Showing posts from October, 2012

On Exit Mode : What's next?

At the time when the employee expresses his thought to leave an organization, the responsibility gets divided between the employee and the employer. The employee has to ensure that he she does not go on a switch off mode before the real exit , work with the same rigor and accountability until his day of exit , have an action plan in place for his/ her successor to take over, make sure that the exit is for his / her own reasons and not talk negative on behalf of the organization to peers.

On the other hand , the employer also should not get into a “stay – away “ mode where they stop sharing information that is required , not invite them for meetings that are regular in nature, switch on an antenna where every of his/her work is scrutinized to see if the person is not giving his / her 100%.

It becomes equally important that both parties understand the reason for the exit and make sure that the exit is a smooth experience as how it is for a new hire. Retention interviews should be focus…

The art of mentoring

Yes! Mentoring is truly an art where a mentor needs to understand and work along with their mentee to help the individual grow in the required path.

Many a times, our mentors are not chosen. We tend to follow and adapt to a certain individual for some of their best qualities and end up realizing that we are being mentored by them. On the other hand, there are also mentors who are given to you and then you both agree to work towards a common goal.Mentors could be all ranging from your own peers, friends, and parents to your superiors and bosses.

Mentoring requires both the mentor and the mentee to feel connected in terms of their thoughts, communication and learning. This helps build trust which is the most important factor in any relationship.

Mentoring could be of different types:

1.Short Span Mentoring: In this the mentee seeks out help from a mentor for a particular topic/ interest which is required at that point in time. Eg: Interest clubs, Specific projects.

2. Long span Mentori…