Three Crucial Strategies for Effective Mentoring
Consider these strategies when eyeballing a "reboot"
A strong mentoring program can lead to better employee engagement and retention. And it’s not just a pie-in-the-sky perk: 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer mentoring programs to their employees.
“Especially if you’re located in a major tech hub, mentorship as a perk is the new La Croix—except that it’s a lot more meaningful and effective in breaking silos and building a productive workforce,” said Charu Sharma, the founder and CEO of the artificial intelligence-based mentoring app NextPlay.ai, in a column for Inc.
Mentoring may matter even more for young women. A recent study by the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business found that women gained more social capital from affiliation with a high-status mentor than their male counterparts did. Nevertheless, a 2016 survey by the staffing firm Accountemps found that while 33 percent of men had mentors, only 18 percent of women did.
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