Mentoring is a great way to help employees develop their skills. An example of individual mentoring for skill development is a human resources department leader who works alongside their mentee to help them acquire the skills they need to progress in their human resources career. One of the best examples of a successful mentoring relationship is the ability to provide direct and honest feedback in an empathetic manner. If a mentor can't provide honest feedback, they're not doing an effective job as a mentor.
New Caterpillar employees are assigned a mentor who will support them for up to three years. The mentor provides support for balancing work and personal life and for navigating modern corporate culture. These focus on closing common generational and technological gaps.