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Preferred Mentorship Styles – (Results of our LinkedIn poll)

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

In recognition of National Mentoring Day, celebrated annually on October 27, we asked our LinkedIn followers to vote on their preferred mentorship style. According to McCarthy Mentoring, eighty-nine percent (89%) of those who have been mentored say they will mentor others in the future.

This prompted us to ask our 209K+ LinkedIn followers for their feedback.

Poll Question

“What is your preferred style of mentorship?”

Poll options included the following:

  • Traditional 1:1 mentorship

  • Group sessions with mentees

  • Peer mentorship

  • Virtual sessions

Poll Results

We received a total of 333 votes with the results listed below:

  • Traditional 1:1 mentorship received the most votes with 71%, which is unsurprising. According to, traditional 1-to-1 mentoring is the most popular type of DEI mentoring program style according to 38% of workers.

  • Peer mentorship came in second with 17% of votes.

  • Virtual sessions came in third with 8% of votes

  • Group sessions came in last with 5% of votes.

Mentorship Course

We’ve recently launched a mentoring course as part of our commitment to developing future leaders and creating a culture of learning. Mentorship programs are a key factor in the growth and unity of an organization, offering opportunities for fresh perspectives and personal growth. Mentoring is now #4 on a list of learning and development strategies L&D teams are looking at according to a 2022 L&D Social Sentiment Survey.

Why Mentor?

A mentor can be an excellent resource for personal and professional development, offering guidance, support, and insight to accelerate your growth and success. LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report states that 94% of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if the company invested in helping them learn.

Mentorship helps the mentor and the mentee to feel empowered, gain confidence, and may result in a promotion!

According to, 91% of employees say they improved their competencies in subject areas based on their mentoring relationship, which aids in employee retention, engagement, and overall ROI for companies. According to a Gallup study, U.S. businesses lose nearly 1 trillion dollars annually to employee turnover and the cost to replace an employee can be up to 2x an employee’s salary.

Consider how you can make a positive impact in your workplace by seeking a mentor or mentee and contributing to creating a culture of learning.

Let BGSF help you reach your career goals, whether you are looking for a permanent role or a contract role to gain new skills and build your resume. We also provide workforce solutions to assist with your talent search. Search our jobs or contact us!

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