Mentoring Software
River mentoring software makes it easy to run modern mentoring programs at your organization.

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Let the pioneers of mentoring software make it easy for you to launch, manage, measure, and scale your mentoring initiatives.

Have multiple mentoring programs you need to run?  No problem.

Want various ways to match people in relationships?  You got it.
Need help designing your mentoring programs?  We can help.
Interested in implementing modern mentoring programs?  We wrote the book on it...literally.

Capterra Reviews about RiverRiver is award-winning mentoring software trusted by Fortune 500 companies, small and medium size businesses, and professional associations since 1999.

From our proprietary matching algorithm and competency-based focus, to our program-driven reports and expert training and support, River has all of the factors you need to be successful with mentoring. Contact us to learn more about River and to discover how our expertise and longevity as mentoring software innovators can translate into a successful mentoring program for you. With River, you can do more with mentoring.




ConfigureConfigure River's mentoring software to suit the needs of your formal mentoring program(s). 

  • Run multiple programs from one interface
  • Brand the site with your unique name and logo
  • Choose the types of mentoring you want to offer (one-to-one pairs, group, situational, reverse, cross-functional, etc.)
  • Identify who can be in your mentoring program and what role they will play
  • Decide how formal or informal you want your programs to be


Mentoring MatchGet smart and easy matching with River’s proprietary algorithm. 

  • Configure and weight the matching algorithm for each program (e.g., by skill needs, role, location, gender)
  • Make matches via admin/third-party matching, participant self-matching, facilitated matching by managers, and/or bulk matching
  • Get smart recommendations based on competency growth areas and strengths
  • Link people across functions, locations, and generations


mentoring-feature-manageManage participants through a single administrative portal.

  • Run special programs for special audiences
  • Manage your participants, subject mater experts, and knowledge resources
  • Facilitate learning engagements and make connections for people
  • Set up workflows, messages, tasks, and more that you can repeat
  • Select the right amount and type of "how-to" training and education for participants
  • Ensure ongoing participant engagement via built-in notifications and program-level communication


ReportsGet the data and metrics you need to measure success. River integrates with xAPI (Tin Can) so you can export xAPI statements to your Learning Record Store (LRS). Common measures to assess include:

  • Speed to competency
  • Participation numbers
  • Satisfaction metrics
  • Competencies people focused on and gains they made



Sodexo uses River to support diversity and inclusion, broad knowledge sharing, and cross-functional collaborations.

MassMutual uses River for diversity-driven one-to-one mentoring, along with broad group collaboration in support of talent development and learning.

A Fortune 500 financial services provider uses River as a central, global, employee-driven mentoring program that took the place of 18 private, disparate mentoring programs.




Diversity and Inclusion

Top 3 WaysDiversity and inclusion is a natural fit for mentoring. In fact, research has shown that a diverse network can help support deeper learning, spark more innovation, increase performance and productivity, and generate better overall collaboration.

With River's mentoring software and services, you can support D&I through mentoring programs that bring people together regardless of age, gender, location, or title.

As the numbers show, diversity-focused mentoring programs are one of the tops ways companies can develop a diverse and inclusive workforce. Let River help you create dynamic and diverse mentoring networks. Contact us to get started today!


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OnboardingWhen someone joins your company, how easy is it for them to learn the ropes, build a new network, get up to speed, and dive into the work you hired them to do?

With a mentoring program powered by River, you can help your new employees tap into the knowledge resources of your company from day one—and make them feel like they are cared about right from the start.

Contact us today to learn how you can make mentoring part of your onboarding success story.


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High-Potential Programs

Mentoring and high-potential programs go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, this often also means a huge administrative burden goes along with running a mentoring program for your high-potentials. Well, not anymore…

hp-statRiver's mentoring software easily automates the matching process and administrative tasks for you so you can run your high-potential mentoring program more efficiently. As you build your program and run it more smoothly with River, you can simultaneously increase your high-potential bench strength. How? Because 84% of high-potentials actively identify and develop potential in others.

It’s the ultimate win-win.

Contact us today to learn how River can make your high-potential program a mentoring mecca.


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Succession Planning

Succession PlanningWorkforce demographics are changing. Millennials are rising in numbers, and Baby Boomers are retiring. Yet just 5% of companies have implemented specific policies and management practices to address the skills gap as older workers retire. (Source: SHRM-AARP Strategic Workforce Planning Survey, 2012.)

Let River help you address the skills gap and get more out of your succession planning efforts—before it ever becomes an issue.

A mentoring program powered by River can help you effectively connect key employees with trusted leaders so they can share critical knowledge before they leave. This helps guarantee a functional “bench” for your organization’s leadership—and provides a smooth transition can occur as the old guard leaves and the new generation takes over.

Contact us today to learn more about how a mentoring program driven through River's mentoring software can play a role in your succession planning efforts.


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