We have a consistent feed of reviews and ratings to show the Sentiment of interactions, which motivates others and generates confidence.
We've had a seamless relationship, keeping it fairly informal. I have found Bushra very easy to speak to; she is open about her goals for the mentorship programme and we keep in touch regularly to ensure I am helping how I can.
Hannah Rose Little
Helen has been really helpful and friendly. She has been a guiding influence throughout my first 6 months at Circana and encouraged me to always be thinking from an end point/delivery point of view when doing my work. This ensures that the client is getting highly accurate and helpful insights. She helped me to feel at home and welcome straight away. I am also now thinking of becoming a mentor!
Jason is great. He is always there for me with interesting new stories around insights that help me develop as a professional. He also helps me a lot if I ever need advice with my day to day.
Through efficient matching tools and resources to structure mentoring relationships, we have shifted the heavy-lifting part of mentoring, getting our people focused on driving their own development and having quality conversations.
At Circana we encourage people to drive their own development rather than leaning on a one-size-fits-all approach, and as a newly merged business, it has become more crucial than ever for people to network and exchange experiences, to strengthen knowledge.
Following our merger last summer of Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group, we are now under the combined brand, Circana.
We wanted to encourage good-quality mentorships, encourage high-quality connections, enable smarter matches, and help people feel a sense of belonging and achievement against their goals through a mentoring relationship
Since 2020, Mentorloop has been helping us form supporting relationships for career, skills, and personal development.
Through efficient matching tools and resources to structure mentoring relationships, we have shifted the heavy-lifting part of mentoring, getting our people focused on driving their own development and having quality conversations. These have been known to grow offline and some people have been connected in a mentorship for a year or longer.
We introduced Onboarding Mentors in the UK to help new starters settle in and get to know the company through someone other than their team, and we are now evolving our program to work on leadership development.
Our mentoring program has helped people push their potential to move from mentee to mentor, and vice versa, squashing myths about the level of seniority someone ‘should’ have in order to give support. We have a consistent feed of reviews and ratings to show the Sentiment of interactions, which motivates others and generates confidence.
The right mentoring program should level the playing field to empower entire cohorts of people: workplaces, member associations, social groups and educational institutions. Equality should be a cherished value so that every individual can thrive—whoever they are, whatever their background, however they worship or whomever they love. But we can’t arrive at equality without it’s often forgotten partner, equity.
Being a Mentoring Program Coordinator is an incredibly rewarding experience that positively impacts the lives of many. And while mentoring programs don’t fully run themselves (even though Mentorloop can do a great deal of the heavy lifting!), they do require a point of contact that can steer the program in the right direction for the organisation that is running one.
This is Part 8 of our 10-part series on the 10 Key Qualities and Habits of a Highly Effective Mentor.
In this post, we’ll look at how mentors can successfully build quality feedback into their mentoring. Quality feedback is priceless because it clarifies expectations, helps people learn from their mistakes, and builds confidence. It also allows mentees to more effectively take what their mentors say and turn it into action.