-By Diana Pierce-
According to Forbes Magazine, 2017 is the year to get serious about mentoring programs. Employees are nervous and worried about their financial future, changing health care benefits, and changing interest rates, just to name of few of the anxieties.
With a mentoring program in place, you will be able to address both the frustrations and reinforce the best reasons to be with your business. Current mentoring programs aren’t like the ones of days past. First, Millennials tend to have multiple mentors; some are older managers, but they also have peer mentors or sometimes life coaches. Second, mentorship goes both ways with the rise of reverse mentoring. Boomers and Gen Xers need to both embrace reverse mentoring to be a great mentors for Millennials.
To get the conversation started, here are some sure fire topics for both mentors and mentees.
Leaders who help their employees do better and appreciate the differences each one brings to the table, while creating an open, honest, and participatory environment will have the best chance of keeping high-performing employees on the job while bringing about their full potential.