Why Mentoring is Crucial For Your Employees?
70%+ of the Fortune 500 employ mentorship programs. Mentorship has the power to completely transform an organization’s culture. For organizations, mentorship creates enhanced communication, intergenerational connections, and supportive environments that generate a sense of value and commitment amongst your employees.
According to a survey done by HR Magazine, 74% of employees would like to receive more training and because of a lack of training, they feel as though they are not reaching their full potential. As a result, 33% of employees leave due to a lack of support from management and development opportunities.
Alleviate your worries of labour shortages by creating a nurturing work environment that fosters your employee’s full potential. Mentorship can be a fantastic solution for employee retention, talent attraction, job satisfaction and development in the context of reskilling and upskilling. A mentorship program can not only support but enhance a company’s existing HR practices. Develop your employee’s leadership skills, promote diversity, improve your company culture and create a more passion driven workforce.
Reports show that both mentees and mentors are 6x more likely to be promoted than those who are neither.
Mentorship programs can enhance the development of leadership between employers and employees. For employees who are feeling unengaged or under-utilized, mentorship offers a vehicle towards a career transition without ever leaving your organization. Mentorship programs can improve diversity and inclusion to existing employers and marginalized groups by supporting both career progression, career transitions and offer additional opportunities from within through personal development as well as upskilling and reskilling initiatives. Additionally, mentorship can provide a sense of connectedness to the people in your organization.
High impact mentorship programs made easy
Mentorship programs are made easy with our intuitive and customizable software. Access our expertise and support with a dedicated client success manager during your program creation as well as post launch. EnPoint also offers a mentorship design and training service where we provide end to end program creation.
Build your brand
Recruitment is made easier with mentorship programs. Retain or attract early talent and grow your employer brand by offering a program to new graduates, and showcasing the opportunities for growth within your organization.
Meet program objectives, measure success and scale
With trackable results down to the individual level, you are able to measure and optimize your program for success. Our dedicated client success team members can also offer you support to maximize the platform. Our software also allows you to send post-program surveys to receive valuable feedback from your participants
Save time & Improve efficiency with automation
Keep your students engaged and your alumni connected to their alma mater with your mentorship program. Our platform makes these relationships easier to a video chat feature and all key information on their mentorship via a dedicated dashboard. Share key resources through a dedicated hub, track meetings, offer training and stay organized all in our single software.
Enhance employee skills, confidence and knowledge
Your employees are a wealth of untapped talent and potential. Leverage the experience of senior level staff while training new employees. Improve employee performance and skills sets through hands-on experience.
How can you use EnPoint in the workplace:
Whether your employees are working in office or remotely, companies can expedite the onboarding process of new hires through a mentorship program. Pair senior level staff with new employees to support them through their onboarding and transition in their new workplace and create an engaged and collaborative employee from day one.
Reskilling & Upskilling
Unlock the potential of existing employees through upskilling and enhancing their existing skill set from experienced employees and prioritizing internal opportunities for promotion. Additionally, investing in reskilling can support existing employees through a lateral move within your organization and foster a new found passion.
Attract new talent through employing a mentorship program that highlights the benefits of working with your organization. This model simultaneously supports the development of your employees’ leadership skills through their ability to mentor new graduates or potential hires.
Diversity & Inclusion
Mentorship programs can help to fill gaps and give additional opportunities for marginalized groups and / or people who face systemic barriers to progression in their careers. Create a supportive and inclusive workforce through empowering minority employees, diversifying your talent and creating meaningful relationships in the workplace.
"Knowing that we could trust EnPoint to take care of all the research, including creating email templates, assignments and program tasks made a huge difference. It saved us so much time. Using the progress report really helped me stay organized and on top of participants. We are now using mentorship in all of our programs, because of this pilot program. The platform highlights the value for participants, by giving us the confidence and foundation to create programs easily in a reasonable
amount of time."
YWCA Program Manager
How It Works
Creating a mentorship program for your unique goals is made easier with EnPoint Mentorship Software
Set up your program
Set up and tailor your program to your organization's needs in our customizable platform with ease. Your site set-up can be completed in as little as an hour.
After creating your custom questionnaire, let our technology find the perfect matches for your Mentors and Mentees
Accelerate Your Program
Maintenance is made easy with automated communication. Hold your Mentors and Mentees accountable through prompts and reminders.
Track the progress of your mentor/mentee connections and optimize your program.
Throughout this process, you are not alone! Our client success team can ensure that you are leveraging the platform the best you can while helping you optimize your program.
Mentorship programs don't have to be difficult. EnPoint also offers end-to end Mentorship Design Services
EnPoint also offers a “one stop shop” option for organizations who would like to leverage our expertise for end to end mentorship program strategy and building and execution. It’s like “pressing the easy button” with our Mentorship Design Services.
EnPoint proudly partners with organizations who are committed to transforming their workplace and employee careers. Read more below about organizations who have successfully launched their impact-driven mentorship programs.
Entrepreneurial Mentoring Spotlight: YWCA
The YWCA launched their Business Builders program that is dedicated to helping newcomer women discover and develop their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. Through the mentorship program mentees expand their knowledge of navigating the Canadian business landscape, gain local context in their industry/business area, and exposure to their professional network.
Career Mentoring Spotlight: WCT
WCT offers an array of mentorship programs, including regional mentorship circles and one-on-one mentorship at a national level. They are all designed to inspire and empower women at every level in their careers as well as break down the barriers to the advancement of women in technology, communications, and media industries in Canada.
Read more on the benefits of mentorship for students
The Future of Work: A Commitment to Work Integrated Learning
54% of employees will need fundamentally new skills by 2022. What does that mean for employers as we hire new graduates, train existing employees and embrace the ever changing landscape of the future of work?
3 Reasons Why Mentorship Matters in Your Career
Read these 3 powerful stories about why mentorship can be a major catalyst in transforming your career, and why it pays to include it in your business plan.
The Benefits Of Reciprocal Mentorship
EnPoint CEO & Founder Chantal Brine shares, why mentorship matters for career acceleration in both mentees and mentors in an article published by Women of Influence