Mentoring programs at work (part 2)
A mentoring program can have significant benefits for your organization.
This is the second HRAskeMe nugget on the subject of mentoring. In this nugget we outline how the benefits of a structured mentoring program can outweigh those of a more informal process.
A formal mentoring program will have…
- Clearly defined objectives and responsibilities.
- A coordinated plan for organizational support and infrastructure.
- A formal program will have a design that makes it accessible to all employees.
- A plan to measure the benefits for both the organization and individual participants.
An informal mentoring program may have…
- An adhoc self-directed selection and matching process.
- A high degree of compatibility between mentor and protegé pairs.
- Lower costs and resourcing requirements.
Here's a link to our first nugget on mentoring: http://www.hraskme.com/mentoring-programs-at-work/
A future nugget will look at the different roles of mentor and supervisor in the development of an employee.
Would you like to assess the readiness of your organization for a mentoring program? E-mail me at HRAskMe.firstname.lastname@example.org