National Mentor Month: Mentoring Is Critical to Professional Development at Cintas
January 26 2023 - 10:00AM
Mentoring is a central component of the
company’s professional development philosophy
January is National Mentoring Month. Originally created by the
youth organization Mentor, National Mentoring Month was established
to help bring awareness to the power and impact of mentoring, and
inspire people to get involved by providing enrichment and support
People who connect with others – especially those who mentor
young and diverse individuals – help open doors, expand horizons
and ultimately help create opportunities for young people that they
may not otherwise have dreamed of, or had access to.
At Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), the Fortune 500 business
services company, executives view mentoring as an opportunity to
enrich and expand the professional lives of the company’s
The success of the company’s business relies on the passion,
expertise and dedication of its workforce, and Cintas has
prioritized its commitment to its employee-partners’ career
Cintas’ organizational structure presents opportunities for
employee-partners to pursue new work experiences while remaining
with the company. The company’s strong desire to promote from
within and support its ongoing growth with internal resources
whenever possible signals its dedication to supporting the ongoing
development of its employee-partners.
Cintas takes a holistic approach to its workforce’s performance
and advancement, and utilizes various development opportunities to
continue fostering its employee-partners’ knowledge, experience and
Mentoring is a universal element of the company’s development
strategy, and a central component of Cintas’ employee-partners’
development of Cintas’ employee-partners.
Mentoring opportunities are available to all of the
organization’s almost 43,000 employee-partners, no matter their job
or tenure. In addition, mentoring is a key component of Cintas’
annual succession planning process and has provided tremendous
returns in helping develop the company’s current and future
The company has established a framework to help best position
mentors to guide their mentees on their current career path and
help them obtain the necessary skills, knowledge, professional
relationships, and insight to take the next steps in their careers.
Employee-partners may also be paired with a mentor to help assist
acclimation to a new role or department, or to help seed
relationships in a complementary discipline.
Cintas also offers formal training and resources to new mentors.
This additional focus and preparation before becoming a mentor
means they enter the program with a strong understanding of the
process, its application, and when to recognize that a
mentor–mentee relationship has come to its natural end.
As each new mentor-mentee relationship begins, both
employee-partners have guided resources to track regular meetings,
touchpoints, opportunities and goals of the relationship.
Most members of Cintas’ leadership team continue to mentor
employee-partners and are trusted to dedicate their time and
attention to our company’s next generation of leaders.
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all
types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence
every day by providing products and services that help keep their
customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their
best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, towels,
restroom supplies, workplace water services, first aid and safety
products, eye-wash stations, safety training, fire extinguishers,
sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get
Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a
publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the
Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.
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Lizz Summers, Cintas Director of Corporate Affairs |
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