Professional Development: Establishing a Mentor

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Professional Development: Establishing a Mentor

Mentoring is a two-person relationship with the purpose of professional and personal growth. The “mentor” is often an experienced person who provides information, experience, and guidance to a less experienced individual, or “mentee.”

They encourage and assist their mentees by providing general and specialized recommendations and knowledge.

Successful career development requires much more than technical and job-related skills. Mentoring is the practice of establishing official ties between younger and senior personnel of a company.

Benefits to the Mentee

  • Gain valuable advice, technical expertise, interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Increased competencies and stronger interpersonal skills
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Self-confidence in decision making within the organization
  • Learn new perspectives
  • Build your network
  • Assistance in identifying your weaknesses and how to address them
  • Advance your career

Benefits to the Mentor

  • Exposure to new ideas, educational methods, technologies, and perspectives.
  • Ability to pass a legacy of information and history to the next generation of employees
  • Build your leadership skills
  • Enhanced reputation through a demonstration of commitment to the organization
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Increased professional contacts through mentees’ contacts
  • Opportunity for personal reflection
  • Gain personal satisfaction

Benefits to the Organization

  • Enhances a positive environment
  • Increase in retention by boosting comfort levels of employees
  • Provides a clear understanding of expectations for new employees
  • High level of employee commitment and loyalty
  • Develop partnerships and collaborations
  • Improved employee interaction contributing to higher job performance

Successful mentoring relationships will contribute to a corporate culture that encourages the development of its young professionals.

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