There’s loads of research that supports the benefits of mentoring for women, but we’ve seen it in action. It’s dynamite.
Both mentoring and sponsorship increases productivity, retention, the progression of individuals and creates a positive workplace culture.
There’s a definite need for mentors, our own Millennial research showed that 86% of those that didn’t have access to a mentoring scheme would like a mentor. Disappointingly, of those whose company did have a scheme, 59% didn’t have access.
There is a dichotomy in the workplace in respect of learning and development: 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career yet the number one reason that employees don’t do training is that they don’t have time. A culture that values learning and positively promotes it is key. We believe that a well set up and structured mentoring scheme can provide measurable business impact and create a supportive working environment.