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Building Employee Connections in the Workplace

In the fast-paced, ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, the importance of employee connections and team member connections cannot be overstated. These connections play a pivotal role in facilitating engagement, which, in turn, contributes significantly to individual and organizational growth. Blueboard found “85% of HR professionals strongly agree that it’s important for employees to feel connected at work and 77% … Read more ›

By | September 8, 2023

7 Reverse Mentoring Program Best Practices

Reverse mentoring is an emerging mentoring practice that can benefit organizations and employees. This article explores what a reverse mentoring program is, its advantages, and best practices that can help you make the most of this modern mentoring format.   What is a Reverse Mentoring Program? Traditionally, mentoring consists of a senior mentor offering guidance and assistance to a less … Read more ›

By | September 7, 2023

What is Career Development?

Career development is the process of building knowledge, experience, and skills that will help an employee reach long-term career goals. Career development is different from employee development, which is more focused simply on gaining skills and experience, often in areas that will benefit the employer. Career development, on the other hand, is guided by the employee’s vision of their future … Read more ›

By | August 1, 2023

Guide to Setting DEI Goals and Measuring Success

Companies who want to thrive for the long term understand the importance and benefits of making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority. Several research reports have shown positive correlations between DEI initiatives and better financial performance and innovation.   Why are DEI Goals Important? Unfortunately, companies neglect to make DEI a strategic priority, leading to very little (or extremely slow) … Read more ›

By | September 20, 2023

Building Leadership Development Programs for Future Leaders

Without effective leadership, organizations can’t reach their full potential. While some people are natural leaders, leadership is a skill that can be learned, and it pays for companies to foster great future leaders by providing training and development. Development programs help leaders find a sense of purpose, learn how to relate better with their teams, foster a positive culture, help … Read more ›

By | August 15, 2023

Unleash the Potential of Peer to Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring matches mentors and mentees with similar job titles, backgrounds, or levels of experience. These programs may match participants individually or in groups with specific goals, e.g., transfer of knowledge during onboarding.  In contrast to traditional mentoring, which matches senior and junior employees to transfer knowledge and offer support, peer-to-peer mentoring fosters connection between employees at roughly the same … Read more ›

By | July 10, 2023

Mentor Training: Equip Mentors with the Skills They Need

Mentoring is an age-old practice that has gained new relevance—and organizational support—in today’s workplace. Mentoring helps individuals realize their potential and organizations thrive, with benefits including career and leadership development for a strong talent pipeline, higher engagement and performance and greater retention of skilled employees.   A growing number of companies are creating structured programs to harness the advantages of … Read more ›

By | June 14, 2023

Enterprise Mentoring: Benefits and How to Implement

A company’s success depends on its people. For an organization to prosper in the long term, they need a workforce that’s engaged, agile and equipped with the right skills.    To get to that state, companies need to hire the right people and ensure that those people are in a position to do (and want to do) their best work. … Read more ›

By | June 20, 2023

5 Reasons Why Workplace Mentorship Programs Fail

Workplace mentorship programs can be an effective tool for employee development, connectivity and overall organizational success. Mentorship—in which one employee acts as a trusted career advisor to another employee—has been proven to contribute to higher employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity and retention, among other benefits.   However, not all mentoring experiences are equal, and there are plenty of challenges that organizations … Read more ›

By | May 11, 2023

Employee Resource Groups: Examples & Best Practices

Employee resource groups (ERGs) have been a part of corporate life since the 1960s, but they are growing in popularity. As employees look for support within their organizations and companies aim to foster engagement, create a sense of belonging and advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals, it’s becoming apparent how valuable these internal communities of employees really are in … Read more ›

By | August 8, 2023

Aid Knowledge Transfer with People-Centric Learning

Employees have always been a company’s greatest asset. Yet historically, only a few companies have designed their learning and development program to reflect that.   That has changed in recent times. The talent shortage, along with the continuing need to upskill due to technological advancements mean that companies need to take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to learning. From … Read more ›

By | April 20, 2023

Long-Term Career Goals [Examples & How to Succeed]

Setting goals is the first step to achieving anything you want out of life, and your career is no exception. Long-term career goals define where you want to be in the future and serve as an overall guide for the decisions you make about your career day-by-day and year-by-year. This article will explore what long-term career goals are and offer … Read more ›

By | August 15, 2023

Drive Employee Skill Development with Mentoring

A fast-changing world requires a labor force with a wide range of skills, just as it requires businesses to adapt to changing demands and technological advancements. Skill development is something that businesses continually need to invest in to stay relevant and thrive in the long term. Without it, they risk facing labor shortages that prevent them from completing vital business … Read more ›

By | April 21, 2023

Bridge the Workforce Skills Gap with Mentoring

With the evolution of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the continued march of automation and the rise of the gig economy and remote work, businesses just need different skills than they did in the past. However, these essential skills are often hard to find within the workforce or being developed as we speak. This mismatch between skills employers demand and … Read more ›

By | March 20, 2023

Overcoming America’s Worker Shortage with Mentoring

Layoff news may dominate the headlines, but U.S. employers are still struggling to fill open roles and retain top performers. At the heart of the issue is a shortage of skilled workers that only worsened during the pandemic and may persist for years to come. Mentoring offers a solution to labor shortages that maximizes companies’ existing workforce while also attracting … Read more ›

By | March 13, 2023

Reskilling the Workforce: Benefits and Best Practices

In a business world where change is the only constant, reskilling has become more important than ever. Reskilling also helps people adapt to changing demands. Often, workers whose jobs would be eliminated by automation can learn how to use automation technology, such as warehouse workers learning how to work on robots. Sometimes, reskilling may require workers to earn a new … Read more ›

By | March 9, 2023

Build a Successful Job Shadowing Program

Job shadowing is a valuable practice that can significantly benefit employers and employees. Exposing less experienced workers to the day-to-day realities of a senior worker or allowing a recent graduate or new hire to see a junior employee’s specific tasks and work gives them an idea of what they can expect as they progress through the company.   Job shadowing … Read more ›

By | September 13, 2023

Improve Management Skills with Mentoring

Improve management skills with mentoring  With countless articles, books, and podcasts dedicated to tips on how to deal with bad bosses, strict micro-managers, and toxic workplaces, it seems like the corporate world is plagued with bad managers.    That’s because management is a skill that companies don’t often pay attention to until it’s too late. Employees often become managers because … Read more ›

By | March 9, 2023

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