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Managing Diversity in the Workplace: 3 Ways Mentoring Helps

Managing Diversity in the Workplace: 3 Ways Mentoring Helps

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. The question is how should companies go about celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive workforce? Organizations can promote diversity and inclusion through a variety of ways: […]

Employee Development Goals: How Mentoring Helps

Employee Development Goals: How Mentoring Helps

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. But is it enough to simply provide employees with goals, or should you offer additional support to help employees achieve these goals? At Management Mentors, we strongly believe that mentoring […]

What is A Mentor?

What is A Mentor?

We get this question a lot: What is a mentor? Whether you are new to the concept of business mentoring or you’ve been involved in a mentoring relationship in the past, the following two lists will help you to understand better both the ideal mentor profile and the requirements for an effective mentor. Feel free […]

Mentoring Activities: How to Wrap Up Your Meetings

Mentoring Activities: How to Wrap Up Your Meetings

You’ve had a productive mentoring session, and you’re excited about the possibilities. You’re approaching the end of your one hour (or 1.5 hours), and you want to make sure both you and your partner are on the same page regarding next steps. Of course, this leads to some important questions… Who is responsible for creating […]

HR Trends: Should You Streamline Your Mentoring Program?

HR Trends: Should You Streamline Your Mentoring Program?

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 […]

3 excuses companies use to justify skipping mentoring training

3 excuses companies use to justify skipping mentoring training

It would seem common sense that companies should train both mentors and mentorees in understanding the dynamics of a mentoring relationship.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case for a variety of reasons.  Here are a few: 1. We don’t have the budget. Well maybe you shouldn’t have a mentoring program. Putting two people together without […]

Mentoring Training for both Mentors and Mentorees

Mentoring Training for both Mentors and Mentorees

In the spirit of back to school season, we are dedicating our blog in these upcoming posts to education— namely, mentoring training. In my 25+ years designing and implementing corporate mentoring programs, one thing has remained constant: the programs that succeed are the ones set their mentoring programs up for success by educating and training […]

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

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

Deloitte 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 […]

Does it always need to be coaching vs mentoring?

Does it always need to be coaching vs mentoring?

We talk a lot about coaching and mentoring. Typically we discuss the differences between coaching and mentoring, because in a business setting, there are major differences. But today, I’d like to discuss when coaching and mentoring work together. It’s August 2015. I don’t know about you, but August in my house means Little League World […]

Do you know the 5 types of business mentoring models?

Do you know the 5 types of business mentoring models?

One of the advantages of mentoring is that it can be adapted to any organization’s culture and resources. There are several business mentoring models to choose from when developing a mentoring program. The following are the 5 types of business mentoring models: 5 BUSINESS MENTORING MODELS 1. One-On-One Mentoring The most common mentoring model, one-on-one […]

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