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Reverse Mentoring: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion initiatives
December 1, 2021
Reverse mentorship became popular in the 1990s as a way to keep executives informed on technology changes and the internet. Now, however, reverse mentoring is taking on a new purpose: to support diversity and inclusion initiatives. This article will give you a toolkit for introducing reverse mentoring programs into your company's D&I strategy.
Starting a remote mentorship program: Guide to virtual workplaces
November 30, 2021
Remote workplaces are becoming more of the norm than the exception to the rule. While there are advantages to this style of working, there are distinct disadvantages around employee development. Remote mentoring programs are becoming a viable way to keep teams connected and growing. Here's how to start one in your organization.
12 Ideas for peer mentoring activities
November 26, 2021
If you're starting a peer mentoring program here are 12 ideas for activities you can do while meeting together.
Evergreen: A new way to run a mentorship program
November 25, 2021
We've been working hard on the biggest change to the platform ever. A new type of program format has arrived, and we call it Evergreen.
Diversity and Inclusion Training in the Workplace: What is it and why is it essential?
November 24, 2021
Training for diversity and inclusion is becoming more and more common in the workplace. But having a DEI strategy isn't enough and sometimes it can do more harm than good. In this article, we break down how to do diversity and inclusion training right with several examples.
Start a diversity and inclusion mentorship program: A guide
November 24, 2021
Employees from diverse backgrounds stand to gain a lot from mentorship. And research shows that when workplaces offer formal mentoring programs, 3/4's of diverse or minority employees opt-in. Organizations should take note. Achieving diversity doesn't start and stop at equal numbers. To meaningfully support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, organizations should start formal mentoring programs. This guide will show you how.
Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
5 Best Practices To Build An Inclusive Community In A Remote Work Environment
November 24, 2021
Building an inclusive community is just as important in a remote work environment as it is in a physical one—if not more. Here are 5 best practices to make your remote team more inclusive.
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Reverse Mentoring: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion initiatives
December 1, 2021
Reverse mentorship became popular in the 1990s as a way to keep executives informed on technology changes and the internet. Now, however, reverse mentoring is taking on a new purpose: to support diversity and inclusion initiatives. This article will give you a toolkit for introducing reverse mentoring programs into your company's D&I strategy.
The Employer's Guide to Gen Z in the Workforce
September 9, 2021
Gen Z is the most recent generation entering the workplace. They bring with them different priorities, expectations, and goals than previous generations like Millennials and Gen Xers. Here's your guide as an employee to Gen Z in the workplace.
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Reverse Mentoring: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion initiatives
December 1, 2021
Reverse mentorship became popular in the 1990s as a way to keep executives informed on technology changes and the internet. Now, however, reverse mentoring is taking on a new purpose: to support diversity and inclusion initiatives. This article will give you a toolkit for introducing reverse mentoring programs into your company's D&I strategy.
Starting a remote mentorship program: Guide to virtual workplaces
November 30, 2021
Remote workplaces are becoming more of the norm than the exception to the rule. While there are advantages to this style of working, there are distinct disadvantages around employee development. Remote mentoring programs are becoming a viable way to keep teams connected and growing. Here's how to start one in your organization.
Diversity and Inclusion Training in the Workplace: What is it and why is it essential?
November 24, 2021
Training for diversity and inclusion is becoming more and more common in the workplace. But having a DEI strategy isn't enough and sometimes it can do more harm than good. In this article, we break down how to do diversity and inclusion training right with several examples.
Start a diversity and inclusion mentorship program: A guide
November 24, 2021
Employees from diverse backgrounds stand to gain a lot from mentorship. And research shows that when workplaces offer formal mentoring programs, 3/4's of diverse or minority employees opt-in. Organizations should take note. Achieving diversity doesn't start and stop at equal numbers. To meaningfully support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, organizations should start formal mentoring programs. This guide will show you how.
5 Best Practices To Build An Inclusive Community In A Remote Work Environment
November 24, 2021
Building an inclusive community is just as important in a remote work environment as it is in a physical one—if not more. Here are 5 best practices to make your remote team more inclusive.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
Examples Of Empathy In The Workplace
November 4, 2021
It's no surprise that great leaders and thriving organizations care about empathetic communication among their teams. But research shows that empathetic communication skills are in short supply. In this article, we outline six ways leaders and workplaces can practice empathetic communication in the workplace.
