Perceived Focus of Professional Mentoring for Goal Setting and Improved Performance of Business Education Graduate Employees in Organizations
Business education graduate employees are often faced with the challenge of setting organizational goals as well as ensuring the utilization of human resources to achieve organizational targets through employee improved performance. This paper therefore, perceives professional mentoring as one of the essential coaching services required by business education graduate employees to excel in this responsibility. The paper centred on the perceived focus of professional mentoring for goal setting and improved performance of business education graduate employees. To achieve this, an empirical survey was carried out. The survey was guided by two research questions to enable the researcher gather data on the perceived focus of professional mentoring for goal setting and improved performance respectively. The population of the study consisted of business graduate employees in both the public and the private sectors in Ebonyi State out of which a sample of one hundred and forty-four (144) were taken. The findings of the study revealed that professional mentoring for goal setting should focus on how to specify task to be done, standard of performance as well as how performance could be measured. On the other hand, professional mentoring for improved performance should focus on how to shun social loafing, sustain employee commitment as well as how to create workforce relations among other relevant areas of interest. The study posits among other recommendations that professional mentoring be made part of the essential services for the professional and career growth of business education graduate employees.