Improve Student Rep Programs
We all know it. Students submit a resume, you conduct a phone interview, and you make the hire. We have to remember that these are college students, not entry-level team members. They don’t have the experience yet for an impressive résumé, and they don’t have a ton of relevant experience to talk about in interviews. The Fix: Get Scientific Identify the traits that make the position successful. You can borrow from great tests out there like Myers-Briggs and Personality Index.
Not Providing Instant Gratification Most programs will pay students at the end of the semester or, at best, it takes a few weeks to get paid. The Fix: Pay Them As Soon As Possible There are plenty of tools out there that allow quick payment, such as PayPal and direct deposit.
Going Against The Grain You’re not engaging students in the way they are engaging with everything else — their mobile device. Yet, most are making their campus reps interact through a website, dashboard or by sending an email. The Fix: Transfer Your Program To Their Mobile Device There are already tools like your camera and GPS check-in on your phone for students to log their hours and prove their work. Campus Commandos decided to go with the grain and build our own mobile app, Go Commando App.