Mentoring programs can be organic, but the best initiatives are well thought out and monitored for success.
Experts share four best practices for creating successful mentoring matches.
1. Tap into Employee Resource Groups
2. Mentees Should be Encouraged to Seek Mentors
3. Mentoring Programs Can Support Varied Company Programs
4. Have Multiple Mentors Throughout Your Career
For details on these best practices go to the full story and video here.
Top companies for mentoring – EY and KPMG – offer tips on building successful mentoring relationships.
A mentoring program can bolster career advancement among underrepresented groups but the most successful ones are built on a foundation of goal setting and trust between the mentor and mentee.
For details on how to set goals and build trust go to the full story here.
Sometimes you have to take time out to celebrate and invigorate mentors and mentees by sharing delicious food and great music, and creating opportunities for fun.
To see how one of the top companies for mentoring celebrated mentoring go to the full story here.
This Meeting in a Box tool is designed for distribution to D&I staff, executive leadership council, HR leaders and business partners, employee-resource-group leaders, mentors/mentees and sponsors/protégés.
For information on how to implement successful cross-cultural mentoring and sponsorship programs for high-potential employees from underrepresented groups go to our Meeting in a Box product here.
“What is the difference between mentoring, coaching and sponsorship?”
Sodexo, No. 5 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 list and a company we frequently use to illustrate an effective, results-oriented mentoring program, offers a primer.
The two may seem similar but each plays a distinct role in career success and advancement.
DiversityInc spoke with a few mentors and sponsors from its 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity and one of its Top 25 Noteworthy companies, to get a well-defined understanding of the role of each.
The DiversityInc Top 15 Companies for Mentoring
These companies have high percentages of managers participating in formal, cross-cultural mentoring and significant involvement from senior leadership. Here’s a list of the top companies and also a run down on how they got to the top of the list.