Check out our latest news/pūrongo and resources/rauemi ipurangi to help kick-start employment journeys for Rangatahi/Youth. Browse our news/pūrongo section for updates on the YES campaign, events, success stories and news/pūrongo from kawhakawhiwhi mahi/employers and rangatahi/youth. We have a bunch of resources/rauemi from interview tips, contract advice, suggested training providers and onboarding success. Curated with you in mind, this is all about building your knowledge, confidence and connections so we can bridge the gap between businesses and younger members of the workforce.
Giving youth an employment-based opportunity doesn't only mean giving them a job. There are a variety of ways in which you as an established member of Dunedin's business communitycan give local youth a helping hand into employment.
Youth employees are different from their older counterparts; we know this for a fact. Often viewed as unmotivated, disengaged and easily distracted, we easily forget that theyre equipped with strong technical knowledge, a fresh perspective on your business and a mass of growth potential.
There's a mass of resources available targeted at up-skilling a job applicants' interview skills, but interviews are two-way conversations; they require skills and preparation on both sides. A skilled interviewer will calm the candidate, relax the atmosphere and extract all critical information needed to make the best recruitment decision for your business. We've put together a short list of interviewer essentials below.
Where young people often get a bad wrap from businesses looking to employ new staff, they naturally possess a lot of unique skills, some of which they may not even be able to articulate themselves. We've put together a skills list to help you better understand what young employees could do to grow your business!
Setting up youth for employment success means being prepared, organised and supportive in the initial days and weeks of employment commencement. A good induction ensures the job runs smoothly and ensures new employees to hit the ground running from day one. We've put together a short checklist of must-haves for first day inductions below.
From a CV review to business walkthroughs and mock interviews, YES employers are happily offering all local youth a number of different employment-based opportunities.
In the digital age, we live in now, it is important to recognise the advantages of being able to upskill yourself and craft yourself as employable as possible.
Here is our example of what NOT to do when you're going in for an interview.