The Benefits of Mentoring Programmes for Employees

Benefits of Mentoring

Learn the the top five benefits of mentoring programmes for employers and employees. This includes the entire employee life cycle.

Benefits of Mentoring Programmes for Employees

There are many benefits of mentoring during the entire employee life cycle.This includes for the mentor who is usually the more experienced member of staff.

Here are the top five reasons to use employee mentoring programmes.

1.) Onboarding New Employees

The onboarding process often sets employee engagement and the speed to performance levels of new hires. A part of this can be an initial one-to-one meeting with a senior member of staff.

The induction process is also a good time to introduce new starters to mentoring programmes. This puts employees in charge of their own progression during their time at the organisation.

Generation Y employees in particular are likely to be interested in career development. Similarly, great{with}talent research has shown male employees name this as their top priority.

2.) Employee Engagement

Peer mentoring is a good opportunity to explain the company culture and set employee expectations. This can immediately improve employee engagement.

It does this by letting employees know what they are working for and how they are contributing to the overall goals of the organisation. They also have realistic expectations of the job and company so aren’t disappointed.

Furthermore, members of staff will feel that their career goal needs are being met. They get to discuss and work towards their long-term goals and are more likely to stay highly productive as a result.

3.) Staff Retention

Employee mentoring can also highlight the staff turnover drivers within an organisation.This allows changes to be made in talent management to improve employee retention rates.

Alongside this, employees are in charge of their own progression and development so they can suggest and apply for training they need to meet their goals. This creates a more highly skilled workforce for the organisation.

As a result, employees will be more autonomous. They’ll feel their individuals needs are recognised and met. This fulfils a new trend in employment alike to flexible working.

4.) Benefits of Being a Mentor

Making a long-term employee a mentor can be a creative recognition and low cost reward. It shows staff that they’re a trusted member of staff.

It also gives them a new challenge whilst showing confidence in their knowledge and skills. This will improve their employee engagement and in turn those around them including their mentoree.

5.) Colleague Engagement

Mentoring programmes improve the employee engagement of those involved, i.e. the mentor and mentoree. They will be more fulfilled, have higher morale, improved productivity and even customer service.

They will have someone to confidentially discuss work issues with. This will create a bond between the two and both will feel the benefits of the programme.

This in turn can lift a team and increase the employee engagement of those around them. As there is higher staff retention, employees will stay longer and build better working relationships.

Contact great{with}talent and find out more about their TalentEngage employee engagement surveys.


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