Trends Report

Embrace Technology-Based Mentoring For Employee Engagement, Growth, And Retention

Digital Businesses Enable Mentoring Across The Enterprise

May 11th, 2015
Claire Schooley
With contributors:
Christopher Andrews , Nate Fleming


Digital technology changes the mentoring paradigm. No longer is mentoring limited to face-to-face interactions. Rather, digital enables quality online discussions among mentors and mentees located throughout the global enterprise who may never meet each other face-to-face. Using a software platform designed specifically for mentoring improves efficiency and tracks your employees' information and progress. The benefits to employers include employee engagement and retention, leadership and career development, and faster transfer of knowledge. In order for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals to assist HR professionals in developing a mentoring program, they must understand the technology and features behind the different kinds of mentoring software and advise HR on which vendors best meet the organization's needs.

Want to read the full report?

Contact us to become a client

This report is available for individual purchase ($1495).

Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership strategy, and operations. Becoming a customer-obsessed organization requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today's unprecedented change in order to succeed.