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What is Peer Learning?
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What is Peer Learning?

Peer learning is the act of learning with and from your peers. Consolidate learning and use the expertise of your people to upskill others.

What is Peer Learning?
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What is Peer Learning?

Peer learning is the act of learning with and from your peers. Consolidate learning and use the expertise of your people to upskill others.

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Women in Tech: The Importance of Coaching and Finding a Mentor With Angie Vaux

Join us on the Guided podcast as we talk to Angie Vaux of Women in Tech forum on the importance of mentoring and coaching.

Tackling the Talent Crisis in the Insurance Industry
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Tackling the Talent Crisis in the Insurance Industry

Here are 3 top ways that mentoring can be used to make real, lasting change to tackle the talent crisis in insurance.

Harnessing the Power of Your People to Scale Social Learning with Guider and Clyde & Co
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Harnessing the Power of Your People to Scale Social Learning with Guider and Clyde & Co

Catch up on Guider and Clyde & Co's seminar: Harnessing the power of your people to scale social learning here.

How Reed Are Supporting Women in Tech Through Mentoring
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How Reed Are Supporting Women in Tech Through Mentoring

Reed and Guider have partnered to accelerate the growth of their Women in Tech Mentoring Programme in 2022.

Harnessing the Power of Our People: Mentoring at Clyde & Co
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Harnessing the Power of Our People: Mentoring at Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co are building powerful global connections through mentoring with Guider, and making connections across the globe.

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What is Peer Learning?
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What is Peer Learning?

Peer learning is the act of learning with and from your peers. Consolidate learning and use the expertise of your people to upskill others.

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Women in Tech: The Importance of Coaching and Finding a Mentor With Angie Vaux

Join us on the Guided podcast as we talk to Angie Vaux of Women in Tech forum on the importance of mentoring and coaching.

Tackling the Talent Crisis in the Insurance Industry
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Tackling the Talent Crisis in the Insurance Industry

Here are 3 top ways that mentoring can be used to make real, lasting change to tackle the talent crisis in insurance.

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National Mentoring Month 2023: 6 Ways You Can Get Involved This January

National Mentoring Month is the perfect time to celebrate workplace mentoring. Want to get involved? Find out how with Guider.

Insight Led Learning, 2023 Trends and Learning and Development Mistakes With Matt Ash
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Insight Led Learning, 2023 Trends and Learning and Development Mistakes With Matt Ash

Guided podcast: We speak to Matt Ash on insight led learning, 2023 trends and Learning and Development mistakes.

How to Build Community at Work: Expert Advice From Danika Patel
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How to Build Community at Work: Expert Advice From Danika Patel

We talk to our community expert, Danika Patel, on what it takes to form strong communities at work, from employee resource groups to mentoring.

5 Simple Steps To Start a Reverse Mentoring Program
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5 Simple Steps To Start a Reverse Mentoring Program

Interested in starting a reverse mentoring program? With mentoring software it doesn't need to be difficult. Follow our 5 simple steps.

Self-Confidence, Setting Workplace Boundaries, and Navigating Male-Dominated Industries with Charlotte Fuller
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Self-Confidence, Setting Workplace Boundaries, and Navigating Male-Dominated Industries with Charlotte Fuller

Guided podcast: Charlotte Fuller talks to us about some of the challenges women face navigating male dominated workplaces.

The Benefits of Coaching vs Mentoring
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The Benefits of Coaching vs Mentoring

Understanding the benefits of mentoring vs coaching will help you to make the best decision for your organisation.

Why Mentoring is Essential for Sales Leaders
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Why Mentoring is Essential for Sales Leaders

Attract, retain and develop your sales team with Guider's mentoring platform. Find out more about the importance of mentoring for sales here.

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Diversity in the Police, Tokenism and Small Wins With Moses Williams

Guided podcast: Listen here as we speak to Moses Williams on his fascinating journey from the police force to corporate DE&I.

Retain and Develop Your Engineers With Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship
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Retain and Develop Your Engineers With Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship

Mentoring, coaching and sponsorship are the learning solution you need to prevent employee churn and burnout in engineering teams.

How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion With Mentoring
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How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion With Mentoring

Mentoring is an effective and accessible way for organisations to improve diversity and inclusion. Here are the top reasons why.

How to Run a Successful Mentoring Event
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How to Run a Successful Mentoring Event

Mentoring events boost engagement with mentoring, promote your program and celebrate your success. Find out the how, when and why here.

