Virtual mentoring

Why virtual mentoring leads to more success and less mistakes in new hires and recent grads


August 19, 2020

As times change, demands on time rise and more functions are going virtual, some are turning to Virtual Mentoring to supplement or sometimes replace traditional mentoring. Virtual Mentoring is much the same as regular mentoring, where a more experienced individual acts as guide and teacher to a less experienced individual in a general or specific area, oftentimes in a school or work setting. The major difference is virtual mentorship happens mostly or entirely online, usually through regular email correspondence, video calls and other forms of communication.

As new generations of students and workers continue to adapt and evolve with the latest technological trends, it’s becoming more important to have easier access to services like mentorship. Virtual mentoring has continued to grow in popularity, especially in recent times as more activities have moved onto online platforms. It offers the benefits of being able to meet nearly anywhere, anytime as long as you have an internet connection.

Virtual Mentoring has been shown to be very successful in particular for new hires and recent graduates. This may be an appealing prospect for existing mentors who wish to expand their clientele or companies who are trying to better onboard and train younger generations of workers in an ever-evolving economy.

  1. Provides a connection with a real person
  2. Accessibility
  3. Greater likelihood of finding relevant mentor
  4. On-Demand Assistance
  5. Provides an outlet when in-person meeting is not possible

In the full article we dig deeper into each of these topics and describe the differences between virtual mentoring and traditional mentoring, the strengths of virtual mentorship for new hires and steps you can take to start incorporating virtual mentorship into your own business.

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