As the profession tries its hardest to retain young staff, proactive firms are sparing no expense in trying to secure their talent for years to come. Firms are advised to invest in technology, more flexible work schedules, and appropriate compensation to ensure that new professionals don’t go seeking such commodities elsewhere. Now, more than ever, young talent requires an investment.

However, there’s one expense that many firms seem to overlook; something not as tangible as salary or technology, but just as important. That something is mentoring — a personal, hands-on process that sees an experienced professional build a strong relationship with a new hire. For those willing to dedicate the time and effort, mentoring new professionals will build a stronger business, attracting and retaining top talent by offering guidance and career-building as an asset.

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