Declaration action point: Establish a mentoring system

Posted on 21/12/2021 in Best Practices

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Establish a mentoring system

An inclusive workplace culture is a healthy environment for all. To establish a positive workplace environment, the ALBA Declaration on Equity & Inclusion advises to establish a mentoring system. This article provides useful tips & resources on best practices about mentoring.

Issues

Women and minorities have seldom benefitted from what is known as “the old boys’ network” that has perpetuated the systematic advantages afforded to members of the dominant groups in academia. Developing supportive networks means learning and practicing mentoring skills within their affinity group. Deloitte Ltd. found that those employees intending to stay with their organizations for more than five years are twice as likely to have a mentor in their organization.

Suggested actions

  • Incorporate what has been the age-old method of scouting and training the new generation.
  • Provide mentoring training, programs, as well as informal events for women and minorities.

Resources

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Examples of best practices: