THE MENTOR AS KEY FIGURE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING
The term mentor means a person who advice, counsels or help younger employees in the organization. Most organizations expect mid-career managers to starts taking major responsibilities for developing the talents of their subordinates and promising young employees of the firm. There are wide varieties of roles a mentor can play in workplace training. The basic is that of teacher, coach or trainer. A mentor can instruct younger employees their assignments more quickly and efficiently or how to operate more effectively in the in organization’s political climate. Mentors can also provide subordinates with more detailed or useful information about specific job duties, life in the profession in general or career opportunities in the organization. The mentor can provide support and encouragement to younger employees giving them some additional recognition for their efforts. The experienced person can serve as
source of opinions and advices.