Use mentoring to increase staff performance

Advantages of mentoring

Guide

A well-structured mentoring programme can benefit both your business and your employees.

Mentoring: business benefits

Some benefits that mentoring can bring to your business are:

  • staff development - employees being mentored will develop both in a professional and personal capacity
  • business insight - broaden staff's insight into your business
  • productivity and performance - increase productivity and improve the individual's performance
  • staff retention - help to engage employees, which should lead to better retention levels and lower staff turnover
  • knowledge sharing - give the mentor a sense of responsibility and the satisfaction of passing on their knowledge
  • stronger relationships - build relationships between employees by encouraging the exchange of information and experience

Benefits of mentoring to the individual

Mentoring can be very beneficial to individuals being mentored including:

  • integration - helping the individual integrate more effectively within the organisation
  • confidence - increase the individual's confidence
  • business awareness - give the mentee a stronger awareness of the culture and objectives of the business
  • identify strengths and weaknesses - allow the mentee to acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses, which can in turn lead to faster learning and personal development