Publication Date

Spring 2016


Implementing a mentorship program provides employees a way to develop their skills and create connections within the company. This is a way companies can use their employees to develop and train others without having to bring in outside sources to perform a function that a mentor can do. Mentorship is a developmental relationship that involves at least two individuals that have different status and skills. The mentor has a higher status than the protégé who is looking for assistance. The mentor, due to experience, is expected to provide professional help that includes coaching, protection, exposure and project completion to name a few.


Suggested Citation
Cunningham, A. (2016). What are the benefits of mentorship relationships? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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