Modern Mentoring Guides & Trends

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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 … Read more ›

By | April 12, 2024

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 … 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 | May 29, 2024

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 … 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 … Read more ›

By | July 21, 2021

11 Best Practices for University Mentoring Programs

Whether it’s preparing students to pursue the career of their dreams or connecting alumni with students or peers to network within their chosen field, university mentoring programs are vital to the academic ecosystem. Academic mentoring can help increase student persistence, … Read more ›

By | May 14, 2024

Solving Your Engagement Problem: How to Create Harmony with Your Millennial Workforce

So you’re having a problem keeping millennial employees engaged and thriving at your company, right? It’s okay, many do. In 2015, only 32% of employees were considered engaged at work. Low engagement is tightly correlated to increased turnover, and the … Read more ›

By | July 5, 2022

Modern Mentoring & Millennials: Employee Development in a Shifting Workforce

We all know the workforce is changing. According to Forbes, millennials make up 40 percent of the workforce today and are predicted to make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2026. This massive shift means it’s a must for … Read more ›

By | January 4, 2023

Why Workplace Friendships Are Essential to Employee Engagement

I’m willing to bet you, dear reader, have come across an article (or ten) about the importance of employee engagement. We’ve been hearing a lot about this topic with people saying it’s crucial, companies that have engaged workforces see lower … Read more ›

By | September 15, 2022

How to Measure Mentorship Programs

One of the most crucial factors to success with mentoring programs is measuring outcomes. After all, how do you know if your goals were accomplished if you don’t take a hard look at the results of your program? But how … Read more ›

By | July 31, 2023

10 Successful Mentoring Program Best Practices

Mentoring programs are a great method to boost employee development, engagement, and retention at any company. Nine out of 10 workers with a mentor said they were satisfied with their jobs; more than half rated themselves “very satisfied,” according to … Read more ›

By | November 7, 2023

Video: How to Start a High-Impact Mentoring Program

Deciding to implement a mentoring program is a great strategy for improving employee metrics like retention. A report from PeopleFluent shows that 78.8 percent of millennials said being a part of a mentorship program made them feel more engaged with their … Read more ›

By | July 31, 2018

What is a Career Lattice?

Imagine a typical workplace scenario: Sonya has had the same job for three years. Sonya likes her company and is successful in her current role, but has recently found herself struggling to stay engaged and motivated by her daily tasks. … Read more ›

By | August 8, 2023

How to Build a Useful Mentorship Survey

So you’re considering starting a new mentoring program. That’s fantastic! But in order to make it truly successful, it’s important to survey and evaluate your mentoring program needs. For example, how would your organization use mentoring most effectively? How can you … Read more ›

By | October 10, 2023

What is a Mentor vs a Sponsor and Why Incorporate Both?

Mentor vs Sponsor: Why Not Both? People have long wondered — mentorship vs sponsorship, which is right for my organization or my career? Organizations have turned to both as tools to boost their employees’ careers and professional development. Whether mentor … Read more ›

By | June 10, 2024

How to Set & Measure Mentoring Program Objectives

To harness ongoing support for your program, measuring mentoring success is key. Conducting a top-down mentoring program evaluation should include organizational objectives, key performance indicators (KPIs), targets, and segments. In order to understand the true ROI of mentoring, you must … Read more ›

By | November 7, 2023

Employee Development Plans: Importance and Examples

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 and 1997) expect to … Read more ›

By | May 7, 2024

Women Mentors: Mentoring Women for Leadership

Women leaders are in the midst of a “Great Breakup,” changing jobs at unprecedented rates, according to a 2022 MicKinsey report. With women already lacking leadership representation at U.S. companies— only one in four C-suite leaders is a woman, and … Read more ›

By | May 17, 2023

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