Sherry Tiao

Sherry Tiao

At Chronus, Sherry explores the realms of talent and career development. Whether it’s the state of new hires in the workplace or how mentoring helps employee engagement, she’s passionate about understanding the HR needs of organizations around the world.

Mentoring Works: Military Mentoring Programs

Mentoring is effective for developing relationships, which is why many organizations find it beneficial for uses such as diversity and developing women as leaders. But mentoring is also highly successful when it comes to supporting members of the military. Why is this important? In 2013, the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University found that 15 percent of the companies they surveyed had a veteran … Read more

Mentoring: A Key Part of the Career Lattice

Imagine a typical workplace scenario: Dave has had the same job for three years. Dave likes his company and is successful in his current role, but has recently found himself struggling to stay engaged and motivated by his daily tasks. A traditional response to Dave’s dilemma might be that he either needs to move up or get out. However, a … Read more

Sponsorship vs. Mentoring: Why Not Both?

In the world of talent strategy cultivation, there has long been a debate about which is needed more – mentoring or sponsorship? Sponsorship vs. Mentoring According to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, President and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, the short answer is that mentors advise and sponsors act. But what does that mean? As Hewlett explains, “Mentors shine as … Read more

The Importance of an Employee Development Plan

The landscape of today’s workplace isn’t what it was twenty years ago. It’s not even what it was twenty minutes ago – today’s environment is both fast-paced and competitive. Ninety-one percent of millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for fewer than three years. That makes it all the more imperative that employers find a way to … Read more

How to Be a Good Mentor

Click through the SlideShare for a quick-hits version of how to be a good mentor, or read the full article below. Congratulations on your new mentoring relationship! Mentoring rewards can be enormous but it does take effort and of course, preparation. There’s plenty of advice out there how to be a good mentor and much of it is solid. However, … Read more

From David Clutterbuck: Building Your Mentor Pool

Successful mentoring programs may vary in format, length, and focus, but they all have one thing in common: a strong base of mentors. If you’re lucky, your program already has an abundance of great mentors. But if you think your mentoring pool could be improved, you’ll want to learn from Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading expert on mentoring, author of … Read more

Mentoring Works: Diversity in Organizations

For many companies, a diverse workplace is an important part of encouraging business objectives such as employee engagement and retention. As Iliana Castillo-Frick of SHRM said, “By fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, organizations will attract and retain the highest level of talent.” Diversity is important – but are HR professionals managing their programs in a way that ensures … Read more

Career Mentoring Program Snapshot: Bridgestone Americas

Recently, Vince Reardon featured Bridgestone Americas, a Chronus customer, and their successful career mentoring program on his Mentoring Today podcast. We’ve provided a condensed and edited transcript of the interview for your convenience. Vince Reardon: Some employees go back to college to get advanced degrees. Others seek out challenging, high-profile work assignments. While these are sensible career moves, they aren’t … Read more

Mentoring Software Comparison: What You Should Know

Considering mentoring software? Well, pull up a seat—you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to walk you through the top points to consider as you perform your mentoring software comparison. Mentoring Software Comparison Points 1. Flexible configuration Organizations love mentoring because it fulfills multiple purposes. Depending upon your ultimate goals, there are several different formats that might fit your … Read more

How Software Can Help Your Onboarding Goals

When it comes to making your onboarding program strategic and effective to meet your hr goals, you might have already added collaborative learning and extended the program time frame. Great job – you’re on your way to an improved program. But what should your next steps be? Here’s the thing – manually running your onboarding program can only do so much. … Read more

Ethical Mentoring: What Impact Can It Have?

How Ethical Mentoring Can Help Recently, Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading expert on mentoring as well as a Chronus partner, wrote an article on ethical mentoring. He said, “Our desire to think well of ourselves leads us to create narratives that justify the otherwise indefensible. If someone challenges those narratives, we protect our sense of self-worthiness by positioning them as … Read more

Our Tips & Best Practices for Onboarding Programs

Unfortunately, orientation-focused onboarding just isn’t cutting it anymore. Today, strategic onboarding is gaining ground because it helps employees learn and engage in a way that traditional programs can’t manage. Effective programs provide a faster track to productivity while also building strong employee relationships. Essentially, they’re win-win solutions that are tailored to the needs of the organization as well as new … Read more

Chronus Presentation: Make Your Onboarding Program Strategic

More and more, companies expect more out of onboarding. They want more increased engagement, more productivity, and improved retention. But how do you get there? Click through our slideshare to learn more about five strategies for success so you can implement a successful onboarding program across your organization. Read the Full Guide

Infographic: Employee Development Program Best Practices

  In today’s “war-for-talent” environment, it’s more important than ever for organizations to engage their employees. Read our full article, “Our Tips Revealed: Employee Development Program Best Practices,” to learn about our best practices for building effective development programs.

Mentoring Software Helps Companies Drive Business Objectives

Author and speaker Vince Reardon recently featured Chronus on his BlogTalkRadio program, “Mentoring Today.” Nic Chambers, Chronus’ Vice President of Business Development, joined him to explain how organizations benefit from using software to run mentoring and other career development programs. Chambers said, “When I think about these organizations and why they’re interested [in mentoring], it’s all about offering career development … Read more

Make Your Employee Onboarding Program Strategic and Effective

Everyone wants strategic onboarding, where new hires get up to speed quickly, embrace the corporate culture, and of course, contribute to the bottom line. But how do you get there? In our guide, we’ve laid out five essential strategies you’ll need to transform your onboarding program for a more strategic impact upon your organization: Expand the learning window Incorporate learning … Read more