Michelle Manson

Michelle Manson

Michelle writes about all things talent development at Chronus. Primarily focused around helping organizations learn from the success of others, she's committed to promoting program best practices and evangelizing the concept of personalized connections for learning.

Infographic: 5 Strategies for a Successful Onboarding Process

Empower your organization with these five strategies for a successful onboarding process. A terrific employee onboarding program ensures your new hires integrate well with your organization, reach productivity quickly, and continue to contribute to your organization for years to come. Want to learn more? Read our complete guide for making your employee onboarding process both strategic and effective. Access Your Employee … Read more

Chronus Presentation: 8 Tips for Employee Development Program Best Practices

You have strong and skillful employees right at your fingertips. Solid training, clear communication, and a commitment to your workforce can go a long way in showing your dedication to your employees, as well as produce and sustain great results for the future of your organization. An employee career development program may be the answer to reducing disengagement and turnover, … Read more

Modern Mentoring: Reverse Mentoring

Reverse mentoring isn’t a brand new concept but it’s experiencing a rebirth in popularity thanks, in part, to the 2015 movie The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. In the film, Anne Hathaway plays the young CEO of an e-commerce startup and Robert De Niro plays a retired executive. Long story short, Robert De Niro’s character applies to a … Read more

Establish Good L&D Goals Up Front

By David Vance Guest Blogger for Chronus Chronus welcomes the wise words of David Vance,  executive director of the Center for Talent Reporting and contributing editorial advisor for Chief Learning Officer Magazine, on setting up measurable goals for your talent development programs. January is the start of a new fiscal year for many organizations. This makes it a great time … Read more

Career Mentoring Program Tool Kit

Boost Employee Engagement and Retention with a Corporate Mentoring Program In the current world of fast-growing technology and the “war for talent” environment, many businesses are experiencing a deficit of employee engagement and high attrition rates.  In fact, the number-two reason employees leave an organization is due to a lack of career development opportunities, above leadership, culture, and compensation.1 If … Read more

How Informal Talent Development Programs Can Produce Impactful Leadership for Organizations

Most employees evaluate several factors before starting a new position at a company: Will the work be relevant to career aspirations? Does the company provide a competitive salary? Are there opportunities for growth? In order to successfully recruit and retain these employees for development into future leaders, it’s important to adopt a “hire to retire” approach to talent development. Early … Read more

Case Study Brief: Public Transportation Firm Improves Productivity & Training with Chronus

We’re keeping it short and sweet in our latest case study brief for a public transportation client looking to streamline and scale their coaching program. Organizational growth and individual learning needs can complicate the management of coach and coachee relationships, create gaps in program communication and consistency, and make it difficult to measure and track progress overtime. They turned to … Read more

Crop of the Season: Employers Eyeing Millennial Graduates for Hire

For human resource recruiters and employers, the months of May and June bring excitement with the new flood of millennial graduates to pick from; bright, freshly primed from their formal studies, technology advocates, and ready to begin a new chapter in their lives. As the festivities following graduation die down, many graduates immediately jump onboard the job search train to … Read more

Case Study Slideshare: Daimler Trucks Reinvents Corporate Mentoring Program

You heard about our mentoring and talent development software, now see it in action in our latest customer success case study on Daimler Trucks North America. While managing heavy-duty trucks and vehicles is no easy feat, trying to run multiple cross-site mentoring programs can introduce new organizational challenges overtime. In order to reduce administrative burdens, strengthen learning programs, and communicate … Read more

Slideshow: Five Signs Your Corporate Coaching Needs Software

A growing workforce should be a happy event, so why the sad face? If you find yourself immersed in an administrative warfare when it comes to prioritizing programs and hand-matching coaches to employees, then it’s time to reevaluate your current corporate coaching methods. We’ve designed a brief SlideShare presentation with five signs that alert you to your methods becoming well, … Read more

Chronus Helps Daimler Trucks Reinvent Corporate Mentoring Program

In our new case study, see how the largest truck manufacturer in North America, Daimler Trucks, is using Chronus mentoring software to develop and further the career paths of 4,000 employees across U.S. and Mexico locations. Initially limited by administrative burdens such as spreadsheets and a one-region software program with a poor learning structure, Daimler is now leveraging mentoring programs across … Read more

Chronus Presentation: 10 Ingredients For a Successful Coaching Program

Simply put, creating a successful coaching program is like whipping up your favorite dish. Before getting started, the first step is to gather all the essential ingredients. But be careful, not measuring the ingredients or neglecting one might affect the final taste in your recipe. Likewise, our team at Chronus believes a successful coaching program requires a certain set of … Read more

New Case Study: Gates Millennium Scholars Program

See how the Gates Millennium Scholars Program is using mentoring to improve student engagement and retention in a program that spans the country. Here’s what they had to say about Chronus: “Overall, our experience with Chronus has been great. We appreciate the frequent communication in sharing updates and feedback. The product delivered what we expected and more. We are very impressed … Read more

4 Predictions for Talent Development

Happy 2014! We interviewed our top execs to come up with a list of what you’ll see in terms of talent development predictions for the coming year. 4 Predictions for Talent Development from Chronus   As a bonus, here are a few more questions and answers from these interviews that will give you a peek into what to expect. Q: What … Read more

The True Benefits of Mentorship on an Employee’s Career

Many thanks to Lisa Kimmel, of Edelman PR in Toronto, for authoring a great article on the true benefits of mentorship on an employee’s career and mentioning Chronus. In the article she examines the reasons why an employee would seek out a mentor. Here’s an excerpt: “The benefits of a mentorship are primarily attitudinal in nature. They can effect a … Read more

Measuring Talent Development Program ROI – Chapter One: Employee Retention

At Chronus, we believe in the value of talent development programs and are often called upon to help customers figure out the ROI of their mentoring and coaching programs. Therefore,  we’ve excerpted a passage for you from our new ebook, “The ROI of Mentoring, Coaching, and Other Employee Development Programs” about employee retention. Feel free to download the entire ebook now. … Read more