Have You Considered Hiring An Aesthetic Intern?
Could you use help in managing your day-to-day business tasks?
Summer can be a busy time for any aesthetic business, and I know your answer to that question is most certainly “yes.” However, hiring help may seem like an infeasible luxury right now. With so many individuals and business owners waiting to understand the entire economic impact of coronavirus, you may be (understandably) limiting your cash flows as much as possible.
An internship (paid or unpaid) is a viable solution for relatively inexpensive help. It offers your practice more support, creativity, and can boost team morale. For the intern, you are providing an environment where they can learn, develop skills, and gain credible experience. The opportunities that they will potentially receive in your office will provide a wonderful opportunity for the intern and their future career.
For the relationship to be mutually beneficial (which is what we want!), I would ensure you have the bandwidth and resources to manage another team member. You may want to limit the hours to 10-15 per week. As you are interviewing candidates, be sure that you evaluate them based on academic performance, communication skills, maturity, and the value that they will provide to your team.
As you probably know, it will be essential to have a written agreement, including specific criteria relating to the position and your expectations. One of my clients used this summer as an opportunity to hire a social media intern. This has worked out tremendously for the practice and the intern alike.
In many states, the laws surrounding internships vary, and you must make sure the opportunity you are providing constitutes a legal internship in your state. Many businesses such as Handshake, Chegg, or even job sites like Indeed, provide opportunities for employers and interns to find each other.
Internships provide a potentially free resource to your business and are a great way to give back to your community. I encourage you to consider the benefits as an internship could be the boost that your business needs right now!
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