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  • 5 Employee Development Strategies that Will Increase Retention

    5 Employee Development Strategies that Will Increase Retention

    Employee development has always been an essential part of sustainable business growth. Workers who are gaining skills in the workplace not only improve the efficiency and quality of their work, they’re more likely to stay with the organization longer. That’s more true than ever as the tight labor market companies experienced in 2021 shows no sign of improving in the […]

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  • Mentoring Programs Are Not One Size Fits All

    Mentoring Programs Are Not One Size Fits All

    Lessons Learned about Mentoring in the Workplace Over the past two decades, we’ve worked with hundreds of organizations on designing, launching, and managing their mentoring programs. We’ve learned many lessons over the years as to what works well and what does not work so well when it comes to mentoring in the workplace. We’ve also seen trends emerge around how […]

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  • How Effective Are You as a Mentor?

    How Effective Are You as a Mentor?

    Mentor Training Resources In a recent blog, I wrote about effective and ineffective qualities of mentees. Let’s turn our attention now to effective and ineffective qualities of mentors. As I stated last time, mentoring success truly comes down to the people involved: the level of commitment you have toward the mentoring relationship, and your willingness to work with your mentoring partner […]

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  • What Is Mentoring?

    What Is Mentoring?

    Mentoring, Coaching, Sponsorship, and More What is mentoring, exactly? It’s a hot topic these days as organizations look to improve their leadership pipeline, offer professional development opportunities, increase diversity among their employee base, close skill gaps, address generational issues, and more. With 40% of workers (or more) considering quitting within the next 6 months, organizations need talent development and engagement […]

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  • Questions and Curiosity Drive Deeper Learning in Mentoring

    Questions and Curiosity Drive Deeper Learning in Mentoring

    Building Critical Mentoring Skills One of the most common (and vexing) experiences for any parent with a young child is when the child asks why…incessantly. And while just thinking about this type of scenario can bring on an eye twitch, it actually provides a great example of how children embrace a wonderful curiosity for and openness to learning—something people seem […]

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  • 10 Mentoring Activities You Can Try Today

    10 Mentoring Activities You Can Try Today

    Professional Development Ideas for Mentees and Mentors If you’ve ever run an activity, you know how difficult it can be to keep participants engaged over a long period of time. Trying to stimulate someone’s learning and development can be difficult. The well of ideas runs dry all too fast, it seems! This can easily happen in mentoring relationships, as well. […]

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  • How to Start A Mentoring Program

    Congratulations, you’ve been selected to create a mentorship program for your organization! But wait, where do you start? You can’t recall ever being in a mentoring relationship yourself, and for that matter, you’re not exactly sure what “mentoring” is. Is it coaching? Is it training? Is it counseling? All of the above, or none of these? Don’t worry, and don’t […]

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  • What’s in it for (ME)ntors?

    What’s in it for (ME)ntors?

    The Benefits of Mentoring for Mentors Most people believe that mentorship is beneficial for the mentees but what’s in it for the mentors? Here are some of the conventional and not so conventional benefits of becoming a mentor, along with quotes from mentors and tips for your organizations’ mentoring success!

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  • Are Your Mentors Ready?

    Are Your Mentors Ready?

    Ready Your Mentors with Mentor Training Great employees and leaders do not always equal great mentors. Even the most successful employees need guidance and training to become successful mentors. At MentorcliQ, our customers find that mentors who are properly trained are more engaged and inspired in their mentoring relationship.

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