Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before, with significant representation from four generations. Recruiter.com’s Kazim Ladimeji sheds light on the challenge this presents from an HR perspective: How do you shape a benefits program that appeals to staff members as different as Millenials and Baby Boomers?
In an effort to attract a range of candidates (and retain them long term), many companies maintain a diverse, but balanced benefits package that often skewed more heavily toward one or two groups than others. A mentoring program may represent a valuable addition to such a program, namely because it spans generational groups and provides a forum for engagement between them.
Certainly junior staff have the opportunity to learn from their older and wiser counterparts – whether in terms of shaping their careers from the outset or moving into more responsible roles – but veteran workers also stand to benefit, as the relationship can help them keep pace in areas such as technology and social media.
- Diminished work-related stress
- Increased productivity
- Better socialization
- Greater likelihood of getting a raise
- Higher tendency for promotion
Mentoring programs can be a boon to employers not only in that they help to groom new leadership, but also because they can go a long way in improving employee retention and satisfaction.Published by Conselium Executive Search, the global leader in compliance search.