Increase in popularity of Parental Mentoring Schemes

Are you looking for a long-term, cost-effective way of supporting working parents?  Consider setting up a Parental Mentoring Scheme.  We have noticed a surge in demand for support in setting up a long-term, supportive scheme, which includes all parents, with so many benefits:

Benefits to the mentee

  • Increased confidence
  • Ability to openly discuss concerns
  • More motivation
  • Better self-management and work/life balance
  • More informed return to work choices
  • Greater understanding of the company’s culture and politics
  • More focused career direction

Benefits for the business

  • Enhanced productivity
  • Enhanced wellbeing
  • Improved return and retention rates from family-related leave
  • Improved networking & relationships across different teams and business areas
  • Most cost-effective as it can be run internally (once the mentors have been trained)

Benefits to the mentor

  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Personal satisfaction

Many HR Professionals are initially put-off by the concern that this is a time-consuming exercise.  However, all that is really involved is internal advertising for potential mentors.  Once a group has been identified, we can hold a mentor-training workshop, which will equip the mentors with the skills and confidence they need to best support new parents in the workplace.  We can help the delegates build their personal profiles, which can then be loaded onto your intranet page.  A launch email from a senior sponsor works wonders, followed by advertising the mentoring scheme to all your expectant and new parents.  If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

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