1. Gain an understanding of Millennials and learn what makes them different from the rest of us.2. Identify effective strategies for connecting with your mentee this summer3. Learn effective questions to help you get to know your mentee and develop a solid relationship
• Desire to be in a position of responsibility• Resents being looked at as though they have no experience• Tends to be more job mobile• Less respectful of authority• Looking for meaningful work• Seeking challenge• Chance to prove themselves and show they can perform well Who does this describe?
Training and Development JournalSorry Boomers, the other generations in the workforce didn’t like you when you started working!
Every generation that enters the workforce makes waves!
Veterans Boomers Gen Xers Millennials Career Build a legacy Build a stellar Build a portable Build parallel career career careers GoalsRewards Satisfaction of a job Money, title, Freedom is the Work that has well done recognition, ultimate reward meaning for me corner officeWork-Life Support me in Help me balance Give me balance Work isn’t shifting the balance everyone else and now! Not when everything. NeedBalance find meaning I’m 65 flexibility to myself balance my other activities Job Carries a stigma Puts you behind Is necessary Is part of the daily routineChangingTraining I learned the hard Train ‘em too The more they Continuous way, you can too! much and they’ll learn, the more learning is a way leave they’ll stay of life Source: When Generations Collide
• Helicopter parents• They’ve been told they were special their whole lives• More confident than generations before them• Team-oriented• High achieving
• Under more pressure to perform than other generations• Compared to 20 years ago • More ethnically diverse • More affluent • Technologically proficient • Connected with peers
94% of Millennials state they respect older generations
Know What Millennials think of Mentoring!Mentoring Program Baby Boomer Run Millennial-RunPurpose Career Advancement Primary LearningValue Mentee/learner gains understanding and skills Rapid dissemination of knowledgeMentors/Advisors People with higher status and knowledge Anyone with knowledge the learner needsDesign One-to-one mentoring: Long-term relationships Networked relationships: Time determined by needsMethod Face-to-face VirtualMentoring 98% of Millennials believe working with a mentor is a necessary component in development.Matters! PowerhouseCoopers Global CEO Survey cited in “If You Want to Retain Your Best Young Workers, Give Them a Mentor Instead of Cash Bonuses” by Vivian Giang, July 2011
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