One of the most effective ways to build loyalty within your company, encourage employee growth, and attract high caliber employees is to offer a company mentoring program. While we’re currently in an environment where offering employee benefits can be pricey, implementing an institution-wide mentoring program can help to set your company a notch above your competition.
Cumar Marble and Granite is a shining example of how to design a mentoring program. As a design stone specialist with Cumar, I can personally say that mentoring is a core value within our organization. Embracing the power of the mentoring relationship has allowed our organization to grow strong for eight generations and counting, allowing our unique craftsmanship to live on.
For those that want to learn how to design a mentoring program within their own companies, Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach is a book that provides readers with some practical tools such as training exercises, employee development plans, and sample mentor/mentee contracts that can be used to help establish a formal mentoring program within an organization.
The book also shares some helpful case studies of companies that were successful in implementing such a program and how the outcome affected their organizations. Mariangela Battista, Ph.D, a Vice President of Organizational Culture and Effectiveness with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, says, “For any HR Professional considering implementing such a program, this [book] should be their blueprint.”
To learn more about the power of “Mentorology” and how it can help to positively shape your organization, please contact us at the Over My Shoulder Foundation.
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