One of the most common reasons employees search for new jobs is a lack of learning and development opportunities, such as skills development, networking and mentorship.
Mentoring is a simple and cost-effective way to boost employee retention. Workplace mentorship describes the relationship between mentor and mentee, in which a mentor provides guidance and professional advice to encourage a mentee’s growth, learning and professional development.Types of Mentorship
There are many types of mentorship relationships for organizations to consider. Here are some examples of common types of mentorship:
Peer to peer —Peer mentors usually have similar backgrounds and experiences to one another, enabling them to provide support, guidance and understanding.
One on one —This is a traditional hierarchal type of mentoring in which a mentor has developed professional knowledge and experience in the field of their mentee.
Reverse —With reverse mentoring, junior employees are responsible for mentoring senior employees in areas where they have expertise, such as technology use.
Group —Employers may use mentoring circles or groups to expand organizational participation.
Effective mentorship programs encourage employees to learn, grow and collaborate with one another. This helps to create a culture of inclusion and promotes strong interpersonal relationships among co-workers. In addition, these programs show employees that their employers value their career advancement and professional growth. Reach out today for additional resources on employee retention.