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How to Get Better Results with Mentoring

The Client Success team at River shows why they rock in this blog from Allison Laing. Check out how she helped this longtime client increase the number of mentoring relationships by more than 700%.

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Mentoring Programs Are Not One Size Fits All

After nearly 20 years in the mentoring software business, here are three lessons we've learned with our clients on how to make mentoring programs successful. They are not one-size-fits-all!

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How Do I Run a Successful Mentoring Pilot?

We've seen successes and failures with mentoring pilots over the years. Here are seven tips you should follow to help you be successful.

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Don’t Let Mentoring Just Become a Fad

Social media provides a powerful way to have voices heard that would not normally have a platform or space to share their views. Yet with the growth of social media, people too often talk over ...

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Three Tips for Growing Your Mentoring Program

We know that mentoring can improve employee retention and engagement, and that productivity can increase as well due to mentoring. So what are you doing to get more of these great results with ...

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How Mentoring Can Plug the Brain Drain

How much of your workforce could potentially retire any day now? Are you prepared to lose them and all of the knowledge they have (while simultaneously trying to fill their jobs with people ...

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The Art and Science of Leading an Online Mentoring Group

Mentoring groups are a unique take on the traditional view of mentoring; instead of just one mentee working with one mentor, a group can have several mentees working with one or two mentors ...

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Reverse Mentoring: 10 Tips for Making It Work

If you want your reverse mentoring program to be a success, here are 10 how-to tips that can help ensure your mentees and mentors discover the value and joy of mentoring.

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Reverse Mentoring Trend Grows Up

We are on the verge of a shift in the way organizations look at reverse mentoring...

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Three Ways to Sabotage Your Mentoring Plan

There is a clear difference between those prospects who are actively looking to implement mentoring and those who are simply playing with the idea.  The problem is that many of those who ...

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How Do I Design a Mentoring Program?

We hear from people every day who need to start or expand a mentoring program, but who aren’t sure of what steps to take.  The big question we get is: How do I design a mentoring ...

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Modern Mentoring 2.0: The New Way to Run Mentoring Programs

Mentoring continues to evolve in the workplace today, and we continue to learn valuable lessons on what works well and what could use some adjustments. Here are four lessons we've learned in ...

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Retain Employees Through Mentoring Programs

What are you doing to retain your employees?  Offering them more money?  Letting them work from home?  Giving them free lunches?  You may want to rethink your retention ...

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5 Mentoring Program Pitfalls

Why do mentoring programs fail? As with any program, attention needs to be paid to the manner in which mentoring is implemented to ensure success. Here are five common pitfalls we've seen ...

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Social Learning Hasn’t Worked? Try Mentoring

I think it’s safe to say that participation in many organizational social learning programs has fallen woefully short of hopes and expectations. Why? Well, one reason is...

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So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring software.