What Staff Mentoring Is and Isn’t

Man pointing at computer screen while woman works, both smilingChecklist: 11 things mentors do.

By Marc Rosenberg
On Staffing

The existence of a mentoring program is a statement by the firm that it doesn’t want to leave the retention, development and success of its staff to chance. Instead, the firm wants to be proactive about helping staff succeed and grow.

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A mentor is a neutral sounding board for the staff person.  Ideally, a mentor should not be a staff person’s supervisor on work projects.

A mentor helps staff navigate office politics and shows them the ropes, helping guide them to their next roles.