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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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Which Mentor Matching Option Is Right for You?

When you’re designing your mentoring program, one of the biggest factors you will need to determine is how you want mentees and mentors to be matched. Is self-directed or administrator matching ...

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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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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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Keys to Creating a Mentoring Culture

Organizations and businesses of all types and sizes have latched on to the idea of mentoring for their employees—and for good reason. Mentoring impacts employee retention, productivity, ...

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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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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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Mentoring Ethics

Giving someone a support system for while they are doing their job is not something radical, but we think it should be required. When it comes to something as critical as ethics, this should ...

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Mentoring Groups Help Reinforce Learning

It’s a natural fit to use group mentoring as an integrated part of more traditional training interventions. The participants can lean on their peers...

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Enhance Employee Training with Mentoring Programs

Adults no longer feel that outsourcing or being replaced by younger workers is the greatest threat to their jobs. But their ability to keep pace with rapid changes in technology is making them ...

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The Missing Piece of Mentoring Success?

In my recent blog entry, Mentoring Is More than the Match, I described the “Five M’s of Successful ...

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Building Blocks for Modern Mentoring

In his book Modern Mentoring, Randy Emelo states that there are five core concepts that must be understood and ...

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Land and Expand for Mentoring Success

The idea of latching a modern mentoring program to an existing program or traditional mentoring program is crucial to continuing learning momentum and gaining quick successes. In his ...

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