Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How Do You Measure Mentoring?

Perhaps the biggest trend that we saw in our 2015 Mentoring Benchmarking Survey (stay tuned for the full report) was the 50-point lead feedback surveys had over any other method when it comes to measuring mentoring program effectiveness.

We tend not to get asked "why" anyone should bother measuring mentoring, but "how" it can be done. And we do get that question a lot.

We've talked a lot about the value of measuring mentoring both qualitatively and quantitatively, but the fact is that it's oftentimes just easier for organizations to measure qualitatively. That's why seeing that feedback surveys are the predominating method of measuring mentoring isn't a shock at all.

However, that fifty point lead does give us pause. Especially when combined with the fact that the most reported pain of mentoring programs is - you guessed it - improving the evaluation process.

We invite you to our upcoming webinar "The 'Secret Sauce' to Mentoring in 2015" on June 25 to learn more about these results, but we also encourage you to look into options to help you measure your mentoring program quantitatively. Whether that's a form of mentoring software or something more low key or low budget, it's an important component of your mentoring process - for you, your participants, and your leadership and stakeholders.

Learn more about how mentoring software can help you measure mentoring. 


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