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Case Study: Aerospace Firm Employs Mentoring Programs to Develop Employee Careers

Learn how one of Chronus’ aerospace customers is using Chronus to power talent development programs for their employees around the globe. With more than 10,000 participants, this firm implemented multiple tracks from a single mentoring platform to offer both career mentoring as well as transfer technical knowledge in-house.  Read the full study to see how this company reduced administrative time and boosted employee engagement … Read more

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Watch: Five Ways Software Will Improve Your Corporate Mentoring Program

Considering a corporate mentoring program? Mentoring is an effective platform to address a variety of key business initiatives – from onboarding new employees to career and leadership development. Enjoy our video summary of our new article, “Five Ways Software Will Improve Your Corporate Mentoring Program.” Then read the article below, where we outline the reasons why corporate mentoring programs are … Read more

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Case Study: Retail Bank Implements Mentoring Programs

How can a large bank overcome critical talent development issues like a widely distributed workforce and a diverse range of talent development needs? With over 2800 branches around the globe, a large retail bank faced a steep climb to address these issues internally. They turned to Chronus software to connect and engage their talented employees across the organization. With several … Read more

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Case Study: University of Colorado Runs Mentoring Programs with Chronus

We are thrilled to showcase the University of Colorado’s successful student-alumni mentoring program in our new case study. Read it and learn how the Leeds School of Business is using mentoring to connect students and alumni for improved career development opportunities and tighter alumni relations. 4 mentoring programs 1500+ participants 100% of mentees would recommend the program Student participants are … Read more

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Why Corporate Mentoring? Five Benefits of a Workplace Mentoring Program

Looking to start a mentoring program for your organization? Read our latest whitepaper on the value that mentoring brings to your company. Synopsis: Successful companies large and small use mentoring to tackle complex human resource challenges such as increasing employee retention and improving workforce productivity. Corporate mentoring is on the rise and in fact, 71% of Fortune 500 companies offer … Read more

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Chronus Updates Software with New Features & Tools

Chronus, a leading provider of software for talent and career development, recently released a new update to its software. The new version features a host of end-user enhancements plus administrative tools. These new features will support customers “with administrative functions such as bulk matching while maintaining the fun for users with features like video profiling,” said Chief Product Officer, Praerit … Read more

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New Features Extend Value of Chronus

Mentoring is like ice cream—there are many flavors to choose from. The “best” flavor depends on what your organization wants to achieve. A key reason customers choose Chronus, is our ability to support a wide variety of mentoring program formats. So it is exciting when we come across new opportunities to meet customer needs and further expand the flexibility and … Read more

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University of Colorado’s Mentoring Program Expands

Here’s another great story about one of our valued customers, the University of Colorado-Leeds School of Business. The Leeds School of Business offers multiple mentoring programs to help students succeed in school and connect with professionals for career planning. All of their programs are managed using a single instance of Chronus software. We have had the pleasure of working closely … Read more

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Preventing Organizational Knowledge Drain

Businesses facing the challenge of knowledge drain tied to their aging workforce have good reason to be concerned. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the next decade there will be 54 million  new job openings.  Over half (61.6 percent) will arise from the need to replace workers who retire. Who will fill these jobs? According to a recent … Read more

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Recommended Read: Debunking Common Mentoring Myths

Forbes.com recently interviewed Susan Canfield, director of the MBA Mentor Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.  In the article, Debunking Common Mentoring Myths, Susan talks about some of the most common mentoring myths that she has heard in her expansive experience with mentoring. The Foster School of Business has been a valued customer of ours for the past three years … Read more

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Recommended Read: Meet Behind-The-Scenes Mentors Of 15 Top Tech Executives

Even top tech executives benefit from mentors. Everyone is affected, one way or another by some form of mentoring.  Whether it is career related, or more personal, people from all walks of life have learned that it’s beneficial to learn from others.  In the article, Meet Behind-The-Scenes Mentors Of 15 Top Tech Executives, Andrea Huspeni highlights how some of the biggest names in … Read more

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How to Rope in Mentees in the New Year

A new year always means new beginnings for all of us. It’s that time of year when we analyze our lives and make New Year’s resolutions – to improve our personal and professional lives. But as we all know it is not easy – resolutions are easier made than kept. The truth is, we really do need the support of … Read more

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Tips to Market Your New Mentoring Program

Now that you have designed a mentoring program and are ready to launch, you might want get your workforce excited about your program and ultimately increase enrollment. This is where marketing your program will help. Think of marketing as a four-step process: Awareness, Interest, Desire and Action. Helping your prospective mentors and mentees progress through these 4 steps will result … Read more

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Recommended Read: The Right Way to Be a Mentor

Being a mentor can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. However it can also be very time-consuming and demanding. In an article entitled, The Right Way to Be a Mentor, Demetriouse Russell, Director of Corporate Relations and Market Development for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education programs, shares practical tips to manage the ups and downs of mentoring. A mentor himself, Russell … Read more

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Enterprise Social Learning – Has Its Time Finally Arrived?

I recently attended the 2012 HR Technology Conference in Chicago and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of conversation surrounding social learning in the workplace. It seems it has moved beyond vendor pitches and analyst predictions. Companies were sharing real social learning successes, not merely visions. Here are a few interesting insights and takeaways. 1. Employees are asking for it: One way to … Read more

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Recommended Read: 5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

Mentoring gives mentees a chance to meet new people, learn new skills and get new opportunities. However as the article 5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor in the Business Insider points out, having a mentor alone doesn’t guarantee success. Being a mentee also means being responsible and making an effort to create a successful mentoring partnership. To get … Read more

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Recommended Read: Starting a Diversity Mentoring Program

Update: For more information on diversity mentoring, please read our in-depth article, “Mentoring Works: Diversity in Organizations.” Today large corporations such as PwC, Sodexo, AT&T, Procter and Gamble and Ernst & Young, realize that a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds lead to new ideas, innovation and ultimately success on a global scale. However it is not easy to … Read more

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Article Review: Mentoring, Your Road Map to Success

This week, we’d like to recommend an insightful article on workforce mentoring programs published by HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The HRCI is an internationally recognized certifying organization for HR professionals and is also a Chronus customer. The article incorporates the opinions of experts in Mentoring, including our very own Vetri Vellore, CEO of Chronus. Titled, “Mentoring, your Road map to … Read more

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