Benefits of Having a Mentor

By Robert Half on January 14, 2016 at 3:10pm


86% of CFOs say it’s important to have a mentor for career development …

42% Very important
44% Somewhat important
8% Not too important
5% Not at all important

… But only 26% of workers have mentors


Men 33%
Women 18%
Age: 18-34 years 41%
35-54 years 17%
55+ years 15%

Top benefits of having a mentor, according to CFOs:

48% Learn firsthand from someone in a role you aspire to
20% Learn the unwritten rules of the company or industry
11% Have a neutral sounding board for your ideas
9% Get help navigating office politics
8% Get introductions to new contacts
4% No benefits/don’t know

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 2,200 CFOs and 1,000 workers in the United States
Responses may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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