ACHRA Mentorship Program

Purpose:  To provide members with an avenue to grow professionally through connecting with more experienced Human Resources professionals.

Who is eligible:  Any current member of ACHRA

Mentee:  An individual with less experience, seeking to gain advice or knowledge in a select field of human resources or the human resources profession as a whole.

Mentor:  An individual with at least 10 years of progressive HR experience and is able to provide practical advice with work related issues and career development/advancement.

Selection Process:  Participants will complete a questionnaire.  A mentoring committee will match mentor and mentee based on mutual HR interest (select discipline or generalist); and best time to meet.  The mentoring program will kick off with a 6 month pilot.

Mentee/Mentor Relationship

· The mentee will drive the mentorship with guidance from the mentor.

· The mentee will have the opportunity to focus on knowledge, skill and ability level to allow for professional growth.

· The mentor will have the opportunity to learn new technology and trends being utilized by a less experienced group.   

What the Program is not:  The program is not intended to be your HR Department.  For example, if you are matched with an attorney, you should not exploit the opportunity to seek legal advice. 

Program Commitment

· 6 months

· A completed questionnaire

· Suggest meeting no less than once a month

· Kick off meeting

· Debrief lunch 


· Opportunity to learn more about human resources

· Opportunity to ask questions and get advice

· Opportunity to learn new technology and trends


Why Participate?

Mentoring can be a cornerstone of individual career development planning. Elon University

Individuals who are mentored have an increased likelihood of success and promotion as a result of professional networking and the targeted support they received through developmental activities. Center of Creative Leadership, 2005

Mentoring is an important investment in people that has a higher ROI than just about any other management skill.  As people learn, they develop, their performance improves, they are more satisfied and engaged, and the organizations they work for are more successful. Steve Nail, JD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, RCC, 2017 Greenville SHRM President


Click HERE to complete your ACHRA Mentoring Program Questionnaire.



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