While most organizations offer mentoring programs, they require intensive matching by HR professionals and can lack accountability and tracking. The new mentoring capabilities within SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development can automatically and intelligently match mentors based on skills and competencies to help ensure mentoring is equitable and inclusive — creating an optimal match between mentor and mentee. Through a metrics-driven approach and planned real-time feedback surveys and reporting, HR can efficiently track progress and employee development.
"A successful mentor-mentee relationship is critical for an employee's short- and long-term success, but it was difficult to find the right matches and track the success of our programs," said Jenny Dearborn, senior vice president and chief learning officer of SAP. "SAP participated in the mentoring beta program, and employee feedback has been very positive. The new mentoring functionality will assist us in innovating our employee development program, helping to create a better employee experience and providing results to track progress and success — all while helping to reduce the time and cost of HR supervisors manually assigning mentors."
The new mentoring capabilities consider criteria such as skills, competencies and employee location during the matching process and provide immediate recommendations on ideal employee matches, helping to ensure all mentees are intelligently matched — quickly performing a task that often times takes up to three weeks when completed manually. Additionally, reporting and metrics dashboards help make it easier to track success, and tight integration with the SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management Suite and the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite allows mentoring to be included in onboarding, learning, succession and other talent management processes. With up-to-date data, direct access to employee profile or job role information, and dedicated collaboration space, HR is better equipped for seamless and continuous talent management.
Mentoring as part of SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development is now available as of the Q4 2016 release. You can learn more here.
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*SAP SuccessFactors is a new brand name launched in January 2016 and is used here to mean the offerings, employees, and business of acquired company SuccessFactors, which continues to be our legal entity until integration with SAP is complete.
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