Hosokawa Micron Ltd is using reverse mentoring to upskill and motivate the future of its workforce.
Older employees learn about the latest technology from new recruits, whilst new recruits and younger career builders learn real, industry specific practical skills and attitudes to finding problem solving solutions that are elusive in books and on the internet.
An established option to filling the skills gap, that delivers motivation to all concerned, reverse mentoring highlights the existing skills in the workforce and builds on them. Iain Crosley, ‘you’ll be surprised how many excellent mentors are in your team and how sharing skills helps develop stronger team spirit.’
A full article on this subject appeared in The Chemical Engineer in June, or click here to read in full: Millennials Teach Baby Boomers a Lesson