Encouraging inclusive behaviors at work: How to encourage them [with examples]
November 4, 2021
There's a mountain of research showing that diverse and inclusive organizations perform better. So how can we encourage more inclusive behaviors at work? In this article we break down 10 ways organizations can encourage inclusive behaviors among their employees.
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Evergreen: A new way to run a mentorship program
November 25, 2021
We've been working hard on the biggest change to the platform ever. A new type of program format has arrived, and we call it Evergreen.
Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
Building An Employee Development Plan: What you need to know [with examples]
November 19, 2021
Despite the war for talent, studies show that organizations are having a hard time hiring the skills they need. An alternative to constant recruiting is building the necessary skills in your existing employees. Building an employee development program that includes mentorship, peer accountability, and exposing employees to different roles may be an effective way for companies to remain competitive.
How To Build A Learning Culture: 7 Steps
November 19, 2021
Developing a learning culture may be the best thing organizations can do to remain competitive amidst all the changes of the 21st century. To attract top talent and develop new and innovative products and services, leaders should be investing in employee learning and development. In doing so, they’ll cultivate a learning culture that pays dividends well into the future.
Examples Of Empathy In The Workplace
November 4, 2021
It's no surprise that great leaders and thriving organizations care about empathetic communication among their teams. But research shows that empathetic communication skills are in short supply. In this article, we outline six ways leaders and workplaces can practice empathetic communication in the workplace.
How To Get Busy Executives To Be Mentors In Your Mentoring Program
October 28, 2021
The impact of having executives in your organization mentor more junior employees can be incredible. Morale jumps, employee engagement skyrockets, and employees begin to grow. However, when you're starting a mentoring program it can be hard to get these busy execs on board. But it isn't impossible. This article outlines six ways you can not only convince executives to join your mentoring program but be excited about it.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Group Mentoring is key to building future leaders
October 20, 2021
When deciding between looking internally or externally to fill leadership positions People Leaders should be aware of hidden talent already on the payroll. Identifying high-potential employees isn't the challenge so much as preparing them to take on leadership roles. Group Mentorship programs are an effective way to pave a career path for them to become future leaders. This article argues why Group Mentoring is key to developing future leaders.
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Evergreen: A new way to run a mentorship program
November 25, 2021
We've been working hard on the biggest change to the platform ever. A new type of program format has arrived, and we call it Evergreen.
How To Attract More Mentors To Your Mentoring Program
October 19, 2021
At Together, we help all types of companies run world-class mentoring programs. One of the most common challenges we hear from our program administrators is that they can't get enough mentors to sign up. It can be challenging to get busy executives on board to invest time in helping more junior employees grow. But it isn't impossible. This article is your go-to guide for attracting mentors to your program.
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12 Ideas for peer mentoring activities
November 26, 2021
If you're starting a peer mentoring program here are 12 ideas for activities you can do while meeting together.
How to build a mentorship program for new employees
November 22, 2021
Mentorship for new employees is essential. Up to a third of their salary can be spent attracting and recruiting them. Make sure that when they do join your team they're set up for success. In this article, we break down how to start a mentorship program for new hires.
Building An Employee Development Plan: What you need to know [with examples]
November 19, 2021
Despite the war for talent, studies show that organizations are having a hard time hiring the skills they need. An alternative to constant recruiting is building the necessary skills in your existing employees. Building an employee development program that includes mentorship, peer accountability, and exposing employees to different roles may be an effective way for companies to remain competitive.
How To Develop New Managers With Mentorship Programs
November 17, 2021
Exceptional employees are usually promoted to a role they have little to no training in: a manager. As new managers, these employees are left on their own to learn as they go. But for organizations that want to set up their new leaders for success, they should be looking for ways to mentor them. Mentorship is a fantastic way to help new managers grow into their roles as leaders.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
How To Get Busy Executives To Be Mentors In Your Mentoring Program
October 28, 2021
The impact of having executives in your organization mentor more junior employees can be incredible. Morale jumps, employee engagement skyrockets, and employees begin to grow. However, when you're starting a mentoring program it can be hard to get these busy execs on board. But it isn't impossible. This article outlines six ways you can not only convince executives to join your mentoring program but be excited about it.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Learning Circles Set Up New Managers for Success
October 20, 2021
Getting managers up to speed quickly is a difficult task. And there's only so much you can learn from leadership books. What new managers need is to learn from each other and from those with more experience. At every organization what they need are Learning Circles. In this article, we break down what Learning Circles are and why they are the best way to get new managers up to speed quickly.
