Mentoring for Success: Supporting Growth and Development
The benefits of mentoring are notable for both employees and employers. Mentoring programs can increase job satisfaction and engagement for employees; for organizations, they can result in lower turnover and stronger organizational culture. Mentoring can also enhance employees’ leadership and management skills. A formal mentoring program is one that focuses on a structured relationship between a senior employee (the mentor) and a junior employee (the mentee) for the purpose of the mentee’s growth, learning, and career development. Mentoring for Success: Supporting Growth and Development draws on a sample of 295 organizations to investigate key questions around formal mentoring programs, provide benchmarking data, and highlight best practices. To add context to the findings and make these results more actionable, this report provides examples and insights from other organizations and talent development professionals.