Prioritizing the right people strategies is pivotal. Organizations now more than ever have finite time and resources to invest in employee engagement, knowing how vital it is to grow. When I work with organizations on people strategies, we often brainstorm key strategies collectively as a team, and then prioritize those strategies based on key criteria such as ease of implementation (time, money, etc.), and ROI (impact on employee engagement, retention, etc.). What has been so intriguing lately is a common theme I am discovering – mentoring – is rising to the top of that people strategy list time and time again. In fact, according to a Corporate Executive Board survey, 25 percent of U.S. companies now host peer mentoring programs, up from 4-5% in 2007.