The Benefits of Mentoring Skills in the Workplace

The Benefits of Mentoring Skills in the Workplace

Posted by Amanda Furness


“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path”

Buddhist Proverb


There are many benefits of mentoring skills in the workplace, not only for the protégé but also for the mentor and the organisation as a whole.

We have recently introduced a new one-day course which has been designed for those considering taking on a mentoring role for the first time as well as those seeking to develop their existing skills.

Mentoring Skills in the Workplace will give you the opportunity to explore the role of a mentor and allow you to practise the skills necessary to mentor successfully.

Benefits of mentoring skills for the mentor include:

Giving something back to your organisation and to those you mentor

Providing regular practice at listening actively rather than passively

Sharing knowledge which can lead to an increased sense of self-worth and personal satisfaction

Benefits of mentoring for the protégé include:

Increased self-confidence

Learning to speak up and be heard and to take better control of their career

Gaining a better understanding of their organisation’s culture and providing them with an important networking contact

Benefits of mentoring skills for the organisation include:

Creating a more positive working environment and nurturing leadership skills in mentors

Conveying that management is keen to invest in its workforce which can lead to staff loyalty and a reduction in turnover

Improving the organisation’s reputation, both internally and externally, by showing it is prepared to invest in and encourage its workforce to grow


If you would like any further information about our Mentoring Skills in the Workplace course, please contact Alastair Taylor on 0131 476 5027, email or complete our contact form online.