In every company there are high performers who colleagues describe as ‘amazing’ and ‘irreplaceable.’ Unfortunately, one day, those people leave or retire. In many cases their knowledge and know-how leaves with them. How can you preserve that knowledge for your company and become indispensable when the previous expert leaves? Just ask.
Through surveys of employees engaged in ongoing mentoring relationship, the authors explored relationships among mentors’ perceived organizational support (POS), the extent of mentoring functions protégés received, and protégés’ POS. The authors also investigated the role of the mentor’s altruistic personality.
Topic: Mentoring, Human Resources Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Mentoring and psychological contract breach Authors: Haggard, D. L. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Having a mentor can lead to many positive outcomes for the protégé, but what kinds of negative outcomes might a mentor cause? Haggard (in
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (DEC 2010)
Article: What keeps people in mentoring relationships when bad things happen? A field study from the protégé’s perspective.
Authors: H. G. Burk, and L. T. Eby
Reviewed by: Charleen Maher
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior
Article: Protégé anxiety attachment and feedback in mentoring relationships (APR 2010)
Author: T. D. Allen, K. M. Shockley, L. Poteat
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague
Topic: Mentoring, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (DEC 2009) Article: What can I gain as a mentor? The effect of mentoring on the job performance and social status of mentors in China Authors: D. Liu, J. Liu, H.K. Kwan, and Y. Mao Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger
Topic: Mentoring Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Formal mentoring programs: the relationship of program design and support to mentors’ perceptions of benefits and costs. Blogger: LitDigger For those of you out there who may be in the middle of designing mentoring programs (or for those protégés who are curious about how their