Teenagers 'confident about being recruited'

25-11-2008

Teenagers 'confident about being recruited'
Young people in the UK are confident that they will be able to find employment, even during the recession, results of a survey have shown.

By using either traditional or online recruitment methods, almost 90 per cent of the 15 to 19-year-olds questioned rejected the idea of claiming benefits, stating that they felt they would get a job easily, the BBC reports.

This is in contrast to the opinions of older employees, a third of which said that many teenagers only work because they have to and do the minimum amount required to get by.

Tim Campbell, creator of the Bright Ideas Trust for young entrepreneurs, said: "Young people can bring the fresh thinking and enthusiasm to a business that can really help it thrive and, in my view, that's a great return on a little investment."

ClickAJob Marketing Manager Anders Jensen goes even further.

"We've got to remember that young people are tomorrow's future," he says.

"Some of them will be leaders, some of them will be doers, but the whole world will belong to them," he continues.

"Which makes stimulating young people and helping them find direction a vital concern for every company's continued success – no employer can afford to ignore them."

Earlier this week, Onrec.com wrote that for most young people, a good wage is the most important thing to consider when looking for employment.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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