Assessment 1 BSBLED805 – Plan and Implement a Mentoring Program
BSBLED805 Assessment 1
To help a new employee become so familiar with the work environment and so proficient with the work skills that he or she can work efficiently, productively, and contentedly. A mentoring program helps new hires or those beginning their careers find experienced mentors who can guide them on their professional journeys. Mentorship programs at work can increase employee retention, boost workplace satisfaction and foster professional growth. A well-organized program offers structure and guidance throughout the mentorship process to maximize its benefits.
1. Creates a learning culture
By publicizing a workplace mentoring program internally, you are creating a company culture that values learning and development.
2. Promotes personal and professional development
By pairing employees with a mentor who is tasked with guiding employees, you create a safe place for employees to learn.
3. Reduces cost of learning
Many companies that have workplace mentoring programs also have formal learning and development departments, but that doesn’t mean unlimited budgets.
4. Decreases stress and anxiety
When faced with an issue at work, employees may think twice about going to their manager. Teammates may not be able to help if they’ve never experienced the same issue.
5. Increases job satisfaction and reduces turnover
According to a study published in the Plastic Surgical Nursing journal, the mentor experience/relationship positively influenced job satisfaction of new hire nurse practitioners.
Confidentiality is not unbending and never absolute. A mentor or a mentee may at some point find themselves in a position where maintaining confidentiality doesn’t reflect ethical behavior, does nothing to foster a sense of trust and is itself a roadblock to productivity. Although opinions and issues such as skills building and self-confidence concerns that can be resolved over time should always be kept confidential, employee theft, divulging trade secrets to an outside third party or unlawful behavior are examples of situations where confidentiality doesn’t and shouldn’t apply regardless of whether it involves the mentor or mentee.
Ethics and Integrity
Mentors and mentees have a responsibility to treat each other with dignity and respect and to behave in an ethical manner. Confidentiality is a component of ethical behavior and part of the best practices for ethics in mentoring guidelines. During the initial meeting, both parties should identify things they want kept confidential and what may be disclosed. Ethics is the reason most mentor-mentee agreements include an information-sharing or confidentiality clause. It sets ground rules for behavior and gets the relationship started in the right direction.
In Australia, the main piece of legislation governing privacy is the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This Act requires organisations to comply with…...
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