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The Benefits of an Outside Mentoring Program

It is a universal truth that an organization in possession of new talent will want to provide mentoring opportunities to teach and retain that talent. Or at least it should be that way, and in the past few years, many organizations are coming to that conclusion more readily. It’s a well-documented fact that a solid […]

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Mentoring

The Care and Mentoring of Your Millennial Workforce

Understanding the Millennial Workforce Understanding millennials is not a simple case of nature versus nurture, both have played a key role. Their parents drilled in them the desire to succeed academically, to multi-task and be extremely organized between school and extracurricular activities. Millennials were raised with a heavy emphasis on structure and measurements of success. […]

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Mentoring

Mentoring: What’s the Bottom Line?

The Metrics of Mentoring A company-wide mentoring program study was conducted in 2013 consisting of over 6,000 Sun employees for Sun Learning Services (SLS), the training organization within Sun Microsystems, and spanned seven years. All performance indicators such as employee retention, salary grade, and pay increases both for mentors and mentees showed that mentoring produced […]

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Coaching

Executive Coaching: Reflect, Take Notice and Self-Correct

Efforts to Engage Leadership Coaching and executive leadership requires passion and purpose for the people we serve and the public policies by which we are guided. Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing demographics and perspectives within their organizations, which includes supporting our leaders who engage with their employees. The National Forum for […]

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Business Mentoring

How to Develop New Managers Quickly

The increasing number of people in the workforce approaching retirement is an alarming trend that will result in a severe loss of managerial experience and industry knowledge. Reviewing the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) statistics from 2010 through 2013, the retirement number for the total of employees whose retirement was processed from the Civil Service […]

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Mentoring

Overcoming Challenges to Implementing Mentoring Programs in Private and Public Sectors

When speaking about mentoring, the first thing that comes to mind is a one-on-one relationship between a younger protégé and an older mentor who meet regularly, electronically or in-person. However, modern mentoring occurs in a variety of forms in different types of organizations and environments. Mentoring has been hailed as an important human resource management […]

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Business

A Revolutionary Solution to a Talent Management Issue

A Classic Talent Management Problem Searching for a new employee can cost an organization up to 150% of the person’s annual salary. Alternatively, adding mentoring to your talent management process can be seen as a good approach to sustain ones’ talent pool, and given the new technology tools around mentoring programs, it can even be […]