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. However, she was able to benefit greatly from her male mentors.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships.

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

Clark Quinn

I was talking today with an organization that has mentoring as a very core feature of their culture, and it got me reflecting on the fantastic luck I’ve had in my career. In my first job, designing and programming educational computer games for DesignWare, Jim Schuyler and Lesley Czechowicz helped me learn quite a bit about how organizations run and what good management is. Don is also a great role model for top-notch critical and innovative thinking.

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. Why do you need a business mentor?

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?

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? These mentoring programs must be strategically linked to the organization’s business goals.

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. 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

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

I usually use one character who acts as a coach and one character who is similar to the audience–same job role, same level of experience. In this example, the audience is new managers who don’t have much experience with coaching and mentoring.

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?’ Fortunately, a good mentorship program can help! How to Find your Mentor?

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. Create reverse mentoring opportunities. What’s one thing you can count on these days?

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. Transformative Mentoring. When mentoring works, it can be transformative.

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?

10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

Everwise

In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

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. Mentoring breeds effective learning.

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.

5 Steps to Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

Training Industry

Developing a mentoring program for your company is a great idea. Mentoring can help you attract, retain and grow talented employees. But the overwhelming majority of corporate mentoring programs fail. We think, “Mentoring—how hard can it be?” Many mentoring programs start with a grassroots approach: Employees see a need and ask management to support a formal mentoring program. Provide mentors and protégés with training.

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 mentors shared several approaches.

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.

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.

The Role of e-Learning in Building and Managing Organizational Talent: A Case Study

G-Cube

Here are some of the strategies we implemented to create an impactful training program for effective talent management: Owing to the vastness of the information to be shared, the course was broken down into two distinct modules. For any organization, its ‘people’ are its greatest asset.

Why Mentoring Should be Protégé-Led

Everwise

People seek out mentors at all different stages of their career and for a variety of reasons. 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. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that.

The meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. Thus, creating spreadsheets, diagrams, and presentations is as much a part as is participating in and leading projects, commenting constructively, and coaching and mentoring.

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. Mentoring breeds effective learning.

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.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

If businesses want to improve employee retention and secure a stable pool of future employees, they need to teach and mentor their young leaders. Millennials, in particular, want more than technical training and a salary; they want mentoring and career development.

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.

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? Catalyst found 65 percent of women who have been mentored will go on to become mentors themselves, thus continuously refilling the mentor pool and perpetuating the positive mentorship cycle for women.

Mentoring can elevate women in tech (webinar recap)

Everwise

Experts believe that mentoring can help reverse this trend–and conversely that a lack of mentors for women, particularly in tech, is partially responsible. Mentoring can be used as a tool to keep them. Mentors benefit, too.

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?

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. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

Kiabi Carson says mentoring drives employee engagement in times of growth

Everwise

In her role, Kiabi is responsible for setting HR strategy and is accountable for the full scope of HR functions across the rapidly expanding region. In addition to mentoring, Carson wanted to provide plenty of learning and development resources, which Everwise could provide on its platform.

Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

One of the great mysteries of leadership development programs, succession planning initiatives and high-potential efforts is how effective they are at capturing the results of past efforts and predicting the capability of someone to master as-yet-unknown challenges.

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The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements? Have you wondered how all eLearning programs follow a specific structure and adhere to standards despite being unique learning elements?

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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?

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. It’s inexpensive, effective and delivers solid results for protégés and mentors alike. In fact, employees who are mentored are five times more likely to be promoted and 44 percent less likely to leave the company.