Business Mentoring Matters

5 Questions You Should Ask All Vendors about eMentoring Software

Posted on Mon, Aug, 01, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Software

Way to go! You've made the decision to invest in e-mentoring software for your business. To find out which vendor stands out, ask each one the following questions.

1. Is your software customizable? Every company has unique needs, so the solution you choose must be able to meet them. Oftentimes, this requires customization.

What to look for in an answer: Bottom line—the answer should be yes. As to degrees of customization, make sure, at the very least, you can…

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8 Reasons Why Mentor Matching Software Rocks

Posted on Tue, Jul, 19, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Software

If you're still not sure you understand the benefits of mentor matching software like our Precision Matching tool, this list might help.

1. It saves time for mentors and mentorees. In the "old days" of mentoring, participants would fill out forms by hand. Now mentors and mentorees can input all this information online. It makes it easier to stop/start and to change answers along the way. Plus, no worries about sloppy penmanship.

In addition, our matching tool uses "forced choice questions." These questions "force" people to make a choice, often between two desirable things. For example, a person might need to answer "yes" or "no" to the following statement: I'd rather my mentor be more businesslike than social.

Our tool also takes personality preferences and traits into consideration. It also determines what roles mentors prefer in order to match a mentor's style to a mentoree's preferences.

 

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4 Things to Consider Before Researching E-Mentoring Software Vendors

Posted on Wed, Jun, 22, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Software

Congrats! You've made the decision to implement e-mentoring software at your company. What do you need to know before researching vendors?

1. Learn all you can about mentoring.

Make sure you understand the basic tenets of mentoring, including what the mentoring relationship involves. Some things to keep in mind…
  • Mentoring is a formal or informal developmental partnership where mentorees receive information, advice, and guidance from an experienced professional (i.e. the mentor).
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Mentoring Software RFPs: 6 Tips for Managing the Process

Posted on Wed, May, 25, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Software

Developing (and evaluating) a mentoring software RFP may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Check out these suggestions to make the process more manageable.

 1. Do your mentoring homework.

How much do you really know about mentoring? A good understanding of different mentoring programs, mentoring roles, and training will give you a strong foundation about the information you want to capture from your vendor and an understanding of the response. Some questions you may want to consider:

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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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HR Trends: Should You Streamline Your Mentoring Program?

Posted on Tue, Sep, 15, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Software

One of the biggest HR trends we've seen over the last decade is the trend towards streamlining manual processes. It makes sense, of course, since HR people tend to be extremely efficient.

That said, HR pros are sometimes surprised when we tell them it is possible (and preferable) to streamline the organization's mentoring program, especially the creation/development phase.

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4 Reasons to Consider An Online Mentoring Software Program

Posted on Thu, Jul, 24, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Complete, Mentoring Software

Do you resemble these statements?

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MentoringComplete: A Robust Online Mentoring Software

Posted on Tue, Jul, 22, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Complete, Mentoring Software

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What is involved in implementing a mentoring program?

Posted on Thu, May, 15, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Complete, Online Mentoring, Mentoring Software

When licensing an online mentoring system, there will be an implementation process. This process could potentially be lengthy and complicated depending on the complexity of the program AND depending on the vendor you choose. In our experience, however, the process should be simple and brief.

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