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Why does Adversity Forces Growth?

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein

Age Diversity in the Workplace, Employee Value Proposition, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Employee Resource Groups, Coaching

The Best Employee Resource Groups (ERGs and BRGs)

Dell received the 2012 DiversityInc Special Recognition award for the computer company’s commitment to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Regular...

diversity, Employee Resource Groups

Best Mentoring Blogs of the Year

Thank you for visiting the Mentor Resources blog. Thor-Eric Gullikson, one of Europe’s leading experts on mentoring, has again highlighted this blog...

talent management, diversity, Leadership Training, Age Diversity in the Workplace, workforce development, Employee Engagement, Learning, competitive advantage, expand, eMentor, mentor matching, start, Knowledge Management, NGO, Employee Resource Groups

Reverse Mentoring – Cisco’s Successful Mentor Program

Cisco’s Reverse Mentoring Program had great success, and found five major themes became recurring topics. Laura Earle wrote several blogs for the...

diversity, Leadership Training, Age Diversity in the Workplace, expand, Reverse Mentoring, Employee Resource Groups

Diversity, BRGs, ERGs and Mentor Programs

Historically, managers would think of diversity in terms of race, but more recently most of us have come to understand diversity in terms of...

diversity, eMentor, Employee Resource Groups

Mentoring Programs and Mergers

The new year has started - with new plans and new budgets. Beyond the usual questions about mentoring programs, several emails and blogs have passed...

Mentor Programs, BRG, mentoring programs, competitive advantage, eMentor, Knowledge Management, mentoring tools, Mergers, corporate culture, Employee Resource Groups

Coaching and Mentoring to be a Good Boss or a Better Manager

Many of us have New Years Resolutions around becoming a better manager or a "good boss." So here another book with coaching and mentoring...

talent management, Leadership Training, workforce development, Employee Engagement, Employee Resource Groups, Good Boss, Coaching, Robert Sutton

Mentoring and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Kraft Foods

Our December 18th blog covered the maturation process where an informal Affinity Group transitions to become an Employee Resource Group (ERG).  An...

diversity, management development, leadership development, On Boarding, BRG, Employee Value Proposition, Employee Engagement, mentoring programs, Peer to Peer mentoring, Employee Resource Groups

From Affinity Group to Employee Resource Group (ERG)


This blog has the subheading, Lessons Learned at the Out and Equal Conference, in Los Angeles. At the conference, there were many outstanding...

diversity, BRG, business resource group, affinity group, Employee Resource Groups

Mentoring - Seven types of Corporate Mentor Programs

The word Mentor goes back to Greek mythology.  Mentor was the son of Alcumus. In his old age, Mentor was a friend of Odysseus who placed Mentor and...

diversity, Leadership Training, Learning, competitive advantage, expand, eMentor, start, Employee Resource Groups