The mentoring culture at Cutlimate is strong, which is why we are sharing tips with you.
Here are the six signs of an ideal mentor:
1️⃣ Listens to the mentee
Understanding the challenges, goals, motivations and dreams of employees is one of the most important skills of a good manager. It helps you apply a colleague's strengths to the tasks where they will be most effective.
2️⃣ Helps you stay on track
It is the mentor's job to immerse the mentee in the world of the profession and the company culture. This can be achieved through a personal development plan for the mentee, feedback sessions and constant learning from real cases.
3️⃣ Remains open and honest
The mentee should feel supported by their manager and know that they can come to them with any questions. Make sure your feedback is constructive and includes not only positive feedback, but also areas of growth for the new employee.
4️⃣ Sets an example
The mentee needs to see that the mentor's decisions are based on the company's values, that the mentor has key skills in his or her field, and that the mentor follows the company's rules.
5️⃣ Respects the mentee's boundaries
Don't try to force the mentee to do things that are difficult for him or her, and don't give him or her more responsibility. Allow the mentee to get started gradually – do not give them complicated tasks or a million small tasks at the beginning of their career.
6️⃣ Always finds the positive
A positive attitude and support will help the mentee grow, so celebrate their small victories and help them cope with challenges along the way.