Mentoring Software
River Business Mentoring Software

Business Mentoring Software

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Let the pioneers of mentoring software make it easy for you to launch, manage, measure, and scale your mentoring initiatives.

Have multiple mentoring programs you need to run?  No problem.

Want various ways to match people in relationships?  You got it.
Need help designing your mentoring programs?  We can help.
Interested in creating a modern mentoring culture?  We wrote the book on it...Modern Mentoring.

Capterra Reviews about RiverRiver is award-winning mentoring software trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, small and medium size businesses, and professional associations since 1999.

From our proprietary matching algorithm and competency-based focus, to our program-driven reports and expert training and support, River has all of the factors you need to be successful with mentoring. Contact us to learn more about River and to discover how our expertise and longevity as mentoring software innovators can translate into a successful mentoring program for you. With River, you can do more with mentoring.




Configuration for Mentoring SoftwareConfigure River's mentoring software to suit the needs of your mentoring program(s).

  • Run multiple programs from one interface and control who participates in those programs
  • Brand the site with your unique name and logo, and brand programs with distinct messaging and imagery
  • Choose the types of mentoring you want to offer (e.g., paired mentoring, group mentoring/mentoring circles, situational mentoring, reverse mentoring, cross-functional mentoring)
  • Identify who can be in your mentoring program and which role(s) they will play


Business Mentoring SoftwareGet smart and easy matching with River's proprietary algorithm.

  • Configure and weight the matching algorithm for each program
  • Decide how matches will be made in each program (i.e., self-directed, administrator match, facilitated match, and/or bulk matching)
  • Get smart recommendations based on competency growth areas and strengths
  • Link people across functions, locations, and generations
  • Facilitate/seed learning relationships for program participants


Mentoring SoftwareMonitor and manage your program(s) through a single administrative portal.

  • Manage your mentees’ and mentors’ participation in one or more programs via user and audience management tools
  • Measure impact by scheduling monitoring check-ins with program participants using River’s proprietary Monitoring Tool
  • Curate learning resources for specific program audiences to ensure access to mentoring best practices for program participants
  • Ensure ongoing participant engagement via built-in notifications and program-level communication


Mentoring Software ReportingGet the data and metrics you need to measure success. Common measures to assess include:

  • Participation numbers
  • Mentoring activity
  • Satisfaction metrics
  • Speed to competency, which measures the competencies people focused on in their relationship(s) and the gains they made

River also integrates with xAPI (Tin Can) so you can export xAPI statements to your Learning Record Store (LRS).



Diversity and Inclusion

Mentoring and Diversity & InclusionDiversity and inclusion is a natural fit for mentoring. In fact, research has shown that a diverse network can help support deeper learning, spark more innovation, increase performance and productivity, and generate better overall collaboration.

With River's mentoring software and services, you can support D&I through mentoring programs that bring people together regardless of age, gender, location, or title.

As the numbers show, diversity-focused mentoring programs are one of the tops ways companies can develop a diverse and inclusive workforce. Let River help you create dynamic and diverse mentoring networks. Contact us to get started today!


RELEVANT RESOURCES Diversity infosheet  Peer Collaboration and Diversity article  Different is Better article


Onboarding and MentoringWhen someone joins your company, how easy is it for them to learn the ropes, build a new network, get up to speed, and dive into the work you hired them to do?

With a mentoring program powered by River, you can help your new employees tap into the knowledge resources of your company from day one—and make them feel like they are cared about right from the start.

Contact us today to learn how you can make mentoring part of your onboarding success story.


RELEVANT RESOURCES Why Millennials Think Your Onboarding Process Sucks  Continuous Learning eBook  Continuous Learning Webinar

High-Potential Programs

Mentoring and high-potential programs go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, this often also means a huge administrative burden goes along with running a mentoring program for your high-potentials. Well, not anymore…

High-Potentials and MentoringRiver's mentoring software easily automates the matching process and administrative tasks for you so you can run your high-potential mentoring program more efficiently. As you build your program and run it more smoothly with River, you can simultaneously increase your high-potential bench strength. How? Because 84% of high-potentials actively identify and develop potential in others.

It’s the ultimate win-win.

Contact us today to learn how River can make your high-potential program a mentoring mecca.


RELEVANT RESOURCES Want Top Millennial Talent? Get Mentoring.  Continuous Learning Leaves an Impact  Mentoring Can Help Capture Knowledge from Exiting Employees

Succession Planning

Mentoring Software Helps with Succession PlanningWorkforce demographics are changing. Millennials are rising in numbers, and Baby Boomers are retiring. Yet just 5% of companies have implemented specific policies and management practices to address the skills gap as older workers retire. (Source: SHRM-AARP Strategic Workforce Planning Survey, 2012.)

Let River help you address the skills gap and get more out of your succession planning efforts—before it ever becomes an issue.

A mentoring program powered by River can help you effectively connect key employees with trusted leaders so they can share critical knowledge before they leave. This helps guarantee a functional “bench” for your organization’s leadership—and provides a smooth transition can occur as the old guard leaves and the new generation takes over.

Contact us today to learn more about how a mentoring program driven through River's mentoring software can play a role in your succession planning efforts.


RELEVANT RESOURCES Infosheet about Millennials in the Workplace  Multi-Generational Workforce Infosheet  Capture Knowledge with Mentoring before Employees Leave




Mentoring Software Results

Client Feedback on River Mentoring SoftwareOur clients have told us how River mentoring software improved their mentoring programs, impacted their users, and put them on track to solve real business problems.

But don't just take our word for it. Hear what our clients have to say in their own words.

"River has been an excellent partner for Sodexo since 2008. They make it possible to reach thousands of people who otherwise would not be able to connect in our large, decentralized organization in both 1:1 and virtual community relationships. They have consistently provided high levels of client satisfaction and their thought leadership has helped shape and evolve our mentoring strategy over the years. I recommend River if you are implementing, sustaining or evolving a mentoring program in your organization."
~ Jodi Davidson, Sodexo

"This is a wonderful program. The company is constantly updating and making improvements. It is very easy to navigate and easy to understand."
~ Denise Collins, FDA

"River has been amazing to work with as a partner. Every encounter has left me feeling like they are invested in helping us find the right solution for us and are not just interested in selling us any solution. Their team is collaborative, flexible and very responsive."
~ Brandy Akins, Altria

"We've been using River's various versions of mentoring software since 2008; their workflow has streamlined with simple but elegant features for our users; with state of the industry mentoring operational excellence processes and support."
~ Barb Stamatis, Goodyear Tire 

In our research with clients:
93% of mentees said their mentoring relationship in River was useful.
95% of mentors said their mentoring relationship in River was useful.

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


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