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Starting a remote mentorship program: Guide to virtual workplaces
November 30, 2021
Remote workplaces are becoming more of the norm than the exception to the rule. While there are advantages to this style of working, there are distinct disadvantages around employee development. Remote mentoring programs are becoming a viable way to keep teams connected and growing. Here's how to start one in your organization.
Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
How to build a mentorship program for new employees
November 22, 2021
Mentorship for new employees is essential. Up to a third of their salary can be spent attracting and recruiting them. Make sure that when they do join your team they're set up for success. In this article, we break down how to start a mentorship program for new hires.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Group Mentoring is key to building future leaders
October 20, 2021
When deciding between looking internally or externally to fill leadership positions People Leaders should be aware of hidden talent already on the payroll. Identifying high-potential employees isn't the challenge so much as preparing them to take on leadership roles. Group Mentorship programs are an effective way to pave a career path for them to become future leaders. This article argues why Group Mentoring is key to developing future leaders.
5 Ways To Build A Coaching Culture In Your Organization
October 8, 2021
Building a coaching culture in your organization requires effort, but it offers significant advantages, such as higher revenue and a more engaged workforce as indicated by numerous studies. In this article, we share five steps to developing a coaching culture in your organization.
29 Questions To Ask Your Mentor In Your Next Meeting
June 8, 2021
What are good questions to ask a mentor? Every mentor/mentee relationship is different so don’t take a cookie-cutter approach. Prepare questions that feel right for you and that you think will help build a successful mentoring relationship. But, to help get you started, we’ve put together a list of ideas and conversation topics. 
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Evergreen: A new way to run a mentorship program
November 25, 2021
We've been working hard on the biggest change to the platform ever. A new type of program format has arrived, and we call it Evergreen.
Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
Building An Employee Development Plan: What you need to know [with examples]
November 19, 2021
Despite the war for talent, studies show that organizations are having a hard time hiring the skills they need. An alternative to constant recruiting is building the necessary skills in your existing employees. Building an employee development program that includes mentorship, peer accountability, and exposing employees to different roles may be an effective way for companies to remain competitive.
How To Build A Learning Culture: 7 Steps
November 19, 2021
Developing a learning culture may be the best thing organizations can do to remain competitive amidst all the changes of the 21st century. To attract top talent and develop new and innovative products and services, leaders should be investing in employee learning and development. In doing so, they’ll cultivate a learning culture that pays dividends well into the future.
Examples Of Empathy In The Workplace
November 4, 2021
It's no surprise that great leaders and thriving organizations care about empathetic communication among their teams. But research shows that empathetic communication skills are in short supply. In this article, we outline six ways leaders and workplaces can practice empathetic communication in the workplace.
How To Get Busy Executives To Be Mentors In Your Mentoring Program
October 28, 2021
The impact of having executives in your organization mentor more junior employees can be incredible. Morale jumps, employee engagement skyrockets, and employees begin to grow. However, when you're starting a mentoring program it can be hard to get these busy execs on board. But it isn't impossible. This article outlines six ways you can not only convince executives to join your mentoring program but be excited about it.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Group Mentoring is key to building future leaders
October 20, 2021
When deciding between looking internally or externally to fill leadership positions People Leaders should be aware of hidden talent already on the payroll. Identifying high-potential employees isn't the challenge so much as preparing them to take on leadership roles. Group Mentorship programs are an effective way to pave a career path for them to become future leaders. This article argues why Group Mentoring is key to developing future leaders.
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How to build a mentorship program for new employees
November 22, 2021
Mentorship for new employees is essential. Up to a third of their salary can be spent attracting and recruiting them. Make sure that when they do join your team they're set up for success. In this article, we break down how to start a mentorship program for new hires.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Group Mentoring is key to building future leaders
October 20, 2021
When deciding between looking internally or externally to fill leadership positions People Leaders should be aware of hidden talent already on the payroll. Identifying high-potential employees isn't the challenge so much as preparing them to take on leadership roles. Group Mentorship programs are an effective way to pave a career path for them to become future leaders. This article argues why Group Mentoring is key to developing future leaders.
