in this highly competitive job market.
Even her instructors at the BCIT told her straightaway that the degree will not be sufficient for getting a job and that she will have to work either in a furniture store or a tile store, a warning which has stuck in her mind for all these years.
So, she does not want those bitter experiences hinder the young BCIT passouts from getting jobs in B.C, says Sprague.
No wonder, she has already employed Lauren Webb and Josephina Purarich, the two young recent pass-out women graduates into her business.
The job of junior designers for these two women will provide them with the much needed hands-on experience in designing.
Benefits of hiring young, inexperienced workers—
Speaking about the advantages of employing inexperienced and young employees, a management and talent development expert with Meyers Norris Penny, Juma Wood states that such employees have not learnt bad habits.
And another good thing about them is the intuitive knowledge of latest digital technology and social media that the young workers bring along with them, adds Wood.
Moreover, the young workers do not work solely for making money.
The only drawback is the loyalty aspect of the young workers. It has been found that they are not as loyal as their counterparts were in the past, feels Wood.