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The 8 most effective ways to bolster employee retention rates [old and new]
March 23, 2023
Learn at what it takes to retain the best employees in 2023. We share some old and new tricks you need to have in your employee retention strategy.
Mentorship in tech: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
March 23, 2023
Today's tech companies need mentoring programs if they want to attract and retain top talent. Here's how Together's Mentorship Platform can make it easy to launch and manage mentoring programs.
The 5 behaviours of democratic leadership at work [A leaders field guide]
March 23, 2023
Here's a leader's rundown of democratic leadership; what it is and how to cultivate it in your teams and organization.
We all want authentic leaders: here are 9 ways to encourage it at work
March 23, 2023
Authentic leadership is a hot topic and for a good reason. We all want genuine leaders who seek their team's interest, not just profit. Here are 9 ways to cultivate an authentic leadership culture.
5 Ways to identify high-potential employees in your organization
March 21, 2023
A lot of leaders struggle with identifying star employees. Learn straightforward ways to develop high-potential employees who can help drive your organization's success.
Laissez-faire leadership: Is it effective at work?
March 21, 2023
Discover the features and advantages of laissez-faire leadership, a management style that provides complete control to the team to manage themselves.
Professional services mentorship programs: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
March 20, 2023
Mentorship programs effectively allow professional services companies to invest in their talent. Here's how Together's award-winning platform can help you build a world-class mentoring program.
10 Examples of successful employee resource groups
March 15, 2023
ERGs are workplace groups where employees join based on shared identities, communities, and interests. In this blog, we discuss what ERGs are, their purpose in the workplace, and examples of successful employee resource groups.
Talent management life cycle: developing employees at every stage
March 15, 2023
A solid talent management life cycle should take center stage in any organization. Discover ways to develop employees at every stage, from hiring to exit.
The different types of Employee Resource Groups you should have at work
March 8, 2023
Here are 8 different types of Employee Resource Groups your organization should consider starting.
9 Ways to support racial diversity in the workplace
March 8, 2023
Here are 9 practical ways that HR teams and leaders can support racial diversity and equity in their organizations.
Healthcare mentorship programs: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
February 24, 2023
Here are 7 steps to launching a healthcare mentorship program on Together's Platform.
What is employee development (plus 5 reasons why employee development is important)
February 23, 2023
Understand the importance of having a robust employee development program and the benefits of including it in your organization.
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.
Building a strategic plan for your employee resource group [step-by-step guide]
March 8, 2023
Here are 13 steps to building a strategic plan for your employee resource groups.
What are mentorship opportunities? [Plus 11 companies offering them]
February 6, 2023
Workplaces that offer mentoring opportunities to their employees stand to gain many benefits. Engagement and retention increase while also giving employees the growth they demand. Here are 11 companies offering incredible mentoring opportunities to employees.
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.
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.
Event Ideas: Examples of successful virtual employee resource groups
November 1, 2022
Here are event ideas for your employee resource group.
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.
7 Steps to support female mentorship at work
August 16, 2022
Here are seven ways to support women in the workplace through mentorship.
The 8 most effective ways to bolster employee retention rates [old and new]
March 23, 2023
Learn at what it takes to retain the best employees in 2023. We share some old and new tricks you need to have in your employee retention strategy.
How to have effective developmental conversations with your team
March 15, 2023
Here are eight steps to having productive development conversations with your team and five best practices for following up after the conversation. This article is for managers who want high-performing teams.
Building a strategic plan for your employee resource group [step-by-step guide]
March 8, 2023
Here are 13 steps to building a strategic plan for your employee resource groups.
The different types of Employee Resource Groups you should have at work
March 8, 2023
Here are 8 different types of Employee Resource Groups your organization should consider starting.
Healthcare mentorship programs: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
February 24, 2023
Here are 7 steps to launching a healthcare mentorship program on Together's Platform.
What is employee development (plus 5 reasons why employee development is important)
February 23, 2023
Understand the importance of having a robust employee development program and the benefits of including it in your organization.
15 Virtual mentoring activities to make your next meeting a great one
February 23, 2023
Here are 15 activities to make your next mentoring session exciting.
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.
5 Ways to identify high-potential employees in your organization
March 21, 2023
A lot of leaders struggle with identifying star employees. Learn straightforward ways to develop high-potential employees who can help drive your organization's success.
Talent management life cycle: developing employees at every stage
March 15, 2023
A solid talent management life cycle should take center stage in any organization. Discover ways to develop employees at every stage, from hiring to exit.
6 Examples of companies with incredible leadership development programs
February 23, 2023
Learn how to build leadership development programs that work.
30 Questions to ask your mentor in your next meeting
February 14, 2023
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. 
How to support accountability in mentoring relationships
February 1, 2023
Accountability is not simply trying to catch employees doing the wrong things. Rather, it is giving people a standard to aim for or a common expectation that is based on your organization’s mission and value statements. Mentorship is key to holding both leaders and employees accountable.
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.
The 5 behaviours of democratic leadership at work [A leaders field guide]
March 23, 2023
Here's a leader's rundown of democratic leadership; what it is and how to cultivate it in your teams and organization.
