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Top 5 Signs Your Sales Training Programs Aren’t Working

At times, barriers to an effective sales training program seem insurmountable. Teams are located away from headquarters or across different countries and time zones. The pressure to hit quotas makes teams reluctant to leave the field. Most people learn by doing, which can be difficult to facilitate. And because salespeople have so many different experiences and skills, it’s difficult to … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Mentoring Program Administrator

Have you ever been tasked with creating and managing a mentoring program, or have to find the right person to be an administrator? If you’re currently experiencing anxiety when it comes to starting a mentoring program, allow us to offer a comfortable shoulder for you to lean on. We’re here to present you with five ways to ensure a smooth … Read more

Rayanna MacElveen By

Our Tips Revealed: Employee Development Program Best Practices

Developing your employees requires time and effort. Successful employee development programs not only arm the employee with lifelong skill sets, but also demonstrate organizational trust and eagerness to drive employee growth and retention. Even so, an employee development program is particularly tricky to sustain and with the wrong approach, may end up becoming more of a liability than an opportunity for … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

Case Study Slideshare: Daimler Trucks Reinvents Corporate Mentoring Program

You heard about our mentoring and talent development software, now see it in action in our latest customer success case study on Daimler Trucks North America. While managing heavy-duty trucks and vehicles is no easy feat, trying to run multiple cross-site mentoring programs can introduce new organizational challenges overtime. In order to reduce administrative burdens, strengthen learning programs, and communicate … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Slideshow: Five Signs Your Corporate Coaching Needs Software

A growing workforce should be a happy event, so why the sad face? If you find yourself immersed in an administrative warfare when it comes to prioritizing programs and hand-matching coaches to employees, then it’s time to reevaluate your current corporate coaching methods. We’ve designed a brief SlideShare presentation with five signs that alert you to your methods becoming well, … Read more

Michelle Manson By

New Hire Training: Accelerate Learning, Increase Retention & Reduce Costs

In 2014, the average spend per new hire was $4,000. That’s up 7% from last year. With the race for talent in full swing, employers are looking for the best talent to acquire, quickly train, and retain in order to optimize costs. So how can you increase knowledge retention and decrease training time for new hires while also improving employee satisfaction? To keep … Read more

Sherry Tiao By

Chronus Helps Daimler Trucks Reinvent Corporate Mentoring Program

In our new case study, see how the largest truck manufacturer in North America, Daimler Trucks, is using Chronus mentoring software to develop and further the career paths of 4,000 employees across U.S. and Mexico locations. Initially limited by administrative burdens such as spreadsheets and a one-region software program with a poor learning structure, Daimler is now leveraging mentoring programs across … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Is It Time? Five Signs Your Corporate Coaching Needs Software

Corporate coaching is a key strategy to develop and retain strong leaders across the organization. In a 2012 survey to HR executives, 65 percent rated coaching as a highly effective talent development tool.* Companies are leveraging coaching to prepare the next-generation of executive leadership, hone skills of high-impact functional managers and retain key employees. Corporate coaching programs are growing in … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

Is it Time to Automate Your Mentoring Program?

Many Chronus clients come to us after trialing a homegrown, spreadsheet-based mentoring program. The consensus is that running a program without software is like glimpsing great success, just out of reach. It’s like hand-plowing acres of fertile soil. It’s like serving people with a toothpick at an all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s like—well, you get the point. Are you encountering these common … Read more

Kira Fickenscher By

Chronus Presentation: 10 Ingredients For a Successful Coaching Program

Simply put, creating a successful coaching program is like whipping up your favorite dish. Before getting started, the first step is to gather all the essential ingredients. But be careful, not measuring the ingredients or neglecting one might affect the final taste in your recipe. Likewise, our team at Chronus believes a successful coaching program requires a certain set of … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Coaching: From Millennials to Mid-Level Employees & Beyond

As a Seattleite, I couldn’t be more proud of our Seahawks this year (shameless brag coming). We won the Superbowl! What’s more amazing is that the team is made up of guys that a lot of other NFL teams simply overlooked because they didn’t ‘seem’ to have high potential. Turns out that the right team and the right coach was … Read more

Rayanna MacElveen By

New Case Study: Gates Millennium Scholars Program

See how the Gates Millennium Scholars Program is using mentoring to improve student engagement and retention in a program that spans the country. Here’s what they had to say about Chronus: “Overall, our experience with Chronus has been great. We appreciate the frequent communication in sharing updates and feedback. The product delivered what we expected and more. We are very impressed … Read more

Michelle Manson By

10 Ingredients For a Successful Corporate Coaching Program

By Aja Duncan, Principal, Limitless Leadership Training & Coaching and Steve O’Brian, VP of Client Services, Chronus Planning = Successful Corporate Coaching Programs Many organizations are discovering that the secret sauce to talent development is creating a successful corporate coaching program — one that not only engages key talent but also drives strong organizational outcomes. A study from Bersin and Deloitte recently found … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

Why University Mentoring? Four Benefits of a University Mentoring Program

Every year, universities strive for excellent national rankings and recognition for their educational offerings. Part of those rankings come from high graduation and job placement rates. In addition, universities that offer a range of enriching and engaging activities attract the top students, which also translates into better rankings. So how do university mentoring benefits fit into these activities? Mentoring is an attractive extracurricular to … Read more

Steve O’Brian By

4 Predictions for Talent Development

Happy 2014! We interviewed our top execs to come up with a list of what you’ll see in terms of talent development predictions for the coming year. 4 Predictions for Talent Development from Chronus   As a bonus, here are a few more questions and answers from these interviews that will give you a peek into what to expect. Q: What … Read more

Michelle Manson By

The True Benefits of Mentorship on an Employee’s Career

Many thanks to Lisa Kimmel, of Edelman PR in Toronto, for authoring a great article on the true benefits of mentorship on an employee’s career and mentioning Chronus. In the article she examines the reasons why an employee would seek out a mentor. Here’s an excerpt: “The benefits of a mentorship are primarily attitudinal in nature. They can effect a … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Measuring Talent Development Program ROI – Chapter One: Employee Retention

At Chronus, we believe in the value of talent development programs and are often called upon to help customers figure out the ROI of their mentoring and coaching programs. Therefore,  we’ve excerpted a passage for you from our new ebook, “The ROI of Mentoring, Coaching, and Other Employee Development Programs” about employee retention. Feel free to download the entire ebook now. … Read more

Michelle Manson By

Ebook: Calculate the ROI of Your Mentoring, Coaching & Employee Development Programs

It’s no secret that organizations who invest in their employees are top performers.  Programs like mentoring and coaching are increasingly popular methods for developing an organization’s talent pool. But, how do you know if these programs are effective in improving organizational performance? And how do you know if your investments are paying off? It turns out there are a number … Read more

Michelle Manson By