Writing an accurate, descriptive, and compelling job description is a key element to finding your perfect opportunity youth candidate. This checklist will help you get started in writing a great job description.
Proper onboarding is instrumental to the success of any new hire, particularly with opportunity youth. An adjusted and personalized onboarding process that considers unique needs will have a positive influence on their commitment, performance and retention.
Here are five questions to answer as you build your mentorship program. Remember, you want to provide youth with the “big picture,” guidance within the workplace, industry and career path, and then work your way down.
Your relationship with a new youth hire should start before their first day, with touchpoints beginning after they are formally hired. Early communication can establish connections, manage expectations, and alleviate stress, as well as help them feel confident, inspired and fully prepared to contribute from day one. Below are a few points to consider.
The standard onboarding journey contains some common elements: introductions to colleagues, a workspace tour, an overview of the organization, and a review of key responsibilities and expectations. While this is a good template to follow, making minor, low-cost adjustments for opportunity youth can
make a big difference in their being set up for success.