Category: Mentoring

Mentoring involves existing employees taking new employees under their wing, showing them the ropes, and providing guidance and assistance while they learn their new jobs.

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Mentorship vs. Sponsorship: What’s the Difference?

We’ve talked a lot about the profound impacts a mentor can have on an employee’s learning and development. Effective mentors can provide their protégés with valuable insights into their experiences in the industry as well as the organization and can help guide them on the path to career advancement. But we haven’t talked a great […]

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The Importance of Having Master and Advocate Mentors

According to research parsed by Forbes®, Millennials planning to stay with their employer for more than 5 years are twice as likely to have a mentor (68%), compared to those who aren’t planning to stay (32%). And 81% of them are happy with their mentor. But among Millennials planning to leave their employer within 2 […]

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How to Increase Your Seasoned Employees’ Productivity

Did you know that the average tenure for a salaried employee is now only around 4 years? And based on research, employees who are with an organization for less than 4 years are more than 65% less likely to be engaged, and the likelihood that they’re engaged decreases with each passing year they stay with […]

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Pros and Cons of Virtual Mentorship

More organizations are beginning to offer remote and flexible work options as employees demand more mentorship opportunities. So, virtual mentorship is becoming a viable option. Or, is it? Keep reading to learn more.

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What Millennials Want from a Workplace Mentor

According to research parsed by Inc., 53% of hiring managers say it’s difficult to find and retain Millennials, which is particularly problematic when you consider that Millennials now make up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.

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How to Find the ‘Explainers’ and Turn Them into Your L&D Warriors

There’s lots of noise out there around which skills people should gain in order to get good jobs and have successful careers. If nothing else, the debate has yielded one irrefutable conclusion: We all need to be lifelong learners. We all need to get good at adapting and maintaining our skill sets to stay relevant […]

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Ways for Women to Build Confidence in the Workplace

Despite considerable gains in the last few decades toward greater equality in the workplace in terms of pay and opportunities, women still lag behind men at the top levels of organizations. For example, according to the Center for American Progress, even though women make up 44% of the overall S&P 500 workforce and 36% of […]