Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Attracting, developing and retaining great employees is a necessary but expensive process. But what would happen if those employees decide it's time for them to move on either to retirement or a new role?
Wednesday 29th July 2020
Virtual meetings have been becoming more and more popular for a while now, but have seen a rapid increase in popularity in response to COVID 19. Out of this necessity it has become clear how productive and effective virtual meetings can be.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Through our experience of developing mentoring programmes we have identified 5 key elements that need to be considered when planning to launch and run a membership mentoring programme.
Monday 18th May 2020
Numerous studies have shown that people who are mentored move more quickly through the ranks of their organisation, are more satisfied and are generally more successful in their careers, than those who do not have a mentor.
Thursday 16th April 2020
Over the next few weeks and months it will become more important than ever for us to work together to provide strong support for each other and to ensure that whilst having to socially isolate we don't become isolated.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Continued growth and retention of memberships is a necessity for any successful professional association. Yet a decline in membership is highlighting to associations that they must do something different to attract and retain industry professionals.
Thursday 20th February 2020
A survey by Accountemps, found that 86 percent of CFOs believed that having a mentor is somewhat or very important for career development - yet only 26 percent of workers have a mentor.
Friday 31st January 2020
An effective mentoring relationship can be a powerful, life-changing experience for both mentor and mentee. In order for mentors to provide the proper support to their mentees they need to have the tools and training to do this. Our mentoring platform is designed to do just that.
Friday 13th December 2019
With 2020 rapidly approaching many of us are starting to think about resolutions for the New Year. We probably made resolutions last year, possibly the same ones we are going to make this year...
Friday 15th November 2019
In complex roles it takes between 12 to 18 months before someone is really up to speed in their new position. During that time turnover and costs can be high so how do you know you’re going to get an "A" player?
Friday 4th October 2019
An article in the Harvard Business suggests that the positive benefits of mentoring could help reduce stress and increase satisfaction. Decades of research has demonstrated how junior employees...
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Research has shown employees are more likely to succeed in the workplace if they have a mentor. So why do mentoring programs often fail? Whilst programs are implemented with the best...
Thursday 15th August 2019
Usually when people think about mentoring, what comes to mind is career advice and counseling. Traditional types of mentoring programmes pair younger employees with more experienced...
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Mentoring - both having a mentor and being a mentor - can prove invaluable for those later in their careers, not just those on their way up.
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Effective relationships and learning underpins the success of today’s organisations. By finding meaningful ways for employees to connect, organisations are more likely...
Wednesday 13th May 2019
Women can benefit from mentoring and from being mentors. So why aren't more women engaging in mentoring relationships?
Thursday 11th April 2019
Mentoring programmes can have a significant impact on organisations' business goals, in addition to employee professional development, according to research from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Thursday 14th March 2019
For employers and organisations with multigenerational workforces now is the time to consider how to build engagement, understanding and productivity across the generations.
Friday 1st February 2019
At PLD we are seeing an increasing number of organisations realising that mentoring is becoming a critical component to any successful organisation.
Thursday 6th December 2018
Human resources programs often talk about the value of mentoring in growing talent in an organisation and being able to solve a number of challenges.
Friday 9th November 2018
Generation Z are the 16-24 year olds who are now entering the workforce – and they are not happy. Results from the surveys on workplace happiness platform, Engaging Works, have shown...
Friday 28th September 2018
In this time of technological advancement finding information and resources to help us improve performance isn’t a problem, they are everywhere. The problem is now sifting through...
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Upskilling and reskilling workers while maintaining performance levels is becoming an increasingly important priority as organisations prepare for the future of work. A recent study...
Monday 6th August 2018
Mentoring programs can be used to attract and retain talent as part of the recruitment process and the organisation’s employee value proposition (EVP) to show that the company values...
Tuesday 3rd July 201
A mentor is someone who will encourage and support a mentee to make the most of their career or business. As a mentor, the role is to be a trusted confidante, helping the mentee to make...
Friday 8th June 2018
New research from jobs site, Monster.co.uk, shows those starting out in their careers were most likely to want a mentor with 41% of 18-35 year olds saying they would like a mentor...
Monday 14th May 2018
It is now widely accepted that mentoring can change careers and lives. The Virgin group founder tapped into the knowledge of Sir Freddie Laker, a former airline founder...
Tuesday 17th April 2018
Within any organisation effective staff management is not an easy task. The difficulty can be compounded when trying to manage different generations at the same time.
Thursday 5th Oct 2017
Implementing a student mentoring program can have benefits for students, alumni and the universities, colleges or schools who run them...
Monday 22nd Jan 2018
Engaging, retaining and developing employees through a workplace mentoring program. An effective workplace mentoring program could...
Friday 15th Dec 2017
Over the last few years I have become smart enough to recognise that my teenage children are my go-to sources when it comes to...
Wednesday 8th Nov 2017
Student and staff mentoring programs are becoming increasingly popular and rightly so, a good mentoring program can have benefits...
Friday 22nd Sep 2017
I recently read an interesting article by CFA institute that I would like to share around their experience of mentoring. The CFA Institute found...
Thursday 31st Aug 2017
Being in the company of a role model, a wiser head who can guide you through a period of transition, can be very powerful. That is the power of a mentor...
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017
An effective mentoring program could prove to be an important benefit to both existing and prospective members. Mentoring provides the critical...
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
The education system is not adequately preparing young people for the workplace so there is a large gap between their experiences and the reality...
Friday 12th May 2017
The effectiveness of a company depends on the productivity of its employees. With four generations currently in the workforce, bridging the generation gap...