Employers are being urged to use team building experiences to help interns feel part of a team rather than a temporary add-on to it, as we approach National Intern Day on July 28th.
With an estimated 300,000 people interning for companies across the United States each year – and with 70% of those interns likely to be hired by the same company following their internship1 – employers are being urged to use team building experiences to help interns feel part of a team rather than a temporary add-on to it, as we approach National Intern Day on July 28th.
“There are thousands of employers across the USA whose companies benefit from the contribution of interns,” explains Lee Rubin, founder of Confetti, a website that helps companies browse, find and book team building and corporate experiences in just a few clicks.
“But there are many interns and entry-level candidates who simply don’t feel fully paid-up members of the team. But by bringing them together with other team members for virtual experience sessions, you can cement that sense of inclusion and build a feeling of team that leads to greater satisfaction and productivity for the business. Doing these experiences when they first join as a welcoming, throughout to better bond and when they leave as a thank you shows a sense of good values and culture.”
Confetti offers virtual team building experiences for remote and hybrid working teams across the US. Its range of experiences is extensive, from sessions on Asking Better Questions and Navigating Tough Conversations to more light-hearted experiences like a Tye Dye Workshop and Coffee Tasting and others designed to support greater inclusivity in the workplace, including a Sign Language Workshop and an LGBTQIA+ Cultural Impact Class.
“We are helping companies build a stronger culture and team ethic by providing shared experiences for a distributed workforce,” continues Lee. “We can now enable companies to discover hundreds of exclusive team building, DE&I and professional development ideas and instantly book memorable experiences for their teams.”
With July coming to an end and National Intern Day too, just remember you can celebrate their hard work after the month is over.
All experiences offered by Confetti are created and hosted by small businesses across the US, whilst companies already using the Confetti platform for their teams include HubSpot, Vimeo, Netflix, Shopify and LinkedIn.
More information at www.withconfetti.com/
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