Mentoring Platform — Questions to ask your supplier

Mentoring Platform QuestionsOur last blog discussed how you can decide whether you’re ready to implement mentoring technology to help you run your mentoring scheme. If you have decided that you might be ready for a mentoring platform, then this blog will help you with some questions you should be asking any potential technology provider. Continue reading

Mentoring Technology — Check you’re ready

Mentoring Technology. Are you Ready?Are you running, or are about to run, a mentoring program? If so, the chances are you’re wondering whether it’s worth investing in mentoring technology to help you manage the scheme. Here are three tests to help you understand whether you should be thinking about a technology platform, or whether you are better saving your money! Continue reading

FLEXImums coaching and mentoring programme partnership

Gender EquityMarie Swarbreck of FLEXImums and Lis Merrick of Coach Mentoring Ltd have formed a partnership between their two organisations to provide coaching and mentoring programme support to the organisations associated with FLEXImums.

FLEXImums have identified Coach Mentoring Ltd as a source of programme expertise. We provide consultancy in mentoring and coaching to grow, retain and motivate people through individual coaching or mentoring solutions. Our bespoke programmes develop employees to have good developmental dialogues in the workplace.

We are so delighted to be working with FLEXImums, we made a video…

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Mentoring Programme Design — the 8 key steps

Mentoring Programme DesignHow to set up a Mentoring Programme

A successful mentoring programme design that delivers the results you are looking to achieve can be a difficult process. Particularly if the organisational culture is at odds with the philosophy of mentoring, or the senior management are paying lip service to the programme’s introduction. Continue reading

How does mentoring address gender equity for women?

Gender EquityIn the last two decades, many employers have shown enthusiastic commitment to gender diversity. Women have made enormous strides in being able to compete on the same playing field as men at work. This is where initiatives such as mentoring and sponsor programmes have been really successful in helping erode this gender imbalance and create more gender equity. Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. All the research strongly confirms this as being an important factor in developing more women leaders. So let us consider:

  1. What are the outcomes from introducing mentoring for women into your organisation?
  2. The outcomes of mentoring which support gender equity for women.
  3. And what is different about female talent mentoring today?

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Talent Management and Mentoring

What is Talent Management?

Talent Management and MentoringAs long ago as 2005, Brewster et al defined talent management as occurring on a global basis. It is a far broader concept than a series of international assignments for young potential. They describe a picture of being able to retain and attract the best talent anywhere in the world. Global brands like Diageo, Shell and Rolls Royce attach great importance to developing a positive brand for potential recruits.

Read on, or watch the video, to learn more about a model on Talent Management and Mentoring that I developed with my colleague, Lis Merrick.

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Seven ways to keep your mentoring programme running effectively

Mentoring ConversationOrganisations are keen to ensure that their mentoring programme will be the best. They want it to run smoothly, with everyone getting a great deal out of it!

To achieve this you will need to put in a certain amount of effort, a lot of planning up front and be willing to listen to feedback to improve as you go along. 7 tips and the Infographic follow… Continue reading

Springtime health check to optimise your mentoring!

Springtime health checkWith summer just around the corner, it is a good time to health check your mentoring programme to ensure it’s in tip-top condition to keep it going over the holiday months and into the autumn. Effective formal mentoring needs nurturing and energising to deliver the best outcomes. So, whether you are an external consultant or an internal co-ordinator, freshen up your mentoring programme before people drift off on their holiday.

Watch Lis Merrick’s mentoring programme health tips and download the free Infographic. Continue reading