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Reaping the rewards of employee mentoring

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employee mentoringLess-experienced individuals learn and grow faster under the tutelage of a more seasoned professional. The more seasoned professionals have renewed enthusiasm for their careers. This adds up to improved recruitment, retention and promotion—and the bottom line—for your organization.

Here's what you need to know to establish an effective mentoring program in your organization.

Getting started

Before you can find two individuals who fit the bill for an effective mentoring partnership, it's crucial to realize what mentoring is and is not. In its most basic form, a mentoring relationship is a means by which mentorees can develop their professional skills through the guidance, counsel and experiences of a mentor. Mentors gain a sense of purpose, accomplishment and contribution to the organization. In the end, mentoring expands the knowledge, skill, energy and creativity of both parties.

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