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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

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 over the years...

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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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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

MENTORING ETHICS

Giving someone a support system for while they are doing their job is not something radical, but we think it should be required. When it comes to something as critical as ethics, this should not be left to chance.

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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 especially nervous...

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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 00:00

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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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 08:00

HOW DIFFERENT GENERATIONS VIEW MENTORING

In conversations with HR practitioners and talent development leaders, people regularly ask me about one thing: the way that different generations view mentoring.  Here's what I've learned...

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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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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 02:00

THE MISSING PIECE OF MENTORING SUCCESS?

In my recent blog entry, Mentoring Is More than the Match, I described the “Five M’s of Successful Mentoring” model that we advocate here at River (market, match, monitor, motivate, and measure). Is there a sixth M missing from this model?

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

MENTORING IS MORE THAN THE MATCH

A mentoring program administrator’s job is more or less done once the match is made. This myth has sadly been around for as long as I’ve been involved in helping design mentoring programs, and it continues to be repeated by many organizations even today.

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When you run a mentoring program, it may feel like your work is never done. To help you, River creates supporting material that you can use as an administrator in your daily work, or that you can share with your participants to help relieve some of the burden you may feel when it comes to supporting them. Case in point: The 5 Tips for Being a Better Mentor eBook is filled with... 

 

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