New entrants to the workforce are looking for guidance and mentorship from their employers, according to a new study. Members of Generation Z are grappling with finding and keeping their first jobs during a period of unprecedented stress. Having strong support from a supervisor, department leader or a seasoned team member can help immensely.
A study of nearly 6,900 people ages 13-25 by the Springtide Research Institute, based in Bloomington, Minn., found that young people generally want to work under a supervisor who provides them with guidance. Eighty-two percent said they would prefer to work under a boss who cares about them and can relate to them on issues beyond work. Seventy-three percent said they are motivated to do a better job when they feel that their supervisor cares about them.