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Menopause at Work: Breaking Stigma and Retaining Top Talent With Julie Dennis

Episode 7 of the Guided podcast has landed. This week, we talk to Julie Dennis for a World Menopause Day special. Listen here.

The Keys to a Good Mentoring Relationship
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The Keys to a Good Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring relationships can easily lose momentum or fail. Follow this guide to ensure you create a good mentoring relationship that is inspiring and fulfilling.

Why Mentoring Programs Fail
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Why Mentoring Programs Fail

We’re here to help you learn from common mentoring program mistakes and create a mentoring program that lasts.

The Top Characteristics of a Great Mentor
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The Top Characteristics of a Great Mentor

There are shared characteristics across all great mentors. If you think you’re ready, check out our top characteristics of a great mentor.

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Opening Up the Conversation About Equity and Equality With Marcel De Jonghe

Guided podcast: We talk to Marcel De Jonghe on equity and equality in this fascinating episode. Listen here and learn with Guider.

How to Build Psychological Safety at Work and in Workplace Mentoring
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How to Build Psychological Safety at Work and in Workplace Mentoring

Trust and psychological safety are essential in mentoring. But what does psychological safety mean and how do I build it?

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Allyship in the Workplace, Inclusive Leadership and Microagressions with Chloë Gillard

Guided podcast: We speak to Chloë Gillard from Version 1 about allyship, inclusive leadership, microaggressions and more.

Inclusion in the Workplace With Guider People Network
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Inclusion in the Workplace With Guider People Network

Our first in-person Guider People Network event looked at key issues and solutions for creating workplace inclusion.

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Inclusive Hiring, Skills-Based Recruitment and Accessibility with Joseph Williams

Guided podcast episode 4: Joseph Williams, CEO of Clu, talks inclusive hiring, skills-based recruitment and why accessibility matters.

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Representation in Leadership and Gender Equality in the Workplace with Mike Sealy

Episode 3 of the Guided podcast. This week we discuss representation in leadership and gender equality with Mike Sealy from Informa Markets.

Want to Improve Your Employee Onboarding Experience? Try Mentoring
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Want to Improve Your Employee Onboarding Experience? Try Mentoring

Providing mentoring in your onboarding process can increase time to competency, promote inclusivity and create community.

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Developing Young Leaders, Supporting Your Gen-Z Workforce and Finding Role Models with Andra Enache

Episode 2 of Guided is now live! This week we talk about developing young leaders with Andra Enache from NTT Data. Tune in to find out more.

How to Establish Trust Through Workplace Mentoring
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How to Establish Trust Through Workplace Mentoring

Trust is essential for every business, but how can you build it? Find out how workplace mentoring can build trust in your organisation.

How to Expand Your Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Program
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How to Expand Your Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Program

Our latest roundtable from the Guider People Network looked at how to expand diversity and inclusion mentoring programs.

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Disability, Intersectionality and Inclusion in the Workplace With Priyaneet Kainth

This week on Guided, we're talking to diversity and inclusion expert, Priyaneet Kainth, about disability, intersectionality and inclusion at work.

Common Mentoring Myths (and How to Bust Them)
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Common Mentoring Myths (and How to Bust Them)

These common mentoring myths might be holding you back from starting a mentoring program. Read on to find out the truth...

21 Questions for Inspiring Great Conversations
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21 Questions for Inspiring Great Conversations

Looking to start better conversations in your mentoring sessions? We’ve got you covered with our 21 questions to start great conversations.

Do I Need Mentoring Software?
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Do I Need Mentoring Software?

Wondering when to invest in mentoring software? This article will help you decide if mentoring software is for you.

10 Questions for Building Self-Awareness
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10 Questions for Building Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is an important life skill to develop. These questions will get you started, ready for mentoring.

The Cost of Not Doing Mentoring is Too Great to Ignore
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The Cost of Not Doing Mentoring is Too Great to Ignore

We know the benefits of mentoring, but have you thought about what the cost of not implementing a program could be?

How to Avoid Rainbow-Washing This Pride Month
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How to Avoid Rainbow-Washing This Pride Month

If you’re looking for tangible, impactful ways to support LGBTQ+ employees, and avoid the dreaded rainbow-washing, read this!

Retaining Female Talent Amid the Great Resignation
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Retaining Female Talent Amid the Great Resignation

The great resignation has seen record numbers of job leavers in 2021. How does this affect female talent and what can you do about it?

Mentoring for Mental Health: Designing the Right Program for Your Employees
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Mentoring for Mental Health: Designing the Right Program for Your Employees

Mentoring programs for mental health can improve employee wellbeing. Find out how to design an effective program with Guider.