Why All New Hires Need Group Mentoring
October 14, 2021
Starting a new job–especially if remotely– can be daunting, to say the least. And according to research, new hires aren't getting the support they need: only a third feel adequately prepared. What can people leaders and managers do about this? It's not revolutionary, but connect new hires with each other and give them meaningful support from leaders. We call this group mentorship and it's incredibly effective at taking your onboarding process to the next level. Your new hires will thank you.
5 Activities To Encourage Knowledge Sharing In Your Organization
October 8, 2021
knowledge sharing is how important know-how is shared across the organization. But knowledge sharing at scale is only effective when employees are empowered to share what they know. And leaders can empower employees in five ways. 
14 Ways Group Learning Promotes Employee Development
October 5, 2021
Organizations are spending billions on corporate training every year. But the majority of training is proven to not be worth the expense with most employees admitting they aren't applying what they learn. The better way to develop employees is with Group Learning, a division of the wider Social Learning method for employee development. This article will outline what Group Learning is, why it's effective for employee development, and how to introduce a Group Learning program into your organization.
3 Reasons Career Pathing is Critical to Employee Development
July 16, 2021
Career pathing is critical to employee growth and development. Without it, they'll plateau in their current roles and begin looking for new opportunities elsewhere. Through mentoring, organizations can ensure their employees are continually learning and growing within the company. Do so will lead to a myriad of benefits including increased employee retention and engagement. This article will outline three reasons every company should invest in career pathing for their employees.
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Starting a remote mentorship program: Guide to virtual workplaces
November 30, 2021
Remote workplaces are becoming more of the norm than the exception to the rule. While there are advantages to this style of working, there are distinct disadvantages around employee development. Remote mentoring programs are becoming a viable way to keep teams connected and growing. Here's how to start one in your organization.
12 Ideas for peer mentoring activities
November 26, 2021
If you're starting a peer mentoring program here are 12 ideas for activities you can do while meeting together.
Building An Employee Development Plan: What you need to know [with examples]
November 19, 2021
Despite the war for talent, studies show that organizations are having a hard time hiring the skills they need. An alternative to constant recruiting is building the necessary skills in your existing employees. Building an employee development program that includes mentorship, peer accountability, and exposing employees to different roles may be an effective way for companies to remain competitive.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
Mentoring Groups vs 1-on-1: Which is Better?
October 28, 2021
When you're starting a workplace mentoring program you may not consider running group mentoring instead of traditional 1-on-1 mentoring. Depending on the outcomes you're hoping to achieve with your program one might be better suited than the other. In this article we outline the differences between group and 1-on-1 mentorship and explain which to use depending on your goals.
Why Group Mentoring is key to building future leaders
October 20, 2021
When deciding between looking internally or externally to fill leadership positions People Leaders should be aware of hidden talent already on the payroll. Identifying high-potential employees isn't the challenge so much as preparing them to take on leadership roles. Group Mentorship programs are an effective way to pave a career path for them to become future leaders. This article argues why Group Mentoring is key to developing future leaders.
How To Attract More Mentors To Your Mentoring Program
October 19, 2021
At Together, we help all types of companies run world-class mentoring programs. One of the most common challenges we hear from our program administrators is that they can't get enough mentors to sign up. It can be challenging to get busy executives on board to invest time in helping more junior employees grow. But it isn't impossible. This article is your go-to guide for attracting mentors to your program.
Remote Workplaces Need Continuous Learning Initiatives
October 15, 2021
Despite the effort to make sure employees can still work from home, there’s been a lack of support for helping employees learn from home as well. Continuous learning is an approach in the workplace that gets employees to participate in learning activities regularly rather than only at predetermined times like once a quarter. In this article, we outline why continuous learning is necessary for remote workplaces, examples, and how to build a culture of learning.
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Starting a remote mentorship program: Guide to virtual workplaces
November 30, 2021
Remote workplaces are becoming more of the norm than the exception to the rule. While there are advantages to this style of working, there are distinct disadvantages around employee development. Remote mentoring programs are becoming a viable way to keep teams connected and growing. Here's how to start one in your organization.
5 Best Practices To Build An Inclusive Community In A Remote Work Environment
November 24, 2021
Building an inclusive community is just as important in a remote work environment as it is in a physical one—if not more. Here are 5 best practices to make your remote team more inclusive.
