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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 | October 10, 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 | October 10, 2023

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 ›

By | September 15, 2022

Online Mentoring Programs: How Technology Enhances Connection

One of the great things about mentoring is the real, human connection that’s created by two or more people. It gets us back to a time before social media – before we considered a “like” a meaningful interaction with another person. Mentoring requires thoughtful conversations, brainstorming and generally diving in deep with someone else. Does that mean that online mentoring … Read more ›

By | October 10, 2023

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why and How Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

By shifting the focus from simply hitting diversity metrics to building inclusion programs in the workplace, leading organizations are not only able to create an environment of belonging that encourages diverse views, but also provide a ripe workplace for people with diverse backgrounds to flourish and feel valued. Read more ›

By | October 25, 2023

Infographic: The Top 5 Workplace Mentoring Program Types

When almost a third of employees employed in their current job for less than six months are already job searching, organizations are turning to tried and true engagement strategies to retain their top talent. Read more ›

By | August 15, 2023

4 Steps to Matching Mentors and Mentees

Employees who are most engaged at work perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave the organization. However, without properly matching mentors and mentees, a mentoring program may never reach this kind of impact. Read more ›

By | May 22, 2023

5 Reasons to Start a Veteran Mentorship Program

In the increasingly competitive job market today, companies are looking for qualified, talented applicants, and they’ll need to provide the right career development programs and opportunities to keep them. Veterans, who make up just over 20 million Americans, are an underutilized resource for companies today. With additional training and specialized skills, veteran employees bring diverse experiences and knowledge to the … Read more ›

By | April 12, 2023

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

The dreaded moment: you have a burning question and no idea where to turn. For most people, this leads to a frantic Google search. But what if you could turn to someone instead of something for answers? With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. Read more ›

By | June 8, 2022

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Hampering Innovation?

Research shows compelling evidence that diversity unlocks innovation and drives market growth. McKinsey & Company found ethnically diverse companies and gender-diverse companies are respectively 35% and 15% more likely to achieve returns above average. Read more ›

By | June 27, 2023

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 ›

By | September 15, 2022

Manual Mentoring Challenges & Pain Points

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 ›

By | August 15, 2023

How to Be a Good Mentee

Having a mentor can be a huge boost to your career, so it’s an opportunity worth seeking out. However, most mentees have never taken part in a mentorship before—and you need to use specific skills and take an active role to make the most of your mentorship. The good news is that anyone can learn the principles and skills to … Read more ›

By | June 14, 2023

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 ›

By | September 21, 2023

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 24 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 ›

By | June 6, 2022

Pitching Career Mentoring to Stakeholders: How to Ask for Mentoring

Starting a mentoring initiative at your organization is exciting. You’ve researched the options for the best mentoring 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.   How … Read more ›

By | August 15, 2023

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 ›

By | July 21, 2021

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