Implementing Mentoring Schemes

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750654302
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th December 2001
Page Count: 352


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Over the past few years the application of mentoring in business has risen steeply and more organizations than ever are seeking to utilize its power. 'Implementing Mentoring Schemes' constitutes the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the design, implementation, evaluation and revitalization of mentoring schemes.

Although it can be used as a practical "how-to" guide on implementing mentoring schemes, it is ultimately a book that promotes best practice, combining academic research and case studies with many years of practical experience to produce expert advice. It enables readers to fully understand mentoring and to create state-of-the-art programs. In addition, it establishes a tenable case for mentoring that will greatly assist readers in promoting programs within their organization.

Key Features

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide on mentoring schemes. Illustrates the importance of mentoring schemes for organisations Includes real-life case studies including British American Tobacco (BAT), British Telecom (BT) and Proctor and Gamble


HR Professionals; Mentoring and Coaching Practitioners; Middle to Senior Managers; Government Agencies.

Table of Contents

Mentoring - introductions and definitions Drivers for Mentoring Objectives of Mentoring Programs Influencing Mentoring Relationships: external and internal factors Mentor and Mentee Characteristics and Responsibilities Mentoring Methods, Techniques and Processes Organisational Needs Analyses and the Implementation Proposal Implementing the Mentoring Scheme Training Evaluation of Mentoring Schemes Pitfalls, Mistakes and Problems - What to look out for when implementing and maintaining your scheme


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'...highly structured book, written primarily for those responsible for designing and implementing a mentoring scheme ... gets to the core of why mentoring is a worthwhile activity.' Claire Marchbank - People Management, March 2002 'The application of mentoring schemes has sharply increased over the past decade, primarily because organisations recognise the benefits they provide to both the individual and organisation. What has been lacking is both the hands-on guidance and the evidence of best practice that this book provides.........deserves a place on all professional HRM and trainers' book shelves Training Journal 2002