Business Mentoring Matters

Business Mentoring Link Fest: Spring 2017 Edition

Posted on Thu, May, 25, 2017

Tags: Business Mentoring Articles & News, Talent Development and Retention

It’s time for another roundup of interesting articles on business mentoring that we’ve recently come across.

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Leadership & Mentoring: 14 Helpful Resources

Posted on Thu, May, 12, 2016

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Some of this content first appeared in our informative white paper, Mentoring & Leadership: FAQs, Tips & Real Life Stories. For the full white paper, click here.

leadership_and_mentoringLeadership and mentoring. The two go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, chips and salsa. (Hungry yet? OK, we’ll stop now.)

It’s easy to accept the idea of this grand partnership because, on the surface, it sounds good. After all, leadership is an important and valued skill, and mentoring is something most people welcome, especially if it will help them advance in their careers.

But do you truly understand the link between leadership and mentoring? What do the individual terms mean, and do these meanings change when you link the two? How does mentoring foster leadership (and is mentoring always necessary)? And what does a “leadership” mentoring program look like anyway?

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3 Leadership Skills Every Mentoring Program Manager Must Master

Posted on Mon, Mar, 07, 2016

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

As the mentoring program manager (MPM), you'll essentially be leading a group of mentors and mentorees over nine to 12 months. As such, it makes sense for MPMs to develop these three leadership skills.

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Performance Improvement Plan: Make Room for Mentoring

Posted on Tue, Nov, 17, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Telling your employees they need to improve isn't enough. You need to provide a roadmap and tools to help them achieve whatever goals you set out for them.

A performance improvement plan serves as this roadmap, and one of the tools you'll often recommend is mentoring.

But here's the thing—it's not enough to simply recommend mentoring. Be smart in your approach so that your employee is just as excited about mentoring as you are.

Here's what to keep in mind.

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Managing Diversity in the Workplace: 3 Ways Mentoring Helps

Posted on Mon, Oct, 26, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to business success. Given the fact that technology has allowed us to be more global in working and communicating, this comes as no surprise.

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Employee Development Goals: How Mentoring Helps

Posted on Mon, Oct, 19, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Talent managers are famous for giving people straightforward employee development goals. It makes sense, of course. Talent managers are supposed to nurture the organization's talent.

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Talent Retention: 1 in 3 gone in the first year!

Posted on Mon, Aug, 24, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

1_in_3_gone_in_the_first_yearDeloitte Research data states that 1 in 3 new hires leave a company within the first year of employment. That number represents a large loss of productive and increased turnover costs. Some turnover in the first year is expected—as both the company and the employee explore whether this is the "right fit" for either of them. But if the right fit is there, companies can improve their talent retention rate significantly by paying attention to the needs of the new employee. And mentoring can help.

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How Business Mentoring Aids Succession Planning

Posted on Wed, Apr, 08, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Succession planning helps prepare people to step into new roles when their colleagues leave, retire, or move on to other areas of the organization. This makes for a smoother transition for everyone.

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Need Better Leadership Skills? Get a Mentor!

Posted on Mon, Jan, 12, 2015

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

Many people believe that you are either born with leadership skills or you are not. Although some people are natural born leaders, it is possible to learn how to lead....and mentoring can help. 

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Mentoring Myth: Buddy systems and mentoring programs are the same thing.

Posted on Wed, Aug, 27, 2014

Tags: Talent Development and Retention

There are some mentoring myths we encounter day in and day out as we guide our clients on their mentoring journey. This is the second in a series of posts on mentoring myths. Watch as we bust these myths wide open! 

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