“Interns are a waste of time and energy.”
In my recent placement, I was shocked to hear this sentiment on more than one occasion from business owners who think that students will do anything to gain ‘CV fodder’ and be nothing more than a drain on already overstretched resources.
However, I believe, that with the right approach, interns can provide a real boost to your business. Bringing fresh eyes, bright ideas, and often a sense of possibility, the benefit can be profound for both parties.
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced consultant who has helped many organisations to grow through his unique 4 Ps approach.