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April 13, 2021
Why does your organization need a mentoring program?
The way we work is changing rapidly and the necessity to move with the times increases as each day passes. Gone are the days of metaphorically throwing new employees into the deep end with expectations to pick up and learn their role as they work. Companies recognize that learning and knowledge sharing is crucial to keep up with fast-changing business needs, and to ensure a satisfied workforce.
April 13, 2021
Biggest challenges to workplace diversity
According to McKinsey, companies that have more racial and cultural diversity in leadership roles are 35 percent more likely to have higher financial returns. Those businesses that have more women in executive positions are 25 percent more likely to earn more. But it is not just a matter of companies with strong diversity doing better financial; companies that rank near the bottom for workplace diversity underperform by 27 percent. It is clear to see that organizations that employ diversity programs are bound to see payoffs. Yet, getting these types of programs off the ground can be a challenge. Here are some of the biggest challenges to workplace diversity that companies will face and how to overcome them.
March 29, 2021
Together to Participate in Google Accelerator Startup Program
Together is one of just 12 Canadian tech companies that will be participating in the Google Accelerator program. Participation in the program means that we will get access to the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology. In essence, our mentoring software will benefit from a mentoring process itself. 
March 29, 2021
How mentor matching software works
Organizations looking to improve productivity, boost employee engagement and reduce turnover rates often turn to workplace mentoring programs as tools to help. That’s because mentorships have been proven to work. And that’s why over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in their workplaces. 
March 22, 2021
Workplace mentoring - A Quick Start Guide
Starting a workplace mentoring program is one of the most positive things you can do for your organization. Through mentorships you can improve employee engagement, enhance employee skillset, and onboarding new hires. Compared to workshops and training for your employees, starting a mentoring program is an affordable way to make a positive impact on your business. But it is important to know that successful mentoring programs don’t just happen. It takes some investment to start and manage workplace mentorships. 
March 15, 2021
Examples of mentoring programs in the workplace
Workplace mentoring programs are one of the best tools that organizations have to boost employee engagement, improve productivity, and reduce turnover rates. Statistics show that 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs at their organizations. 
April 19, 2021
The Benefits of Flash Mentoring
Mentoring can benefit anyone at any stage of their career. From senior employees to new hires, workplace mentoring programs are ideal tools for training and development. Business strategies that focus on talent development should always have a mentoring component.
March 22, 2021
Knowledge sharing through flash mentoring
How is knowledge usually shared? These days it’s expected that all knowledge is available at the click of a button, but when the number of active websites is up in the billions, this also means there is a lot of information to sift through. When the objective is to find out something specific, or the solution to a problem, the internet may end up providing non-factual opinions or false and outdated information. This can not only be an unproductive use of time, but also lead those seeking knowledge to be less in the know than they were to begin with. 
April 13, 2021
Why does your organization need a mentoring program?
The way we work is changing rapidly and the necessity to move with the times increases as each day passes. Gone are the days of metaphorically throwing new employees into the deep end with expectations to pick up and learn their role as they work. Companies recognize that learning and knowledge sharing is crucial to keep up with fast-changing business needs, and to ensure a satisfied workforce.
April 13, 2021
Biggest challenges to workplace diversity
According to McKinsey, companies that have more racial and cultural diversity in leadership roles are 35 percent more likely to have higher financial returns. Those businesses that have more women in executive positions are 25 percent more likely to earn more. But it is not just a matter of companies with strong diversity doing better financial; companies that rank near the bottom for workplace diversity underperform by 27 percent. It is clear to see that organizations that employ diversity programs are bound to see payoffs. Yet, getting these types of programs off the ground can be a challenge. Here are some of the biggest challenges to workplace diversity that companies will face and how to overcome them.
March 29, 2021
How mentor matching software works
Organizations looking to improve productivity, boost employee engagement and reduce turnover rates often turn to workplace mentoring programs as tools to help. That’s because mentorships have been proven to work. And that’s why over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in their workplaces. 
April 19, 2021
The Benefits of Flash Mentoring
Mentoring can benefit anyone at any stage of their career. From senior employees to new hires, workplace mentoring programs are ideal tools for training and development. Business strategies that focus on talent development should always have a mentoring component.
March 22, 2021
What is an ERG?
Organizations that aim to build an inclusive and diverse culture can use employee resource groups or ERGs to achieve their goals. These groups offer a space for employees to unite together and have a positive impact on the business. Research has found that about 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have ERGs. 
March 22, 2021
Employee Resource Group Best Practices
Employee resource groups(ERG) are not just valuable tools for workers, but they have many benefits for employers too, including: Increase employee engagement; Reduce turnover; Meet diversity goals; Talent development; Leadership training; Cultivate a positive workplace atmosphere; Foster innovation; Recruitment.
March 22, 2021
The ins and outs of employee resource groups
Diversity and inclusivity can help an organization connect with its audience, build a talented workforce, and make everyone feel welcome at the company. While these are great goals to have, attaining them can be complicated. 
