Recent graduates vastly under-appreciated in market for new hires

March 23, 2016

The approaching graduation of hundreds of thousands of Canadian postsecondary students “represents a significant opportunity for Canadian small businesses to tap into a vastly under-appreciated, high quality source of talent,” writes Scott Stirrett for the Globe and Mail. Many companies may require applicants to have years of experience, thus ruling out most new graduates. But Stirrett encourages employers to hire recent graduates who can bring a new culture and fresh thinking into a company and will “not have to ‘unlearn’ the bad habits that some more experienced hires bring with them.” Stirett concludes that “by harnessing this impressive and renewable Canadian resource, small businesses can power their growth and take their firms to the next level.” Globe and Mail