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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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5.3. MENTORING THE MILLENNIALS

Along with continuous feedback on how they're doing, millennials want to know what the payoff is for a praiseworthy performance. They expect companies to tell them how they can develop their skills to enhance their performance and move up in the organization. They want a career compass that shows them where their best opportunities lie and how they can reach them. That means extensive mentoring, coaching, and training programs to help them meet their goals.

"This generation would like to know as specifically as possible what their progress at the company will be," says Canale, the General Electric recruiting manager. "That's hard in any company, but especially in a company as big as GE with so many businesses and ...

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