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Tips for Measuring & Evaluating Mentoring Program Success

To harness ongoing support for your program, measuring mentoring success is key. Conducting a top-down goal analysis should include organizational objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs), targets, and segments. First, consider your mentoring initiative in the context of a higher-level business need. Next, set realistic KPIs and targets. Finally, elaborate on your strategy with segments and specific measurement tactics. Watch our … Read more

Kira Fickenscher By

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

Sherry Tiao By

Mentoring Works: Mentoring Women for Leadership

Mentors often guide us through some of our toughest challenges and help us achieve advancement in sometimes complex environments. However, according to LinkedIn’s Nicole Williams, one in five women say they’ve never had a mentor in the workplace. This should be concerning to employers. In many sectors, especially in tech and finance, women face additional challenges moving up the ladder. … Read more

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Onboarding & Career Development: O’Shea

Chronus customer Tess Fyalka, Director of Employee Development and Engagement at O’Shea, walked us through how their onboarding and career development programs work. We’ve provided an edited video and transcript of the interview for your convenience. Why Onboarding & Career Development? Tess Fyalka, Director of Employee Development and Engagement at O’Shea: Founded in 1902, O’Shea is a commercial construction company based in … Read more

Kira Fickenscher By

How to Be a Good Mentor

Click through the SlideShare for a quick-hits version of how to be a good mentor, or read the full article below. Congratulations on your new mentoring relationship! Mentoring rewards can be enormous but it does take effort and of course, preparation. There’s plenty of advice out there how to be a good mentor and much of it is solid. Steps … Read more

Sherry Tiao 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

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High Potentials Mentoring: Viceroy Hotels

Chronus customer Roberto Vizcaino, Vice President of Learning & Development at Viceroy Hotel Group, joined us to discuss the processes and challenges of developing a high potentials mentoring program. We’ve provided an edited transcript of the interview for your convenience. Why High Potentials Mentoring? Aya: Hi, this is Aya at Chronus. I’m a customer success manager and today I have … Read more

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Modern Mentoring: Career Development Through Flash Mentoring

There is no mistaking it: business hierarchies are changing at a perceptibly rapid pace. Previously, companies had clearly mapped rungs for employees to climb the corporate ladder. In today’s world, the corporate ladder has flattened (Bersin 2009). This means employees aren’t promoted as often and in turn companies must offer career development to keep their employees engaged. One of the ways to … Read more

Rayanna MacElveen By

From David Clutterbuck: Building Your Mentor Pool

Successful mentoring programs may vary in format, length, and focus, but they all have one thing in common: a strong base of mentors. If you’re lucky, your program already has an abundance of great mentors. But if you think your mentoring pool could be improved, you’ll want to learn from Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading expert on mentoring, author of … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

How Mentoring Can Improve Diversity in Organizations

For many companies, a diverse workplace is an important part of encouraging business objectives such as employee engagement and retention. As Iliana Castillo-Frick of SHRM said, “By fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, organizations will attract and retain the highest level of talent.” Diversity is important – but are HR professionals managing their programs in a way that ensures … Read more

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Career Mentoring Program Snapshot: Bridgestone Americas

Recently, Vince Reardon featured Bridgestone Americas, a Chronus customer, and their successful career mentoring program on his Mentoring Today podcast. We’ve provided a condensed and edited transcript of the interview for your convenience. Vince Reardon: Some employees go back to college to get advanced degrees. Others seek out challenging, high-profile work assignments. While these are sensible career moves, they aren’t … Read more

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Modern Mentoring: Mentoring Circles

By now, you’ve likely heard that mentoring is a big deal. Why, you ask? Well, for starters, it engages employees. Among other things, retention is 25 percent higher for employees who have engaged in company-sponsored mentoring (Deloitte Research Brief, 2012). So it’s no wonder that organizations across all industries and sizes are jumping on the bandwagon and giving this mentoring … Read more

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How Software Can Help Your Onboarding Goals

When it comes to making your onboarding program strategic and effective to meet your hr goals, you might have already added collaborative learning and extended the program time frame. Great job – you’re on your way to an improved program. But what should your next steps be? Here’s the thing – manually running your onboarding program can only do so much. … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

Modern Mentoring: Group Mentoring

Welcome to our series, “Modern Mentoring,” in which we’ll explore how organizations and academic institutions use mentoring in novel ways to drive business objectives (such as increased employee engagement and retention) and academic objectives (like increased graduation and retention rates). Read on to discover more about group mentoring.  As with most traditional structures, mentoring has its cornerstone: one-to-one relationships. That’s … Read more

Kira Fickenscher By

Ethical Mentoring: What Impact Can It Have?

How Ethical Mentoring Can Help Recently, Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading expert on mentoring as well as a Chronus partner, wrote an article on ethical mentoring. He said, “Our desire to think well of ourselves leads us to create narratives that justify the otherwise indefensible. If someone challenges those narratives, we protect our sense of self-worthiness by positioning them as … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

Our Tips & Best Practices for Onboarding Programs

Unfortunately, orientation-focused onboarding just isn’t cutting it anymore. Today, strategic onboarding is gaining ground because it helps employees learn and engage in a way that traditional programs can’t manage. Effective programs provide a faster track to productivity while also building strong employee relationships. Essentially, they’re win-win solutions that are tailored to the needs of the organization as well as new … Read more

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Infographic: 5 Strategies for a Successful Onboarding Process

Empower your organization with these five strategies for a successful onboarding process. A terrific employee onboarding program ensures your new hires integrate well with your organization, reach productivity quickly, and continue to contribute to your organization for years to come. Want to learn more? Read our complete guide for making your employee onboarding process both strategic and effective. Access Your Employee … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Chronus Presentation: Make Your Onboarding Program Strategic

More and more, companies expect more out of onboarding. They want more increased engagement, more productivity, and improved retention. But how do you get there? Click through our slideshare to learn more about five strategies for success so you can implement a successful onboarding program across your organization. Read the Full Guide

Sherry Tiao By