As organisations are increasingly impacted by the changing workforce demographics, they are recognising the importance of mentoring. Faced with ageing populations and decreasing talent pools, organisations are finding it difficult to recruit and retain qualified personnel. And as corporate downsizing continues, organisations are also experiencing a flattening of their organisations, challenging them to provide sufficient growth opportunities for employees.
On the positive side, organisations find today’s employees exhibit a more flexible approach to work. On the negative side, employees may feel less loyalty to the organisations for which they work.
Organisations now look to mentoring to implement a strategic game plan that includes:
- Professional development
- Development of an inclusive and diverse workforce