Benchmark Report 2020

What mentees need, what mentors offer and benefits derived by both.

Art of Mentoring’s 2020 research project was a benchmarking exercise across our mentoring platform to reveal what mentees want, what mentors think they can and want to offer and what both parties actually get from their mentoring relationship.

We drew on anonymised data from 13,000+ mentoring applications and surveys completed by 1,500+ mentors and mentees. Because many of our clients use our mentoring application and survey templates, we were able to use data from commonly worded questions. The diverse nature of the programs, including graduate, early career, mid-career, late career cohorts, means the mentees and mentors in the sample are of all age groups, generations and gender. In-company and professional membership programs are included, therefore a variety of professions, industries and thousands of employing organisations are represented. There is a bias to white-collar employees in the sample, but it is not exclusively so.

The findings of this report are outlined in our webinar Mentoring Development Needs and Outcomes which can be viewed here: Mentoring Development Needs and Outcomes


A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

Solving the human equation is the cornerstone of great culture and the larger and more diverse the workforce, the more challenging it becomes, even before we factor in things like location, technology and pay rates.

Well designed and managed mentoring programs can have a dramatic impact on workplace culture and people engagement. A strategic mentoring program transcends hierarchy, creating relationships and interactions to build individual and hence organisational value.

In this guide we present you with proven practical insights on how to design, build, implement and automate a high influence mentoring program and create your own ripple effect.

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