1. Lack of Job Readiness:
Problem: There is a widespread dissatisfaction among employers while recruiting college graduates or freshers. There are several things amiss when it comes to freshers– focus towards their job, taking initiatives and being efficient, accepting procedures and protocols, and being flexible.
Solution: This problem can be tackled by both the recruiter and the fresher. Freshers need to comprehend the realities of a workplace, along with being aware of the realistic expectations around them. They can even talk to their peers who can shed light on the industry and help them find a link to the new world. Employers, on the other hand, should be more communicative and open while interviewing. They need to guide and direct these fresh graduates and prepare them for the workforce.
2. Premature Resignation:
Problem: Be it independent local agencies or large global conglomerates, the problem of attrition persists. Owing to a growth in the number of digital channels and platforms, freshers today have access to endless opportunities. They are more interested in higher salaries and fast-track promotion as they know there is no respite from the pressure of timelines and deliveries, wherever they go. They know they can jump around companies and get what they want.
Solution: Companies can overcome this challenge by ensuring the right amount of movement and challenge is given to the new joinee. By providing access to mentors who can administer job guidance and help them understand their role and responsibility by honing their skills, the problem can be solved to a great extent.
3. Weak Marketing Foundation:
Problem: Freshers have instant access to ample information and they are conscious of the power it holds in today’s age. Somehow, all their information is theoretical and is not getting channeled practically. I would not blame them for this. The problem lies in our educational system that does not have access to detailed courses and uses a hardly updated curriculum.
Solution: The solution is learning on the job. Companies can provide internships to freshers before hiring them. This not only gives them a peek into the work-readiness the candidate holds but also helps the fresher clear his/her concepts about the job.
4. Lack of Presentation Skills:
Problem: All professionals are expected to give presentations as part of their job. While some suffer from the fear of speaking in public, others lack the right way of doing so. Inadvertently, their job suffers.
Solution: Well, to be open and honest, these skills can be worked upon. Despite being shy, one can learn to present themselves with confidence with a little help from colleagues or peers, thus overcoming their fear. Those who lack the knowledge of presentation need to plan their presentation and know their audience before presenting, and their task will be just as smooth as a file.