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  • Mentoring Easily Solves Workers' Need for Career Pathing in 2022

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Jan 12, 2022 9:00:00 AM

    Mentoring is taking center stage in 2022 thanks to a few notable trends directly connected to the Great Resignation. Quit rate data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in January of this year indicate the Great Resignation will persist for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, previous surveys reveal exactly why workers are quitting and what employers can do to help convince them to stay. ...

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  • Upskilling and Reskilling Critical for 2022 Mentoring Strategies

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Jan 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM

    Although the Great Resignation is highlighted by a high demand for workers, many people reflected on the short-term layoffs by recognizing their need to improve their skills and make themselves stronger candidates on the job market. Consequently, a key driver of the Great Resignation is people’s desire to work for a company that will help them upskill or reskill in meaningful ways. It’s also one ...

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  • Inclusive Communities at Work Will Be a Major Trend in 2022

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Jan 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM

    The Great Resignation is a pressing issue for most employers as we head into 2022. Consequently, the top mentoring trends we’ve highlighted for this year are also some of the biggest drivers underpinning the Great Resignation. Our top mentoring trends for 2022 include:

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  • Mentoring Trends for 2022: The Great Resignation Continues

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Jan 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM

    MentorcliQ publishes mentoring trends annually for National Mentoring Month. This year, our trends speak directly to the Great Resignation, the reality of which has been evidenced by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) quit rate data from the past six months and what we’ve heard from our own clients. As we closed out 2021 and entered 2022, most of us had hope that chaos in the job market would ...

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  • 4 Important Benefits of an Employee Mentoring Program

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Dec 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    The benefits of mentoring are practically endless. Almost any people strategy or business objective can be supplemented directly or indirectly with a mentoring program. The key to successful mentoring is focusing on the end goal. Most learning and development leaders and educators will tell you that it’s always good to plan with the end in mind. E.g., ask yourself, “What does program success look ...

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  • Hybrid @ MentorcliQ Through Home-Inspired Work Spaces

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Dec 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    If the Great Resignation has taught us anything in 2021, it’s that our employees’ needs must come first. Companies that want to experience sustainable retention in the coming years should take a people-first approach that emphasizes community-building, visible career development, upskilling and reskilling, and DEI, among other worker demands. Meanwhile, this all needs to take place in a hybrid ...

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  • The Professional Services Industry Is Leading the Office Worker Revolt

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Dec 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    We previously explored the impact of the Great Resignation on the health care industry. Most industries have only seen a marginal impact, especially compared to those that heavily employ hourly wage workers, such as retail, restaurants, and hospitality. However, three industries have managed to buck that trend by producing high quit rates as hundreds of thousands of workers quit each month. ...

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  • The Great Resignation Is Hitting Health Care Harder Than Many Other Industries

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Nov 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Employers of primarily hourly wage workers have been hit hardest by The Great Resignation, but several “white collar” industries, including health care, are also experiencing a worker shake-up. Health care providers were hit hard as COVID-19 took hold. Nurses, doctors, and other front-line medical workers absorbed the brunt of the pandemic. Still, the unemployment crisis that followed impacted ...

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  • 4 Biggest Benefits of a Leadership Development Program

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Nov 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Every successful organization values the input and impact of its people from top to bottom. Even still, leaders are essential to help guide the ship. Departments may struggle to operate without effective leadership, underscoring the vast importance of professional development and training for leaders. Leadership development programs can help organizations identify and train future leaders. ...

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  • 3 Employee Development Strategies to Improve Retention and Engagement

    Author: Sam Cook

    Date: Oct 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Traditionally, the collection of benefits employees enjoyed included a salary, healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan. Times have changed, however, especially following the global pandemic. Among Gen Z workers, 76% believe learning is essential for their careers, even as 94% of workers are more inclined to stay with an employer that invests in learning. Employers can no longer rely on a ...

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