Setting up a mentoring scheme - Step 5 - matching mentor/mentee: page 1 of 1

Guide: So, how to match mentors with mentees? Informal matching can work. For example, if there's a recognised mentor in the mentee's area of work and they are paired up. A more formal process requires time and effort but will certainly bring rewards later. Profiles of mentors and mentees are reviewed by outside sources like human resources or a small committee and they match those they think most appropriate.

Guide: You'll need to consider your aims, resources and other practical constraints such as the location and proximity of the mentor and mentee.

Guide: You can use matching criteria, common learning styles for example. Research shows that if the mentor and mentee have similar learning styles this helps communication and relationship building. Refer to the 'Matching mentors to mentees' section to find out more.

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