Q.3. OUR OFFICE IS HIRING MORE YOUNG people because they are more attuned to the Internet, new marketing procedures and other IT skills our older employees didn't have. But most don't come from our industry and some are liberal arts majors. They don't seem to know what to do and we wonder how to get them up to speed in the company business, and still make use of their special Internet skills?
A, IT'S NO SURPRISE THEY DON'T know what to do because only 27 percent of college grads end up working in jobs relating to their major. Nikolaus Kimla, founder of Pipeliner Sales claims that makes continuing education within the office is more important than ever. For starters, Kimla suggests you send a daily office-wide email with expert tips and tricks; host a weekly viewing of a video from experts for the entire office and provide employee seminars during off-hours.