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Infographic: Employee Development Program Best Practices

  In today’s “war-for-talent” environment, it’s more important than ever for organizations to engage their employees. Read our full article, “Our Tips Revealed: Employee Development Program Best Practices,” to learn about our best practices for building effective development programs.

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Your Organization’s Guide to Reverse Mentoring

Leading organizations today are looking for ways to increase profits, boost retention and build quality leadership pipelines? More and more, reverse mentoring has bubbled to the top of the list as a relatively easy, low-cost way to ensure companies capitalize on workers’ insights and knowledge, while building relationships that have lasting benefits for employees and organizations alike. What is Reverse … 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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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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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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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 ›

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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 ›

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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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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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