Over the next few years, millions of experienced baby boomers will be leaving the workforce, making way for a new generation of up-and-coming Millennials. Is your company prepared for a seamless transfer of institutional knowledge, both to stay competitive and to effectively engage the millennials?
Dr. Luis Velasquez addresses the potential challenges and various solutions companies can adopt, as well as provide a guide that covers everything from streamlining the onboarding process to implementing innovative learning tools. He also dives deep into what this generation wants and expects, and how you can provide them with the right level of engagement and excitement in the workplace to be successful.
As they say, it all starts from within. Leadership needs to ensure that they have the right HR managers in place who are in tune with the next generation of leaders. These managers need to be innovative, willing to take control, able to find tools like MentorCloud, and excited about implementing them for the better of the company. We believe all HR managers have the best interest of their company; it is just a matter of what they do to show it.
Want to start 2016 on the right foot? Find a mentor! Aside from simply offering advice, mentors serve to help you sort out your passions, your interests, and your strengths while providing an honest sounding board. Read more!
The one question we think you should ask in an interview? "Do you have a mentoring program?" Your professional development depends on it.
Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups, joins MentorCloud CEO Ravi Gundlapalli to share his thoughts on what makes a good mentor and which mentors helped him grow.
Caucci: "The biggest evolution of the concept was realizing that when it comes to training, everyone deserves to be trained and prepared well for their job, regardless of their wage.” The benefits of proper employee training has a ripple effect: since we now spend more time at work than with our families, knowing how to better prepare companies to prepare their people is a critical component to increasing societal good.
“Having a mentor [who can] provide advice, feedback and direction saves startups time and money by allowing entrepreneurs to tap into the expertise of people who have done it before.” - Narissa Singh, "Why a Mentor is Critical for a Budding Entrepreneur"
“'You want to have multiple sources of mentoring, without being a pest to people... You don’t want to be the mentoring equivalent of my cocker spaniel — ‘Please, please, please, pay attention to me!’" - Lorraine Duffy Merkl, "When Mentoring Turns Toxic"
"Reverse mentoring has started finding its way into enterprises. Experienced executives are turning to their juniors to learn about the latest technologies, new and collaborative tools that make work life easier." - John Maguire, "Is 'Reverse Mentoring' The Next Big Thing in HR?"
“President Obama endorses the power of mentoring. Legends like Winston Churchill, Bill Gates and even Elvis credit their success to having worked with a mentor." - Ashley Stahl, "The Three Types of Mentors (And Which One You Need Now)"