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The state of mentoring in South African companies

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. J. van Zyl en_US
dc.contributor.author Prout-Jones, Donald
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T11:59:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T11:59:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.date.submitted 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6348
dc.description M.B.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Different types of mentoring were investigated to determine this state. Individuals as well as organisations were approached to investigate mentoring from both aspects (Organisations mentoring programmes and individual mentoring experiences). This study was conducted by using secondary data from the literature study and primary data from questionnaires. This was done by approaching HR departments to distribute questionnaires to employees within their organisation and consultants who distributed questionnaires to employees within the organisations they were consulting to. The literature study reviewed previous research within this subject and was useful in preparing the questionnaires as well as comparing against the answers received. By using the HR departments and consultants the researcher felt that the intended persons would be reached. Also the thought behind this methodology was that if a person of authority were to distribute the questionnaires there would be an increase in the response rate and limit the amount of spoilt papers. The downside to this method was the possibility of respondents doctoring their answers to make their superiors look better than they were. Hopefully this was overcome by the option of anonymity. HR consultant organisations were also contacted to ascertain how many actually conducted formal mentoring programmes for other organisations. Finally the research highlights that although mentoring does take place in organisations today, the vast majority are informal and left up to the individuals to foster themselves, whereas there is a vast shortage of formal mentoring programmes initiated by organisations themselves. Also, of organisations in the workplace that are HR orientated, very few provide dedicated mentoring programmes as part of their services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mentoring in business - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Executive coaching - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Employees - Coaching of. en_US
dc.title The state of mentoring in South African companies en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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