Some of our thoughts on HR and Mentorship
Face to face vs digital mentoring
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?
The mentoring relationship
The origins of the word mentor come from a piece of historical literature namely Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, Odysseus leaves his infant son in the care of his good friend, Mentor. Under Mentor’s watch and care, the son grows and matures. 
Silicon Valley & Mentoring in tech
Mentoring can be a powerful tool for change and growth. Under the right mentor, a mentee is able to expand their capabilities and realize their potential. Mentors are those who have the experience, wisdom and skills to help you achieve your goals. 
Corporate mentoring in the USA
Life in corporate America can be a challenge. From increasing turnover rates, low employee engagement and diversity problems, many organizations have been turning to workplace mentoring programs. These formal mentorships offer corporations the opportunity to enhance their employee talent, increase engagement and reduce the turnover rate. 
Examples of mentoring program goals
The purpose of workplace mentoring programs is to develop employees and help them grow, which will improve the position and talent of the company. 
Mentoring goals vs objectives 
Although some people may use the words goal or objective to mean the same thing, they don’t. In fact, how you define goals and objectives for a workplace mentoring program can impact the success you have with your program. 
The mentees guide 101
Workplace mentorship programs are one of the best ways to build yourself up professionally and personally. There are more and more organizations that are using mentoring programs as an added bonus to attract and keep employees. It is a tactic that works, which explains why over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have workplace mentorships. One of the keys to a successful workplace mentorship program is setting goals and objectives. 
Questions to ask your mentor
Although it is usually thought of as a way to enhance an employee’s career path, mentoring can have benefits for the company too. Workplace mentorship is one of the most popular initiatives that an organization can take with regards to improving employee engagement and reducing turnover. Mentoring is also an important element to skill development and succession strategy. In fact, over 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies have workplace mentoring programs. 
How to sabotage your mentoring program 
Companies spend time, money and energy developing a workplace mentoring program. Yet, when it comes to workplace mentoring programs some organizations can be sabotaging the success of their programs. 
Modern mentoring
Workplace mentoring programs are being used by many Fortune 500 companies to build up a talented, loyal workforce. However, not all of these programs are the traditional type of mentorship. Some have used technology to create mentorships, while others have opted for group settings. There are a variety of different mentoring program styles, all of which fall under the umbrella of ‘modern mentoring’. 
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