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14 Books To Help You Run A Successful Mentoring Program [Plus 10 Other Resources]
January 30, 2023
Here are over a dozen books and resources on mentoring that unpack the opportunities and practical advice for mentors, mentees, and leaders launching mentoring programs.
7 Compelling reasons your organization needs a mentoring program
January 30, 2023
There's a strong business case for having a mentoring program. Here are seven reasons to have one and how to sell it to senior leaders.
How mentorship can expand your professional network
January 30, 2023
Here's how to leverage your mentoring relationships to grow your network and your career.
How to start a mentorship program for employees of color
January 30, 2023
Mentoring programs designed to promote the advancement of employees from diverse backgrounds are proven to work. But there are nuances to successful mentoring programs. We share the 7 steps to launching a mentorship program for employees of color.
40 ways to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your mentor
January 25, 2023
Here are dozens of ways to say 'thank you' — whether short and sweet, funny, or sincere.
Individual development plans: How to accelerate employee growth
January 25, 2023
Investing in employee growth is essential for talent retention and business success. Here’s how you can accelerate the process with individual development plans.
The 12 pivotal qualities of the best mentors
January 20, 2023
What qualities should you cultivate as a mentor? In this article, we outline the 12 defining qualities that the best mentors all have in common.
How to start an engineering mentorship program
January 20, 2023
As organizations compete for engineering talent, successful companies are leveraging mentorship programs to train and retain their engineering talent. Here's how to start a mentoring program of your own.
Individual development plans: How to accelerate employee growth
January 25, 2023
Investing in employee growth is essential for talent retention and business success. Here’s how you can accelerate the process with individual development plans.
How to start an engineering mentorship program
January 20, 2023
As organizations compete for engineering talent, successful companies are leveraging mentorship programs to train and retain their engineering talent. Here's how to start a mentoring program of your own.
5 Lessons from Google on how to launch a successful mentorship program
January 17, 2023
Google has a myriad of mentoring programs. If you want to start a mentoring program of your own, there are five lessons our team unpacks to help you learn from Google's success.
How to start an alumni mentorship program [Guide]
January 12, 2023
An alumni mentorship program is a great way to both reengage past members of your institution or organization and add more value to your current members. Whether you're in academia, non-profit communities, or organizations, here's how to start an alumni mentorship program.
Recruiting Mentors: 14 tactics to attract more mentors
December 5, 2022
Jodi Petersen and Mary Schlegel, the minds behind MentorStrat, a mentoring consulting and training firm, share 14 effective ways to get more employees excited about joining your mentoring program as mentors.
Recruiting Mentors: Why you need more than a communication plan
December 5, 2022
Jodi Petersen and Mary Schlegel, the minds behind MentorStrat, a mentoring consulting and training firm, share actionable tips for uncovering and solving a common problem mentoring program managers face: making sure you have enough high-quality mentors to run a successful program.
What are career development programs, and do you need one at work?
December 2, 2022
Here's how to start a career development program if you're just getting started. Learn actionable strategies from real-life examples.
Foster employee loyalty: 5 ways to increase retention in a remote workplace
November 15, 2022
Here are 5 ways to strengthen employee loyalty and increase retention when your workplace shifts to remote.
14 Books To Help You Run A Successful Mentoring Program [Plus 10 Other Resources]
January 30, 2023
Here are over a dozen books and resources on mentoring that unpack the opportunities and practical advice for mentors, mentees, and leaders launching mentoring programs.
How mentorship can expand your professional network
January 30, 2023
Here's how to leverage your mentoring relationships to grow your network and your career.
40 ways to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your mentor
January 25, 2023
Here are dozens of ways to say 'thank you' — whether short and sweet, funny, or sincere.
6 Ways to mitigate burnout in the workplace
January 18, 2023
The scientific reasons we experience burnout at work and actionable strategies to mitigate them.
5 Lessons from Google on how to launch a successful mentorship program
January 17, 2023
Google has a myriad of mentoring programs. If you want to start a mentoring program of your own, there are five lessons our team unpacks to help you learn from Google's success.
