Economic Downturns Offer Employee Mentoring Opportunity

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Management Mentors Reflects on 20 Years of Mentoring Best Practices Management Mentors, Inc. a mentoring partner resource for companies, government and other non-profit organizations and universities, is encouraging companies to leverage time made available by the current economic downturn to mentor existing employees -an investment that will retain talent, increase productivity and ease job-related anxiety caused by today's unsettled business environment.

Technology advancements have made mentoring solutions accessible virtually anywhere, at any hour. Embracing these new technologies and leveraging available downtime in the business cycle will position companies to operate more efficiently once the business cycles back

Management Mentors, Inc. a mentoring partner resource for companies, government and other non-profit organizations and universities, is encouraging companies to leverage time made available by the current economic downturn to mentor existing employees -an investment that will retain talent, increase productivity and ease job-related anxiety caused by today's unsettled business environment.

Although jobs are being lost countrywide, there are many industries who are experiencing growth - Technology, Alternative Energy and Small Business are a few cited recently by the U.S. Department of Labor. Each of these segments need talented workers and targeted skill sets to maintain current growth momentum. By mining this talent through mentoring, companies can expand the bottom line by leveraging existing resources, knowledge sharing and working more efficiently.

Today's technology enables mentoring to be more accessible than ever before. The influx in recent years of social marketing, online communities and smart phones connects people and resources that were only ever available at professional conferences or networking events. Technology's influence is the most noticeable change to the business environment since Management Mentors was founded 20 years ago. Management Mentors has embraced technology throughout its 20-year success - through e-learning solutions and proprietary web-based mentoring products: MentoringComplete and Mentor-Quest.

"In the 20 years since I've been working with clients to open lines of communication, there has never been a time more ripe for mentoring advancement than there is today," said Rene Petrin, President, Management Mentors. "Technology advancements have made mentoring solutions accessible virtually anywhere, at any hour. Embracing these new technologies and leveraging available downtime in the business cycle will position companies to operate more efficiently once the business cycles back," continued Petrin.

New updates have been made to the Management Mentors Website. To learn more, please visit: http://www.management-mentors.com.

About Management Mentors
Management Mentors, a full-service mentoring training, consulting, and support organization founded in 1989, helps companies attract and retain high potential employees. Management Mentors' programs develop future leaders and create a more diverse workforce by removing the barriers to equal opportunity. Current and past clients include FedEx Kinkos, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Quaker Oats, Schering Plough, TJX Corporation, City of London Police, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Sony Music Corporation. For additional information on Management Mentors and its programs visit http://www.management-mentors.com or call 617-789-4622.

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