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1st Edition

Implementing Mentoring Schemes

ISBN 9780750654302
Published December 17, 2001 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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
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