Business Mentoring Insights

  • 4 Things to Do Before You Research Mentoring Software

      Congrats! You've made the decision to implement a mentoring program at your company. What do you need to know before researching mentoring software? Read more

    Wed, Jun, 22, 2016

  • Mentoring Software RFPs: 6 Tips for Managing the Process

    Developing (and evaluating) a mentoring software RFP may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Check out these suggestions to make the process more manageable.    1. Do your mentoring homework   How much do you really know about mentoring? A good understanding of different mentoring programs, mentoring roles, and training will give you a strong foundation about the information you want to capture from your vendor and an understanding of the response. Some questions you may want to consider:   Read more

    Wed, May, 25, 2016

  • Knowledge Sharing Systems: Yes! They are Necessary

    Sharing knowledge. Parents do it with kids, teachers do it with students, peers do it with each other, employers do it with employees, and so on and so on. Much of this "knowledge sharing" is done in informal settings. Read more

    Mon, May, 02, 2016

  • 9 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Knowledge Sharing Systems

    Are you evaluating different knowledge sharing systems for your organization? Here are nine questions to ask. Read more

    Tue, Feb, 23, 2016

  • The Succession Planning Process: 5 Ways Mentoring Can Help

    Does your organization have a good succession planning process in place to help employees transition out of the company and to assist those taking their place? It should. And mentoring should be at the core of this plan. Here's why. Read more

    Wed, Feb, 17, 2016

  • What to Look For In Online Mentoring Software

      As technology advances, it provides us with many different ways of communicating: Twitter, Facebook, Skype, etc. This has had a major impact on mentoring as we can now do virtual mentoring across the world. But not all technology is helpful in mentoring, and not all e-mentoring software is created equal. Read more

    Wed, Jan, 27, 2016

  • Encouraging Knowledge Share: 3 Tips for Talent Managers

    While your employees' collective knowledge is powerful (and one of your organization's greatest assets), it's also hard to measure. If you had to recreate this knowledge database from scratch, you'd be hard pressed to do so quickly and efficiently, which is why knowledge sharing is so important. Read more

    Wed, Nov, 04, 2015

  • HR Trends: Should You Streamline Your Mentoring Program?

    One of the biggest HR trends we've seen over the last decade is the trend towards streamlining manual processes. It makes sense, of course, since HR people tend to be extremely efficient. That said, HR pros are sometimes surprised when we tell them it is possible (and preferable) to streamline the organization's mentoring program, especially the creation/development phase. Read more

    Tue, Sep, 15, 2015

  • Sneak Peak! MentoringComplete: Fresh New Look AND Features

    Okay, so we are completely aware that all blogging best practices scream "Don't be too promotional! Share relevant industry information, but don't use your blog as a platform to toot your own horn!"    But, today we are going against best practices (shh! don't tell our awesome marketing team!) because we also know that many of our blog followers also use our super robust  mentoring software, MentoringComplete, (and if you are not currently using it, maybe you're thinking about it :-). So we just had to share the exciting news about our fresh new look and the new features we are rolling out.   MentoringComplete is now even more visually appealing and easier to use than ever before! Tweet this!   Here are just a few of the updates:   We have simplified the user mentoring program manager home page and given it a new look: We simplified the 3-step matching process for Program Managers and added the ability to add a bio of a user (mentor/mentoree) to aid in the matching process. We also simplified the save matches functionality.   We made the editing process for both program managers and participants a little bit more visually appealing.  Not using an online mentoring software system? Check out this FREE resource and learn about the benefits today. Read more

    Wed, Nov, 12, 2014

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