Intern season is just around the corner—and many companies offer internship programs. A study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed that 92% of their respondents offer an internship program and just over 45% offer co-op programs. The report also noted that the primary reason for these programs is to convert students into full-time employees. The first impression of your company begins from the initial offer of an internship.
For many companies recruiting from a vast pool of college students, has revealed a very significant need to offer intern housing assistance to help their prospective new employees settle-in to their intern experience more easily.
Here are 4 reasons why employers look for services dedicated to assisting their new interns with housing support:
1. Productivity. You want your interns engaged and integrated to your business as quickly as possible with limited distraction as they begin their new role. This parallels any relocating employee, regardless of whether they are an intern or seasoned professional,the sooner they are settled personally, the more productive they are professionally.
2. Communication. Employers want an option for interns to connect with each other for the purpose of engagement and also for the facilitation of roommates for interns who want to share the cost of housing. A system that allows interns to communicate with other interns would provide a platform for that communication. In addition, the platform is the central communication point for interns to access vetted, short term housing options and read comments from interns who have viewed the options, in person, and provided feedback for fellow interns to see.
3. Alleviate Stress. Chances are good that this is a stressful time for an intern.. Supporting a new intern with housing can increase the overall satisfaction of their internship experience.. Being connected to the right areas and options can make all the difference and interns want to feel supported.
4. Affordability. With the right program and communication channels in place this affordable service can link your interns together with resources and information about vetted, viable options to help them find affordable housing, quickly and efficiently.
What options are available to employers seeking intern housing assistance?
PorchLight Rental & Destination Services’ InternLINK, is a service dedicated to assisting employers with sourcing housing to support their intern and co-op programs. PorchLight has launched a state-of-the-art online system that links interns to rental properties meeting their needs for intern specific requirements.
For more information about this service please contact us so that we can understand your needs and customize accordingly.
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