Have you ever thought about hiring interns? Are you wondering whether it’s the right choice for your organization? There are several benefits to starting an internship program, but there are also some concrete reasons not to hire interns. There’s also the question that weighs heave on employers’ minds: paid versus unpaid internships.
On the May 3rd episode of The Proactive Employer, we talked about the five advantages of hiring an intern with guest Heather Huhman. She also told us three reasons why internships may be a bad fit for your company. Employment attorney Daniel Schwartz talked about internships from a legal perspective and provided some practical suggestions on common questions like paid versus unpaid internships, expectations of continued employment at the end of the internship, differences in internships at for-profit, non-profit and government institutions, and how to make sure your internship program is compliant with the relevant federal and state laws.
The Proactive Employer airs on Thursdays at 3 PM Eastern / 12 Noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Tweet your questions using the hashtag #TPE or call in at 1-866-472-5790 to talk to our guests. The show will be available for on-demand listening at The Proactive Employer website, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and via iTunes following the broadcast.