How to lead circle discussions at work [11 tips]
January 12, 2023
Often used in the classroom to encourage discussion, circle discussions are a great way to engage team members at work. In this article, we break down how to lead an open and beneficial dialogue in your workplace with circle discussions.
How to start an alumni mentorship program [Guide]
January 12, 2023
An alumni mentorship program is a great way to both reengage past members of your institution or organization and add more value to your current members. Whether you're in academia, non-profit communities, or organizations, here's how to start an alumni mentorship program.
Diversity training is important [Here's the right way to do it]
December 7, 2022
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.
7 Compelling reasons your organization needs a mentoring program
January 30, 2023
There's a strong business case for having a mentoring program. Here are seven reasons to have one and how to sell it to senior leaders.
How to start a mentorship program for employees of color
January 30, 2023
Mentoring programs designed to promote the advancement of employees from diverse backgrounds are proven to work. But there are nuances to successful mentoring programs. We share the 7 steps to launching a mentorship program for employees of color.
Why is it important to have female mentors at work?
January 18, 2023
There is more demand for female mentors at work than there is availability. To avoid burning out existing female mentors, here's how to encourage more mentors to support women-identifying employees.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
Diversity training is important [Here's the right way to do it]
December 7, 2022
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.
6 best diversity activities for the workplace
December 2, 2022
Here are 6 activities you can try in your workplace today that will support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Improve your diversity recruiting strategy [5 improvements]
December 2, 2022
Companies are taking steps in the right direction with their diversity recruiting strategies. But there's still a long way to go. Here are 5 actionable strategies from leading brands that you should include in your hiring toolkit.
What the most successful diversity programs in the workplace have in common
December 2, 2022
Here are 5 examples of inspiring and actionable workplace diversity programs from companies in different industries.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
How to lead circle discussions at work [11 tips]
January 12, 2023
Often used in the classroom to encourage discussion, circle discussions are a great way to engage team members at work. In this article, we break down how to lead an open and beneficial dialogue in your workplace with circle discussions.
5 ways mentorship can revamp your employee development program
December 2, 2022
Organizations that want to stand out and attract top talent need to renew their focus on employee development. Mentorship is key to helping employees grow and be their best at work.
What are career development programs, and do you need one at work?
December 2, 2022
Here's how to start a career development program if you're just getting started. Learn actionable strategies from real-life examples.
How to create a growth plan for employees
November 15, 2022
Here are 7 steps to building an employee growth plan.
8 Signs of employee engagement and how to improve them
November 15, 2022
Employee engagement is a key prerequisite for productivity and business success. Here’s how to improve employee engagement.
How to mentor junior team members
November 11, 2022
Here's how to mentor your more junior team members.
Core components of an effective employee coaching plan
October 26, 2022
Coaching employees is proven to increase performance, but only if done right. Here's how to build an employee coaching plan.
Individual development plans: How to accelerate employee growth
January 25, 2023
Investing in employee growth is essential for talent retention and business success. Here’s how you can accelerate the process with individual development plans.
How to start an engineering mentorship program
January 20, 2023
As organizations compete for engineering talent, successful companies are leveraging mentorship programs to train and retain their engineering talent. Here's how to start a mentoring program of your own.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
Examples of High-Potential Programs
January 12, 2023
In this article, we unpack four examples of high-potential programs and how you can start your own in your organization.
Mentoring worksheets for your next meeting
November 15, 2022
Here are 5 mentoring worksheets to guide your next meeting. Inside each, you'll find discussion topics and activities.
Leadership Coaching: How to get started
November 11, 2022
Want to start connecting your high-potential employees with leadership coaches? Here's everything you need to know.
Core components of an effective employee coaching plan
October 26, 2022
Coaching employees is proven to increase performance, but only if done right. Here's how to build an employee coaching plan.
Everything you need to know about high-potential leadership programs
September 21, 2022
Every organization wants high potential employees. Here's how to spot them and develop them into future leaders.
