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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

Sherry Tiao By

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

Michelle Manson By

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

Rayanna MacElveen By

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

Michelle Manson By

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

Sherry Tiao By

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

Lois Zachary By

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

Kira Fickenscher By

How Informal Talent Development Programs Can Produce Impactful Leadership for Organizations

Most employees evaluate several factors before starting a new position at a company: Will the work be relevant to career aspirations? Does the company provide a competitive salary? Are there opportunities for growth? In order to successfully recruit and retain these employees for development into future leaders, it’s important to adopt a “hire to retire” approach to talent development. Early … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Learning From Mistakes: A Blended Learning Program

At Chronus, we’re all about success. That’s why we provide you with thought leadership articles about training, mentoring, and more. But we also believe in learning from mistakes. We asked Karen du Four des Champs, one of our subject matter experts and a training consultant who works across North America, about errors that companies make when designing their training programs. … Read more

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Spotlight on Mentoring: Making an Impact at URS

Here at Chronus, we love hearing about how our mentoring software touches other peoples’ lives. Today, we’re happy to bring you this story from URS, a leading provider of fully integrated engineering, construction, and technical services. They’re using our Chronus software for mentoring to help employees make meaningful connections across the United States.  A Mentoring Match: Adewunmi & Angela “There’s a quote … Read more

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Case Study Brief: Public Transportation Firm Improves Productivity & Training with Chronus

We’re keeping it short and sweet in our latest case study brief for a public transportation client looking to streamline and scale their coaching program. Organizational growth and individual learning needs can complicate the management of coach and coachee relationships, create gaps in program communication and consistency, and make it difficult to measure and track progress overtime. They turned to … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Crop of the Season: Employers Eyeing Millennial Graduates for Hire

For human resource recruiters and employers, the months of May and June bring excitement with the new flood of millennial graduates to pick from; bright, freshly primed from their formal studies, technology advocates, and ready to begin a new chapter in their lives. As the festivities following graduation die down, many graduates immediately jump onboard the job search train to … Read more

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