Appetite High for Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
Nov 04, 2013
The P2P Mentoring Survey undertaken jointly by Asset Skills and Awbery Management Centre found that 78 percent of professionals involved in a business’ strategic HR issues considered an independent mentoring forum would support them in the challenges they face within their organisation.
“As a result of the findings of the survey and to add momentum to our view that engaging and developing talent will drive business innovation and growth, we are issuing a call for HR professionals to sign-up to a new and fully-funded programme of high impact peer to peer mentoring events,” explains Jane Rawden, Strategic HR Director at Awbery Management Centre, a leadership and management development organisation based in the East Midlands.
The P2P mentoring programme will launch with a free event, funded by Asset Skills, the industry skills body for facilities management, housing and property, at BioCity Nottingham on Friday 29th November. It will set-out to help HR professionals in private and public sector organisations to share and develop best practice around the management of talent in the workplace.
Jane says: “The P2P mentoring programme has been designed to give HR leaders the opportunity to work with people in similar roles in other organisations.
“The survey found that whilst interest in a mentoring group is significant, the majority of similar forums have proved to be little more than a selling environment and as such a poor return on the investment of time for the senior professionals taking part. Equally, the survey revealed that the professionals involved in these types of events, have to feel they are in a safe environment for sharing information about their own HR challenges and solutions towards nurturing and retaining talent.
“Therefore, the P2P Mentoring event will ensure an independent, selling-free environment and combine hearing from talent management experts, with open discussions amongst the professionals taking part. This forum will identify and discuss best practice to maximise the effectiveness of the debate and the outcomes for participants from it.”