Amanda Schnieders

Amanda Schnieders

As a believer in the innovative capabilities of the modern workplace, Amanda focuses on the ways and processes by which human engagement can change employee productivity and growth in an organization. She is avid about helping companies work smarter, not harder.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity … Read more

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide, Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. As part of our Author Series during the Chronus Summer Reading Book … Read more

Infographic: The Top 5 Workplace Mentoring Program Types

When almost a third of employees employed in their current job for less than six months are already job searching, organizations are turning to tried and true engagement strategies to retain their top talent. Read more

4 Steps to Matching the Right Mentors and Mentees

Employees who are most engaged at work perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave the organization. However, without properly matching mentors and mentees, a mentoring program may never reach this kind of impact. Read more

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

The dreaded moment: you have a burning question and no idea where to turn. For most people, this leads to a frantic Google search. But what if you could turn to someone instead of something for answers? 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. Read more

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

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. Perhaps the most obvious is the impact they have on learning and development within the organization. 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 … Read more

The Impact of Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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. They partnered with West Seattle High School to create MentorU, a program that pairs classroom learning with a mentoring program between 9th and 10th graders… Read more

SlideShare: Why Gender Diversity Matters at Work

The higher you look in companies, the fewer women you see. Despite making up 47 percent of the workforce, women make up just 29 percent of positions by the time they reach the VP level, and a mere 19 percent by the time they enter the C-Suite. This representation can discourage women from seeking advancement or push them out of … Read more

8 Mentoring Articles Every HR Employee Should Read to Stay a Step Ahead

We’ve curated the top articles we’ve read on mentoring, so you can spend less time hoping to ingest everything, and more time on consuming the right things. Here are our eight valuable articles to read! Why Can’t Companies Get Mentorship Programs Right? Mel Jones cuts straight to the point: As much as corporations like to think mentoring is a Band-Aid … Read more

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mentor?

Should I become a mentor? Can I be a mentor? For most people, it’s hard to know when exactly it is that someone accumulates enough experience and wisdom to be able to guide another person. I’ll let you in on a secret: most people are ready for the role before they think. All of us have experiences that can help … Read more

Four Tips for Becoming a Successful Mentee

For most people, being a mentor or a mentee doesn’t come naturally, but everyone has the potential to succeed in a mentoring relationship. Sometimes, it just takes a little guidance. This video series breaks down the first steps in preparing for mentorship, and provides tips for finding the right mentor to guide you in career growth, skill development, and other … Read more

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 27 percent drop-off to be exact. Organizations that fail to engage or advance women employees aren’t just perceived negatively for their D&I commitments, it’s also bad for business. Read more

The Impact of Mentoring: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

We sat down with several participants of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates mentoring program to ask them how mentoring has impacted their lives. Almost every person’s recollection could be traced back to something in their former school days. Little instances here and there that impacted them over the years. A conversation with a teacher, a coach, or a professor. It … Read more