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What is involved in implementing a mentoring program?

What is involved in implementing a mentoring program?

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. For Management Mentors’ online mentoring software, MentoringComplete, two things need […]

Who is really supporting your online mentoring program?

Who is really supporting your online mentoring program?

When purchasing an online mentoring software system, not only should you, the Mentoring Program Manager, be concerned about whether the software is comprehensive and adaptable to your specific needs, but also who will service the contract once you sign on the dotted line. Technical support is critical and should be provided by all companies that […]

Management Mentors Celebrates 25 Years in 2014!

Management Mentors Celebrates 25 Years in 2014!

It’s amazing and true. Management Mentors turns the big 2-5 this year! Thank you to all of our blog subscribers for tuning in to the benefits of corporate mentoring. Management Mentors founder Rene Petrin says the mentoring process has changed in the last quarter century, but the essence of mentoring hasn’t. Read more in our […]

Four Overlooked Benefits of Mentoring

Four Overlooked Benefits of Mentoring

There are many benefits to a corporate mentoring program. From boosting employee morale to reverse mentoring (millennials mentoring baby boomers on the latest and greatest technologies, for example) to successfully supporting women in their career growth goals. Here we discuss four overlooked benefits of mentoring that will position your organization for the best and brightest […]

Do I need a mentoring program or something else?

Do I need a mentoring program or something else?

We find that many businesses considering mentoring are asking 1 of 3 questions when they come to us: 1. Do I need a mentoring program or something else? 2. We know we want mentoring, but don’t know what to do next. 3. We are ready to take on a mentoring program, but want to be […]

Is your mentoring program “Mentoring Lite?”

Is your mentoring program “Mentoring Lite?”

In my conversations with potential customers, I often come across what I would call, “Mentoring Lite” (ML). This is a company with an existing mentoring program that wants to get the most out of mentoring but is putting in the least amount of structure and support to get a return on their investment.  The way […]

Mentoring Resources That Don’t Break The Bank!

Mentoring Resources That Don’t Break The Bank!

Many businesses come to us sure that their company could benefit from a mentoring program, but just don’t have the budget to support it yet. Or, they are in the early stages of considering whether or not mentoring is right for them and need to do some research to get the ball rolling. Our mentoring […]

Help! We know we want mentoring, but don’t know what to do next.

Help! We know we want mentoring, but don’t know what to do next.

This blog post is the second in a series we started to discuss what many businesses are asking us when they are considering implementing a mentoring program. The first step involved determining whether it is a mentoring program they need or if it is something else…like coaching. If you have decided that it is mentoring […]

How do I find the right vendor for my company’s mentoring needs?

How do I find the right vendor for my company’s mentoring needs?

This blog post is the third in a series we started to discuss what many businesses are asking us when they are considering implementing a mentoring program. The first step involved determining whether it is a mentoring program they need or if it is something else…like coaching. The second step was for folks that have […]

What should be the focus of your mentoring program?

What should be the focus of your mentoring program?

For mentoring to work, both partners have to share a focus or focus areas.  In professional mentoring, these are usually specific core competencies such as: leadership supervisory skills financial acumen This ensures that mentoring will have a clear purpose and will be tied to business objectives relevant for the company.  But what makes mentoring different […]

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