Happy New Year! As we enter into 2023, reflect on what kind of employee experience you’d like to have. What are your personal and professional aspirations? Is there anyone who can help you reach your goals? Are there any potential barriers to success?
Truvelop Tip: Grow with a Mentor
Did you know that January is National Mentorship Month? Mentoring is a great way to learn and grow professionally, while also building a strong relationship with someone who knows your industry. Having a mentor can help you to further your career and navigate various challenges in your role. Do you have a mentor or know someone who could be a good resource for you? Keep in mind that a mentor is simply someone who has more experience than you, so that could be a manager or another peer who has been in your role.
Why have a mentor?
As you map out your goals for 2023 and think about what you want to achieve this year, it’s always a good idea to have someone who can guide and support you along the way. In fact, employees who are mentored are promoted five times more often than those who are not in any type of mentorship program. Having a mentor could boost your career and help you reach and even exceed your goals.
Finding a Mentor
While having a mentor is a great practice, only 37% of professionals have a mentor. Most mentorship relationships occur naturally and don’t have to be as formal as seeking out career advice. It can simply be identifying someone who gives you good professional advice or who is a good listening ear at work. Your manager could be a great resource to start, but a mentor doesn’t have to be someone who you already work with.
As you head into 2023, how can Truvelop help? We’re here to support you and your development. If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking for ways to improve and best support our users.
Nearly 2/3 of the workforce are currently experiencing at least moderate levels of burnout. At those levels, it’s no surprise that there are reports of declines in job satisfaction and increases in mental health problems (Cision). Burnout isn’t sustainable, so how can we start to alleviate those feelings of being overwhelmed and undervalued?
Truvelop Tip: Reflect to Check-In
If you’re feeling disengaged or burnt out, it’s important that you check in with your manager by scheduling an employee assessment. Your Manager wants to see you thrive, but they first need to know where you stand. Reflect with these 3 questions:
On a scale of 1-10, how engaged are you currently feeling by your work? Your manager wants to know how you’re doing. Your engagement is a top priority.
What percentage of your work do you currently find inspiring? Knowing what inspires you can help your manager to incorporate more of that kind of work or something similar.
What percentage of your work do you find demotivating? Knowing what is actively demotivating you or causing you stress can help your manager to work to mitigate this kind of work for you.
Your organization wants to create an empowering environment that supports your engagement. That starts with a meaningful check-in around how you’re doing and how you’re feeling towards your work. By understanding what’s going well and where you need support, your manager can tailor their guidance to best meet your current needs. Request a Check-In Spark today to get started!
In a recent survey from McKinsey, they found that 70 percent of employees said that their sense of purpose is defined by their work. Your purpose or your “why” can be ever evolving, but it is a key driver of engagement and motivation in the workplace. Do you know where you stand today?
Truvelop Tip: Proactive Planning
There are three pieces that go into having a strong sense of purpose: a strong foundational understanding of your role and responsibilities, knowing where you stand today, and having a clear picture of your future with your organization. Below are reflection questions that can drive a proactive conversation with your manager around your sense of purpose.
A Strong Foundation: Do you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you in your role? Do you feel like you are making an impact? How does your role play a part in the organization’s larger mission, vision, and values?
Know Where You Stand Today: What is currently going well? What are your current strengths? Is there anything you need support on? Is there anything preventing you from successfully fulfilling your purpose?
Plan for the Future: Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years? Do you feel like you have the ability to grow with your organization? What do you need to move forward? How can your manager best support your development?
Your experience and development are top priorities for your organization. With proactive communication, you can efficiently grow with your organization, while also strengthening your relationship with your manager and driving strong engagement.