There are many advantages of workplace mentoring. For some, mentoring is an informal process, but more employers are now investing in formal training programmes to help employees meet personal aspirations, while supporting wider organisational goals.
Mentoring is often associated with junior teams, but senior members of staff can also reap the rewards. This is because people rarely succeed without additional support.
Successful people have usually had someone behind them at critical points in their lives - to encourage, guide, challenge and test them, as well as to provide them with essential information and help them explore new possibilities. Mentoring is also recognised by professional bodies. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) recommends mentoring as a supportive form of development to help individuals manage their careers and improve their skills.
Setting up a mentoring scheme is relatively straightforward, however establishing an effective mentoring scheme can be challenging. Here are some tips for your business: