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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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Mentoring Software Makes Administration Easy

There’s no question that mentoring continues to be a desired program at work, but many organizations are missing the opportunity to take advantage of this. What's holding them back?

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Mentoring Makes Employees Happy and Productive

Mentoring can be a great equalizer, giving employees access to leaders, knowledge sources, and collaboration opportunities that may otherwise elude them. We’ve helped our clients attain ...

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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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Does Mentoring Software Make Mentoring Impersonal?

At its core, mentoring is about learning from the experience of others.  But does mentoring lose something when software is introduced into the mix?

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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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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 Purpose Behind Modern Mentoring Programs

There is a growing need to engage workers in meaningful collaboration and to share wisdom that only comes as the result of experience, which is where mentoring fits.

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Mentoring Insights from Corporate Practitioners

During two recent River webinars, participants answered poll questions that give us insight into the inner workings and issues facing mentoring administrators in today's organizations.

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Challenges with Managing a Traditional Mentoring Program

Most organizations today have some form of a mentoring program and initiative. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many companies to assist in the organization and development of an ...

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Mentoring Agreements Create the Foundation for Your Relationship

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. You give yourself and your mentoring partner an advantage by creating a mentoring agreement at the ...

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Rewarding Good Behavior: Companies Succeed with Mentoring

River was thrilled to recently receive three awards for our modern mentoring platform... While I could list many cool features and some awesome functionality that River offers, what I ...

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