Define the Mentor's Role

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Define the Mentor's Role

Treat those who assume the role of a mentor with honor - it is one of the biggest compliments you can give to an employee.

Let mentors know that their role is important, will be recognized, and included in their performance review process. Then add mentoring to your company's performance review format or guidelines. For example, select from the following expectations and use them in mentors' performance reviews.

"Serves as a Mentor:
• Nurtures mentoring buddy, demonstrates [specific functions], and serves as advocate.
• Conveys company's goals, explains how the goals benefit the organization.
• Helps mentoring buddy envision what outcomes will occur when the goals are achieved.
• Fosters independence and professional development in the mentoring buddy."



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