Remote Workplaces Need Continuous Learning Initiatives
October 15, 2021
Despite the effort to make sure employees can still work from home, there’s been a lack of support for helping employees learn from home as well. Continuous learning is an approach in the workplace that gets employees to participate in learning activities regularly rather than only at predetermined times like once a quarter. In this article, we outline why continuous learning is necessary for remote workplaces, examples, and how to build a culture of learning.
Creative Ideas To Improve Your Remote Employees Well Being
October 14, 2021
The well-being of your remote teams should be a top priority for managers. As workplaces navigate whether to go hybrid, fully back in the office, or remain remote, it's an uncertain time for employees. This undoubtedly leads to stress. To mitigate the challenges of workplace well-being for remote teams here are four ideas managers can consider.
Why All New Hires Need Group Mentoring
October 14, 2021
Starting a new job–especially if remotely– can be daunting, to say the least. And according to research, new hires aren't getting the support they need: only a third feel adequately prepared. What can people leaders and managers do about this? It's not revolutionary, but connect new hires with each other and give them meaningful support from leaders. We call this group mentorship and it's incredibly effective at taking your onboarding process to the next level. Your new hires will thank you.
How To Promote Staff Wellbeing In Your Organization
September 16, 2021
In 2020 the focus was on building resilient organizations. In 2021 and beyond, as organizations grapple with new workplace norms, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing at work is on the top of People Leader's agendas. Here are 8 ways HR teams and leaders can promote workplace wellbeing.
7 Virtual Mental Wellness Programs for Remote Teams
September 3, 2021
Working remotely, or from home in some way, shape, or form is here to stay. Here are seven ways organizations can encourage their remote teams to thrive at work.
How To Take Care Of Your Work-Life Balance While Working Remotely
August 31, 2021
Our friends at Cloud Talk share they encourage their teams to maintain a healthy work/life balance while working remotely. Their tips are to set your hours and stick to them, block your time into chunks, have a morning ritual, and don't ever skip lunch.
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Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
How to measure, track and evaluate your mentoring program [with examples]
November 8, 2021
If you can't measure it you can't improve it, as the saying goes. In this article, we’ve outlined what program managers need to know about measuring and reporting on the success of their mentorship program.
How To Know If You'll Be A Great Mentor
October 29, 2021
Being a mentor can be one of the most exciting decisions you make. You’ll be in a position to help someone else develop skills and habits and build a successful career. But it can feel intimidating to call yourself a mentor. In this article, we'll address why we can hesitate to take on the role of a mentor and how to know if you have what it takes.
How To Get Busy Executives To Be Mentors In Your Mentoring Program
October 28, 2021
The impact of having executives in your organization mentor more junior employees can be incredible. Morale jumps, employee engagement skyrockets, and employees begin to grow. However, when you're starting a mentoring program it can be hard to get these busy execs on board. But it isn't impossible. This article outlines six ways you can not only convince executives to join your mentoring program but be excited about it.
How To Attract More Mentors To Your Mentoring Program
October 19, 2021
At Together, we help all types of companies run world-class mentoring programs. One of the most common challenges we hear from our program administrators is that they can't get enough mentors to sign up. It can be challenging to get busy executives on board to invest time in helping more junior employees grow. But it isn't impossible. This article is your go-to guide for attracting mentors to your program.
Mentoring software VS Spreadsheets
October 19, 2021
How easy is it to pair up employees with mentors using spreadsheets? It depends on the size of your program. As more mentors and mentees join the number of possible pairing combinations expands exponentially. How can program managers ensure meaningful matches at scale? Learn why Together's mentoring software makes it easy to build a high-impact mentoring program at scale.
9 Tools To Help Support Your Team's Growth And Development
October 14, 2021
Growth and learning are directly tied to an individual’s level of engagement. That’s why it’s so important that businesses invest in their employees' development. Here are 9 tools to support your team's growth and development.
34 Virtual Team Building Activities for Remote Employees
August 18, 2021
Here are 34 activities to re-energize your remote team. We've divided them up by ice breakers for new hires or reoccurring meetings, activities to build meaningful connections, and virtual activities to get everyone laughing. We've also include paid services for larger virtual team events.
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Reverse Mentoring: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion initiatives
December 1, 2021
Reverse mentorship became popular in the 1990s as a way to keep executives informed on technology changes and the internet. Now, however, reverse mentoring is taking on a new purpose: to support diversity and inclusion initiatives. This article will give you a toolkit for introducing reverse mentoring programs into your company's D&I strategy.
