In a study by the American Society of Training and Development, 75% of executives said mentoring was directly related to their success, and inversely, 35% of employees who don’t receive mentoring search for new jobs within the next year. Employers and employees alike understand the importance mentoring has on their personal journeys. However, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, 64% of employees who are willing to change jobs say their employer isn’t involved in their employee development.
If employees aren’t receiving the training, development, and mentoring they need, they are sure to become disengaged. Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, founding father, and great thinker, once penned the phrase:
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Mentoring isn’t a training session. It isn’t a crash course on a subject. It’s a lifestyle. It is a specific way you involve your employees to raise them up to be the next leaders in your organization. Are you frustrated at your team’s production? Take a look at how you have trained your workforce. People are more likely to work for a common goal when they feel they are involved in the overall process. Read More→