Mentoring

Mentoring as a Pathway to Labour Market Integration: Evidence from a Belgian Programme

In this paper, we provide evidence on mentoring as a way to ease the labour market integration of youth with a migration background. To do so, we designed a survey and collected information from mentees of a Belgian mentoring programme (DUO for a JOB). Our results show that the mentoring programme covers different topics. Some …

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Mentoring Migrants for Labor Market Integration: Policy Insights from a Survey of Mentoring Theory and Practice

The vast majority of international migrants from developing countries are of working age. And yet, their integration in the formal local labor market of their host countries continues to be a challenge. This paper reviews the scope to rely more systematically on mentoring programs to ease the labor market integration of migrants. We synthesize the …

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Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth

Mentoring is one of the most popular social interventions in American society, with an estimated three million youth in formal one-to-one relationships. Studies have revealed significant associations between youth involvement in mentoring relationships and positive developmental outcomes. These associations are modest, however, and depend on several intervening processes. Centrally important is the formation of close, …

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Marginal Mentoring: The Effects Of Type Of Mentor, Quality Of Relationship, And Program Design On Work And Career Attitudes

Employing a national sample of 1,162 employees, the authors examined the relationship between job and career attitudes and the presence of a mentor, the mentor’s type (formal or informal), the quality of the mentoring relationship, and the perceived effectiveness and design of a formal mentoring program. Satisfaction with a mentoring relationship had a stronger impact …

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‘Experiences of Mentoring in the UK Hospitality Sector’, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism

The challenges of developing and managing the future generation of hospitality employees and managers has highlighted the value of using mentoring to effectively socialize, support, and nurture human resources. This study examines the experiences of mentors and mentees in the UK hospitality industry using interviews and focus groups. Findings expose the beneficial outcomes of mentoring …

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Migrant mentoring to work: defining an old-but-innovative instrument

Despite numerous labour market interventions to address the large unemployment gap, migrants struggle to find work in their host societies. In an effort to address this, an alternative and innovative intervention is ‘mentoring to work’. This paper attempts to create a sense of conceptual clarity on mentoring to work by delineating a clear definition of …

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‘If we want, they help us in any way’: how ‘unaccompanied refugee minors’ experience mentoring relationships

Little is known about the growing phenomenon of ‘mentorship for “unaccompanied refugee minors”’. This article looks into one serious gap, based on a case study in Austria, asking: How do these young people, most of them seeking asylum, represent relationships in a mentorship programme? Here, youth mentoring is understood as a community-based form of social …

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Can Mentoring Alleviate Family Disadvantage in Adolescence? A Field Experiment to Improve Labor-Market Prospects

The labor-market prospects of German adolescents from highly disadvantaged backgrounds improve substantially when these students are given mentoring. This is the conclusion of a new ifo study, which was presented in Munich on Wednesday. “For these adolescents, the projected income effects exceed the costs of the mentoring program many times over,” says Ludger Wößmann, Director …

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