Making Strides Forward with Mentoring Programs in the Workplace
Contributed by: Abby Lamothe, Supervisor
At Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, we are big believers in the power of a mentoring program, for a multitude of reasons. A well-run mentoring program provides a valuable way for businesses to look to the future of the company and delivers tools for gaining important feedback to executives, no matter what the industry. Most importantly, mentoring programs serve the mentor, mentee, and the firm, all while offering professional and personal growth and development for participation.
Why Are Mentoring Programs Good for the Mentor?
Many business owners are surprised to learn about the many benefits a mentoring program offers mentors. Most mentors appreciate being able to help colleagues navigate their professional journey. Not only does serving as a mentor develop higher morale within the team, it also helps cultivate new and deeper relationships within their team. An experienced mentor has the opportunity to share goals, processes, and plans, offer insight, advise on opportunities, and serve as an idea-sounding board. Mentors also have a chance to help develop leadership qualities and listening skills in others.
Why Are Mentoring Programs Good for the Mentee?
For mentees, there are many benefits to participating in a mentoring program. Mentees have the comfort that comes from knowing that there’s always a point person to go to with any questions or concerns. These programs can also help enhance their relationships with superiors at their company, provide one-on-one opportunities to learn from firm leaders, and gain wisdom, guidance, and direction from mentors. A comprehensive program can also offer career development and invaluable preparation for advancement.
Why Are Mentoring Programs Good for Companies?
Mentoring programs are even beneficial for the company as a whole. The connections between mentor and mentee can help increase overall company morale. It can also decrease the likelihood of turnover, as workers have people to speak with before issues become unworkable. An effective mentoring program can also prove a significant tool in the recruitment process as a low-cost way to show employees the company cares about its staff. Best of all, a mentoring program can be a key component in succession planning and building the next generation of firm leaders.
Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Mentoring Program
At Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, we leverage the benefits of our mentoring program to foster our employees’ growth through personal and professional development, community engagement, leadership skills, and industry knowledge. Contact us today to learn more about working at our firm and participating in our mentoring program.