Business Mentoring Insights

  • Finding a Business Mentor Has Never Been Easier

    Mentor-Quest: Retail Version Finding a mentor just got a whole lot easier! Mentor-Quest is an effective, easy, and fun web-based tool that we designed after nearly two decades in the corporate mentoring industry. So many people want mentors, but don't know how to find a mentor. We’ve made Mentor-Quest interactive, with an innovative video-game-like feel that will capture peoples’ attention…and imaginations. Read more

    Wed, Dec, 02, 2020

  • Seven Tips for Managing an Online Mentoring Program

    If you’re setting up a virtual mentoring program or transitioning an existing mentoring program online, you might have some questions about how to make it as meaningful as possible for the mentor and the mentee. While certain mentoring activities don’t always translate well to virtual environments and need to be redesigned (for example, job shadowing), mentoring relationships can nevertheless thrive online. Below are some tips to make your virtual mentoring program most effective. Read more

    Fri, Apr, 03, 2020

  • News About Our Mentoring Workbooks

    We have over ten titles available as downloads (perfect for phones and tablets).  Read more

    Mon, Jul, 17, 2017

  • Sharing Skills and Knowledge: Don't Leave it to Chance

    People are busy with their day-to-day jobs. Which is why if Bob's manager makes this suggestion to Bob—"It would be nice if you shared how to do This Important Task with Jane, John, and Terry"—Bob might do it. Or he might not. After all, it was merely a suggestion. Besides, Bob has This Important Task covered. And Jane, John, and Terry know that. But here's the thing: let's say Bob gets hit by a bus. Too brutal? Fine. Let's say Bob gets sick—so sick that he can't talk on the phone for more than five seconds before, well, you know. And now let's say that This Important Task needs to be done. Like, TODAY. It can't wait just because Bob is sick. What happens? Read more

    Mon, May, 15, 2017

  • Anytime Mentoring: 3 Cool Things About This Software

    You might be asking, “What is Anytime Mentoring?" Think of it as two sides of the same coin: Knowledge sharing allows employees to request and share information and expertise across an entire organization. Social learning allows organizations to have a dedicated platform that enables users to communicate with each other. Think posts, comments, etc.   Can you relate to any of these three benefits of Anytime Mentoring? Read more

    Wed, Apr, 26, 2017

  • Purposeful Knowledge Sharing: 3 Tips

      Knowledge sharing. Seems like a straightforward business term, doesn’t it? Share the stuff you know. Have you ever stopped to think about how much “knowledge” is in the room? Or how to extract it? Your employees, co-workers, mentors, managers, executive team, etc. bring with them all of the knowledge that they’ve gained not only during their current position, but also every position they have had up to this point. Add to that their education and personal experiences, and you may not need to look outside of your company for a certain expertise you may think you are lacking. At this point, you may be asking yourself: Read more

    Wed, Mar, 22, 2017

  • 5 Tips for Better Online Mentoring

    Online mentoring can mean different things to different people. Most of the time when we talk about “online mentoring,” we’re referring to our online mentoring software: MentoringComplete. Read more

    Mon, Nov, 21, 2016

  • 5 Questions To Ask All Vendors about Mentoring Software

    Way to go! You've made the decision to invest in e-mentoring software for your business. To find out which vendor stands out, ask each one the following questions.   1. Is your mentoring software customizable?   Every company has unique needs, so the solution you choose must be able to meet them. Oftentimes, this requires customization. What to look for in an answer: Bottom line—the answer should be yes. As to degrees of customization, make sure, at the very least, you can… Read more

    Mon, Aug, 01, 2016

  • 8 Reasons Why Mentor Matching Software Rocks

    If you're still not sure you understand the benefits of mentor matching software like our Precision Matching tool, this list might help. 1. It saves time for mentors and mentorees. In the "old days" of mentoring, participants would fill out forms by hand. Now mentors and mentorees can input all this information online. It makes it easier to stop/start and to change answers along the way. Plus, no worries about sloppy penmanship. In addition, our matching tool uses "forced choice questions." These questions "force" people to make a choice, often between two desirable things. For example, a person might need to answer "yes" or "no" to the following statement: I'd rather my mentor be more businesslike than social. Our tool also takes personality preferences and traits into consideration. It also determines what roles mentors prefer in order to match a mentor's style to a mentoree's preferences.   Read more

    Tue, Jul, 19, 2016

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