Encouraging Social Mobility Through Recruitment: Mentorship Programmes

Mentorship programs are a valuable tool for any business, but they can be especially important in the games industry, where the learning curve can be steep and the competition for jobs can be intense.

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By pairing seasoned employees with newcomers, mentorship programmes can help to create a supportive environment where employees can learn, grow, and advance in their careers.

The first step in creating a successful mentorship programme is to identify the goals of the program. What are the specific skills and knowledge areas that you want to focus on? What are the career development goals of the mentees? Once you have a clear understanding of these goals, you can begin to identify potential mentors who have the skills and experience to support these objectives.

It’s also important to establish clear guidelines for the mentorship, including how often mentors and mentees will meet, what the expectations are for both parties, and how progress will be measured and evaluated.

Regular check-ins between mentors and mentees can help to ensure that both parties are getting the most out of the program and that any issues or concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

Another key component is to provide training and support for mentors. Many seasoned employees may have a wealth of knowledge and experience, but may not necessarily have the skills or training to be effective mentors. Providing training on topics such as active listening, effective communication, and coaching can help mentors to better support their mentees and provide valuable feedback and guidance.

Finally, it’s important to evaluate the success of the mentorship and make adjustments as needed. Regular feedback from both mentors and mentees can help to identify areas for improvement and ensure that the program is meeting its goals.

Celebrating successes and sharing stories of growth and development can also help to build momentum and enthusiasm for the initiative.

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