The world continues to change, but the need for mentorship remains.

In 2021 and 2022, there were many stories about “The Great Resignation” across North America. In Canada, this manifested itself as more of a “Great Reflection,” with employees thinking about what type of work was more suitable to them. Job rates remained relatively within normal fluctuations post-pandemic when compared with pre-pandemic. “It’s not so much a ‘Great Resignation,’ but a ‘Great Rethink’ or ‘Great Reconsideration’ of the type of work that people want to do,” David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data says.

The outcome of more employees embracing “The Great Reflection” has forced employers to reevaluate their value propositions, employee benefits, and re-examine how to deliver meaningful employee experiences that attract and retain top talent.

Through all these changes, the value of mentorship in organizations and communities has not changed. Perhaps, more than before, it’s become a critical tool in an employer’s arsenal to successfully compete for talent in the future of work.


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