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33 Questions to Ask Your Mentor

Finding a mentor takes a bit of forethought and hard work, but the payoff of that relationship can have a significant positive impact on your career – from quicker advancement and better realization of your career ambitions to guidance and support as you tackle the personal and professional challenges of the workplace. How to Prepare for a Meeting with Your … Read more ›

By | July 20, 2023

Four Ways Mentoring Supports Employee Wellbeing and Mental Health

Hybrid working has brought about many benefits. Flexible working became more of the norm, rather than a rare perk that only some companies provide. Employees are spending less time commuting—which before the pandemic was a significant source of stress for many. But with any unprecedented arrangement comes unintended consequences. So far, research and anecdotal evidence have shown that a hybrid … Read more ›

By | December 6, 2022

How ERGs Create Belonging in the Workplace

As workplaces focus more on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), many organizations are realizing the importance of the “I” in that equation—inclusion. Representation is key, but ultimately, employees need to feel valued and included in order to live up to their full potential and remain at an organization. Building and supporting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) is one tried-and-true way that … Read more ›

By | September 20, 2023

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 ›

By | October 31, 2022

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 ›

By | January 21, 2022

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 ›

By | August 17, 2023

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 ›

By | August 29, 2023

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 ›

By | June 15, 2022

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 ›

By | February 22, 2021

How to Promote Wellbeing at Work

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 ›

By | April 12, 2023

Coaching vs Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

Coaching and mentoring are effective personal and professional development tools. Employees with mentors or coaches are likely to report higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, compensation, and promotions.    In this article, we’ll delve into the similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching and how companies can take advantage of both practices in their organizations. What is a coach? A coach … Read more ›

By | August 15, 2023

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 ›

By | January 23, 2023

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 ›

By | May 3, 2022

Mentorship Topics of Discussion for Mentor & 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 mentor discussion topics, just as often as you dive … Read more ›

By | April 12, 2023

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 ›

By | December 6, 2022

Top 8 Employee Engagement & Retention 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 ›

By | May 11, 2023

Remote Mentoring: 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 ›

By | April 12, 2023

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 ›

By | June 16, 2022

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