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Mentoring System- An Acuity of Urban Workforce

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  • Department of Training and Placement, SASTRA University, Thanjavur - 613401, Tamil Nadu, India
  • School of Management, SASTRA University, Thanjavur - 613401, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Objectives: Mentoring describes a confidential relationship between two people in making improvement in work or knowledge and through this process enhancing their capacity. The objective of study is to find out the problems faced by mentor and mentees in extending the relationship and to suggest suitable measures to improve the relationship among the employees of AUTOLINKS, Chennai. Methods and Analysis: The primary data were collected from all employees of AUTOLINKS using census method. Primary data for the study was collected using interview schedule which had been analysed with the help of SPSS package by adopting statistical techniques like percentage analysis and ANOVA single factor. Findings: The results of the study highlighted that the mentoring facility enhanced the relationship between mentor and mentees. The age and gender of the mentor do not influence the relationship with mentees, as mentor’s opinion was based on performance and behaviour of the mentees. As far as the opinion of mentees is concerned, the elder mentor had more experience than the younger mentor resulting in an influence of age of mentors towards the relationship. They also opined that male mentor have more knowledge than the female mentor resulting in an influence of gender of mentors in relation with the judgement of the behaviour of mentees. Applications/Improvements: This study can be applied to the institutions like education, hospitals, hospitality and other forms where the people need direction and motivation in performing the job.

Keywords

Mentor, Mentee, Opinion and Motivation, Relationship.

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