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MENTORING: STAY WITH US PLEASE

Lis Merrick explores how organisations use mentoring to support employee engagement and retention The focus on employee engagement and retention in the past 10 years has developed because of the shortage of talent in some parts of the workforce. The ‘war for talent’, as it is sometimes described, has highlighted the lack of skilled and […]

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ABB: A GLOBAL JOURNEY

ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB)’s coaching style OD ‘mentoring’ programme is bringing about a shift in culture and organisational growth. Dr Eunice Aquilina reports It may be helpful to draw distinctions between coaching and mentoring. In reality, I wonder if the name really matters, particularly if an intervention is succeeding. Certainly that’s the case with the […]

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CANADA: YOU’RE WELCOME

Canada currently has the highest population growth among the G7 nations, driven largely by newcomer immigrants. They’re now key to its future and mentoring is helping them adapt, and hopefully stay, reports Roxanne Reeves in Canada This year Canada is celebrating 150 years as a nation – one that believes, more than ever, that great […]

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MENTORING: DON’T RUSH RAPPORT

Lis Merrick explores how a lack of trust can ruin mentoring relationships in formal programmes and how good design can prevent it Over the past year, several mentoring programmes I have been working on have experienced real difficulties with trust among their participants. What is going on? Since the 2008 recession, many organisations have been […]

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COACHING AT WORK AWARD WINNERS 2017

PRESS RELEASE – 11 July 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A host of movers and shakers received accolades for their contributions to the coaching profession, at this year’s Coaching at Work Awards.   The awards were announced by editor Liz Hall at a ceremony at the end of the annual Coaching at Work conference in London on 5 July, […]

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MENTORING: TALK TO THE FACE

Lis Merrick considers the increasing trend in both virtual mentoring and delivering such programmes virtually In my early mentoring consultancy, it was usual for mentoring pairs to meet face-to-face and for preparation to be one or two days of face-to-face training for mentors and possibly mentees. Nowadays, about half of the mentoring programmes I work […]

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MENTORING: GO GIRLS, GO!

Lis Merrick explores the most recent innovative practice in mentoring female talent Women’s presence on the board has been proven to add competitive advantage to a business (Grant Thornton International; Davies Review, both 2015). Yet, despite about the same number of women and men in the workforce, there’s still an imbalance in favour of men […]

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STURGEON WILL MENTOR YOUNG WOMAN FOR A YEAR

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a competition to find a woman between 18 and 23 years old to mentor for a year. She’s also called on women in leadership roles to follow her example and become mentors too. “I’m determined to play my personal part by becoming a mentor and I would urge […]

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MENTORING: GROWING UP WITH THE INTERNET

In our latest column on mentoring, Lis Merrick explores successful practice in mentoring for Millennials   By 2020 half the working population globally will come from the generation born between 1980 and 2000, so it’s really important to consider generational differences when designing mentoring programmes. Mentoring someone from the Millennial generation (also known as Generation […]

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MENTORING: CREATING CHEMISTRY

In our latest column on mentoring, we explore how to support cross-cultural mentoring programmes By Lis Merrick We operate in a globalised business environment, where multicultural organisations view their talent globally and where borders are removed when considering flows of tacit knowledge and expertise. Fantastic for opportunity and access to diversity, but it can create […]

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