Introducing graduates into the organization, thereby establishing the organizational culture and values is often under estimated for improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, especially in a different work-force context such as South Africa. Mentoring is experiencing resurgence because business leaders not only recognize the benefits of transferring knowledge among graduates. The study describes better practices that organizations can use to address the threat of lost knowledge caused by changing labor force demographics. The study was mainly a literature review, qualitative with a special focus on the effects of mentoring on socialization of graduates within organizations. The data used in the report was mainly qualitative, based on the content analysis, and historical data. The findings indicate mentoring is a central part of socialization process and is crucial for socializing graduates into the organization. The study indicated knowledge transfer supports employees in improving their skill sets which increases their marketability and the potential for them to pursue career opportunities. The early success of the inventiveness provides useful lessons for the construction industry and executives who recognize that knowledge retention, socialization and mentoring of graduates are critical for supporting future organizational performance. This, mentoring relationships may assist organizations in simultaneously promoting effective knowledge transfer and commitment. That assists in the retention of key knowledge workers. Future research in this area is recommended to better understand how mentoring relationships may benefit organizations.
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