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Migrant mentoring to work: Defining an old-but-innovative instrument

P De Cuyper, H Vandermeerschen, D Purkayastha International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and The Coaching and Mentoring Network Articles 2019

Despite numerous labour market interventions to address the large unemployment gap, migrants struggle to find work in their host societies. In an effort to address this, an alternative and innovative intervention is ‘mentoring to work’. This paper attempts to create a sense of conceptual clarity on mentoring to work by delineating a clear definition of the field and its scope as a policy tool for migrant employment. This concept analysis is based on scientific literature and further refined in consultation with practitioners through an iterative process of consultation and adaptation. The definition also provides a solid starting point for further empirical research in this field.

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