Mentoring programs are an effective way to encourage growth, skill development and prepare for succession planning by encouraging employees take on leading roles among their colleagues and peers. This two-page package includes both a checklist of questions geared to prepare employees and mentors for the process as well as a sheet to track the action plan. Learning objectives are easily identified, as well as timeframes, methods of evaluation and mentor comments allowing your human resources team to easily determine effectiveness of mentoring candidates.
Familiarize staff with informal training by using one-on-one coaching or on-the-job help sessions.
Identify individuals that might benefit from a mentoring program.
Introduce and explain the mentoring program by meeting with your employees in a workshop, seminar, or discussion-group setting.
Meeting management suggestions.
Collect information on potential candidates and determine appropriate matches based on similarities in employee interests and needs.
Discuss how each person will benefit from the process.
Set a time and place for the next meeting.
Create an action plan.
Allow the mentor and protégé to steer the process as it moves forward.
*From Module 5 of HR Toolkit, purchase full Module here.