Employee engagement, attraction and retention are a continued focus for employers. To improve productivity and strengthen attraction and retention, organizations are implementing programs to engage, enable and energize employees.

Of the programs available, knowledge transfer (KT) mentoring is gaining favorability. KT mentoring is a formal process for documenting knowledge accumulated by experienced professionals and sharing it throughout the organization. This process allows employees to learn, develop and advance in their careers, therefore increasing engagement, attraction and retention. It also enhances long-term sustainability and success of the organization by capturing crucial knowledge and making it available to current and future employees. In this article, the authors (Andrea Walsh, Willis Towers Watson and Art Murray, Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc.) explain the advantages of KT mentoring and give guidance and tips for employers thinking of adding a KT mentoring program to their organization.

This article was originally published by WorldatWork workspan, October, 2015.