Harnessing the Power of Your People to Scale Social Learning with Guider and Clyde & Co
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Harnessing the Power of Your People to Scale Social Learning with Guider and Clyde & Co

Catch up on Guider and Clyde & Co's seminar: Harnessing the power of your people to scale social learning here.

Why Your Organisation Needs a Flash Mentoring Program
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Why Your Organisation Needs a Flash Mentoring Program

Flash mentoring is a type of mentoring that focuses on short, quick mentoring sessions. Find out more here.

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5 Reasons to Start a Peer Mentoring Program

Peer mentoring has wide-ranging benefits for your organisation. Find out the top reasons to start a peer mentoring program today.

What is Group Mentoring? A Complete Guide
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What is Group Mentoring? A Complete Guide

Group mentoring is a highly effective for building networks and sharing learning. This article runs through everything you need to know.

5 Mentoring Lessons From Influential Women
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5 Mentoring Lessons From Influential Women

Mentoring has powerful effects for women in the workplace. Here are our top 5 lessons we've learned on mentoring from influential women.

Why Every Organisation Needs a 'Head of Mentoring'
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Why Every Organisation Needs a ‘Head of Mentoring’

A ‘Head of Mentoring’ is an essential role for organisations that want to prioritise and scale mentoring. Here's why you need one.

How Mentoring Software Works
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How Mentoring Software Works

As more organisations create mentoring programs, the need for mentoring software becomes more apparent.‍ How does mentoring software work?

What is a Mentor? Definition, Purpose and More
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What is a Mentor? Definition, Purpose and More

Looking for mentorship? Mentors are incredibly value in our personal and professional development, but what is a mentor exactly?

The Importance of Mentoring in the Workplace
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The Importance of Mentoring in the Workplace

Here's why everyone needs a mentoring program in the workplace. Including mentoring statistics, benefits and advice on starting a program.

Coaching and Mentoring: What's the Difference?
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Coaching and Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

What are the key differences between coaching and mentoring? Find out about coaching and mentoring is this article.

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How to Start a Mentoring Program: A Step by Step Guide

We talk you through how to start a mentoring program in your organisation. This includes businesses that don’t have mentoring software.

The Positive Impact of Mentoring on Mental Health
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The Positive Impact of Mentoring on Mental Health

In honour of Time To Talk Day, we wanted to focus on the positive impact mentoring has been proven to have on mental health.

Making Your Workplace LGBTQ+ Inclusive
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Making Your Workplace LGBTQ+ Inclusive

Inclusive workforces factor everyone in and treat them equally. We've put together a guide on making your workplace LGBTQ+ inclusive.

How Reed Are Supporting Women in Tech Through Mentoring
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How Reed Are Supporting Women in Tech Through Mentoring

Reed and Guider have partnered to accelerate the growth of their Women in Tech Mentoring Programme in 2022.

The Best Communication Techniques for Mentors
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The Best Communication Techniques for Mentors

Successful mentoring is built on trust and open communication. Here are some techniques for mentors to establish good communication with your mentee.

Beat the Great Resignation With Mentoring
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Beat the Great Resignation With Mentoring

Find out how mentoring can help you retain and attract talent in 2022, as well as support hybrid working.

How to Create a Mentoring Culture in Your Workplace
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How to Create a Mentoring Culture in Your Workplace

Take mentoring to the next level in your organisation by working on building a mentoring culture. Here are some of our top suggestions.

Top Mentoring Challenges and How to Overcome Them
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Top Mentoring Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Knowing the top challenges faced in mentoring and how to overcome them is vital for a successful mentoring program.

How to Maintain Mentoring Momentum
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How to Maintain Mentoring Momentum

A top reason mentoring programs fail is lack of momentum. Here are our tips for organisations to ensure mentoring doesn't run out of steam.

How to Scale a Mentoring Program
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How to Scale a Mentoring Program

Looking to grow your mentoring program? Our top tips will help you scale a mentoring program and positively impact more employees.

Harnessing the Power of Our People: Mentoring at Clyde & Co
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Harnessing the Power of Our People: Mentoring at Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co are building powerful global connections through mentoring with Guider, and making connections across the globe.

How to Recruit Mentors and Mentees to Your Mentoring Program
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How to Recruit Mentors and Mentees to Your Mentoring Program

Struggling to recruit mentors and mentees? Here are our top suggestions to promote your mentoring programme.

