A mentorship program connects two employees of a company. The mentor is usually someone with experience in the company that shares with the mentee skills or knowledge during the duration of the program.
Nevertheless, the mentors’ role isn’t to solve problems: their role is to help mentees consider different options and develop their own solutions.
Both mentees and mentors benefit from the relationship, as it is an opportunity to learn from each other and is proved to increases retention, promotion rates, and employee satisfaction.
But a mentoring program doesn’t just happen; in order to be effective it must be built with a planned and sustained commitment.
A well-designed mentoring program can:
- Support professional growth
- Share company’s culture
- Improve workplace engagement and spirit
- Serve as a valuable onboarding tool
- Share important organizational knowledge