Business Mentoring Insights

  • Retain Top Employees With a Mentoring Program

      A major challenge facing many organizations in the 21st century is attracting and retaining talent. In some high-growth industries, the unemployment rate is reaching record lows. For example, the unemployment rate in the information technology sector reached a record low of 1.3% in June of 2019. In technology, as in other industries, there is a real possibility of worker shortages, and organizations struggle to find and keep employees with the right mix of skills, attitudes, and experiences. Attracting and retaining employees should be a critical piece of the overall organizational strategy.  Read more

    Tue, Dec, 10, 2019

  • Seven Ways Mentoring Can Support Succession Planning

    There is a popular saying that “one cannot step in the same river twice.” Water continually trickling down a river reminds us that the only constant is change. The same could be said about organizations, which are as dynamic as rivers. People move in and out of the organization, and those that remain in the organization often grow and change. One cannot join and engage with the same organization twice.  Read more

    Mon, Dec, 02, 2019

  • Why Mentoring is More Important Than Ever

    Work is changing rapidly in the 21st century The nature of work in the 21st century can be summed up in one word: change. More than ever, professionals are changing jobs, the jobs themselves are changing, and organizations are forced to adapt to a quickly changing and competitive environment. Mentoring guides workers in navigating this environment by helping them develop the skills necessary for success. Mentoring focuses on individual development, guides understanding of higher-level skills such as interpersonal and critical thinking, and provides context to solve complex problems. Read more

    Fri, Nov, 22, 2019

  • Role of Mentoring and Goals in Development

    Access to professional development is becoming increasingly important to employees in the workforce. In a recent survey, 87% of Millennials indicated that professional development was an important part of deciding whether they would stay with an organization or not.  It makes sense – providing such opportunities allow employees to continue improving on their work while attaining skills most important to them.  Read more

    Fri, Oct, 18, 2019

  • A Deeper Dive into Engagedly, Inc.

    Last month, we announced that Engagedly, Inc. had acquired Mentoring Complete and other related content assets from Management Mentors. Read more

    Tue, Jun, 11, 2019

  • Mentoring Article Roundup: Spring 2019 Edition

    Are you interested in better talent recruitment, retention, and development? Check out our latest link fest, which includes helpful content that addresses these three critical areas. Read more

    Tue, Jun, 04, 2019

  • Engagedly Acquires Mentoring Complete from Management Mentors

    Back in 1989 when Rene Petrin founded Management Mentors, Inc., the first George Bush was president. A gallon of gas cost roughly 97 cents. The founder of Facebook was getting ready to enter kindergarten. And Taylor Swift was getting ready to enter the world. While much has changed on the planet since Petrin hung his virtual shingle, one thing has remained true: people still crave mentoring—and they always will. Read more

    Thu, May, 09, 2019

  • Business Mentoring Articles: Link Fest

    It's been a LONG winter here in Boston, which is where Management Mentors is headquartered. As a result, we've been doing lots of reading about mentoring, leadership, and more. Here are some of our top picks: Read more

    Tue, Mar, 20, 2018

  • National Mentoring Month 2018

    January is National Mentoring Month, and while we applaud having a month devoted to the concept of mentoring, we also think it's important to focus on mentoring year-round. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 15, 2018