Mentoring for newly appointed staff — ‘induction mentoring’
- A mentor should be assigned to you as a new member of staff, to help you orientate yourself to the department and its procedures, policies, personnel, sources of help and information, location of key equipment — and to help you ‘survive’ your first few weeks in a new post.
- They may act as a neutral and impartial confidante for any concerns or difficulties you may have in settling down, and help you to work out strategies for success.
- Generally they will not be someone in direct authority over you, and usually someone from outside your immediate circle is found, though preferably doing a similar or related role.
- See also the Guidance Notes on the Role of a mentor.
If you have not been assigned a mentor, or would like to nominate your own, discuss this with your line manager in the first instance. If not satisfactorily resolved, contact PPD to talk about it, or your HR Business Manager or HR Adviser. See also the Guidelines for newly appointed staff