The right mentee-mentor pairing can make or break the success of your program. So how can you make sure you are matching employees with more senior colleagues who have skills and experience that align with their interests?
In the past, mentorship pairings were usually a guessing game. Leaders needed to make inferences about which colleagues would benefit most from working with one another, but it was challenging to accurately track and align employee interests and experiences, particularly at organizations with sizable headcounts.
In recent years, talent marketplaces have eliminated the need for guesswork, enabling pairing processes that are more efficient and accurate. The two-sided platforms go beyond obvious matches and generate suggestions based solely on your employees’ skills, interests, and professional ambitions. This means that you might see pairing suggestions that you never would have thought of, but will work based on what your people are looking to achieve.