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McGraw Hill established a career mentoring program as part of it’s “Stretch Forward” development initiative in order to provide personalized attention and a structure for employee learning. Mentoring partnerships created optimal conditions for further growth, helping employees develop professionally and make greater contributions to McGraw Hill. With the help of the Chronus mentoring platform, the program was able to:
I knew we needed formal mentoring, and that we couldn’t afford to do it the way it had been done in the past—manually matching mentees to mentors with robust input from HR business partners and leaders, and high touch partnership check-ins throughout the year. We needed a platform that could do the heavy lifting for us.
Melissa Janis, Global Head of Leadership and Organizational Development, McGraw Hill
Cox Automotive developed a formal and structured career mentoring program to develop and move employees through the talent pipeline, rather than risk them looking for opportunities outside of the company. Within two years, the Chronus-powered program was able to:
Over the next three years, I would like to see us become a cross-divisional
program that allows users from multiple Cox Enterprise companies to access one platform and grow it to four times what it is today. In doing this, I think we can tie the program to our performance review process, making it a more integral part of our talent management and development initiative at Cox Automotive.
Stephanie Lambers, Senior Manager of Global Leadership Development, Cox Automotive
With women making up 60 percent of the employee population, Paychex wanted to build greater job progression for women in their workforce. Mentoring was an essential component to this strategy. By creating a career mentoring program for high-potential women, Paychex was able to:
We looked at a few solution providers, and Chronus bubbled right to the top. Their matching algorithm put us at ease when it came to matching our high-potential female employees with the right mentors to help them succeed.
Michael Pieri, Senior Project Manager of Leadership
and Organizational Development, Paychex
To build greater networks of employee support across the many individual brands across multiple locations, Ste. Michelle turned to mentoring, establishing a formal career mentoring program. Ste. Michelle wanted a formal program that would scale to more locations and more employees—everyone from the warehouse and the gift shop to the wine makers and marketing team.
Because the organization as a whole was fairly new to mentoring in this way, we didn’t have the materials and were looking for some guidance and some guide rails. So we really wanted a software program that was going to guide [participants] through the process and make it really clear. The connection plans have been great for that guidance.
Kim Stege, IT Service Desk Manager and Program Admin, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder, developed multiple mentoring programs to achieve two key goals for students and alumni:
Chronus has provided us with the personalized approach we needed for our mentoring program success.
Katie Connor, Director, Leeds Mentoring Office, University of Colorado, Boulder
With many offices spread across North America, Daimler Trucks knew implementing a mentoring program for their 4000 employees would be challenging. But they were determined to encourage employee career development, improve leadership initiatives, and implement corporate culture initiatives.
Today there is mentoring buzz at all levels, and Daimler realizes mentoring is key to the health of our organization.
Suz Hahn, Learning Architect, Daimler Trucks North America
Medline, the leading provider of medical supplies and clinical solutions, believes a positive onboarding experience is key to improving employee satisfaction and morale. They decided to upgrade their new hire training program, which consists of 285 employees participating in 11 different tracks.
Most of the sales reps I talk to love Chronus. The new system allows for greater transparency, giving our sales trainers and managers real-time access to the reps’ progress. And not only do I see their progress, but our sales training leaders and our managers can see it too.
Daniel Plyman, Training & Development Manager, Medline
Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars program receives an influx of 1000 new students. They wished to connect their students and alumni in long-lasting relationships and needed software that was cutting edge and included social media elements to interest and engage today’s millennial students.
We are very impressed with the program, and our sponsors at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are impressed with the level of involvement we’ve been able to achieve with our mentoring program.
Kelvin Harris, Senior Relationship Manager, Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Society of Petroleum Engineers’ eMentoring Program gives members a way to contribute to the oil and gas E&P sector by sharing industry insights and practical career advice. With over 164,000 association members, SPE needed software to scale its program and lower administration time.
I think one of the major benefits to using Chronus is that I manage most of the data, the updates, the surveys, the notifications and the emails. As I get feedback from our members, I can change how I communicate with them based on that feedback.
Sandy Wilson, eMentoring, SPE Foundation and Member Benefits Administrator,
Society of Petroleum Engineers