4 Benefits of Mentoring in the Workplace
At Menttium, we believe in the power of mentoring; the right mentor can accelerate learning, increase confidence, broaden perspectives and help key talent realize their true potential. By focusing on our mentees as a whole, our unique corporate mentoring programs seek to help individuals thrive in both work and life.
We are proud to say that our world class service and innovative programs have resulted in a high success rate, with 97% of participants reporting that they would recommend our programs to their colleagues.
And just why is it that so many are quick to refer our mentoring programs to others? It’s because both our mentees and mentors have found that the benefits of mentoring have had an enormous, positive impact on their professional and personal lives. And we don’t only get recommendations from our mentees and mentors; organizations are quick to recommend our programs to as well. Here are just four of the benefits that employees, businesses, and mentors can enjoy through mentoring. Because, after all, we strengthen organizations through their people.
Diverse Portfolio of Programs
At Menttium, we take pride in providing a diverse portfolio of mentoring programs and services designed to unlock the potential of key talent and drive stronger performance. We seek to provide accelerated leadership development by matching key talent with seasoned business leaders in structured mentoring partnerships. You can opt to focus the mentoring experience by selecting from one of our Cross-Company Programs geared toward diversity and inclusion, female advancement, and key talent or executive development.
Optimized Work Performance and Leadership Skills
A mentor should not be confused with a manager, coach, or sponsor. A mentor is a guide, someone who can leverage their own hindsight for a mentee’s foresight. At Menttium, our philosophy is mentee-driven, mentor-guided so the mentee decides the focus areas and development goals for the partnership. A mentor can address larger, industry-wide pain points that their mentee may be struggling with.
Confused about how you fit into a larger conglomerate? Not sure how to achieve a healthy work-life balance? How can you begin to affect change in your workplace? How can you hone your executive presence? What does it take to influence in a complex/matrix organization? These are all topics that can be addressed effectively in a mentoring partnership. And with a seasoned business leader at their side, mentees enhance their leadership capacity and experience growth.
Increased Engagement and Retention
Our programs have been shown to yield a 95% positive impact on retention, and a 93% impact on engagement! What does this mean? Through mentoring with Menttium, individuals are mentored in ways that will aid their growth and help them overcome potential workplace obstacles. When you equip your high-potential employees with this powerful experience, it leads to increased engagement in the workplace.
With 94% of participants identifying a positive impact on their confidence, Menttium participants demonstrate readiness for career progression, strengthened leadership capability and stronger job performance after completing their mentoring partnership. This helps companies to hold onto promising talent and allows individuals to excel to their highest capabilities.
Develop Diverse Talent
With targeted programs such as our Menttium 100 and Momentum programs, we’re actively playing our part to develop diverse talent on a global level. Our programs offer companies the resources and tools they need to bring their diversity and inclusion strategies to life. If you’re looking for a practical and pragmatic way to engage and retain diverse talent, our team of experts can help you to leverage mentoring to help your high potentials excel in their chosen career path.
Experience the Benefits of Mentoring with Menttium
At Menttium, we believe in a structured mentoring process that consists of experience-based learning supported by formalized structured mentoring and reinforced by direct manager involvement. We always say that you get out of a mentoring partnership what you put into it, so both mentees and mentors are expected to commit and make their mentoring experience a priority.
Our mentoring programs are made for people, not machines, so that’s why we don’t use any algorithms or computer systems to match our mentee and mentor pairs. All of our mentees are matched by a team of skilled interviewers based on their development goals and objectives. We know that sometimes the power of mentoring is at the point of difference, so we encourage our mentees to seek a different perspective and leverage our unique matching process to ensure each mentee will be able to maximize his/her growth.
We also provide the rigor and resources needed to keep partnerships on track with guidebooks, partnership tools, communication resources, curated content, just-in-time reminders, agendas, partnership best practices, and a monthly Business Education Webinar Series on critical leadership topics. And if you’re ever in doubt, we’re always a phone call away; no mysterious tech support for you! If you’d like to learn more about our Cross-Company mentoring programs, or starting an internal mentoring program in your organization, please do not hesitate to give us a call.