We all want authentic leaders: here are 9 ways to encourage it at work
March 23, 2023
Authentic leadership is a hot topic and for a good reason. We all want genuine leaders who seek their team's interest, not just profit. Here are 9 ways to cultivate an authentic leadership culture.
5 Ways to identify high-potential employees in your organization
March 21, 2023
A lot of leaders struggle with identifying star employees. Learn straightforward ways to develop high-potential employees who can help drive your organization's success.
Laissez-faire leadership: Is it effective at work?
March 21, 2023
Discover the features and advantages of laissez-faire leadership, a management style that provides complete control to the team to manage themselves.
Talent management life cycle: developing employees at every stage
March 15, 2023
A solid talent management life cycle should take center stage in any organization. Discover ways to develop employees at every stage, from hiring to exit.
The role of mentorship in reskilling your workforce
March 14, 2023
The process of reskills can be full of opportunity but also with anxiety. Mentors are critical during these times.
From manager to executive: Transformative leadership development programs
March 14, 2023
Here are five examples of leadership development programs offered by leading educational institutions.
6 Coaching tips to improve session effectiveness and drive positive change
March 6, 2023
Discover the six main elements of an effective coaching session and six tips to help team members make the most of these sessions.
How to have effective developmental conversations with your team
March 15, 2023
Here are eight steps to having productive development conversations with your team and five best practices for following up after the conversation. This article is for managers who want high-performing teams.
Talent management life cycle: developing employees at every stage
March 15, 2023
A solid talent management life cycle should take center stage in any organization. Discover ways to develop employees at every stage, from hiring to exit.
The role of mentorship in reskilling your workforce
March 14, 2023
The process of reskills can be full of opportunity but also with anxiety. Mentors are critical during these times.
6 Coaching tips to improve session effectiveness and drive positive change
March 6, 2023
Discover the six main elements of an effective coaching session and six tips to help team members make the most of these sessions.
Building an employee development plan: What you need to know [with examples]
March 1, 2023
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 Train Remote Employees Effectively
February 23, 2023
Remote training programs have to adapt if they want to deliver rich learning experiences. Here are the best practices.
30 Questions to ask your mentor in your next meeting
February 14, 2023
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. 
27 Questions mentors should ask their mentees
February 6, 2023
Wondering what questions you should ask your mentee? This article outlines 27 of them, all of which will help you build a meaningful mentoring relationship that leads to growth.
Mentorship in tech: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
March 23, 2023
Today's tech companies need mentoring programs if they want to attract and retain top talent. Here's how Together's Mentorship Platform can make it easy to launch and manage mentoring programs.
Professional services mentorship programs: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
March 20, 2023
Mentorship programs effectively allow professional services companies to invest in their talent. Here's how Together's award-winning platform can help you build a world-class mentoring program.
Healthcare mentorship programs: 7 steps to designing your program with Together
February 24, 2023
Here are 7 steps to launching a healthcare mentorship program on Together's Platform.
30 Inspirational quotes about making the most of mentoring
February 23, 2023
30 Inspirational quotes to encourage your mentoring journey.
30 Questions to ask your mentor in your next meeting
February 14, 2023
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. 
Together earns spot on G2’s 2023 Best Software awards within the fastest-growing products category
February 8, 2023
G2 has over 100,000 companies and products listed on its marketplace, and we’re excited to be recognized in the top 100 Fastest Growing Products.
27 Questions mentors should ask their mentees
February 6, 2023
Wondering what questions you should ask your mentee? This article outlines 27 of them, all of which will help you build a meaningful mentoring relationship that leads to growth.
What are mentorship opportunities? [Plus 11 companies offering them]
February 6, 2023
Workplaces that offer mentoring opportunities to their employees stand to gain many benefits. Engagement and retention increase while also giving employees the growth they demand. Here are 11 companies offering incredible mentoring opportunities to employees.
Talent management life cycle: developing employees at every stage
March 15, 2023
A solid talent management life cycle should take center stage in any organization. Discover ways to develop employees at every stage, from hiring to exit.
7 Onboarding strategies you should include in your hiring process
February 23, 2023
Here are seven onboarding strategies to set up your new hires for success.
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.
Leading remote teams: Overcoming the challenges of people management
February 28, 2023
Learn how to maintain team cohesion, communicate clearly, build trust, and motivate remote employees to succeed. Discover the skills and tools you need to become a successful remote team leader and build a thriving team culture, regardless of location.
How To Train Remote Employees Effectively
February 23, 2023
Remote training programs have to adapt if they want to deliver rich learning experiences. Here are the best practices.
15 Virtual mentoring activities to make your next meeting a great one
February 23, 2023
Here are 15 activities to make your next mentoring session exciting.
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 an employee financial wellness program?
March 14, 2023
Help your workers to manage their money with an employee financial wellness program and see an increase in productivity and staff retention.
The compelling benefits of having mental health mentors at work
February 1, 2023
Discover how mental health mentoring can support your staff's well-being. With the right guidance, employees can manage and overcome stress and boost their 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.

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