Two Ways to Operate a Successful On Boarding and Mentor Program

By Drew Stevens, Ph.D.

MentorStart at the beginning. Mentorships should ideally begin at the inception of employment rather than several months or even years after. If you wait, employees will inevitably develop undesirable habits and techniques that will need to be altered before you can instill new work ethics.

As the owner, give your full buy-in. “One of the best practices for an internal mentorship program is to ensure sponsorship from the executive level,” Stevens says. Create an organizational culture of teaching so all employees can achieve maximum success.


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