Trends Report

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

Digital Businesses Enable Mentoring Across The Enterprise

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

Summary

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.

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