Mentorship, Coaching, Training — A Recruiter’s Perspective

The concepts of mentorship, coaching and training are not new — and are often wrongly used in the corporate world.

Human resource departments make use of mentorship programs, and trainings to increase employee productivity and boost morale.

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The workforce is the lifeblood of any organization. A vast majority of HR professionals believe that quality training can improve employee retention by up to 51%, making it is essential to know the difference between mentorship, coaching and training.

Recruitment firms realize the importance of mentorship programs and corporate trainings in improving the existing workforce of their client, as well as in the recruitment of employees.

Let us breakdown the three processes and highlight the differences among them to help choose one that best serves your needs:

What is Coaching?

ICF®  defines coaching as partnering with clients in a creative and thought-provoking process that inspires them to maximize their potential¹.

The coach engages in dialogue with the coachee to set his/her goal. A coach helps remove the obstacles one may face in pursuance of a goal and uncovers their true potential.

A coach doesn’t offer solutions, but encourages the coachee to find solutions himself.

Difference Between Coaching And Teaching

Although both concepts appear to be quite similar they are wrongly used interchangeably. Teaching relies on the influence of the teacher, while coaching relies more on the client or coachee to find solutions and improve.

Why Mentorship Programs For Employees?