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Managing the New Generation by Carolin Rekar Munro

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Parachuting Gen Y into their future – their wish list and your map

A three-year study took me into profit and nonprofit organizations across North America where I met Gen Ys who were in the early stages of their careers. With each conversation, I became increasingly aware of the importance that mentorship plays in Gen Y's professional lives and the imperativeness of committing organizational resources to their career advancement. Eighty-five percent of the Gen Ys that I spoke with identified mentoring as the cornerstone of their career development and a key determinant in their decision to join an organization. However, Gen Y's perceptions and experiences with mentoring have been disappointing and discouraging.

Most disturbing was my discovery ...

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