March 22, 2021
Building a successful women’s employee resource group
Employee resources groups(ERGs) offer networking and support opportunities within companies. They have been successful for companies that want to enhance the employee experience for minorities. ERGs play a significant role in diversity and inclusivity for today’s workplace. In particular, women’s employee resource groups give women in the workplace extra support. They can also help women find mentors to guide their careers to the next level. These mentorships could be with a more experienced employee or even a peer mentoring opportunity. 
April 13, 2021
Why does your organization need a mentoring program?
The way we work is changing rapidly and the necessity to move with the times increases as each day passes. Gone are the days of metaphorically throwing new employees into the deep end with expectations to pick up and learn their role as they work. Companies recognize that learning and knowledge sharing is crucial to keep up with fast-changing business needs, and to ensure a satisfied workforce.
March 29, 2021
How mentor matching software works
Organizations looking to improve productivity, boost employee engagement and reduce turnover rates often turn to workplace mentoring programs as tools to help. That’s because mentorships have been proven to work. And that’s why over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in their workplaces. 
March 22, 2021
Hiring vs promoting to fill a management role
The hiring process can be exciting, but it can also be daunting. While there are only two possibilities for filling a vacancy; hiring externally or promoting from within; it is not always clear what the right choice is. There are advantages and challenges to both options, including time and costs. 
March 22, 2021
Helping new managers fit in
Helping new managers be successful and fit into the company culture requires more than merely onboarding them, as one global survey found. Egon Zehnder’s online survey found 57 percent of leaders took over six months to be effective in their new job. One-third reported becoming a manager was a complicated process. Those surveyed indicated the top problems were not skilled-related, but instead interpersonal. Sixty-nine percent indicated they had a poor grasp of how the organization worked, while 65 percent said they felt like a cultural misfit and 57 percent had trouble connecting with their peers. 
April 20, 2021
Develop Leadership Skills with a Mentor
There are many reasons organizations adopt mentoring programs, aside from the fact that they are now considered a good practice as a formatted and tracked route to progression within the workplace.Mentoring offers an opportunity to develop skills, build relationships and map out a career path that for some, may currently seem beyond reach.
March 22, 2021
Onboarding new hires as a line manager
Onboarding new employees is one of the best ways to make them feel comfortable and improve their engagement with your organization. Unfortunately, a high number of organizations do not have successful onboarding practices. In a recent survey by HubSpot, 40 percent of respondents said their organization’s onboarding process was less than par. 
April 15, 2021
Best Ways to Onboard Remote Employees
Research has found that 4.7 million employees work remotely. Remote work has grown 44 percent over the past few years. Researchers also found that companies that have remote workers have seen a growth in productivity. So, whether you have been working with remote teams for a long time or are new to the process, there are some good reasons to develop a onboarding program for new employees who will be working from home. 
April 15, 2021
Create the best onboarding experience for your employees
It takes effort to build a successful team.Hiring the best candidate is just part of the process. To really build a successful team you’ll need to have a good onboarding experience to help your new hire learn more about your organization, the work environment and their position. With the right onboarding process, your new hire will gain the skills and knowledge to become a productive member of your team.
April 20, 2021
High potential remote working
Leadership development can be a challenge no matter what company you work for. Unfortunately, statistics show that businesses fail to identify the best talent 82 percent of the time. 
April 20, 2021
Making the Most of High Potential People in Your Organization
High potential people are valuable to have at your workplace. They are not only high performing and can boost your productivity levels, but they also have the capability to be successful in supervising and managerial positions. 
April 20, 2021
How to Hang onto Your High Potentials
Hanging on to high potential employees is challenging. Competition with other companies is strong as most employees are constantly searching for career growth opportunities. Research has found that many people already in full-time jobs are still passively seeking a better job somewhere else. The average job posting gets 250 applicants. So, even if you have all your positions filled, it may not stay that way for long.
March 22, 2021
Developing High Potential Talent
Most organizations have high potential talent, which are those employees that are considered your future stars. These are skilled employees that are likely to be a big part of your future growth and succession plan.
April 20, 2021
High Potential Employees
One of the hot topics when it comes to employee retention is the value of High Potential Employees and what companies are doing to utilize this resource, while continuing to support their goals. Studies show that 79 percent of people in the U.S. alone cite “lack of appreciation” as one of the main reasons for leaving a job. It is the employees with high potential (or HiPos) that make up most of this bracket. They have worked hard and made their goals clear but feel like they are not getting anywhere.
March 22, 2021
Notable Mentors and Informal Mentorships
Long before organizations took mentoring initiatives seriously and incorporated programs offering mentorship to employees, the world was full of people hungry for success and thirsty for more inside knowledge setting them on the path toward their goals. The way to obtain this experience was to find someone in an area of expertise that stood out and to seek guidance from them, developing a partnership that helped them to gain proficiency in those areas. 
