We've had such positive feedback from mentors and mentees alike
Kmart Group Mentee
The Mentorloop platform has perfectly matched my development need with the expertise of my mentor Dan.
With the help of Mentorloop structure and guides, Dan and I were able to have honest and clear conversations
that has helped me grow professionally and personally. Maintaining momentum has also been key to keeping the
conversation going and enabling our mentor-mentee relationship to naturally grow.
Kmart Group Mentee
The mentoring program worked well for me, and I am really pleased with the way it allowed me to discuss work and career-related topics with someone from outside of my function with no direct connection with my work. Mark helped me to recognise the themes of my aspirations as well as share his knowledge, experience and relevant resources. The open two-way communication also helped to build trust between us and allowed me to achieve my goals.
Through regular interactions,
mentors and mentees have
been able to exchange ideas
and co-create solutions to
We saw an opportunity to implement a mentoring program that would help us accelerate the leadership capabilities of team members who we identified as having strong potential and critical to our talent pipeline.
Being a relationship-based business, we also needed a program to help develop cross-functional and cross-company networks and relationships.
To support this program, we needed a platform that would:
Allow us to create matches with our defined criteria in an efficient way
Allow for measurement of sentiment and overall program impact.
As a result of the mentoring program, we have been able to foster professional and personal growth among participants.
By pairing experienced mentors with mentees, the program has been able to create a unique platform for knowledge transfer and leadership skill enhancement.
This has not only benefitted mentees who have been provided with guidance and insights from those with practical experience, but it has also empowered mentors to refine their leadership and communication abilities.
Our mentoring program has contributed positively to our organisational culture by showcasing our strong commitment to employee well-being and advancement. This commitment in turn, has nurtured a positive work environment where individuals feel valued and supported, resulting in improved collaboration and overall performance.
Through regular interactions, mentors and mentees have been able to exchange ideas, challenge existing perspectives and co-create solutions to problems.
It has been, and continues to be, a powerful tool for developing leadership skills, nurturing talent and propelling our high-performance organizational culture.
Our match rate is 99%
Almost 100% of people have engaged in meaningful connections within Mentorloop
The matching algorithm has enabled us to save over 40 hours from doing manual matches
100% of survey respondents felt that the organisation should continue to have a mentoring program
97% of survey respondents experienced learning and growth within the program
Positive feedback shared by previous mentees:
Skill development: Mentees reported enhanced skills in areas such as communication, problem-solving, and decision-making through personalised guidance from experienced mentors.
Confidence boost: Mentees gained self-confidence as they received validation and support from mentors, helping them overcome challenges and self-doubt.
Career growth: Mentees experienced accelerated career growth, with clear guidance on career paths, goal setting and strategies for advancement.
Networking: The program facilitated valuable networking opportunities, connecting mentees with mentors’ professional circles.
Personalised learning: Mentees benefitted from tailored advice and insights that catered to their individual goals, leading to more effective learning and development.
Positive feedback shared by previous mentors:
Leadership skills: Mentors enhanced their leadership skills by guiding mentees through challenges.
Fresh perspectives: Mentors gained new perspectives and insights from mentees which fostered new ways of thinking.
Legacy and impact: Mentors found a sense of fulfillment in contributing to the growth of the next generation of leaders and having a positive impact on their careers.
Skill refinement: Mentors honed their communication and interpersonal skills by adapting their guidance to suit each mentee’s unique needs.
Networking: Engaging with mentees exposed mentors to new networks and perspectives, enriching their professional connections and commercial knowledge.
Looking to the Future
We plan to participate in Mentoring Challenges in the future to help create stronger participant engagement. We also plan to increase the number of program participants (and therefore recruit more influential leaders as mentors) to help grow the program. Finally, we are looking for ways to enable more networking opportunities that goes beyond borders given we have interstate and international program participants.
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.