The Best Way to Structure a Mentoring Program
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The Best Way to Structure a Mentoring Program

Looking to start or scale a mentoring program? Here are our 5 tips to help structure your mentoring program. This applies to all types of mentoring!

4 Important HR Metrics to Track
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4 Important HR Metrics to Track

With remote and hybrid working still the norm, there are new metrics that HR teams need to prioritise tracking. Find out more here.

How to Champion Women in the Workplace
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How to Champion Women in the Workplace

Our latest webinar addressed the varying challenges different women face at work, and how we can better champion women on a business and individual level.

10 Ways to Encourage Employees to Focus on Self-Care
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10 Ways to Encourage Employees to Focus on Self-Care

Self-care is more important than ever before. Here are 10 tips you can use to encourage employees to focus on self-care.

Why Mentoring Is Essential
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Why Mentoring Is Essential

A summary of one of our latest webinar discussions – learn from our expert speakers why mentoring is essential.

5 Top Tips for Succession Planning
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5 Top Tips for Succession Planning

Succession planning is critical in businesses to ensure a smooth process when employees move on or retire. Here are our 5 top tips.

11 Inspirational Lessons From Powerful Female Leaders
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11 Inspirational Lessons From Powerful Female Leaders

A collection of inspirational lessons and advice from female leaders across a range of industries to celebrate International Women's Day.

How To Match Mentors and Mentees
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How To Match Mentors and Mentees

This guide explains the different approaches to mentor and mentee matching including using mentoring software.

6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement
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6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is critical for businesses, as it impacts everything from retention to productivity. Here are 6 ways to increase employee development.

The Importance of Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce
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The Importance of Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce

After the impact of Covid-19, a top priority for organisations is up-skilling and re-skilling their workforce.

Get the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationship This Year
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Get the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationship This Year

How to make the most out of your mentoring relationship this National Mentoring Month, whether you use Guider Mentoring software or not.

Mentoring Entrepreneurs: Interview With EY Mentor Ashish Kukreti
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Mentoring Entrepreneurs: Interview With EY Mentor Ashish Kukreti

Guider are supporting EY's Entrepreneur of the Year program to match talented entrepreneurs with experienced business mentors. Find out more.

How EY and Guider are Making Mentoring Accessible to Young People
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How EY and Guider are Making Mentoring Accessible to Young People

Guider has teamed up with the EY Foundation to bring easy, accessible mentoring to more young people from low-income backgrounds.

Why Project Management Skills are Important for HR
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Why Project Management Skills are Important for HR

HR professionals can learn a lot from Project Management to develop their skills and advance in their career.

How Businesses Can Retain Graduates and Attract Gen-Z Employees
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How Businesses Can Retain Graduates and Attract Gen-Z Employees

Graduates bring a new set of values and needs to the workforce. Here's how businesses can attract and retain Gen Z workers.

5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Health While WFH
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5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Health While WFH

It's never been more important for businesses to support their employees' mental health, find out how to support remote workers in this guide.

How to Measure the Success of a Mentoring Program
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How to Measure the Success of a Mentoring Program

Workplace mentoring can be difficult to track, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to measure the success of your mentoring programs.

6 Employee Wellbeing Areas to Focus On
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6 Employee Wellbeing Areas to Focus On

Employee wellbeing increases engagement, productivity, and ultimately profitability. Here are 6 areas to consider.

Leadership Mentoring: Develop Your Leaders Through Mentorship
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Leadership Mentoring: Develop Your Leaders Through Mentorship

Good leadership is essential for growth. Here's how a leadership mentoring programme can develop both the leaders of today and tomorrow.

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development in Your Organisation
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7 Ways to Improve Employee Development in Your Organisation

Here are 7 ways organisations can improve employee development. These will keep people engaged, growing and fulfilled at work.

3 Steps to Promote Gender Equality and Inclusivity
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3 Steps to Promote Gender Equality and Inclusivity

As we continue to fight for gender equality in business and strive to create inclusive workplaces, here are 3 simple steps organisations can take to help.

A Complete Guide to Reverse Mentoring
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A Complete Guide to Reverse Mentoring

Reverse mentoring is a powerful way of sharing knowledge and skills. Here's everything you need to know about this type of mentoring.

Racial Diversity in the Workplace: Boosting Representation in Leadership
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Racial Diversity in the Workplace: Boosting Representation in Leadership

We turn words into actions to ensure we make lasting positive change for racial diversity in the workplace. Here are just some ways to make a difference.

