The Benefits of Mentoring video below fits in with the article Mentoring: A Win-Win-Win for Mentees, Mentors and Organisations, which can be found here. This video was a project devised by Robert Talbot, who wanted to experiment with a simple fixed camera video writing key words while a voice-over explained their significance. As always, I welcome any and all feedback; we hope that you enjoy the video, and invite you to share it if you feel that it suits your needs.
This week LearningYourDevelopment is focusing on mentoring, which is perceived to be one of the most important elements in effective professional development, playing a key role in talent strategy, leadership development and even performance management. The appeal of mentoring, to both mentors and mentees, is universal; while many believe that Millennials prefer to be plugged in to their development, the opposite is true: 75% of Millennials want a mentor, while 65% of Baby Boomers have been sought out for guidance by Millennials (1). To those looking to engage Millennials in professional development, particularly in leadership roles, and to increase engagement and staff retention, this is a key statistic, because it means that appealing to Millennials through their love of technology may not be the best solution. Watch this space, there is a video and an article to come on how you can use mentoring and structured mentoring programs to build and improve on your organisation’s knowledge capital.