March 22, 2021
Why Mentors are Needed Now More Than Ever
As 2019 drew to a close, many people were eager to see the new year in, start their new year resolutions and get one step closer to their career goals with the same optimism and enthusiasm for the future. But when Covid-19 hit on a global scale these goals and objectives came to a standstill. It took time past all the health worries and shock of such life-changing events for anyone to even fathom how the world’s economy would be affected, let alone how businesses would be able to address their temporary or permanent closures to countless teams of people while still encouraging them to stay positive. With everything at stake there was just no roadmap guiding company leaders and executives in how to ensure they kept their employees’ trust in them. These were unprecedented times and employees began to question how important their roles really were. 
March 22, 2021
Mentoring and Motivation
One of the most frequent topics of interest in employment is motivation. Employees want to feel motivated. Employers want to know what motivates them. Organizations rely on employees’ motivations to carry their business forward.
April 20, 2021
Develop Leadership Skills with a Mentor
There are many reasons organizations adopt mentoring programs, aside from the fact that they are now considered a good practice as a formatted and tracked route to progression within the workplace.Mentoring offers an opportunity to develop skills, build relationships and map out a career path that for some, may currently seem beyond reach.
April 22, 2021
Buying into a Mentoring Program
Within any company, the bottom line is always the top priority. There can be so much focus on turning profits that the analysis on how to get there can be blindsided by initiatives that seem to work in the short-term. Just because something works financially, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it works developmentally. There are always other avenues to explore. 
March 23, 2021
Celebrate Mentorship
January marks the 19th National Mentoring Month. Throughout the month there are various mentoring-focused activities and celebrations planned. While the focus has largely been on increasing the number of youth that are being mentored, statistics show there is also a growing need for more mentors in the workplace too. 
March 23, 2021
Three Reasons Why You Need a Mentoring Program
Workplace mentoring programs offer a lot of benefits to organizations. While there are many good reasons for companies to have a mentoring program, there are three main ways that mentorships can help solve many of the issues businesses face today. Successful mentoring programs at work can be a cost-effective way to boost employee engagement, talent and lower your turnover rate. 
March 23, 2021
Real-World Mentoring Programs 
Workplace mentoring programs are on the rise and the results are the reason why. 
April 13, 2021
Why does your organization need a mentoring program?
The way we work is changing rapidly and the necessity to move with the times increases as each day passes. Gone are the days of metaphorically throwing new employees into the deep end with expectations to pick up and learn their role as they work. Companies recognize that learning and knowledge sharing is crucial to keep up with fast-changing business needs, and to ensure a satisfied workforce.
April 13, 2021
Biggest challenges to workplace diversity
According to McKinsey, companies that have more racial and cultural diversity in leadership roles are 35 percent more likely to have higher financial returns. Those businesses that have more women in executive positions are 25 percent more likely to earn more. But it is not just a matter of companies with strong diversity doing better financial; companies that rank near the bottom for workplace diversity underperform by 27 percent. It is clear to see that organizations that employ diversity programs are bound to see payoffs. Yet, getting these types of programs off the ground can be a challenge. Here are some of the biggest challenges to workplace diversity that companies will face and how to overcome them.
March 29, 2021
How mentor matching software works
Organizations looking to improve productivity, boost employee engagement and reduce turnover rates often turn to workplace mentoring programs as tools to help. That’s because mentorships have been proven to work. And that’s why over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs in their workplaces. 
March 22, 2021
Workplace mentoring - A Quick Start Guide
Starting a workplace mentoring program is one of the most positive things you can do for your organization. Through mentorships you can improve employee engagement, enhance employee skillset, and onboarding new hires. Compared to workshops and training for your employees, starting a mentoring program is an affordable way to make a positive impact on your business. But it is important to know that successful mentoring programs don’t just happen. It takes some investment to start and manage workplace mentorships. 
March 22, 2021
Knowledge sharing through flash mentoring
How is knowledge usually shared? These days it’s expected that all knowledge is available at the click of a button, but when the number of active websites is up in the billions, this also means there is a lot of information to sift through. When the objective is to find out something specific, or the solution to a problem, the internet may end up providing non-factual opinions or false and outdated information. This can not only be an unproductive use of time, but also lead those seeking knowledge to be less in the know than they were to begin with. 
March 22, 2021
Different types of mentoring and their uses
Mentors offer insight and knowledge based on their own experience to others wishing to learn and develop their own skills. In both formal and informal settings, the mentoring role is crucial for growth – both personal and organization-wide. So, how people are introduced to the concept of mentoring is essential for what they want or need to get out of it. 
March 22, 2021
What is an ERG?
Organizations that aim to build an inclusive and diverse culture can use employee resource groups or ERGs to achieve their goals. These groups offer a space for employees to unite together and have a positive impact on the business. Research has found that about 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have ERGs. 
March 22, 2021
The ins and outs of employee resource groups
Diversity and inclusivity can help an organization connect with its audience, build a talented workforce, and make everyone feel welcome at the company. While these are great goals to have, attaining them can be complicated. 

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