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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, 4th Edition by Sharon Jordan-Evans, Beverly Kaye

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Chapter 13MENTOR Be One

I wish I’d had someone to warn me about some of the political ins and outs that were never written in any policy manual.

—A.J.

People with mentors are twice as likely to stay. Senior executives and human resource professionals know this. That’s why mentoring programs have doubled in numbers in recent years across all organizations. Companies that want to retain high-performing women and minorities are investing in mentoring programs; some believe good mentoring will break the glass ceiling. Mentoring has become a way not only to transfer crucial skills and knowledge but to inspire loyalty in new employees, emerging leaders, and older workers who might otherwise leave sooner.

Companies are giving creative incentives to ...

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