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Mentoring at the Halifax plc (HBOS) – a small beginning in a large organisation

Bob Garvey (The Mentoring and Coaching Research Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK)
Kevin Galloway (Group Management Development, HBOS, Chester, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 September 2002



This paper offers a description of mentoring within the context of a large organisation. Mentoring is increasingly employed in many occupational settings in relation to induction, career development and change. It is becoming recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as a highly effective human resource development process. Examples of mentoring activity can be found in many diverse organisations – the voluntary sector, schools, the private and public sector, large and small businesses. The Halifax plc is one such organisation and we aim to offer a description of the beginnings of mentoring within the Halifax. We present a detailed account of how the mentoring arrangements were started, matched and developed, and attempt to draw some early conclusions from this ongoing process.



Garvey, B. and Galloway, K. (2002), "Mentoring at the Halifax plc (HBOS) – a small beginning in a large organisation", Career Development International, Vol. 7 No. 5, pp. 271-278.




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