Plan and implement a mentoring program
The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience. The relationship offers personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring also provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors professionally.
Some key benefits for mentors include:
To be successful in today’s ever-changing business environment, companies must learn and evolve constantly, while also understanding employees’ needs, aspirations and motivations. A structured workplace mentoring program can help cover all the bases. Some of the benefits of having a structured workplace mentoring program at your company are as follows:
The purpose of mentoring is to tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of high performing employees and transfer these skills to newer or less experienced employees in order to advance their careers. The goals and outcomes of mentoring programs within organizations will differ depending on the parameters of the relationship. The below are the purposes for purposes of a workplace mentoring program for mentors;
The program design phase helps for designing parameters for the program, the following are some ways;
The success of a mentoring program takes more than just the commitment of the mentor and mentee. It also requires a solid foundation of guidance and support from the organization facilitating the mentoring opportunity.
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