739-Employees Want Mentors
Episode Title: Employees Want Mentors
More than half of employees don’t have access to quality mentoring at work. Here’s why that needs to change, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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This is The Perna Syndicate—and I’m glad you’re here! Many employees, especially those just starting their careers or who come from diverse backgrounds, want more mentoring support from their employers.
According to the University of Phoenix data we’ve been covering this week, 70% of employers say mentorship programs are offered or going to be offered soon at their companies. But only 43% of workers see this reflected at work.
In study after study, we see that workers who have mentors and skilling opportunities are more fulfilled and feel like their career is progressing. Of course, the opposite is also true. A lack of these resources can lead to low satisfaction rates and employees exploring options with organizations that do offer these opportunities for growth.
Effective mentoring programs don’t just benefit the employee alone. With 46% of employers reporting that their greatest challenge is finding well-qualified applicants, investing in mentorship can have a positive impact on employee satisfaction and retention. Not to mention that robust mentoring programs will also help address the company’s talent needs!
Mentoring is a perfect example of why foundational career support is so much more valuable to employees than transactional perks.
Tomorrow: Workers may be generally optimistic about their careers, but do they admit a little worry over the rise of AI in the workplace? We’ll talk about that issue next time on The Perna Syndicate. Until then, take care!