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Lois Zachary Webinar Highlights: Watch the Five-Minute Summary

Recently, we held a fantastic webinar with Dr. Lois Zachary, president of Leadership Development Services and author of The Mentor’s Guide. She shared her proven, three-step process for constructing a development program based on a culture of mentoring and corporate learning. Want to find out more? We created a five-minute cut of the full webinar. View it below! Like what you … Read more

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Chronus Presentation: How to Use Mentoring in Your Workplace

Our very popular whitepaper, “How to Use Mentoring in Your Workplace,” is now available in SlideShare format! This educational guide shares examples of real-world mentoring programs that are successfully leveraging mentoring for employee career development, diversity training, reverse mentoring, and more. Start learning now! Download the Full Whitepaper

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Modern Mentoring: Reverse Mentoring

Reverse mentoring isn’t a brand new concept but it’s experiencing a rebirth in popularity thanks, in part, to the 2015 movie The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. In the film, Anne Hathaway plays the young CEO of an e-commerce startup and Robert De Niro plays a retired executive. Long story short, Robert De Niro’s character applies to a … Read more

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How We Teach Employers to Improve Employee Engagement

As a business owner who happens to be in the corporate talent development industry, we discuss the issues surrounding employee engagement every day. It’s a challenge I face as an employer and it’s a challenge we help our customers solve. Employee engagement is a complex issue, driven by many causes. For example, today employees no longer think of jobs as … Read more

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Spread the Love With Corporate Mentoring

Happy Valentine’s day! This year, help your employees love their jobs more by engaging them with a corporate mentoring program. Proven to improve retention and increase job satisfaction, mentoring has a place in every organization. Don’t forget to read our whitepaper, “Five Benefits of a Workplace Mentoring Program,” to see if corporate mentoring is right for you. Proceed to Your Whitepaper

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Chronus Presentation: How to Start a High-Impact Mentoring Program

We’re delivering one of our most popular guides, “How to Start a Mentoring Program,” in a clickable, easily shareable SlideShare format. Our guide shares the top five steps for beginning your mentoring program. Start learning now! Learn About Chronus Software for Mentoring

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Establish Good L&D Goals Up Front

By David Vance Guest Blogger for Chronus Chronus welcomes the wise words of David Vance,  executive director of the Center for Talent Reporting and contributing editorial advisor for Chief Learning Officer Magazine, on setting up measurable goals for your talent development programs. January is the start of a new fiscal year for many organizations. This makes it a great time … Read more

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10 New Year Resolutions for Your Mentoring Program

Why not use the beginning of the new year and January’s National Mentoring Month as an opportunity to revitalize your mentoring program? Make a resolution (or two) to spruce up your program this year. We’ll help you out with this list of 10 possible ways to improve your program. Feel free to pick and choose! 1. Organize a focus group to … Read more

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Improve Mentoring Program Engagement: Top Five Tips

Everyone appreciates a good mentoring program. Mentors and mentees love that their organization is sponsoring opportunities for growth, they love learning in person from others, and they love being able to connect to people with common experiences and goals. But people are busy. Sometimes mentoring gets pushed off just for a bit, and then, at times, forgotten altogether. It’s not … Read more

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Medline Experiences Success With Chronus Software for Onboarding

Medline, the leading provider of medical supplies and clinical solutions, believes that a positive onboarding experience is key to improving employee satisfaction and morale. They chose Chronus software to manage their new-hire training program, which consists of 285 employees participating in 11 different tracks. They needed software that would: Keep track of how trainees were performing Provide visibility to trainers … Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving from Chronus

Thanksgiving is a time of the year that focuses on giving thanks to the people we care about—our family, our friends, and the people who improve our lives every day. At Chronus, we try to thank our mentors too, those people who have been generous through the years in sharing wisdom and insight without asking for anything in return. This … Read more

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Chronus Presentation: Pitching Career Mentoring to Your Leadership

Starting a mentoring initiative at your organization is exciting. You’ve researched the options for program format and you’ve put together a solid plan for your company. Perhaps you’ve even put together a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis. However, there’s always that critical element in the final stage of the process before committing to launch—pitching career mentoring to your leadership and securing their … Read more

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10 Tips For Starting a Business School Mentoring Program

Planning = Mentoring Success You may have decided to start a mentoring program for your business school, but now comes the hard part—planning it in a way that ensures maximum success. Where should you start and how should you start? Luckily, we’ve collected our top 10 tips from our program-planning experts. Read on to find out our recommended best practices … Read more

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Why Mentoring? Four Benefits of a Business School Mentoring Program

Many business schools excel at providing a high quality education and the best focus on helping students plan their careers and build professional connections while they’re still working towards a diploma. The schools that accomplish this well have found that career mentoring programs are highly effective. A business school mentoring program typically connects students nearing graduation (juniors, seniors, and graduate … Read more

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Career Mentoring Program Tool Kit

Boost Employee Engagement and Retention with a Corporate Mentoring Program In the current world of fast-growing technology and the “war for talent” environment, many businesses are experiencing a deficit of employee engagement and high attrition rates.  In fact, the number-two reason employees leave an organization is due to a lack of career development opportunities, above leadership, culture, and compensation.1 If … Read more

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Answers to Your Mentoring Program Questions

We get a lot of questions about running mentoring programs. That’s why we’ve put together some of our most popular mentoring program questions and asked two of our fantastic customer support managers to share their knowledge. Listen up and learn something new! Top Five Mentoring Program Questions: 1. How long does it take to implement a mentoring program? 2. How … Read more

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Mentoring Has A Multiplier Effect

Chronus is happy to share this thoughtful post with permission from Dr. Lois Zachary, President, Leadership Development Services, LLC. Some of the many mentoring benefits for individuals include accelerated learning, expanded and diverse perspectives, increased tacit organizational knowledge, additional insights about other business units, improved skills in specific areas ( for example, listening, building relationships).  Mentoring also offers individuals a trusted … Read more

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Build Your Organization’s Mentoring Culture With a Pilot Program

Mentoring is a smart strategy for organizations ready to invest in employee development, and it’s important to roll it out right to ensure the best adoption rates. The biggest factor of success, by far, is a mentoring culture that permeates from top to bottom. Build a mentoring culture with a pilot program that lets you harness that vital organizational support and … Read more

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