There’s no question, the healthcare industry is enduring a difficult time as it reorganises itself post the height of the pandemic. The demand far exceeds the resources available. Burnout levels are at an unprecedented high, and frankly many skilled workers – experts in their respective field in fact – are considering leaving the industry.
Long hours, limited resources, and regulated environments offering limited support, can make for unpleasant workplaces. Skilled talent are exiting the industry and young, emerging talent are questioning whether to join the medical, nursing and allied health professions. Healthcare is facing battles to attract, retain, engage, develop, and satisfy its workforce.
Formal training in healthcare doesn’t typically arm workers with the non-technical skills required for leadership. Mentoring can provide the safety net for mentees and mentors to express views, concerns and challenges about their day-to-day work, explore goals and aspirations for the future, or provide support and compassion with a first-hand understanding and knowledge of the workplace environment or industry more broadly.
The mentor is there to help the mentee develop long-term competency and capacity. The benefits and outcomes for mentees, mentors, organisational culture and performance are manifold, and the future of this crucial industry and the population for which it cares, depends on it.
In this webinar, Alex Richardson, CEO of Art of Mentoring will explore current issues impacting the healthcare sector and how mentoring can support both individuals and the industry. Cathy Cribben-Pearse, Founder & CEO, OakTree Mentoring will also join Alex to discuss the impacts of the global pandemic on nursing and outcomes and benefits mentoring has provided.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Why mentoring is important in healthcare
- What are the benefits for the mentor and mentee specifically?
- How the healthcare organisation can benefit
- How mentoring supports development and retention in the healthcare sector
- The fundamental things to consider before starting a mentoring program
Alex Richardson, CEO and Founder, Art of Mentoring
Cathy Cribben-Pearse, Founder & CEO, Oaktree Mentoring