Mentoring Programs Effectively Combat Shrinking Talent Pool

Oct. 1, 2007

The A/E industry is in the mist of a talent war. In order for firms to be successful, and continue to grow, they must take an aggressive approach to recruitment and retention. Stepping up training and development programs is an effective strategy firms can employ to retain current star employees and attract new hires. In ZweigWhite's 2006 Training and Development Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning & Environmental Consulting Firms, firm principals continuously rated the importance of training high on their list of priorities. One successful training and development method being applied across A/E firms is the mentoring program. Various tips for creating and implementing an effective mentoring program at your firm can range from establishing goals, to designating a facilitator to identifying mentors and mentees. Go to to learn more.

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