Companies View Coaching and Mentoring as Critical in the Covid Crisis – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

Companies View Coaching and Mentoring as Critical in the Covid Crisis – According to New Study by the HR Research Institute

In the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, employee coaching and mentoring are not being put on the back burner. Instead, they are quickly adapting by relying on videoconferencing and other virtual technologies.

This adaptation has happened so quickly that HR professionals still see coaching as important (57%) and half still view mentoring as important.  In fact, most (72%) report that their organizations will make use of virtual coaching and mentoring as a reaction to the pandemic.

The free research report, The State of Coaching & Mentoring 2020, is now available for download.  HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study of HR professionals to better understand the state of coaching and mentoring in today’s organizations.

Although coaching and mentoring are widely viewed as important, most organizations are still not using them as effectively as they could. In fact, only 28% of HR professionals believe that more than half of their coaches are highly effective, and just 33% think half or more of their mentors are effective.

“The struggles with coaching and mentoring are not specifically linked to a greater usage of remote technologies,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com.  “Rather, there are long standing challenges with employee coaching and

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