Individual development plans: How to accelerate employee growth
January 25, 2023
Investing in employee growth is essential for talent retention and business success. Here’s how you can accelerate the process with individual development plans.
What is a mentor tracking system? [4 metrics to measure]
January 20, 2023
A mentor tracking system is a digital dashboard that shows how mentoring relationships are progressing in your workplace mentoring program. This article breaks down what metrics to measure in a mentoring program.
10 characteristics of life-changing mentors
January 17, 2023
When looking for a mentor, keep your eye out for these 10 high-quality mentoring characteristics.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
Examples of High-Potential Programs
January 12, 2023
In this article, we unpack four examples of high-potential programs and how you can start your own in your organization.
Recruiting Mentors: 14 tactics to attract more mentors
December 5, 2022
Jodi Petersen and Mary Schlegel, the minds behind MentorStrat, a mentoring consulting and training firm, share 14 effective ways to get more employees excited about joining your mentoring program as mentors.
What are career development programs, and do you need one at work?
December 2, 2022
Here's how to start a career development program if you're just getting started. Learn actionable strategies from real-life examples.
Tried-and-true methods for training employees
December 1, 2022
What are the needs of your company? How many professionals are you looking to train? What is your budget? Training employees is a hot topic as reskilling and upskilling become more important. Here are 9 proven strategies for training employees for the future.
Individual development plans: How to accelerate employee growth
January 25, 2023
Investing in employee growth is essential for talent retention and business success. Here’s how you can accelerate the process with individual development plans.
Social Learning and its impact on employee learning and development
January 18, 2023
Much of our learning at work happens through collaborative work with others. But as more work is done in hybrid or remote contexts, are employees missing out on learning opportunities? Evidence suggests yes. The antidote is Social Learning.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
Recruiting Mentors: 14 tactics to attract more mentors
December 5, 2022
Jodi Petersen and Mary Schlegel, the minds behind MentorStrat, a mentoring consulting and training firm, share 14 effective ways to get more employees excited about joining your mentoring program as mentors.
Recruiting Mentors: Why you need more than a communication plan
December 5, 2022
Jodi Petersen and Mary Schlegel, the minds behind MentorStrat, a mentoring consulting and training firm, share actionable tips for uncovering and solving a common problem mentoring program managers face: making sure you have enough high-quality mentors to run a successful program.
5 ways mentorship can revamp your employee development program
December 2, 2022
Organizations that want to stand out and attract top talent need to renew their focus on employee development. Mentorship is key to helping employees grow and be their best at work.
How to create a growth plan for employees
November 15, 2022
Here are 7 steps to building an employee growth plan.
Mentoring worksheets for your next meeting
November 15, 2022
Here are 5 mentoring worksheets to guide your next meeting. Inside each, you'll find discussion topics and activities.
7 Compelling reasons your organization needs a mentoring program
January 30, 2023
There's a strong business case for having a mentoring program. Here are seven reasons to have one and how to sell it to senior leaders.
How mentorship can expand your professional network
January 30, 2023
Here's how to leverage your mentoring relationships to grow your network and your career.
40 ways to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your mentor
January 25, 2023
Here are dozens of ways to say 'thank you' — whether short and sweet, funny, or sincere.
The 12 pivotal qualities of the best mentors
January 20, 2023
What qualities should you cultivate as a mentor? In this article, we outline the 12 defining qualities that the best mentors all have in common.
What is a mentor tracking system? [4 metrics to measure]
January 20, 2023
A mentor tracking system is a digital dashboard that shows how mentoring relationships are progressing in your workplace mentoring program. This article breaks down what metrics to measure in a mentoring program.
10 characteristics of life-changing mentors
January 17, 2023
When looking for a mentor, keep your eye out for these 10 high-quality mentoring characteristics.
Training mentors: Is it necessary, and how do you do it well?
January 3, 2023
The most successful mentoring programs support their mentors with training. Here's how to set up mentor training the right way.
Running mentoring programs in the workplace [best practices and success stories]
December 19, 2022
Here are 16 tried-and-tested best practices for successful workplace mentoring programs. We also share examples of mentoring programs and advice from program managers who've made their mark.
