Mentoring refers to a structured and collaborative relationship between an experienced individual (mentor) and a less experienced individual (mentee) with the goal of personal and professional development. It involves the mentor providing guidance, advice, and support to help the mentee acquire knowledge, skills, and insights that are beneficial for their career growth and overall development.
An organization assigns a seasoned HR manager as a mentor to a junior HR specialist. The mentor meets with the mentee regularly to discuss career goals, provide feedback on HR strategies, and share their experiences in handling complex employee relations issues. The mentorship helps the mentee gain a deeper understanding of HR practices and accelerates their career advancement within the company.