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The Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together the leading scholars in the field in order to craft the definitive reference book on workplace mentoring. This state-of-the-art guide connects existing knowledge to cutting-edge theory, research directions, and practice strategies to generate the “must-have” resource for mentoring theorists, researchers, and practitioners. Editors Belle Rose Ragins and Kathy E. Kram address key debates and issues and provide a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring. Key Features Takes a three-pronged approach: Organized into three parts—Research, Theory, and Practice. Breaks new theoretical ground in a time of change: The theory section extends the theoretical horizon by providing perspectives across related disciplines in order to enrich, enliven, ...

Blind Dates?: The Importance of Matching in Successful Formal Mentoring Relationships
Blind dates?: The importance of matching in successful formal mentoring relationships

Formal mentoring programs have become popular and powerful initiatives that are increasingly employed by organizations (Allen, Eby, & Lentz, 2006; Blake-Beard, 2001; Douglas, 1997; Lyons & Oppler, 2004; McGowan, 2004; O'Neill, 2005; O'Reilly, 2001). These programs are being used as a way to address a number of issues, including leadership development, succession planning, the amalgamation of cultures as a result of mergers and acquisitions, and connecting geographically dispersed parts of the workforce. Formal mentoring has also recently been adapted as a strategic human resource intervention to aid in the retention, recruitment, and advancement of an increasingly diverse workforce (Kilian, Hukai, & McCarty, 2005; Seibert, ...

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