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Old 01-04-2020, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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@Preston3124, informative, thank you.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:27 AM
 
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@Preston3124, informative, thank you.
You’re welcome. The company I currently work for started in a local business incubator over 15 years ago. This one has a board that mostly consists of retired successful business people. Each business in the incubator is assigned a board member as a mentor. The mentor assigned to the business I work for is now the President/CEO and we have been very successful. Obviously it doesn’t work for everyone but you may want to look into it to see if your local incubator seems like a good fit. Good luck.

Edit: Also the company I work for was started by two PHD local college professors. It sounded very similar to your situation which is why I provided the link.

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Old 01-05-2020, 10:10 AM
 
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@Preston3124, good to know, thanks.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:43 PM
 
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I think business workplaces should require a person to mentor someone else, as part of the written job description.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:45 AM
 
Location: WY
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I think business workplaces should require a person to mentor someone else, as part of the written job description.
Depends what you mean by "mentor" as it pertains to an employee. Someone to hold their hand and teach them all aspects of the job, or the go-to person an employee can refer to with questions?

Appropriate orientation upon hiring, and explicit and clearly communicated mechanisms for questions and clarifications, should all be in place for the benefit of new employees. But if I were an owner of a small business (I am but just me, no employees), I wouldn't feel compelled to supply mentors. I would feel compelled to hire qualified people who would further the agenda of my business.

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