Aya Titus

Aya Titus

As a champion of workplace learning and development, Aya has presented at industry conferences and is developing into a bona fide thought leader. Aya covers several facets of the talent development industry, including facilitation, instructional design, strategy and planning, and of course, the power and impact of mentoring.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. So much so that we can sometimes lose track of what it really means. So think of it like this: Imagine that you’re a left-handed baseball player. You’ve been selected to play on a team of all right-handed players. Before you begin your first practice, you … Read more

Pitching Career Mentoring to Stakeholders: Four Questions To Prepare For

Starting a mentoring initiative at your organization is exciting. You’ve researched the options for best program format and put together a solid plan for your company. Perhaps you’ve even put together a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis. However, there’s always the final stage of the process before committing to launch—pitching career mentoring to stakeholders and securing their approval. Gaining leadership approval for … Read more

How Youth Mentoring Builds the Talent of Tomorrow While Helping Organizations Today

Youths who have mentors are more likely to succeed in many areas of life. According to Youth.gov, young people with at least one caring mentor in their lives are more likely to graduate high school and attend college. They are less likely to fall victim to substance abuse, and less likely to be incarcerated. Research from “The Mentoring Effect” says … Read more

How the Right Admin Could Make or Break Your Mentoring Program

When launching a new mentoring program, having an administrator that’s ready and able to manage the program, stakeholders, and tools can be a huge factor in the success of the program. In fact, it can mean the difference between a program that thrives and grows into a best practice, or one that fizzles out after a pilot. According to a … Read more

Why Building a Strong Learning Culture Can’t Wait

Humans naturally tend towards learning. We will do so almost subconsciously.  Consider a child picking up the accent of their parents, or learning a song without ever looking up the lyrics. At the workplace, the learning culture consists of the expectations, rhetoric, and support that determine whether and how individuals learn. Whether  your organization is deliberately building a learning culture or not, some … Read more

Solving Your Engagement Problem: How to Create Harmony with Your Millennial Workforce

So you’re having a problem keeping millennial employees engaged and thriving at your company, right? It’s okay, many do. In 2015, only 32% of employees were considered engaged at work. Low engagement is tightly correlated to increased turnover, and the cost of turnover is substantial. Gallup estimates that millennial turnover costs the US economy $30.5 billion annually. There’s got to … Read more

Why Workplace Friendships Are Essential to Employee Engagement

I’m willing to bet you, dear reader, have come across an article (or ten) about the importance of employee engagement. We’ve been hearing a lot about this topic with people saying it’s crucial, companies that have engaged workforces see lower turnover and higher profits, and we’d all do well to invest in programs that promote employee engagement. But here’s something … Read more

High Potentials Mentoring: Viceroy Hotels

Chronus customer Roberto Vizcaino, Vice President of Learning & Development at Viceroy Hotel Group, joined us to discuss the processes and challenges of developing a high potentials mentoring program. We’ve provided an edited transcript of the interview for your convenience. Why High Potentials Mentoring? Aya: Hi, this is Aya at Chronus. I’m a customer success manager and today I have … Read more

Modern Mentoring: Mentoring Circles

By now, you’ve likely heard that mentoring is a big deal. Why, you ask? Well, for starters, it engages employees. Among other things, retention is 25 percent higher for employees who have engaged in company-sponsored mentoring (Deloitte Research Brief, 2012). So it’s no wonder that organizations across all industries and sizes are jumping on the bandwagon and giving this mentoring … Read more

Five Mentoring Program Mistakes to Avoid

Every organization wants a more engaged, more productive, and overall happier workforce. And research in the talent development industry increasingly demonstrates the organizational benefits of mentoring – especially because mentoring supports multiple goals such as: Providing career development opportunities Sharing tacit company knowledge Supporting diversity & inclusion efforts Improving the onboarding experience Running a mentoring program isn’t as complicated as … Read more