Mentoring

Mentoring Program Success Story: Extensis Group’s Career Mentoring Program

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. Perhaps the most obvious is the impact they have on learning and development within the organization. For Extensis Group, a regional professional employer organization headquartered in the NYC area, establishing a growing career mentoring program has helped them to transfer knowledge across the organization, and share company insights across departments … Read more

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The Impact of Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters

“There’s often an idea that students aren’t ready. They’re not ready for internships, ready for mentors, ready to go outside in the world. But what I’ve seen in the past, from my own experience, and MentorU bears out, is that students will rise to the expectation, rise to the occasion.” – Garth Reeves, Co-Principal, West Seattle High School At first … Read more

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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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8 Mentoring Articles Every HR Employee Should Read to Stay a Step Ahead

We’ve curated the top articles we’ve read on mentoring, so you can spend less time hoping to ingest everything, and more time on consuming the right things. Here are our eight most valuable articles to read before the summer is up! Why Can’t Companies Get Mentorship Programs Right? Mel Jones cuts straight to the point: As much as corporations like … Read more

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Mentoring Program Growing Pains: When’s the Right Time for Software?

There’s a reason 71% of Fortune 500 companies offer mentoring programs to their employees. A well run mentoring program is an effective strategy to engage, develop and retain more people at an organization. But the key phrase there is well run, because if a program isn’t, it can actually do more harm than good. According to The Atlantic, “researchers have … Read more

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mentor?

Should I become a mentor? Can I be a mentor? For most people, it’s hard to know when exactly it is that someone accumulates enough experience and wisdom to be able to guide another person. I’ll let you in on a secret: most people are ready for the role before they think. All of us have experiences that can help … Read more

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Four Tips for Becoming a Successful Mentee

For most people, being a mentor or a mentee doesn’t come naturally, but everyone has the potential to succeed in a mentoring relationship. Sometimes, it just takes a little guidance. This video series breaks down the first steps in preparing for mentorship, and provides tips for finding the right mentor to guide you in career growth, skill development, and other … Read more

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University Mentoring: Do Your Student Initiatives Serve the Modern Student?

More people are seeking higher education than ever before. The National Student Clearinghouse says an estimated 20 million students attended colleges and universities in the fall of 2016—about 5 million more than attended in the fall of 2000. But they also revealed that nearly half of college students don’t end up graduating. In fact, USNEWS found 1 in 3 college freshmen … 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

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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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Pitching Career Mentoring to Stakeholders: Four Questions To Prepare For

Starting a mentoring initiative at your organization is exciting. You’ve researched the options for best program format and put together a solid plan for your company. Perhaps you’ve even put together a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis. However, there’s always the final stage of the process before committing to launch—pitching career mentoring to stakeholders and securing their approval. Gaining leadership approval for … Read more

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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

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Mentoring Helps Professional Associations Recruit and Retain Members

Professional associations connect professionals within an industry in order to share industry insight and encourage learning and networking. But recruiting and retaining younger members is becoming a challenge for many associations. A study by Horizons found that 87.3 percent of respondents agreed attracting younger members to their organizations is a growing problem. Without a steady flow of new members to … Read more

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10 Tips: University Mentoring Programs

Jump-start your university mentoring programs and put them on the path to success with these key program-planning tips. 1. Define your objectives and secure leadership support You would be surprised by the number of university mentoring programs without clear objectives or strong buy-in. Such programs often struggle because there is no consensus of what success looks like for students and … Read more

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The Impact of Mentoring: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

We sat down with several participants of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates mentoring program to ask them how mentoring has impacted their lives. Almost every person’s recollection could be traced back to something in their former school days. Little instances here and there that impacted them over the years. A conversation with a teacher, a coach, or a professor. It … Read more

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