Ideas from Industry

Infographic: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Training Dollars?

Learning that fails to deliver lasting impact is a common problem in business today. Organizations are wasting time and money on training only to be left without the intended upskilling of their employees, bolstering of their leadership bench or progress on company goals. The main problem? Scrap learning. In this infographic, explore how scrap learning is hindering your organization’s training … Read more

Amanda Schnieders By

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

By shifting the focus from simply hitting diversity metrics to building inclusion programs in the workplace, leading organizations are not only able to create an environment of belonging that encourages diverse views, but also provide a ripe workplace for people with diverse backgrounds to flourish and feel valued. Read more

Seena Mortazavi By

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

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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

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5 Reasons to Start a Veteran Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

In the increasingly competitive job market today, companies are looking for qualified, talented applicants, and they’ll need to provide the right career development programs and opportunities to keep them. Veterans, who make up just over 20 million Americans, are an underutilized resource for companies today. With additional training and specialized skills, veteran employees bring diverse experiences and knowledge to the … Read more

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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

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Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Research shows compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives market growth. McKinsey & Company found ethnically diverse companies and gender-diverse companies are respectively 35% and 15% more likely to achieve returns above average. Read more

Seena Mortazavi By

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

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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

Amanda Schnieders By

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

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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

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Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

All it took was five seconds. This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations … Read more

Seena Mortazavi By

Strategic Onboarding: Scale for Success

Onboarding a group of new employees can be a challenge. With employees spread across departments, locations, and competencies, managing this process efficiently takes work. Not to mention onboarding programs have multiple stakeholders – each with their own goals. If employees aren’t engaged and don’t feel that they’re making meaningful contributions, they may be tempted to seek a position elsewhere. Over … Read more

Stephanie Barton By

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

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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

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How to Coach Great Employees

How do you coach great employees? First it’s important to acknowledge that employees, even the best ones, can do with some coaching. I often encounter this belief in the corporate world: “We hire employees with the skills they need to do their job.” But your company hired someone with a carefully detailed resume, who interviewed well, and appeared to be … Read more

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