Advantages of Mentoring – Organizational Perspective

Advantages of Mentoring – Organizational Perspective According to a Deloitte survey, 70% of companies are seriously concerned about their lack of employee engagement and retention. Most employers typically spend six to nine months of an employee’s salary on recruitment, training, and replacement. This is especially important for millennial employees, who are three times more likely …

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Manager and Mentor – Knowing the Difference

Mentoring programs have become an essential part of the retention strategy for most large organizations.  Formal mentoring programs consistently result in higher employee engagement and higher growth potential, especially in millennial employees. When it comes to mentoring at work, most employees tend to look up to their managers as mentors. Managing and mentoring are two …

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Finding the right mentor for career success

In a 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, it was reported that 68% of employees in large organizations intended to stay for five years or more if they had a mentor. Providing employees a vision of growth within the organization is the most effective way of retaining talent and engaging the millennial generation. The Hartford’s Millennial leadership …

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7 effective habits that define a Great Mentor

Mentorship is a key factor in engaging people within an organization. Higher engagement has a direct impact on retention of employees and ROI for businesses. Having a trustful, engaging and open mentor provides immense professional and personal benefits for employees. According to an Emerging Workforce Study, 35% of employees without regular mentoring plans start looking for other …

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5 Ways to connect with the Right Mentor

Connecting with the right mentor plays a crucial role in your professional career. Mentoring is especially important for large organizations, where there is a constant need for new leaders to take on challenging roles and responsibilities. In a 2006 Gartner Study at Sun Microsystems, it was reported that 72% of mentees who received mentoring programs …

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Hopper Conference, Partnership Book

MentorCloud is preparing to present at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (“GHC-13″) in October 2013 and is also  working with partner People to People (P2P) to publish a new book called Triangular Partnership: The Power of the Diaspora.  A pre-production version of the book will be distributed at the 5th Annual Global Ethiopian Diaspora Conference on Health …

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AAUW, IISc Presentations by MentorCloud

This has been a traveling summer for Team MentorCloud: In June, Katy Dickinson presented at the the American Association of University Women (AAUW) national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Other presenters at this remarkable event included Lilly Ledbetter, Linda Alepin, and US Senator Olympia Snowe. On behalf of MentorCloud, Katy Dickinson presented an “Online Mentoring” Special Interest Group (SIG) with Deepti Gudipati, Director, Leadership Programs at AAUW. More …

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Tips from a first-time entrepreneur: Questions to ask during a mentoring session…

TiEcon 2013: The world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs is almost here (May 17-18, 2013), and MentorCloud is proud to be strategic partner of TiE. My own entrepreneurial-gene got turned on when I attended TiEcon few years ago, and the e-journey has been fantastic ever since, leading up to MentorCloud. At this year’s TiEcon, more than 250 mentoring …

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“Amazing April” of mentee successes

Mentoring is about “Accelerating Success” for people you care about. As an active mentor for a handful of people in the USA and globally, I continue to be delighted watching my mentees learn and grow towards their goals and aspirations. Just in the last month alone, here are the successes my mentees achieved: – successfully …

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