Many employers find a high level of new ideas and energy in an intern program. This is not just true with traditional students as Baby Boomers undergoing career transitions will often bring prior successful processes to the intern program.
So what happens if you find out you must or want to retain the intern after the intern program is over? The best thing to do is to hire them immediately. This ensures they will not accept another job at the conclusion of the program. Absent this solution the employer must wait until the end of the program before offering the job, which must be set to begin immediately or at a defined time in the future.
Additionally, the intern cannot be entitled to wages, such as overtime or a promise that if they cover for a paid employee that calls in sick. This is not to say they cannot be paid for covering for a sick employee, it merely means that no promise can be made that such situations will occur and that if they do they will be filled by an unpaid intern being give the first right of refusal for coverage.
- Employment Diversity In Michigan , a networking group on Linked In.
- Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
- Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
- Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.
- Life’ Leadership Lessons by Rick Weaver- 53 anecdotal leadership lessons. Paperback, e-book, Kindle.
Top books for those in leadership
- First, Break All the Rules: What the world's greatest managers do differently.
- 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A manager's guide to addressing performance, conduct and discipline challenges.
- The Servant Leader: How to build a creative team, develop great morale, and improve bottom-line performance.
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and people will follow you.
- The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership for the self.
- The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to take charge, build your team, and get immediate results