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How to use gamification to accelerate the bond between mentors and mentees: Part 1

Many organisations implement formal mentoring programmes to address challenges such as retaining and engaging employees, accelerating learning and building succession pools. Mentoring is, therefore, an important part of what many organisations' learning and development offerings. However, even though we might all be aware of the possible advantages that a mentoring programme offers to an organisation and individuals, we often struggle to establish and maintain an effective formal mentoring programme. So how can we overcome this problem?


Talent management: Is mentoring an effective way to retain talent?

Talented and engaged employees are a valuable asset to any company yet, as many employers will tell you, talent management is difficult because good employees are hard to find – and keep. The most likely explanation is that talent goes where these people can prosper, seeking escape from what holds them back. If you provide mentoring facilities in your company and so show your employees that you're keen to develop them, will you be able to keep your talent from walking out the door?


Executive coaching has come into its own in a skills-scarce world

As companies across the globe battle to recruit and retain C-level executives and skilled staff, they are turning to independent coaching companies to fast track developing new leaders.


How to choose between a mentor or coach - and why you don’t need a ‘how-to’

HR Pulse coaches and mentors

Entering into a deep debate about if you should choose a mentor or a coach is missing the point entirely. Both people can play a pivotal role in your development: you will need both and both roles can be interchangeable. That still leaves the question: coach or mentor?