Mentoring Law Law and Legal Definition

Mentoring and coaching are fundamental elements employee recruitment and development programs. Recruits may be assigned mentors to help guide them for the duration of their program. Mentors are seasoned managers who have a broad knowledge of the skills required by the employere. Their role is to guide the recruit and provide reference points so that the recruit can gain an overall perspective of the organization and access corporate memory. The mentor may help the recruit select assignments and training.

Mentoring is not only targeted at recruits who are part of a developmental program. It is also provided to employees who are in the midst of a career transition and have recently been appointed to the senior management level.