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Chronus works every day to deliver on the mission to enrich people's lives with technology that drives effective learning. As the leader in mentoring software, Chronus power hundreds of successful mentoring programs for some of the world's largest organizations.

Infographic: The Importance of Gender Diversity in the Workplace

While women now account for 47 percent of the workforce, they are still greatly underrepresented in leadership roles with only 19 percent occupying C-level positions. Learn why creating more gender diverse teams is essential for your organization to perform at its best in our new infographic. Bonus: We’ve also included three ways your organization can enable women to thrive in … Read more

RMIT University’s Award-Winning Student Mentoring

An Award-Winning Student Mentoring Program Australia’s RMIT University, was recognized by the Victorian International Education Awards for their student mentoring program aimed at international students. RMIT received the award for Excellence in International Student Employability and Career Development, solidifying their reputation for producing graduates who are highly valued by employers worldwide. RMIT’s mentoring program matches industry professionals and alumni with … Read more

Top 10 Mentoring Program Best Practices

Mentoring programs are a great method to boost employee development, engagement, and retention at any company. Start your program off right with our top tips on mentoring program best practices gathered together from our internal staff. Attention to a few important details can make all the difference in ensuring effectiveness for your mentoring program. Watch our quick video to learn our top … Read more

Case Study: Retail Bank Implements Mentoring Programs

How can a large bank overcome critical talent development issues like a widely distributed workforce and a diverse range of talent development needs? With over 2800 branches around the globe, a large retail bank faced a steep climb to address these issues internally. They turned to Chronus software to connect and engage their talented employees across the organization. With several … Read more

Recommended Read: Debunking Common Mentoring Myths

Forbes.com recently interviewed Susan Canfield, director of the MBA Mentor Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.  In the article, Debunking Common Mentoring Myths, Susan talks about some of the most common mentoring myths that she has heard in her expansive experience with mentoring. The Foster School of Business has been a valued customer of ours for the past three years … Read more

Recommended Read: Meet Behind-The-Scenes Mentors Of 15 Top Tech Executives

Even top tech executives benefit from mentors. Everyone is affected, one way or another by some form of mentoring.  Whether it is career related, or more personal, people from all walks of life have learned that it’s beneficial to learn from others.  In the article, Meet Behind-The-Scenes Mentors Of 15 Top Tech Executives, Andrea Huspeni highlights how some of the biggest names in … Read more

How to Rope in Mentees in the New Year

A new year always means new beginnings for all of us. It’s that time of year when we analyze our lives and make New Year’s resolutions – to improve our personal and professional lives. But as we all know it is not easy – resolutions are easier made than kept. The truth is, we really do need the support of … Read more

Tips to Market Your New Mentoring Program

Now that you have designed a mentoring program and are ready to launch, you might want get your workforce excited about your program and ultimately increase enrollment. This is where marketing your program will help. Think of marketing as a four-step process: Awareness, Interest, Desire and Action. Helping your prospective mentors and mentees progress through these 4 steps will result … Read more

Recommended Read: The Right Way to Be a Mentor

Being a mentor can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. However it can also be very time-consuming and demanding. In an article entitled, The Right Way to Be a Mentor, Demetriouse Russell, Director of Corporate Relations and Market Development for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education programs, shares practical tips to manage the ups and downs of mentoring. A mentor himself, Russell … Read more

Recommended Read: 5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

Mentoring gives mentees a chance to meet new people, learn new skills and get new opportunities. However as the article 5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor in the Business Insider points out, having a mentor alone doesn’t guarantee success. Being a mentee also means being responsible and making an effort to create a successful mentoring partnership. To get … Read more

Recommended Read: Starting a Diversity Mentoring Program

Update: For more information on diversity mentoring, please read our in-depth article, “Mentoring Works: Diversity in Organizations.” Today large corporations such as PwC, Sodexo, AT&T, Procter and Gamble and Ernst & Young, realize that a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds lead to new ideas, innovation and ultimately success on a global scale. However it is not easy to … Read more

Article Review: Mentoring, Your Road Map to Success

This week, we’d like to recommend an insightful article on workforce mentoring programs published by HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The HRCI is an internationally recognized certifying organization for HR professionals and is also a Chronus customer. The article incorporates the opinions of experts in Mentoring, including our very own Vetri Vellore, CEO of Chronus. Titled, “Mentoring, your Road map to … Read more

Tips on Using Mentoring for Onboarding New Employees

Studies show new employees who attend a well-structured onboarding program are 69% more likely to stay with the organization after 3 years. But a large number of organizations surveyed by SHRM said their onboarding efforts lasted less than a week. Why? Most companies don’t have enough HR resources or their existing staff can’t take time off from their regular work to … Read more

How a Growing Company Can Design Recruiting & Retention Strategies

While it is standard practice to have some level of onboarding procedures, many companies are not realizing the full potential from having well-developed recruiting and retention practices. John Harabedian, Managing Director of the Retirement Plan Services division at Tegrit Group, looks at the full spectrum of recruiting and retention strategies, molded around onboarding. From advertising the job opening to conducting job performance evaluations, … Read more

IKEA Provides Professional Development For Its Staff

The Swedish furniture store IKEA boasts an annual, “Learning & Development” program guide for each of their workers which includes over 45 training opportunities from in-store training, national training and specialized workshops which are intended to help develop and encourage the career goals and leadership abilities of their staff. IKEA also offers significant tuition reimbursement for any courses that employees … Read more

The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

Mentoring and coaching are frequently used inter-changeably. Though their purpose is the same to increase performance, the process and timeline are different. Coaching focuses on improving performance related to a specific task by helping the person expand his or her knowledge or skill related to that task. In contrast, mentoring focuses on improving the overall performance of an individual by … Read more