Designing workplace mentoring programs: An evidence-based approach

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In recent years, formal mentoring programs have become increasingly recognized as an organizational best practice. Mentoring programs help organizations develop leaders, retain diverse and skilled employees, and enhance succession planning. Executed properly, such programs can be used to give organizations a competitive edge in the escalating "war for talent." However, as scientists-practitioners who have been conducting research and working with organizations on employee development issues for years, we have been painfully aware that there has been little in the way of evidenced-based guidance to organizations with regard to developing formal mentoring programs. This book is designed to fill this gap.

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Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach, p. 1-184