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Mentoring your employees: the employee engagement strategy

Patricia Niikiis Blog

We have interviewed Patricia Villanova, psychologist, coach, and mentor. She brings more than 10 years of experience as a career coach. In addition, she has been working for more than 13 years in the area of HR in multinationals and SMEs. She loves working with people to help them explore their talents and purpose.

Patricia, welcome to the Niikiis blog:

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring as we define it in Barcelona Mentoring is a conversational process by which one person, in the role of mentor, helps another, in the role of a mentee, to be aware of their capabilities and to learn the mechanisms by which they can transform and develop (by themselves) their potential into talent. There are different types of mentoring. When this process is carried out in a structured way and following a specific methodology, we speak of formal mentoring.

What are the benefits for the individual and employees?

  • Time for oneself
  • Self-knowledge
  • Definition of goals and objectives
  • Confidence, help and security for the employees
  • Development of skills and acquisition of knowledge
  • Increase potential
  • Learn through experience

What are the benefits for the business and company?

  • Employee recognition
  • Listen to the team and work together
  • Acceleration of the personal and professional development process
  • Improved management of intangibles such as enthusiasm, motivation, enthusiasm, optimism, confidence, and commitment
  • Increased engagement and relationship
  • Impact on KPI’s
  • Development of skills and knowledge of the team

What would the structure of a programme look like?

The business customised programme design will cover the solutions of all the important aspects such as the goals and objectives (what for), the format, and who will be involved. The steps in creating a plan could be as follows:
  1. Communication of the launch of this learning programme
  2. Training and coaching and initial introduction to participants
  3. Match mentor & mentee
  4. Develop the guidelines and resources
  5. Follow-up
  6. Evaluation
  7. Communication of closure

Thank you very much Patricia!

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