During a time when companies increasingly find competent, dedicated staff hard to come by, the most recent results from an ongoing study by PricewaterhouseCoopers about job satisfaction at financial service companies found that management-level employees may be more loyal to a good mentor than to their firms.

Nearly 60% of those surveyed last quarter said they would be willing to leave their company and follow a helpful mentor to another firm. The results illustrate that management-level employees are looking for more assurances that they can learn and move into better positions in their jobs, said Thomas Casey, a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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