The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus 

In today’s post, explore the benefits of virtual mentoring and how it can help your organization stay connected and engaged. What is Virtual Mentoring? A virtual mentorship program serves to benefit not only the mentor and mentee but the organization as a whole.

3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

Absorb LMS

While mentoring roles of the past were reserved for the most senior members of our society or the executive level of an organization, today’s mentors are present in every generation and in every role. In the past, mentoring was a one-way street—from elder to younger.

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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. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership.

5 Reasons to Start a Veteran Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

Chronus 

In the increasingly competitive job market today, companies are looking for qualified, talented applicants, and they’ll need to provide the right career development programs and opportunities to keep them. Mentoring Unearths Veteran Talents for Leadership, Flexibility, and Problem Solving.

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.

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? Evaluate the Program.

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.

A Mentor Can Skill You, But A Sponsor Will Promote You

TLNT: Training and L&D

Last year as part of our ongoing inclusion, diversity and equity efforts, PayScale implemented a sponsorship program. The program paired lower-level or newly hired employees, called protégés, with more senior people, called sponsors, who could actively help promote the protégé’s career.

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

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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?

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships

Pract.us

Strong mentoring relationships benefit mentor and mentee alike. Mentoring others is good for your career. A 2013 study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors.

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

In this example, the audience is new managers who don’t have much experience with coaching and mentoring. I wrote this course as part of Cine Learning Productions Custom Leadership Training (CLT) program. Developing employee skills reduces employee turnover.

5 Tips for Running Mentorship Programs for Remote Employees

Chronus 

Given the recent spike in remote work due to the coronavirus, it’s fortunate that mentorship programs can readily expand beyond in-person coffee meetups and conversations. It breaks down silos and allows farflung employees to form meaningful mentoring relationships.

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. That’s in addition to training and technical assistance to support mentor leaders in their new role. “In

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Many don’t know how to find a mentor.

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 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

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

While that’s certainly true, mentorships are also a great way for more experienced individuals to step in and train new employees, bridging the skills gap so that people can start contributing as soon as possible. Many businesses report a lack of soft skills among their people.

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?

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?

Everwise: Mentoring Is Big Business

CLO Magazine

Mentoring is important for professional advancement and skill development. If you don’t have a formal or informal program currently, you might want to consider setting one up for employees.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already created many new jobs and is shifting the skills required in jobs across the board. Coaching and mentoring appeals most to the oldest (50+ years old) and youngest learners (21-25 years old) out of all age groups in the workplace.

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.

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.

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.” Build soft skills.

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 Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. Without the many mentors I’ve had along the way, my career and company would never have happened. Peer-to-peer mentoring can be just as beneficial.

The meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. It’s also about the learning to learn and work skills that accompany the foundational knowledge. It’s about ‘meta’ skills. What skills?

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.

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.

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If

Why You Should Actively Maintain Your Mentoring Program

Everwise

Mentoring is an invaluable tool for enriching your workforce, and is used extensively. The benefits are manifold : mentees flourish and become even better contributors, and mentors deepen their leadership, communication, and coaching skills.

How to Make Your Workforce Development Program Work for You

KnowledgeCity

Is your company experiencing a skills gap ? Today’s younger workforce have grown up knowing technology, apps and the global economy move at such a rapid pace skills can become outdated within months or even weeks. How can your workforce development program benefit your industry? .

The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience

Pract.us

Complex abilities, like soft skills, require application, practice and improvement over time. These days when robots and computers can handle more and more technical jobs, our competitive edge as humans increasingly depends on non-technical soft skills. What are soft skills?

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