• Effective employer mentoring: Lessons from the evidence

      Hooley, Tristram; The Careers & Enterprise Company; University of Derby (The Careers & Enterprise Company, 2016-07)
      The paper draws together academic and ‘grey’ literature (such as policy papers, speeches and programme evaluation reports), with the aim of, first, clarifying the impacts that might be anticipated from employer mentoring and, second, exploring what knowledge exists about effective practice. It makes use of an unpublished review undertaken by the Department for Education as well as a number of other literature reviews and meta-analyses. The evidence base identifies five key areas which a successful mentoring programme should focus on. (1) Programme design; (2) Recruitment and screening; (3) Matching; (4) Orientation, guidance and training; (5) Support and supervision; (6) Closure.