One of the largest contractors in the world for construction, mining, and engineering services wanted to ramp up its recruitment through its intern program. When done correctly, a strong intern program can develop a greater talent pool, save on training new hires, and be the key to sustainable business growth. Gaining a competitive edge for intern talent is tough, though. With so many other opportunities out there, how can a company make its program stand out?
It’s all about creating a smooth, engaging intern experience — and housing is instrumental. Today’s leading companies have already set a high standard for intern accommodations. Without it, out-of-town recruits can be discouraged by having to find affordable, temporary housing own their own. Furthermore, many can fall prey to rental scams. Offering company-provided housing makes your program more attractive and improves the overall experience. Ultimately, this converts more interns into quality, full-time employees.
The company operated across 40+ branches in the U.S. alone and was already hiring hundreds of summer interns each year. Traditionally, the company offered either a housing stipend or company-provided housing from various sources. After receiving mixed results, the company started to consider an all-in-one provider.