Mentoring can benefit the Mentee, the Mentor and the organisation within which they work.

Benefits of Mentoring - Mentors

  • Developing skills in coaching, modelling, and listening
  • Enhanced self-esteem through recognition of professional abilities
  • Increasing organisational knowledge, especially from the viewpoint of the mentee
  • Developing and demonstrating management skills
  • Enhancing leadership skills
  • Gaining a sense of satisfaction in assisting a more junior colleague to develop
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Enhancing interpersonal skills

Benefits of Mentoring - Mentees

  • Developing new skills
  • Identifying areas for professional growth
  • More strategic career planning
  • Gaining or increasing knowledge of organisational culture, structure and processes
  • Access to new networks and contacts
  • Finding new ways to approach old problems
  • Increased confidence in abilities
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Enhanced career opportunities

Benefits of Mentoring - Organisations

Benefits to an organisation in which mentoring relationships are encouraged and supported include:

  • Retention and development of talented staff
  • Cost effective way of developing employees' skills
  • Developing potential leaders internally with good organizational knowledge
  • Utilisation and advancement of staff within the organisation
  • Increased productivity from staff who feel motivated and supported
  • Enhanced relations amongst staff

Benefits of Mentoring - The Industry

  • Providing professional developmental skills as is the case with all professional industries
  • Setting a professional learning standard for emerging leaders in the industry
  • Expanding the skills of future managers, entrepreneurs and owners
  • Fast-tracking the thought processes and innovative thinking necessary to keep the industry relevant and exciting to the public and aspirational school leavers
  • Demonstrating the industry’s commitment to career advancement in an exciting and profitable industry
  • Encouraging career minded individuals to develop business skills and personal behaviours which set standards other industries will want to emulate

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