Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Artificial Limb and Brace
Advertise Here

From Banking and Financial Services - Insurance

Brought to you by Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at www.sunnykingford.com. Call 256-831-5300.

Commitment

The 7 New Ways For Mentoring Workers

Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:47:13 EST

Short-term. Multiple. Reverse. Two-Way. Informal. Virtual. Companywide.

Mentoring has been revitalized and now comes in seven different forms to serve various purposes, according to ClearRock, an outplacement and executive coaching firm headquartered in Boston (www.clearrock.com).

Following are the seven ways mentoring is being used today, according to ClearRock:

1.   Short-term: Mentoring relationships can be very short-term – an hour or a day – or last weeks or months, depending on how long it takes to achieve the desired objectives.

2.   Multiple: People can have more than one mentor at the same time to serve different purposes. One mentor can be a coach for improving function-related skills and another mentor can instruct in soft skills such as how to become more persuasive and knowledgeable about the internal political landscape.

3.   Reverse: Generation X employees are counseling more experienced managers in areas such as technical skills and how to use social media.

4.   Two-Way: In exchange for teaching seasoned veterans technical and social media skills, less experienced workers are being tutored in how to sharpen their management, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

5.   Virtual: Mentoring is more often taking place via webcam, email, telephone, and text messaging. Face-to-face sessions are no longer required. Mentors are now connecting in different locations, time zones and countries.

6.   Informal: Mentoring can be very informal without the traditional mentor-mentee relationship. Some companies no do not even use the term "mentoring" to describe the process.

7.   Companywide: Mentoring has been expanded beyond the managerial ranks to non-management and blue-collar employees.

'Mentoring is no longer only a way for seasoned executives and managers to counsel and develop less experienced employees and newcomers,' said Annie Stevens, managing partner of ClearRock.

'Employees of all ages and organizational levels – from senior executives to non-management workers – are now using mentoring to acquire job-related skills and learn how to refine their softer people-related abilities,' Stevens added.

Mentoring is generally less expensive than introducing training programs and takes less time to set up."Much of the knowledge gained from training is retained for only a short time. However, mentors can reinforce learning and deliver immediate feedback," said Stevens.

In addition, more organizations are using mentoring to transfer knowledge to younger workers before Baby Boomers retire and to keep employees engaged in their jobs.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

New Ways to Volunteer in Your Community and Beyond

There are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community.

Ways to Keep Your Community Safer

As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.

Tips to Make Playtime Educational and Fun

Playtime should be fun and educational.

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

Young is offering insights into how to turn your impediments into assets.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Batteries Unlimited

Your local source for just about every battery you can imagine. Call us first at 256-238-9005.

Doc's Furniture

Good used furniture,antiques & collectibles. Located on the corner of Hwy 202 & 300 1st Ave. W. (Anniston) Open Mon-Sat 9-5. Call 256-310-8223

Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at www.sunnykingford.com. Call 256-831-5300.

Valley Heating and Cooling

It's hard to stop a Trane. Your local heating and cooling company. Located in Saks at 521 Post Oak Road. Call us at 256-820-3369.

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001