The basis for any great diversity development strategy should include the inclusion aspect of what the organization is doing to make sure all employees feel supported, developed, and have access to critical relationships. Many times diversity programs start with a developing resource group to support employees, communicating that diversity is a priority for the employer. […]

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Mentoring needs structure and clarity. When a company does not have a structure for their mentoring program, they lack clarity and fail to get consistent outcomes. Companies that rely on mentoring to take place organically miss the opportunity to really measure and track outcomes and build the bench effectively. In addition, diverse employees are often […]

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What you need in a good mentoring program is somebody who tactically understands what metrics we are driving towards and is responsible for the outcomes related to those. For us, an ambassador is simply somebody who is administering the program. But we have done the hard work of making sure we have leadership buy-in, and […]

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Most mentoring programs fail because companies fail to take into account the clarity around matching mentor and mentee in terms of what the goals are and how to track outcomes. Leadership Mindset For any good mentoring program to work, there really needs to be buy-in from the top leadership and adoption at all levels. Philosophically, […]

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Like everything else, workplace mentoring programs have had to pivot this year with the new way we live and work and the current needs of humans. However, we’ve found some silver lining though with new insights that drive utilization and connection. Overall, the roadblocks of the year have helped to encourage new ways of communicating […]

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As you think about cultivating mentoring relationships, initially, it is important to consider your personal and professional goals and what areas you want to grow in as you evaluate potential mentors who can help you along the way. As you prepare for a mentoring conversation, it is even more important to ponder what questions you […]

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Each quarter, we conduct an Engage Mentoring LIVE event featuring successful leaders across the country sharing their perspective on leadership and mentoring. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Newell for our recent Engage Mentoring LIVE session. Stephanie Newell, Organization Builder at Crossover for Work, holds two science degrees in psychology and human resources […]

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As you consider becoming a mentor, first, you need to understand your mentee’s personal and professional goals, think about what areas you have demonstrated success and experience in, and how you can best help your mentee. As you prepare for mentorship, it’s important to think about what questions you want to ask your mentee in […]

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It is a common belief that mentoring relationships can form naturally within an organization. However, leadership may not make time to take employees under their wing, employees may not take the initiative to ask, or there may be a lack of available mentors. Building a mentoring program from scratch can seem daunting. Employee Resource Groups […]

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