As January comes to a close, so does National Mentoring Month. Mentoring, as a practice has proven a successful tool for both youth and professionals; pushing both to achieve their full potential. According to a Pew Public/Private Ventures study, women who have a mentor advance their careers more quickly.
Youth Mentoring has proven effective in
- increasing school attendance,
- reducing bullying,
- increasing honesty,
- reducing the alcohol and illegal drug use.
Business Mentoring (or Reverse Mentoring) has led to
- higher retention of high-potential employees,
- increased productivity,
- increased promotion,
- higher salaries.
DegreeSearch.org has produced an excellent infographic quantifying the benefits of mentoring both for society and for your business. If you’re not already excited, it should inspire you to become a mentor.