Business Mentoring Insights

  • 5 Effective Mentoring Practices for Software Developers and Engineers

    Mentoring is an essential part of building your team to be the best that they can be. Since you are the one they look to for advice, you must know what kind of mentor you’re going to be. Mentoring isn’t just limited to teaching them the technical aspects of their work. There are a lot of things to understand about their job past the code they create.  As a mentor, you need to show them the effective learning and development skills that only an experienced senior member can provide. Here are some of the important practices you should include in your mentoring: Read more

    Thu, Jan, 13, 2022

  • How do I start a mentoring program at work?

    Since the onset of the pandemic, organizations throughout the world have been building strategies to increase the productivity of their workforce. In a digitally connected environment, it is difficult to gauge the parameters of employee productivity and engagement, and therefore, it is critical to develop innovative measures to manage overall productivity. One of the most important strategies undertaken by organizations is to start mentoring programs at work that help in building the skills of employees, improving engagement, building relationships, and facilitating knowledge transfer. Read more

    Mon, Jan, 10, 2022

  • How to find a business mentor?

    As per the Bureau of Labour Statistics, U.S.A., around 20% of new businesses fail within the first two years of their start, 45% in the first five years, and by the end of 10 years, around 65% of businesses have failed. Only 25% of new businesses can make it for15 years or more. There are multiple reasons behind the failure of a business in its initial stages; a prominent one among them is "not having a business mentor." Read more

    Thu, Jan, 06, 2022

  • How Mentoring Can Have a Positive Impact on Mental Health

    More of us are recognizing the significance of mentoring and positive mental health in the workplace. Teaching new employees the ‘ins and outs’ of your business via mentoring schemes is hugely advantageous. It’s perfect for a fitting first-day, everyday tasks, and career progression. Included with personal development, mental health is something that mentors can significantly help with.  Read how workplace mentors can open doors for more discussions on positive mental health. And learn how to utilize their unique rapport, advice, and support to grow your employees. Read more

    Mon, Sep, 20, 2021

  • The Great Resignation: Tips To Keep Your Best Talents

    The pandemic has brought a great share of surprises to the corporate world. The latest addition to the list is The Great Resignation. An unprecedented number of workers are quitting their jobs post-pandemic. Monster, a global employment site, has recently reported that 95% of employees are considering leaving their jobs, mainly (33%) due to burnout. For businesses, already struggling to attract their employees back to office after a long work from home, this is not news they want to hear. Read more

    Tue, Aug, 24, 2021

  • Reverse Mentoring: Is It Just Mentoring?

      Reverse Mentoring is an interesting take on the traditional mentoring model. With the traditional mentoring, information and learning flows from the top down; from the older, senior-level official to the younger subordinate. In the case of reverse mentoring, the opposite is true. Here, the younger individual will take the role of a mentor, and the flow of information goes from the subordinate to the superior. Through reverse mentoring, not only is the free flow of information taken in its purest form, but it encourages the involvement of lower-level employees and keeps the upper-level ones grounded in current events and techniques.   Read more

    Fri, Aug, 06, 2021

  • The 5 Parts of Every Effective Mentoring Goal

    Setting effective mentoring goals can be the definitive reason why mentorship works. They are the mold that allows the mentee to grow, and eventually breakthrough. But in order to be an effective mentoring goal, there are 5 parts that always have to be present. By ensuring that you always have these 5 attributes, you can be certain that your mentoring goals will be effective and useful for both you and your mentee. Read more

    Mon, Jul, 26, 2021

  • How Important Mentoring Is in the Workplace?

    Today, the corporate world is more competitive than ever. To be successful here, companies must develop a workforce that is constantly learning and evolving. That’s why organizations are on the hunt for employees who are committed to growth. Career development is a significant part of today’s work culture; it is the priority for both employers and employees. Organizations worldwide are investing in employee development opportunities like mentorship programs. In fact, 70% of the Fortune 500 companies have a structured workplace mentoring program in place. Mentoring in the workplace is a great way to make your employees ready to face any challenge that comes their way. Most importantly, it sets your organization up for success in this ever-changing business world. Read more

    Tue, Jun, 15, 2021

  • What is Mentoring, and What is it Not?

    While there is so much talk about the benefits of mentoring in the workplace, it may seem a little late to ask the question, “exactly what is mentoring?” Although it is a somewhat fluid concept, there are some clear distinctions between mentoring and other activities. Before joining or starting a professional mentoring program at your workplace, it’s important to have a clear idea of what mentoring is. Read more

    Tue, Apr, 07, 2020

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