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Why Mentoring Matters

Chronus

Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. And sometimes, mentoring exposes young people to caring, involved role models.

Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

Chronus

A recent survey of 3,000 full-time employees representing 21 industries across the US revealed a telling statistic: 76% of people feel having a mentor at work is important. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor?

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The role of mentors in L&D programs

Everwise

Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

Mentoring Program Success Story: Extensis Group’s Career Mentoring Program

Chronus

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. For Extensis Group , a regional professional employer organization headquartered in the NYC area, establishing a growing career mentoring program has helped them to transfer knowledge across the organization, and share company insights across departments and teams in order to create a more unified and engaged workforce. Q: Why did Extensis start a mentoring program?

Establish Business Mentoring Programs in the Workplace in 5 Easy Steps

Enyota Learning

Business mentoring programs have a major role to play in running a business successfully. These programs bring the less experienced employees and more experienced ones together, and do nothing less than wonders. Mentors have the ability to boost learning processes by sharing their personal experiences, insights, and learning with other employees. Why do you need a business mentor? There are two main reasons why employees need a business mentor.

Why is a Mentoring Culture Important?

Origin Learning

Having a good mentoring culture is an extension of that. A good mentoring culture adds life to these programs. Now, what does it take to have a good mentoring culture? To achieve excellence in mentoring, leaders and senior managers must be willing to help out their juniors and subordinates, so that there is a formally charted out mentoring program that links mentors to mentees. Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

The Impact of Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Chronus

They’re not ready for internships, ready for mentors, ready to go outside in the world. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound wanted to expand their already established youth mentoring program into the high school space in order to help more at-risk students graduate from high school, go to college, and become positive members of today’s competitive and growing workforce. Big Brothers Big Sisters already produces amazing results with their dedication to youth mentoring.

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

Chronus

With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. What is Flash Mentoring? Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring. Instead of a relationship that lasts months, flash mentoring is centered around tactical one-time meetings that provide knowledge or skills when participants need them. What are the Benefits of Flash Mentoring? Who Can Use Flash Mentoring?

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

Mentorship Program: Help Employees Find their Mentor

Growth Engineering

Business leaders everywhere (including me) love mentors! Join me to find out why, and discover how to create a mentorship program straight out of personal development heaven! Will you be my mentor?’ So, is the search for your mentor worth the effort or will it end in heartache, and a lot of awkward emails? As a massive advocate for friendships at work , I wholeheartedly agree – mentors matter! Fortunately, a good mentorship program can help!

Black Belt Mentors

CLO Magazine

Government Accountability Office decided to develop a mentoring program in 2016, organizational leaders knew they wanted to integrate it seamlessly into their learning environment. The GAO Mentoring Program, as the program they developed became known, aims to create a collaborative learning environment, improve employee morale and provide opportunities for employee development, Crosetto said. A successful mentoring program supports this organizational effort.

Case Study: Designing HIPO Programs That Work

CLO Magazine

To address a much-needed gap in their overall leadership development strategy, The University of Alabama Birmingham, UAB, created a High Potential program, called the “Institute for Leadership.” Framework : The entire program is founded in our leadership competency model.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. According to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles, more than three in four respondents said their most impactful mentoring relationship was important to their career development. The study’s co-author, Mark Livingston, said organizations with mentoring programs are viewed as more attractive places to work and retain employees at a higher rate. “I’m

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. In this article, I show you how strong Blended training programs can make such initiatives even more efficient and effective.

Role of Enterprise LMS for Effective Sales Enablement

G-Cube

Today, most organizations embrace sales enablement solutions to drive revenues, improve go-to-market strategies, and offer a personalized buying experience. Using an online LMS, managers can introduce rewards, quests, and leaderboards into a sales training program.

The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace

TalentLMS

Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. These programs connect a less-experienced employee with more experienced groups or individuals. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. Having a mentor can accelerate the learning process through the mentor’s imparting of personal experiences, learnings, and insights on business endeavors.

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace?

Unboxed

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace? The benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace simply can’t be overstated. What’s the impact of coaching and mentoring on employees? What are effective mentoring and coaching processes?

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Of the nine learning methods examined by the study, instructor-led training, short-clip video, and coaching and mentoring were the top three learning approaches cited by respondents overall. As someone who’s worked with some of the world’s leading organizations to build successful learning programs, I have found that worker preference for learning delivery has much more to do with need and role than age alone. Create reverse mentoring opportunities.

Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization

Matrix

HR professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to retain talent in the organizations and formal programs are not as efficient as it would be desired. In such circumstances it is only logical for organizations to search for solutions on a more personal level.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

This is precisely the reason why mentoring circles, a modern form of group mentoring, is on the rise, quickly gaining popularity in organizations looking to tackle gender diversity head on. Why Mentoring Circles? Circle members (ideally between five and eight people) choose a topic—whether it be personal or professional—for group discussion. The circles can be gender specific or coed, depending on the program’s intentions.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work.

