Frequently Asked Questions
What am I expected to do? Mentors are expected to provide their mentee with about one hour of support and interaction per month. Most of this interaction will take place via email, video conferencing, telephone, face-to-face, as appropriate. Mentors should work with their mentee to determine what kind of support will be most useful—specific feedback related to finding jobs, general career advice, information on higher studies, technical information, personal encouragement, and so on.
How long will the commitment be?We ask our mentors to make commitments of at least 6 months in order to ensure that the mentee is able to fully benefit from the relationship. If a mentor must leave the relationship early, we request that the mentee is notified in a timely manner so that the mentee can search for another mentor.
Are there any potential risks to me or my company?No. It is not appropriate for mentors to engage in any business transactions with their mentees; instead, the relationship should only involve the flow of general information and advice.
The relationship is not going well, what should I do?We encourage you to let the mentee know about the situation and contact the Admin immediately. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.
Can I be a mentor and mentee? Yes. However, mentors are required to have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the cleaning industry.
Can I continue my relationship longer than 6 months? The short answer is yes! If the relationship is productive and the feedback constructive, we encourage you to extend the relationship.
Will the personal and professional information I share through the ISSA Hygieia Network Mentoring Program be kept confidential? Yes.
Where can I find the documents and information, I need during my Mentoring Program partnership? Right on the platform! You'll get mentorship related resources at your disposal.