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What Effective Mentoring Looks Like in the Hybrid Workplace

The coronavirus pandemic has made work and personal lives more blended, and a lot has changed for both employees and employers. There is more on people’s minds, and more disruptions and distractions that can take up mental energy. People also don’t have the same allegiance or loyalty to their employers that they once did since they’re no longer physically interacting … Read more ›

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Successful Mentoring Programs: LMI’s 1-to-1 Employee Mentoring

Today, more and more companies are turning to mentoring to elevate their DEI strategy within their employee experience. For government consultancy LMI, formalizing their already existing informal mentoring culture in order to serve their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEI&A) objectives just made sense. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues … Read more ›

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Can Reverse Mentoring Programs Build Inclusive Workplaces?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has never been more important. Top business thinkers have made the case for years that diverse workforces drive innovation and financial success, with real results to back them up. However, recent events—including the global pandemic, which has vastly altered the way we work, and a global movement focusing on racial and social … Read more ›

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Why Mentorship Training is Vital to Impactful Mentoring Programs

Mentoring is an age-old practice that has gained new relevance in today’s hybrid workplace. Mentoring helps individuals realize their potential and organizations thrive. Benefits include career and leadership development for a strong talent pipeline, higher engagement and performance among the workforce, and greater retention of skilled employees. A growing number of companies are creating structured programs to harness these advantages. … Read more ›

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Mentoring Platform: Should You Build One or Buy One?

You’ve decided mentoring is an ideal strategy for developing, growing and retaining top talent within your organization. Congrats, you’ve completed an important first step. Maybe you’ve even tested your mentoring theory in the form of an informal mentoring program. But now you’ve hit the next hurdle — do you need a mentoring platform? You need more structure but you don’t … Read more ›

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Why Mentoring Is Important

Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. It can take place in a variety of spaces, such as the workplace or through academic institutions. Relationships can also be established through professional organizations. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentorship is set up to support career growth and guidance. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion … Read more ›

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The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

A few years ago, I wrote about the shift from Diversity to Inclusion and how top companies are not only focusing on diversifying their teams but also how to create a more inclusive environment. Unfortunately, not much has changed since then. In fact, the pandemic put the small gains of equity we’ve made at risk as organizations tend to take … Read more ›

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Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue: Tips for Mentors and Mentees

Mentoring has played a new role in the past year. We’ve seen that first hand from our customers. In times when anxieties about career paths have been replaced with fears about just retaining a job at all, mentors and mentees have been support systems, positive influences and, sometimes, even therapists. In order to make sure your mentoring relationships are prepared … Read more ›

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8 Ways to Promote Employee Wellbeing

Market leaders know that you can’t achieve high profitability without building and caring for a robust and stable workforce. More and more, companies are realizing that their employees are more than the sum of their working hours, sales, or innovation. Your employees are people, first and foremost, and they spend a large portion of their lives at work. And while … Read more ›

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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 ›

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Why Colleges Should Be Supporting Students With Mentors

One of the main goals of universities is to help students thrive and succeed in any way they can, preparing them for the real world after graduation. Sometimes it can be really difficult for students to make that transition, but mentoring provides extra support that can help new students find their footing in college or soon-to-be-graduates find their place in … Read more ›

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Why Having Friends at Work Can Help You and Your Team

Everyone has different types of friends; each kind of friend plays a different role in your life. There are friends you have fun with, those who give great advice, those who support you, those who push you to be the best version of yourself, and more. Some friends perform several of these roles. The same can be true of friends … Read more ›

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Sensitive Topics to Discuss with Your Mentor or Mentee

Some subjects are just hard to talk about. Whether with colleagues, friends or family, some subjects make us uneasy, which can lead us to avoid them altogether. But mentoring relationships are about the uncomfortable, just as much as the comfortable. Committing to mentorship means allowing yourself to be open to difficult discussions, just as often as you dive into easy … Read more ›

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Four Benefits of Virtual Mentoring Programs

The day the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic, marked a new era for professional life as we knew it. This abrupt and sudden change was jarring for everyone involved. As organizations look to keep employees engaged and connected, many are turning to virtual mentorship for help. How can companies, businesses and organizations pivot to survive in the post-pandemic … Read more ›

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How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Employee engagement is one of the most important and most prioritized aspects of a business. A recent Gallup poll found that 87% of employees are not engaged in their work, meaning they are not involved in, enthusiastic about or committed to their work or workplace. This lack of engagement costs U.S. companies $450 billion per year in productivity. When you … Read more ›

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Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

For many of us, working from home has become the new normal. As a result of the pandemic, companies are striving to support millions of remote workers with the power of remote mentoring to keep them effectively engaged and productive. Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. Remote … Read more ›

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5 Tips for Running Mentorship Programs for Remote Employees

Even during more normal times, when work or education occurs on-site and not at makeshift desks at home, there are major benefits to mentorship programs that incorporate the ability to connect virtually. Read more ›

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Solutions for Gender Bias in the Workplace

Toxic work cultures and microaggressions continue to plague the workplace for women. But there are steps organizations can take to help combat gender bias. Read more ›

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