Four reasons your emerging leaders need mentors

Everwise

Mentoring programs are a powerful way to engage and retain top employees, especially millennials. Especially as the competition for talent continues to intensify, companies would do well do strengthen their mentoring programs. Studies show that emerging leaders prioritize personal growth and purpose over their paychecks. They want to work for companies that value their personal growth and help them advance in their careers. Mentoring boosts retention.

Discover the benefits of a successful mentoring program

Everwise

While many companies have bespoke training programs, sometimes management and company leaders don’t have adequate time or resources to teach communication techniques and other soft skills that are crucial to success in the workplace. With the world’s largest community of mentors, Everwise can help companies fill this gap. We’ve helped companies of all sizes create successful mentoring programs that can lead to stronger employee retention and engagement and help win over millennials.

Is training personalization feasible in corporate learning?

eFront

We live in a world where everything personalized sells. It seems that almost all facets of human life are getting more and more personalized. Even education is being revolutionized through personalized learning! Personalized learning has been trending quite lately in learning circles. Personalized learning has been trending quite lately in learning circles. What is personalized learning? It also involves crafting a personalized learning plan.

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts

Everwise

As part of our “Ask me Anything” series that poses questions from our user community to our mentor community, we recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share their experiences about how to make the most of mentoring partnerships. Our community posed a variety of questions around starting out a mentoring relationship, making ongoing mentoring effective, and taking action. Starting a mentoring relationship: Identifying needs and building trust.

10 Talent Management Programs

Ed App

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 talent management programs available for you to use to develop quality employees. These programs will tell you everything you need to know concerning all aspects of talent management from recruiting and training to retaining your best employees.

Why Mentoring Should be Protégé-Led

Everwise

People seek out mentors at all different stages of their career and for a variety of reasons. Whether they are trying to gain visibility in their industry, obtain a promotion, move to a new business unit, or simply determine their next career goals, mentoring can help many professionals advance. Traditionally this relationship has looked more directive, with the experienced mentor teaching the protégé what they considered useful and necessary.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

Creating Sales Training Programs to Catalyze Profits – The Training Bootcamp Stage

G-Cube

If your answer to any of these questions is a NO… Then it is time to empower your sales team through a customized sales training and enablement program to get the cash registers singing! They need to be specially enabled to coach and mentor their team members virtually.

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Be the mentor you wished you had with these 3 strategies

Matrix

Avid readers like Bill Gates will most likely tell you that books are a precious mentor and an excellent way of seeking solutions for many problems. However, deep, meaningful conversations with the right person at the right time can be exactly what you need at some point in your career.

The Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive

Everwise

For young professionals, having an experienced mentor can contribute to their future success. The career advantages of having a mentor are well-documented and manifold. On the other side of the equation, it’s easy to assume executive mentors participate merely out of altruism. There is more to mentoring than simply “giving back” or “feeling a sense of personal satisfaction.” For executives in particular, acting as a mentor can move their own career forward.

Four reasons your emerging leaders need mentors

Everwise

Mentoring programs are a powerful way to engage and retain top employees, especially millennials. Especially as the competition for talent continues to intensify, companies would do well do strengthen their mentoring programs. Studies show that emerging leaders prioritize personal growth and purpose over their paychecks. They want to work for companies that value their personal growth and help them advance in their careers. Mentoring boosts retention.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. People meet online, in groups and possibly never in person.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

A mentorship is often thought of as a close relationship between a young professional and a more senior person who can help the mentee grow and achieve his or her career goals. While technical skills are important, soft skills are equally relevant in the workplace and include personal attributes such as communication style, emotional intelligence and teamwork skills. In fact, employee retention is 25 percent higher for those who engage in company-sponsored mentoring and coaching.

Mentor in a structured on-the-job training: the new kid on the block?

Matrix

Instead of apprenticeships that provide focus on the acquisition of all skills necessary for a role, a structured on-the-job training program will break down the role into subsets of skills and focus on the acquisition of those specific skills that the workforce lack.

Mentor Impact: Wendy Roberts Shares her Journey

Everwise

Having kickstarted the company’s technical training program, she’s familiar with hard work. I started there and then moved to PayPal, where I restarted their entire program for technical training. Have you had any mentors who have meaningfully impacted your career? I sought out people through external training programs. Along the way, I’d meet a person whose point of view resonated with me. Let’s say a person didn’t get something done.

Why Training Is Important For Your New Employees

Coggno

Assign a good trainer and mentor for them. Present details of wellness programs (e.g., Role-specific training. Some training is standard for all employees, but others are more role-specific.

An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership

Everwise

Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. What do you need for a successful mentor/protege partnership? What do you enjoy most about being a mentor?

Winning With an Evolved Sales Enablement Program

Allego

2020 was a transformational year for sales enablement programs. 62% of sales professionals say they’ve lost a sale because they couldn’t meet personally with a buyer. Sales leaders are often no longer physically in the same office for observation and mentoring of their team.

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Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. People may be excited about participating initially, but excessive paperwork, lack of marketing and unclear expectations can cause excitement to wane and programs to languish. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture. Informal mentoring is based on your network and who you already know.