Mentoring is usually undertaken over a long period of time so that the mentor can pass on as much information as they can to the mentee without rushing the learning process. It may focus on a particular issue or it may be one that lasts for years covering a range of issues. The mentoring process takes a wider view of the mentee to ensure that all their skills and knowledge gaps are covered during the process. It is useful for employees that need someone to informally talk to, they can open up and talk about their issues with certain parts of a job, this would enable the mentor to pinpoint exactly what skills and knowledge the employee would like to learn from the mentor. Mentoring is usually an informal process; the mentee is able to speak to their mentor whenever they need support or guidance on a particular task.