Mentoring a New Generation of Software Developers: Interview with Dragos Nedelcu
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Mentoring a New Generation of Software Developers: Interview with Dragos Nedelcu

Guider interviewed software engineer coach and mentor Dragos Nedelcu about the importance of mentorship in tech.

Virtual Mentoring: How to Make it Work
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Virtual Mentoring: How to Make it Work

This guide talks you through how to run a virtual mentoring program, use mentoring software and how to overcome any challenges

How Failure Leads to Success
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How Failure Leads to Success

Failure is not something to be feared but is a key step to success. Here's how to embrace failure and use it to power personal growth.

5 Ways to Champion Diversity and Inclusion in Remote Teams
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5 Ways to Champion Diversity and Inclusion in Remote Teams

Maintaining inclusive working practices in a remote or hybrid workforce can be tricky. Here are our top 5 ways to support inclusion remotely.

The Importance of Positive Self-Talk
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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk can have a bigger impact on us that we realise. Here's a complete guide to positive self-talk with practical pointers.

How Guider’s Partners Are Making A Difference During Covid-19
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How Guider’s Partners Are Making A Difference During Covid-19

We're proud to work with organisations making an impact during the Covid-19 pandemic. See how our clients are making a difference.

How Virtual Mentoring Supports Remote Teams
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How Virtual Mentoring Supports Remote Teams

Providing support for remote workers is more important than ever. We explore how virtual mentoring can support remote teams across the globe.

How to Run a Productive Mentoring Session
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How to Run a Productive Mentoring Session

It's important for mentoring sessions to follow a structure to ensure they stay on track. Here's how to run a productive mentoring session.

Marks & Spencer Making a Difference With Mentoring
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Marks & Spencer Making a Difference With Mentoring

We are working with Marks & Spencer to create mentoring culture throughout their organisation. The results speak for themselves.

How to Set Goals and Actually Achieve Them
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How to Set Goals and Actually Achieve Them

Learning how to set goals effectively can be the key difference in actually achieving them. Here are our top 5 tips to setting goals.

Mentoring Statistics: The Research You Need to Know
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Mentoring Statistics: The Research You Need to Know

We've compiled all the key mentoring statistics and research. Look no further for impressive statistics on the power of mentoring.

The Different Types Of Mentoring and How To Use Them
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The Different Types Of Mentoring and How To Use Them

There are many different types of mentoring, and they can be used in different ways to achieve certain business objectives.

10 Personal & Career Development Goals (That Are Actually Achievable)
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10 Personal & Career Development Goals (That Are Actually Achievable)

As we enter a new year, decide what you want to achieve by setting personal and career development goals! Here are some ideas.

How to Be a Good Mentor: Guider's Top Tips
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How to Be a Good Mentor: Guider’s Top Tips

Here are Guider's top tips on how to be a good mentor. From providing feedback to opening doors, there are many ways to be a good mentor.

How to Be a Good Mentee: Guider's Top Tips
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How to Be a Good Mentee: Guider’s Top Tips

The more you put into a mentoring relationship, the more you'll get out of it. Here are our top tips for being a good mentee.

What is Mentoring Software? | Guider
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What is Mentoring Software? | Guider

Mentoring software facilitates the management of effective mentoring programs. Here's our guide to mentoring software and how it works.

How to Find a Great Mentor
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How to Find a Great Mentor

Everyone knows that a mentor can help your career development - but how do you go about finding one? This is our guide to getting a mentor.

How Mentoring Empowers Women in their Careers
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How Mentoring Empowers Women in their Careers

Gender diversity in business has been proven to improve innovation and revenue. Mentoring is a powerful way to empower women in their careers.

The Powerful Benefits Of Mentoring
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The Powerful Benefits Of Mentoring

From improved confidence to increased retention rates - here are the powerful benefits of mentoring for everyone involved in depth.

Guider Help LVMH Reach 50/50 Gender Balance Goals With Mentoring
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Guider Help LVMH Reach 50/50 Gender Balance Goals With Mentoring

Guider are delighted to be working with LVMH on their UK mentoring programme aimed at supporting and empowering women into leadership roles.

How to Run a Successful Mentoring Intro Session With Your Mentee
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How to Run a Successful Mentoring Intro Session With Your Mentee

Here's a step by step guide to running a successful intro session with your mentee to start your relationship on the right track.

Personal Development: How to Take Responsibility for it
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Personal Development: How to Take Responsibility for it

Here are 6 simple ways you can take responsibility for your own personal development, from finding a mentor to setting goals.