Mentoring Millennials

Source: Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 88 no. 5, May 2010
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The makeup of the global workforce is undergoing a seismic shift: In four years Millennials–the people born between 1977 and 1997–will account for nearly half the employees in the world. In some companies, they already constitute a majority.

That shift may sound daunting to the managers charged with coaching these young workers, who have a reputation for being attention sponges. However, our research into the varying expectations and needs of employees across four generations has given us a more nuanced view of Millennials and uncovered several resource efficient ways to mentor them.

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