Impact of mentoring functions on career development

Article title: Impact of mentoring functions on career development: Moderating role of mentoring culture and mentoring structure

From Global Business review

In an era of global competition, restructuring, rapid technological changes and constrained resources, organizations are searching for ways to do more with less, especially in the area of human resources (HR). In response, many organizations have started mentoring programs to serve their business purpose as well as help to meet the developmental needs of employees. Mentoring is a valuable resource for learning and coping with major organizational changes. Mentoring leverages strategic knowledge and skill throughout the organization by sharing and spreading acquired learning and know-how. It allows the learner to acquire new skills, abilities and knowledge that enhance his competences and help in career development. Mentoring yields better results when coupled with mentoring structure and culture. Mentoring culture and mentoring structure strengthen mentoring relationships and make employees give their best and perform to the highest standards. It constantly emphasizes mentoring excellence by mastering and enhancing overall competence level of the employees.

This article reveals that all the interaction effects are significant, which suggests that through proper mentoring functions and appropriate mentoring structure and culture, mentor helps mentee to learn and achieve more in his/her career.

Abstract

Mentoring is a valuable resource for learning and coping with major organizational changes. It brings value to everyone involved in this relationship, that is, mentees, mentors and the organization. The present study examine the impact of mentoring functions on career development. Further, it also investigates the role of mentoring culture and mentoring structure as moderator. Employees working in call centres in India have been selected for data collection. Reliability and validity has been proved with the help of confirmatory factor analysis. Structural equation modelling has been used for hypotheses testing. Results revealed that mentoring functions significantly affect career development of call centre employees. Further, mentoring culture and mentoring structure moderate the relationship between mentoring functions and career development.

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Article details
Jeevan Jyoti and Poonam Sharma
Impact of Mentoring Functions on Career Development: Moderating Role of Mentoring Culture and Mentoring Structure
Global Business Review August 2015 16: 700-718, doi:10.1177/0972150915581110

 

 

     
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