Business Mentoring Matters

3 of Our Favorite "Other" Mentoring Services

Posted on Mon, Feb, 01, 2016

Tags: mentoring services

We spend a lot of time talking about our e-mentoring software solutions, such as MentoringComplete, Precision Matching, and Anytime Mentoring. But we offer several other robust mentoring services as well. Here's the scoop:

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What to Look For In E-Mentoring Software

Posted on Wed, Jan, 27, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Software

As technology advances, it provides us with many different ways of communicating: Twitter, Facebook, Skype, etc. This has had a major impact on mentoring as we can now do virtual mentoring across the world. But not all technology is helpful in mentoring, and not all e-mentoring software is created equal.

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5 Things Every Workplace Mentoring Program Needs

Posted on Wed, Jan, 20, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Programs

While mentoring program models can vary, there are some things all good programs need, regardless of the type. Below is our list.

What Every Workplace Mentoring Program Needs…

  1. Eager mentors and mentorees. Seems like a no-brainer, right? But the keyword is "eager." Mentoring should not feel like a punishment or a chore. You must make sure people understand mentoring's inherent value.

Don't know how to rally the troops? Don't worry! We've got you covered with this free download on recruiting mentors and mentorees.

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Millennials and Mentoring [Infographic]

Posted on Tue, Jan, 12, 2016

Tags: Millennials

The Millennials have arrived! Organizations—and the people within them—should remain aware of the changes that are occurring thanks to the influx of Millennials, including the shifts in language and cultural norms.

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How to Start a Mentoring Program

Posted on Tue, Jan, 05, 2016

Tags: Best Practices in Mentoring

If one of your resolutions is to launch a mentoring program this year, then step right up!

"How to start a mentoring program" is one of the most common questions we receive. Here's the thing: before you go all in, it makes sense to start with a small pilot program. This allows you to test things out on a smaller scale, see what works (and what doesn't), and adjust accordingly for a larger launch.

The tips below will guide you through the set-up of a pilot mentoring program. Let's get to it.

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Our Best Mentoring Articles of 2015

Posted on Tue, Dec, 29, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Resources

It's that time of year, the time when all the "best of" lists start to surface. Here's ours! Our Best Mentoring Articles of 2015.

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6 Questions ALL Corporate Mentoring Programs Need to Consider

Posted on Tue, Dec, 22, 2015

Tags: Corporate Mentoring Programs

Do you ever wonder what makes a good professional mentoring program? There are important components that should be part of any successful program.

When people ask me to review existing corporate mentoring programs, I ask the following questions:

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Mentoring Ideas: Link Roundup

Posted on Tue, Dec, 15, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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Career Development Questions: Don't Overlook Mentoring!

Posted on Tue, Dec, 01, 2015

When you're discussing career development with employees—veterans, juniors, and prospects alike—you probably focus a lot on the future with questions like "Where do you see yourself in two years?"

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3 Mentoring Activities to Help Break the Ice

Posted on Tue, Nov, 24, 2015

Tags: Pilot Mentoring Program

In professional mentoring, we match mentors and mentorees with people they don't know very well (if at all). As a result, meeting for the first time can be a little awkward. This is why I recommend bringing all of the pairs together in a classroom setting for their first meeting. The mentoring program manager can then put everyone at ease and provide direction and tips for a successful mentoring relationship.

That said, sometimes this solution isn't possible due to costs and distances. The good news? You can still diminish the awkwardness of the first meeting, if you put your mind to it.

Here are three mentoring activities to help break the ice.

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