The rationale of mentoring is to support and encourage employees to manage their own learning, so that they can maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance, and become the company asset they want to be.
Standard Chartered Bank's Candy Leung, head of learning and talent development for Hong Kong and Japan, outlines the mentoring programmes of her employer. "The bank operates a number of mentoring programmes, including `Development and Networking Alliance' (DNA), one-on-one mentoring and reverse-mentoring for junior staff to share knowledge with senior staff," she says.
Standard Chartered's programmes are highly advanced and finely tuned, as Leung explains. "One of th