Mentoring is a professional relationship in which an experienced person is assisting another less experienced person in developing certain skills and knowledge. By mentoring, the mentor is enhancing a person’s professional and personal growth. ( 1 )
Mentoring has a myriad of benefits. A good mentoring process can lead to greater career successes which can include promotions raises and increased opportunities.
Organizations that are embracing mentoring manage to get higher employee engagement, retention and knowledge sharing. (2)
Furthermore, it enhances strategic business initiatives, reduces turnover costs, improves the productivity of the employers.
The relationship of mentoring is a joint venture that must be managed and nurtured. It requires that both parties must care and feed actively.
Mentoring is not only about giving advice or passing on your experience in a particular area or situation. This relationship is about motivating and empowering the other person to identify their own issues and goals.
Mentoring is an important activity of employee development programs, entrepreneurship programs, and community engagement programs. Mentoring always brings people together and enables equality, inspiration, motivation, and awareness in all types of programs.