Many human resources specialists understand the benefits of mentoring. Now many companies include mentoring as part of their human resources programs. Deciding to step up and Mentor a colleague has many advantages. The obvious benefit would be that of the Mentored. Knowing that they have someone to turn to with their questions and observations but the advantages do not stop there. With all that said, what is the value to the Mentor?
Through many years of Mentoring, I can honestly say the benefits are numerous. You learn so much more about your own craft through helping another develop their own. As you review and research for another, you get reminded of the key skills that you first developed. Procedures and protocols that were set in place are also being reviewed. This not only helps the Mentored but refreshes the Mentor on key company concepts. Your own confidence is built up as you construct and develop the craft of another. Confidence is really the source of all things in the Sales World. By building someone’s up, it is only natural that yours is built up; a natural reaction and a great side effect! And if mentoring is built into your company’s human resources program, then these benefits can be seen in the whole company.
So if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend finding someone to mentor, or integrating mentorship into your human resources program. It’s a win-win situation. A no loss scenario! See how you can help develop someone else’s skills and remember some key skills you had forgotten over the years!
Christina Ramalho / Business Consultant / PEO Canada