With employees now spanning four generations, companies are looking to start reverse or reciprocal mentoring relationships to stay current on technology and share information. Ideal candidates are those who’ve got potential to move up quickly with a little help from an experienced co-worker. Partners should set expectations – frequency of meetings and what each will get out of it. Both parties must be open to suggestions and criticisms, and give as much as they get. The relationship should not be limited to technology only. Approaches to a mentorship can be varied with a relationship formed inside one department or formed across departments. Don’t stereotype – not every veteran has all the knowledge or expertise, and not every Gen Yer is a technological wizard.
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