Provide youth-friendly line management
Young people bring a range of fresh skills to their roles, but at the same time they are still acclimatising to the world of employment and learning how the workplace is run. Therefore it is very important for line managers to able to adapt their management style to help get the best out of young employees, while at the same time offering them consistent and fair guidance.
Young people often require more pastoral support than older, more experienced employees, so line managers should feel confident about offering suitable advice and be able to signpost young people to places where they can receive more specialised support if necessary.
Key things to consider:
How can line managers give young employees a good structure around their work and development?
What guidance do line managers need around managing age-diverse teams?
What additional resources can you provide managers with to enable them to provider suitable pastoral care?
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How to guide: Youth-friendly line management
This condensed version of CIPD’s Managing Future Talent guide to youth-friendly line management provides advice for line managers on steps they can take to offer the best support possible to young employees to help them to settle in and flourish in a comany.