Harvard Biz Review recently posted an article titled "How Can Companies Attract the Best College Talent" by Sanjeev Agrawal at Collegefeed about college hiring strategies and tactics. Agrawal says that Collegefeed met with more than 300 companies that are looking to hire fresh, young talent.
Business Mentoring Matters
Consider how your company currently attracts the best and brightest talent. Certainly, your organization’s reputation is a huge incentive for these eager and skilled men and women. However, can your company expect to survive strictly on its laurels?
I have subscribed to an organization called Peer Resources for a number of years. This website has a lot of valuable and interesting articles on various types of mentoring and coaching. In their most recent online quarterly, the editor, Ray Carr, wrote a very interesting and enlightening article on what's wrong with coaching. I will summarize in this blog, but to get the full article, do go to their webpage and/or email Ray Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent years, corporations have learned that high-quality talent management programs can help organizations across a wide variety of strategic imperatives such as:
Responsibilities of the task force:
- Determines the goals of the program
- Chooses the proper mentoring model
- Selects criteria for mentors and mentorees
- Defines other critical components of the program
- Interviews potential candidates
- Matches participants
- Evaluates results at the end of the pilot program
Whether your focus is on succession planning, attracting talent, developing talent, promoting workplace diversity, or all four, Management Mentors is the most qualified consulting partner for your organization. Here are the areas we can specifically address in our mentoring consultations.
This past summer, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell had to decide if he was going to allow Michael Vick to return to the NFL. After spending close to five hours meeting with Michael Vick, Roger decided to give him a conditional reinstatement to return to the NFL. One of the conditions specified was that Michael Vick be assigned a mentor in his transition to being reinstated. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy, agreed to be a part of the team that would help and mentor Michael Vick. Tony indicated that his role is solely to assist Michael with advice, direction and support during the evaluation process. In a conference during the summer Michael Vick shared with everyone: “I’d like to say thank you to Commissioner Goodell, I want to say thank you to Tony Dungy for serving as my mentor and also being influential in my walk and helping redefine me as an individual and giving me the proper advice and being there and having an open dialog with me at all times. I want to say thank you to my agent, Joel Segal, who has been there through the ups and downs, through the hardest times in my life, Judy Smith as well as all the people who have contributed to my comeback.” As we can see, mentors are essential in any type of environment. Don’t wait for a misfortune to occur, give us a call today to see how we can help your organization start a new program or enhance a mentoring program you already have in place.