Over 90% of female employees say this would aid their career

There is one HR program that most women are looking for

Over 90% of female employees say this would aid their career
Research from Robert Walters has found that 94% of women say mentoring might help them with their careers.

Despite the clear enthusiasm for mentoring schemes, just 45% of organizations currently offer any sort of program.

Chris Hickey, Robert Walters CEO for the UK, Middle East and Africa, commented, “When looking to attract and retain top calibre professionals, employers should not underestimate the importance candidates place on career development and mentoring in particular.

“Almost half of employers are not currently operating a mentoring programme, and one in five have no career development initiatives in place at all.”

Whilst 45% of employers do not offer mentoring programmes, 75% of those surveyed said that they believed such programmes were important to attracting candidates.

Furthermore, 44% of hiring managers believed that senior managers would support them if they proposed implementing a mentoring scheme.

“Businesses which develop and implement sophisticated mentoring programmes can gain a clear advantage over rivals when recruiting,” added Hickey, “attracting high quality candidates who are looking for long term career progression.”

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