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Why Mentorship Matters

Mentorship plays a key role in the world of work at many stages in our careers.  It helps people define and achieve career goals, build confidence, and establish valuable connections no matter where they are.  At EnPoint, we are able to see first hand the benefits across industries.

"97% of individuals with a mentor feel they are highly impactful and valuable. "

Benefits In The Workplace

Drive Growth and Knowledge Transfer 

Support your mentees with connections that build character, provide opportunities for personal growth, lateral opportunities and building an engaged workforce. Did you know that 89% of people who have been mentored will go on to mentor others?

Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Change the system by creating change within your organization, institution or workplace.

Did you know mentorship can boost representation at the management level between 9% to 24%?
 

Improve Retention and Leadership 

Cost- effective, in-house strategies that keep your employees happy. According to Forbes, retention rates were significantly higher for mentees (72%) and for mentors (69%),  than for employees who did not participate in mentorship programs(49%). 89% of those who have been mentored will also go on to mentor others.

Encourage Reskilling and Upskilling 

Embrace the future of work. Evolve and flex with cost effective programming that supports internal promotion, lateral opportunities and a future where everybody works.

Three Coworkers

"86% of professionals claim that having access to mentoring is a factor in them staying with an organization"

The Mentor/Mentee Impact

Young man
"This was a great experience; I really enjoyed my mentee's eagerness and willingness to learn from me. My mentee was a pleasure to connect with, is driven and gets things done proactively."

- Mentor

Benefits in Post secondary education

Male Student

87% of mentors and mentees say that their mentoring relationships make them feel empowered and assist them to develop a more prominent sense of confidence in themselves.

Increase Retention and Engagement

By providing your students with support and seamless integration during a critical transition period mentorship can ensure student retention and connection to their campus life. A study done by the University of  California shows that “peer mentoring helped the students feel more integrated and supported at college, which might reinforce their persistence toward graduating”.

 

Promote Networking and Connectedness

Post secondary institutions can connect students to their alumni, and offer them an extended network of professionals who can share relevant experiences, valuable knowledge and advice to prepare them for life after graduation. Offering students and alumni opportunities to connect via their alma mater will strengthen their bond to the institution for years to come. 

 

Develop Confidence and Accountability

While life post graduation may seem precarious, mentorship programs can shed light on any blindspots or weaknesses in a supportive environment in preparation for the future. Mentors can support students in uplifting and celebrating their accomplishments, while simultaneously keeping them grounded and staying on a path towards set goals. 

 

Improved Skills and Career Opportunities

Having a mentor is an effective way for students to gain clarity on their career goals, develop relevant skills and create actionable plans to achieve those goals both during and following their academic career. This offers students a competitive edge when they are ready to venture into the job market.

The Mentor/Mentee Impact

Young man

"The mentorship program has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to connect with other alumnae as well as help others as they make their journey to their career. It is very empowering and rewarding to see young women striving for their goals but also reaching out for support to help them be successful in them."

- Mentor

Benefits in the Community 

Drive Growth and Knowledge Transfer

The community is a wealth of untapped knowledge and potential. Create connections amongst your members that offers valuable experiences, builds engagement, work opportunities and provides support in all stages of life. 

 

Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Mentorship can support the increase of employment to increase underrepresented or minority groups. Cultivating inclusive and equitable environments and relationships can lead to higher representation within the workforce resulting in overall innovation, career satisfaction, engagement and undeniable economic impact within the community. 

Encourage Reskilling and Upskilling 

As community members venture back into the unfamiliar workforce, meaningful mentorship can transform self-esteem, develop new skills, exercise existing skills and bolster the confidence of workers. Members more than ever have the opportunity to create lucrative and fulfilling careers within new and growing industries.

 

Promote Networking and Connectedness

Mentorship can create short-term and long-term effects on the sense of community amongst its participants. This can be especially important for newcomers within the community. By offering a medium to continuously share and learn, organizations can build strong connections and relationships amongst its members that develops a future-proof community, and a new generation of ambitious leaders.

Three Coworkers

"86% of professionals claim that having access to mentoring is a factor in them staying with an organization"

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The Mentor/Mentee Impact

Young man

"Being in the stay in Nova Scotia program...one thing that was really valuable to me was the mentoring program. I love that program and when you meet your mentor and you know it’s the right person for you, you have that connection and that bond with the person and when the program is over, you still have that connection with your mentor. They still guide you. I still have connection with my mentor. He still guides me on what kind of career path I want to take in the company I’m working for and for me that was the most valuable thing ever, to have someone that I can talk to, someone that I can run to and that made a difference for me." 

- Mentee, Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program

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