Results / Feedback
With the one to one Mentoring over the 3 month period, 56% of the mentees actually met with their Mentors. And with the group mentoring, 33% of the mentees met with their group mentors. Main reason for not meeting with mentors was Time constraints. Most of the employees work on rotating shifts and this often resulted in mentees and mentors being on different shifts. Also, demanding workloads meant that at times they were just too busy to meet.
With the Coaching, three of the coachees met weekly with their coach. The fourth coachee was out of office on jury service. Over the 3 month period two of the coachees resigned to pursue other job opportunities. And the other two were made redundant with the Organisation’s second restructuring.
On a whole most of the employees said the Coaching &Mentorship program was a good experience.
The following lessons were learnt from the Coaching & Mentoring Pilot Program:
- Time constraints must be considered.
- Parties involved should be on the same work shift.
- If not on the same shift, flexible arrangements should be used e.g phone or skype meetings.
BPD Associates Proposal for Leadership Team Building
ABC’s Coaching and Mentoring Policy