AYE FINANCE’S MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
I sometimes find myself lost at work, unsure of how to proceed with an assigned task, and even Google has drawn a blank. At times like these, I would give anything to be back in school where all I needed to do, when stuck with that annoying algebra equation, is to ask my teacher for help.
More and more organizations are recognizing this need of their employees to have a “go-to” person whenever they find themselves overwhelmed with a work problem and have instituted mentorship programs. Organizations like GE, Intel, Deloitte, KPMG and Boeing have been running successful mentorship programs for their employees and have witnessed the benefits of such a program transcend beyond just advisory and support.
At Aye we have mentoring as one of our core values and our Managing Director Sanjay Sharma leads the mentoring program “Taleem” for the organization. Taleem means education and at Aye we believe that learning is the fastest route to building confidence and honing talent. Sanjay started Taleem when Aye was a family of just a handful of employees, and even now, when we are close to 600 employees, he has continued to not only closely monitor the progress and development of his mentees, but has added more of his team members to the program. And he does that not to create followers but with an intent to create leaders.
At Aye we use Taleem as a tool to foster a coaching environment which enables mentors to bring out the best in their mentees. Keeping our employees engaged and motivated is one of our top priorities and Taleem is enabling us to unearth hidden talent in our employees allowing us to chart out a more fulfilling career path for them. Taleem has also helped in instilling the corporate culture more effectively by initiating a positive cycle of role modelling.
“A lot of people went further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could” This is the essence of Taleem and we at Aye will continue to nurture talent and facilitate the success of our employees.