Aliya Robertson, Founding Partner, JourneyHR


Mentoring is no longer ‘a nice to have’. The Great Resignation has taught us that people are willing to walk away from their current employer if it means finding a job that offers them a better quality of life, better work-life balance, higher payer, career development and more meaningful workplace connections.

The stats around mentoring speak for themselves in terms of the impact around employee engagement and career progression.

  • 90% of employees who have a mentor report being happy in their job (CNBC/SurveyMonkey)
  • Employees who are involved in mentoring programs have a 50% higher retention rate than those not involved in mentoring and 93% of mentees believe their mentoring relationship was useful. (MentorcliQ)

At JourneyHR we have rolled out many mentoring programmes for our clients and we’ve particularly enjoyed training mentors to enable them to get the best out of their mentees.  We have always found mentoring to be an incredibly useful and impactful way to share knowledge and experience at work and outside of work. 

Over the last two years, I’ve loved mentoring people through Media For All (MEFA) and watching them grow – it's a real privilege that is making a meaningful impact in our industry.

Last updated 07 December 2023