7 Compelling reasons your organization needs a mentoring program
January 30, 2023
There's a strong business case for having a mentoring program. Here are seven reasons to have one and how to sell it to senior leaders.
Five unique ways to structure your workplace mentoring program
January 17, 2023
Before starting your mentoring program, get clear on which program design will drive the most impact. In this guide, we break down the different audiences and pairing formats and when they're best depending on your goals. See the bottom of the article for a brainstorming activity to help you explore creative ways to design your mentoring program.
How to mentor junior team members
November 11, 2022
Here's how to mentor your more junior team members.
Mentoring interns: Helping future top talent grow
October 11, 2022
Get the most out of your intern program by providing a best-practice mentoring program to ensure your new employees get the most out of their experience.
Mentoring Circles: what they are and how to start one
August 24, 2022
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.
Launch An Onboarding Buddy Program For New Hires
August 9, 2022
Here are the six steps to launching a buddy program for new hires.
Peer learning: 10 benefits to collaboration in the workplace
August 5, 2022
Here are six compelling reasons to consider peer learning in your workplace.
9 Best practices for new manager onboarding
August 4, 2022
Onboarding new managers can make or break a team culture. Here are 9 best practices to get it right.
6 Ways to mitigate burnout in the workplace
January 18, 2023
The scientific reasons we experience burnout at work and actionable strategies to mitigate them.
Foster employee loyalty: 5 ways to increase retention in a remote workplace
November 15, 2022
Here are 5 ways to strengthen employee loyalty and increase retention when your workplace shifts to remote.
Tips to create an engaging employee experience for your remote teams
July 28, 2022
Here are 5 tips to engage your remote workforce.
Best practices for virtual mentoring programs
June 28, 2022
Virtual mentoring isn't second-best to in-person mentoring. It has distinct advantages. We break down how to leverage those benefits and mitigate the downsides. This guide has all the best practices for virtual mentorship.
E-mentoring vs face-to-face: Embrace a mixed approach
June 24, 2022
As technology has changed, so has the way workplace mentoring programs operate. While mentorship has traditionally been built on a personal, face-to-face connection, tech has changed the way we communicate, connect and mentor. However, it raises the question, is the digital way better?
What is virtual mentoring?
April 27, 2022
In this article, we explain what virtual mentoring is and what it can be used for in your workplace.
Return to work programs for moms
April 11, 2022
Women and mothers have disproportionately left the workforce over the pandemic. This has given rise to the popularity of return-to-work programs for mothers. Here are 5 examples of returnships, as they're being called, and how you can start your own.
5 KPIs to boost your team’s work from home productivity
March 24, 2022
Here are 5 KPIs to focus on when improving your team's productivity.
6 Ways to mitigate burnout in the workplace
January 18, 2023
The scientific reasons we experience burnout at work and actionable strategies to mitigate them.
Diversity training is important [Here's the right way to do it]
December 7, 2022
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.
10 Ways to promote occupational wellness in your organization
August 23, 2022
Here are 10 ways to make occupational wellness a core part of your company culture.
Build a mentoring culture: 5 reliable steps
June 13, 2022
From the author of Creating a Mentoring Culture, we draw from Lois J. Zachary's work and the expertise of the Together team to outline how you can build a mentoring culture in your organization.
Be the boss they’ll never forget: Psychological well-being in the workplace
January 25, 2022
We spend a quarter of our lives (at least) working. We'd hope that the norm isn't to be burnout and stressed during all that time. Thankfully, using The Six Dimensions of Psychological Well-Being, created by psychologist Carol Ryff, leaders have a framework for supporting mental health in their workplaces. This article outlines the six dimensions and what it means for your workplace well-being.
12 Examples of Employee Recognition For 2022
January 18, 2022
Employee recognition is crucial. One of the top reasons employees quit is because they don't feel appreciated by their managers or leaders. To avoid costly turnover and build happy, high-performing teams here are 12 ways to recognize your employees in 2022.
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.
Promoting 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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