How To Create The Perfect Mentor Match Within Your Organisation

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At Guider, we understand that effective learning is deeply personal and closely aligned with individual needs and aspirations. By centralising mentoring and peer learning into one user-friendly platform, we make it easier than ever to connect the right people within organisations. In this article, we want to redefine our process for creating the “perfect match”, we know this has to be both personal to every employee, whilst working alongside every organisation’s short and long-term goals. 

We have done this in 3 main ways: 


      1. Skills-based mentor matching

      1. Enabling choice-driven development

      1. Cutting the administrative burden

    Skills-based mentor matching

    First things first, we want to take away the manual process of matching, but aim to do this in the best way possible. By automating matching, we help your organisation streamline operations and reduce the time spent on manual pairings. 

    Put simply, mentees sign up to a program requesting desired skills they want to develop and are instantly matched with mentors who can assist them with these skills. This system ensures efficient, accurate matches tailored to the specific needs of both mentors and mentees.

    The benefits of skills-based mentor matching and choice-driven development go beyond automation; it removes unconscious bias, assists with identifying skills gaps and improves workforce agility.

    Skills based mentor-matching, powered by AI


    Finding the perfect match instantly with skills-based mentor matching, powered by AI.

    Choice-driven development

    We let the learners make the first move. This is known as choice-driven development. After our algorithm suggests the best skills match, mentees have the freedom to choose their mentor. Mentors are required to write a bio and experience profile to improve this step so mentees can make the most compatible match.  

    The balance between algorithmic precision and personal choice ensures that mentees are invested in the process by respecting their individual processes, this drives engagement in learning initiatives, promotes continuous learning through instant mentor matching and increases the longevity of the relationship. This step is essential to gain more meaningful connections and more committed participants.

    Save time, reduce administration, get real insights

    Our scalable platform grows with your company, adapting to your expanding needs, without adding to your administrative burden. By removing the spreadsheets, introducing automation and saving time spent chasing participants for updates, L&D leaders have more time to focus on what truly matters – driving change in the business. 

    Learning and Development leaders can now track the progression of learning initiatives though mentor analytics, centralising reporting and allowing you to demonstrate impact and prove ROI

    Mentor matching that works for you

    The journey to creating perfect matches involves understanding the unique dynamics of your workplace and the individual aspirations of your employees. Our platform offers flexibility and adaptability, providing you with tools that support effective matches and foster a culture of continuous learning and development.

    But we know that’s not all. 

    To harness this customisable tool in the best way, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager to provide consultative advice on mentor matching at every step of the way. 

    We know your “perfect match” will change as your organisation develops, and we are prepared to grow and adapt alongside you. 

    Book a consultation with our team to find out more.

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    What's next?

    Whenever you’re ready… here are 3 ways Guider can help you supercharge your L&D with mentoring:

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