Corporate mentoring is on the rise and in fact, 71% of Fortune 500 companies offer mentoring programs to their employees.
Working in the consulting field, I’ve learned that without a good bench, your ability to win and deliver work will quickly dissipate. Stack your bench with strong talent that you can pull at a moment’s notice to staff a project and you’re golden. Here’s how to do it.
A recent Harvard Business Review article, “Stop ‘Fixing’ Women and Start Fixing Managers” reviews a study on gender parity conducted by Dr. Elisabeth Kelan and King’s College and sponsored by KPMG. The study examined the results of a series of questions posed to 15 CEOs, across industry. “What are your challenges with gender parity in the work place?” According to the study, 3 issues stood out.
To reduce turnover and retain the talent you worked hard to attract in the first place, boost your onboarding program with a dose of mentoring.
Q. “I’m an HR professional and think it’s time for me to find a mentor. I believe it will help me further my career. The problem is, my company is small and we’re all so busy. I’m not sure who I can ask and if there would even be an interest. Should I try looking outside my company? What should I do?”