Mentoring and Sponsorship
Enabling every employee to feel rewarded and supported in their career progression can be a brilliant way of improving feelings of loyalty, improving retention, therefore reducing hiring costs, and building a fairer workplace.
Mentoring is a valuable method of delivering these improvements not only for the people involved, by boosting their confidence, developing their skills, and helping them maximize their potential. It can also support the growth of senior leaders by introducing them to different perspectives, ideas, and experiences.
BITC’s Race at Work Charter asks organisations to take action that supports Black, Asian, Mixed Race and other ethnically diverse employee career progression. Actions should include embedding two-way mentoring and sponsorship in their organisations.