Publish Date: July 20, 2023
Author: Seubert
Tags: Blog - SeubertU

How Mentorship Can Bolster Employee Retention

One of the most common reasons employees search for new jobs is a lack of learning and development opportunities, such as skills development, networking and mentorship. Mentoring is a simple and cost-effective way to boost employee retention. Workplace mentorship describes the relationship between mentor and mentee, in which a mentor provides guidance and professional advice to encourage a mentee’s growth, learning, and professional development.

Types of Mentorship

There are many types of mentorship relationships for organizations to consider. Here are some examples of common types of mentorship:

  • Peer to peer—Peer mentors usually have similar backgrounds and experiences to one another, enabling them to provide support, guidance and understanding.
  • One on one—This is a traditional hierarchal type of mentoring in which a mentor has developed professional knowledge and experience in the field of their mentee.
  • Reverse—With reverse mentoring, junior employees are responsible for mentoring senior employees in areas where they have expertise, such as technology use.
  • Group—Employers may use mentoring circles or groups to expand organizational participation.


Effective mentorship programs encourage employees to learn, grow and collaborate with one another. This helps to create a culture of inclusion and promotes strong interpersonal relationships among co-workers. In addition, these programs show employees that their employers value their career advancement and professional growth. Reach out today for additional resources on employee retention.

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