What makes any mentoring program successful, no matter the size of your company, is this: “A mentorship program needs to have a path to leadership or advancement for the mentees.” That’s what I told writer Katie Morell of American Express Open Forum in a recent article.
Here I would add, the path to advancement needs to be just as clear for the mentors as well. Once you have built that into the design, and back it up with tangible results, your program will be highly regarded by your employees. They will compete to be involved.
In the beginning, though, you can follow some simple steps to start things off in the right direction. Read more here.