Evergreen: A new way to run a mentorship program
November 25, 2021
We've been working hard on the biggest change to the platform ever. A new type of program format has arrived, and we call it Evergreen.
Start a diversity and inclusion mentorship program: A guide
November 24, 2021
Employees from diverse backgrounds stand to gain a lot from mentorship. And research shows that when workplaces offer formal mentoring programs, 3/4's of diverse or minority employees opt-in. Organizations should take note. Achieving diversity doesn't start and stop at equal numbers. To meaningfully support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, organizations should start formal mentoring programs. This guide will show you how.
Guide to Mentoring High potential Employees
November 24, 2021
High potential employee development programs are usually designed with two goals in mind: (1) prepare them for future leadership positions and (2) avoid their turnover. The best and brightest minds are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. What better way to fulfill that need with mentoring programs? This is your guide on starting a high potential mentorship program.
How To Build A Learning Culture: 7 Steps
November 19, 2021
Developing a learning culture may be the best thing organizations can do to remain competitive amidst all the changes of the 21st century. To attract top talent and develop new and innovative products and services, leaders should be investing in employee learning and development. In doing so, they’ll cultivate a learning culture that pays dividends well into the future.
How To Develop New Managers With Mentorship Programs
November 17, 2021
Exceptional employees are usually promoted to a role they have little to no training in: a manager. As new managers, these employees are left on their own to learn as they go. But for organizations that want to set up their new leaders for success, they should be looking for ways to mentor them. Mentorship is a fantastic way to help new managers grow into their roles as leaders.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
November 15, 2021
Mentoring Circles are a great way to encourage knowledge sharing and community building with your mentorship program. We explore the ins and outs of Mentorship Circles in this article and how you can introduce one into your organization.
How to measure, track and evaluate your mentoring program [with examples]
November 8, 2021
If you can't measure it you can't improve it, as the saying goes. In this article, we’ve outlined what program managers need to know about measuring and reporting on the success of their mentorship program.
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Diversity and Inclusion Training in the Workplace: What is it and why is it essential?
November 24, 2021
Training for diversity and inclusion is becoming more and more common in the workplace. But having a DEI strategy isn't enough and sometimes it can do more harm than good. In this article, we break down how to do diversity and inclusion training right with several examples.
Start a diversity and inclusion mentorship program: A guide
November 24, 2021
Employees from diverse backgrounds stand to gain a lot from mentorship. And research shows that when workplaces offer formal mentoring programs, 3/4's of diverse or minority employees opt-in. Organizations should take note. Achieving diversity doesn't start and stop at equal numbers. To meaningfully support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, organizations should start formal mentoring programs. This guide will show you how.
Examples Of Empathy In The Workplace
November 4, 2021
It's no surprise that great leaders and thriving organizations care about empathetic communication among their teams. But research shows that empathetic communication skills are in short supply. In this article, we outline six ways leaders and workplaces can practice empathetic communication in the workplace.
Encouraging inclusive behaviors at work: How to encourage them [with examples]
November 4, 2021
There's a mountain of research showing that diverse and inclusive organizations perform better. So how can we encourage more inclusive behaviors at work? In this article we break down 10 ways organizations can encourage inclusive behaviors among their employees.
Creative Ideas To Improve Your Remote Employees Well Being
October 14, 2021
The well-being of your remote teams should be a top priority for managers. As workplaces navigate whether to go hybrid, fully back in the office, or remain remote, it's an uncertain time for employees. This undoubtedly leads to stress. To mitigate the challenges of workplace well-being for remote teams here are four ideas managers can consider.
How To Change Workplace Culture Through Mentorship
September 27, 2021
In this article, we examine how mentoring programs create high-performing and healthy company cultures, and the different types of mentoring programs organizations can adopt.
How To Promote Staff Wellbeing In Your Organization
September 16, 2021
In 2020 the focus was on building resilient organizations. In 2021 and beyond, as organizations grapple with new workplace norms, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing at work is on the top of People Leader's agendas. Here are 8 ways HR teams and leaders can promote workplace wellbeing.
7 Virtual Mental Wellness Programs for Remote Teams
September 3, 2021
Working remotely, or from home in some way, shape, or form is here to stay. Here are seven ways organizations can encourage their remote teams to thrive at work.
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