Our next set of webinars is directed to Mentoring Program Managers. We will focus on sharing with you what you need to know to run a successful mentoring program at your organization. After the session, there will be a sweet treat just for attending! If you still have not signed up for our popular webinar, please do so because it is filling up quickly. In fact, there are only a few seats left for our November session. To learn more about it, or to sign up, please click here.
Business Mentoring Matters
A formal mentoring program can be very beneficial to an organization if it is utilized correctly. Here are 5 things that a mentoring program manager should consider prior to developing a program:
I would like to share with you that our very popular FREE webinar series has been filled for September, and as I write this blog, we only have 2 seats left for October! Our last session in November already has a few seats reserved, so if you were planning on signing up for the one of the sessions, which is tailored to Mentoring Program Managers, please don’t delay and reserve your seat today! Click here to go directly to the sign up page or to learn more about our FREE webinars.
While the economy recovers, it is a well known fact that employees are out searching to find which companies are offering the best incentives to their employees. Once loyal employees who would stand by their company to brave the storm, are now searching for better options among other organizations. With that in mind, it is imperative that organizations act quickly to decrease voluntary turnover. The following three examples are things that you can do to retain your top talent:
If you are looking for a Corporate Mentoring Speaker, our founder and president, Rene Petrin, welcomes the opportunity to speak at your organization either on site, through webinars or via Skype! Rene has spoken to a variety of different organizations including Enterprise Holdings (parent company of Enterprise Rent-a-Car) and The World Bank. You may select from a list of topics currently available, or we can tailor a speaking engagement to your specifications. To learn more about how Management Mentors can be a part of your next meeting or seminar, and to view the options available, please click here.
Mentor-Quest: Retail Version
Finding a mentor just got a whole lot easier! Mentor-Quest is an effective, easy, and fun web-based tool that we designed after nearly two decades in the corporate mentoring industry. So many people want mentors, but don't know how to find a mentor. We’ve made Mentor-Quest interactive, with an innovative video-game-like feel that will capture peoples’ attention…and imaginations. Read the news release on Mentor-Quest.
College Graduates all over the nation are in full force seeking employment in the month of May following their graduation. If your company is prone to hiring recently graduated college students, and you are looking for some advice on how to approach upper management on getting support and interest from them to start a new mentoring program, or to revamp an old one, we can provide you with some facts, statistics and resources to help you. Click here to fill out a request form and we will contact you to set up a consultation to provide you with the resources to get you started.
Many employees have a high level of enthusiasm prior to and during the first few weeks or months of a mentoring program. However, after a while, some organizations recognizes that a small number of mentorees start to lack the enthusiasm that they originally started out with. Some reasons could be: lack of trust, a sense that the mentoring relationship is not flourishing, lack of communication, lack of resources, etc. These mentorees start to wonder what happened to their perfect mentor. For that reason, mentorees should be informed prior to participating in a mentoring program that there is no “perfect” mentor. Each and every mentor is unique in their own way. Most organizations choose exceptional and distinguished employees to be a mentor so that they can serve as a role model and assist the mentorees to develop their skills and help them reach their full potential. Mentors should not be compared to one another because each one brings their own experiences and expertise to the relationship. Creating guidelines for mentors and mentorees is an effective way to help each mentoring pair understand what each of their roles is in a relationship. If you are not sure how to create the guidelines, or what type of information to include in the guidelines, please give us a call to set up an appointment to discuss the ways we can help you. Keep in mind that not only can we create a new mentoring program, but we can also help you to enhance your current program as well.