What people like the most about Mentorloop is that it's on their terms and style.
Janet has been incredible. From day one she was passionate about her role as mentor and has showed up time and time again for me. She comes prepared for anything I might want to discuss and goes the extra mile every time we meet. She has taught me a lot in the short time we've connected and the time we have together is extremely valuable.
An amazing mentor, who provided a framework to structure our sessions around and really tailored the experience to reflect on me. Really appreciated the advice and insights that have massively improved my personal development. All the best Tom! Thanks again 🙂
I've really enjoyed my interactions with Lara and I feel we've both gained a lot from our sessions
We needed a tool where international colleagues could support each other because we lacked an easy way to know, “who can help me…?”
Our mentoring programme ensures colleagues can support one another and broaden their horizons, regardless of location – as it is not split according to department or level.
What counts most, is what someone can offer and what someone needs.
A good example is a colleague who moved from a local role to an international role during a transition and was looking for ways to do it best. This colleague from Europe found so much help from a colleague in Australia whom she would never have met otherwise. Both ended up taking away a lot of shared learnings and experience with them.
Mentorloop came out as the lowest investment, highest value learning program that we run.
Mentorloop is the lowest investment for us in terms of the cost of the platform and resourcing to manage and to report on. Participants really like the program, giving it a high-value score.
Only one other learning initiative had the same value to participants; an external coaching program. But coaching is a high-investment initiative so not everyone gets the opportunity to participate.
What people like the most about Mentorloop is that it’s on their terms and style. There is no guidance or expectations set by Just Eat.
Looking to the Future
Our goals are to integrate mentoring even more into the corporate culture and show many more colleagues that they can find a space for mutual support there.
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.