Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

A recent survey of 3,000 full-time employees representing 21 industries across the US revealed a telling statistic: 76% of people feel having a mentor at work is important. Similarly, Bersin found organizations with excellent cultural support for coaching have 13% stronger business results. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. This is … Read more

Amanda Schnieders By

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

Aya Titus By

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

Ken Lodi By

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

Michelle Manson By

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

Michelle Manson By

Our Tips Revealed: Employee Development Program Best Practices

Developing your employees requires time and effort. Successful employee development programs not only arm the employee with lifelong skill sets, but also demonstrate organizational trust and eagerness to drive employee growth and retention. Even so, an employee development program is particularly tricky to sustain and with the wrong approach, may end up becoming more of a liability than an opportunity for … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

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

Michelle Manson By

Is It Time? Five Signs Your Corporate Coaching Needs Software

Corporate coaching is a key strategy to develop and retain strong leaders across the organization. In a 2012 survey to HR executives, 65 percent rated coaching as a highly effective talent development tool.* Companies are leveraging coaching to prepare the next-generation of executive leadership, hone skills of high-impact functional managers and retain key employees. Corporate coaching programs are growing in … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

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

Michelle Manson By

Coaching: From Millennials to Mid-Level Employees & Beyond

As a Seattleite, I couldn’t be more proud of our Seahawks this year (shameless brag coming). We won the Superbowl! What’s more amazing is that the team is made up of guys that a lot of other NFL teams simply overlooked because they didn’t ‘seem’ to have high potential. Turns out that the right team and the right coach was … Read more

Rayanna MacElveen By

Top Ingredients For a Successful Corporate Coaching Program

Planning = Successful Corporate Coaching Programs Many organizations are discovering that the secret sauce to talent development is creating a successful corporate coaching program — one that not only engages key talent but also drives strong organizational outcomes. A study from Bersin and Deloitte recently found that organizations with “excellent cultural support for coaching had a 75% higher rating for talent management results … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

Ebook: Calculate the ROI of Your Mentoring, Coaching & Employee Development Programs

It’s no secret that organizations who invest in their employees are top performers.  Programs like mentoring and coaching are increasingly popular methods for developing an organization’s talent pool. But, how do you know if these programs are effective in improving organizational performance? And how do you know if your investments are paying off? It turns out there are a number … Read more

Michelle Manson By