It's time to test your business mentoring knowledge. Go through each statement below and answer true or false. Then, review the answer key, which includes brief explanations.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
Earlier this month, we talked about what mentors do, and through this discussion, we built an ideal mentor profile. Now, it's time to look at the ideal mentoree profile.Read More
We firmly believe that just about anyone can be a mentor, provided it's something the person wants to do. (If someone doesn't want to mentor, forcing the person into a relationship would never be a good idea.)Read More
Well, consider these resources.
This article in Forbes discusses a study where “Sun Microsystems compared the career progress of 1000 employees over a 5-year period.” Some of the results? “Both mentors and mentees were approximately 20% more likely to get a raise than people who did not participate in the mentoring program.”
In an article called “Guiding the Way” in Success magazine, the author quotes Ellen Ensher, associate professor of management at the business college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as saying, “People who use mentors are more successful than those without mentors, and that’s substantiated by academic research. They get more promotions, make more money, and have more career and job satisfaction.”
Interested in more compelling statistics and studies? Our free white paper “The Well Leveraged Mentoring Program” is full of them.
A mentoring relationship is one of the most powerful developmental relationships that can exist between two individuals. Mentoring has its roots in trade apprenticeships, which originated hundreds of years ago. Businesses began to recognize mentoring’s power to enrich the skills and knowledge of their employees in the late 1960's. Since then, mentoring has been an important component of employee development.
Here we are at Week 4 of answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding corporate mentoring. If you have a question about mentoring that we have yet to answer, please be sure to post it in the comments section below or contact us.
We are answering some Frequently Asked Questions about corporate mentoring on our blog space. If you have a questions that you would like to ask, please post it in the comments section or contact us.
Do you have questions about corporate mentoring programs? We are blogging some of our most Frequently Asked Questions. Maybe your questions will be answered here! If not, feel free to post your questions in the comments section or to contact us.
In the coming weeks, we will be posting a blog a week which will include three "Frequently Asked Questions" we receive at Management Mentors. Please be sure to leave your feedback or your "FAQ" regarding mentoring in the comments section!