Building pipeline of talent
To drive competitive advantage and secure a strong pipeline of talent for the future, it has become increasingly important that we create a diverse talent pipeline, especially for senior leadership positions.
Early last year, Unilever launched a global mentoring programme with the aim of providing leadership support to aid the development and accelerate the readiness of a target group of mentees for their next appointment within Unilever. We hoped that good mentoring relationships would be established that would enable our organisation to build leadership capability.
Mentors would guide and support mentees by having regular mentoring sessions and working with them on their development needs and priorities. Each mentee would create a development plan setting out their development needs and priorities and the mentoring sessions would focus on these development areas.