Checklist: Developing a Mentoring Scheme

Monday 14 November 2016

Mentoring is an increasingly common developmental approach which can produce excellent results for the mentor, the mentee and the organisation(s) both parties are affiliated with. Its popularity can perhaps be accounted for by virtue of it being a low-cost yet highly personalised approach to development. Mentoring demonstrates organisational commitment to the individual's development, but is not as directive as other developmental approaches such as training courses. The mentor is effectively a person who is not directly involved with the mentee’s job role but is backed by the organisation to listen to, guide and advise the mentee, in full confidentiality.