A good mentor should also be empathetic, warm and supportive.(Photo:garagestock/Shutterstock) A good mentor should also beempathetic, warm andsupportive.(Photo:garagestock/Shutterstock)

Mentoring isn’t simply a “nice” thing to do. It can actually bea moneymaker for your agency. Consider that overone-quarter of employees surveyed in a Robert Half &Associates study admitted they are willing to quit a new job in thefirst three months if they aren’t satisfied.

The cost of employee turnover for a low-paying position — which typically suffersfrom high-resignation rates — can be 16% of the annual salary forthat position. For mid-range positions, this jumps to 20%. Ifturnover continues unchecked, these costs are paid by the companyagain and again.

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