Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mentoring in the Workplace Part 1

Mentoring is a strategic approach to developing an employee (the mentoree) by pairing him/her with a more experienced employee (the mentor) who will teach, counsel, sponsor and encourage.

Conditions of Formal Mentoring 
  • Goals established
  • Outcomes measured
  • Access open to all who qualify
  • Mentors / Mentorees are paired
  • Training and support is provided
  • Mentoring time is limited
  • Organization benefits directly   

Benefits of Formal Mentoring
  • Links competency development and business strategy
  • Ensures that skills are developed
  • Involves company experts in the process
  • Creates and promotes a learning and diverse culture
  • Ensures that organization’s goals are supported

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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