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Mentoring Best Practices Roundtable with Arvest Bank

November 5, 2015 at 2–3PM EST
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Thursday, November 5th at 2PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Mentor Scout

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 5th at 2pm Eastern Time for an open format discussion with the award-winning program administrator, mentor and mentees from Arvest Bank as they share their secrets to developing and maintaining successful, results-oriented mentorships. You'll hear stories and ideas, and learn about activities and resources that you can implement in your organization to make your mentorships even more successful.

Panelists include Tina Murray, the 2015 Mentor of the Year, along with her mentees, plus Lacey Cline and Cynthia Kruithof, the Arvest Bank mentoring program administrators, and Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation and its Mentor Scout division. The session will be moderated by internationally-recognized mentoring program expert Laura DiFlorio, Regional Director at Mentor Scout.

In this webinar, panelists will share best practices and key concepts in corporate mentoring. The discussion will also include program rollout and management tips, as well as how this top organization measures the success of their initiatives.

Topics include:
  • What motivated the mentors and mentees to enter a mentorship
  • Getting the mentorship off to a good start
  • Quantifying the value of the relationship
  • Creating a mentoring culture in the organization
  • How to Match (self-match, administrator, committee)
  • Effective mentoring activities and tools
  • The role of the Administrator
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Tracking and Measurement
  • Keeping the program energized
Learn how Arvest Bank develops their high potentials, creates career paths and advancement opportunities for their employees, and improves employee retention.

This *live* webinar will include substantial time for audience participation so you may bring your questions.

Register Today!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Mentoring Best Practices Roundtable with Toyota

March 31, 2015 at 2–3PM EDT
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, March 31st at 2PM EDT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation

Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 2pm Eastern Time for an open format discussion with the award-winning Toyota mentoring administrator and Mentor Scout’s 2013 Mentor of the Year, Sandy Gerster and Mike Lutz, as they share Toyota’s best practices to developing and maintaining an effective, results-oriented mentorship program. You'll hear their stories, achievements, and lessons learned about strategies, methodologies, activities and resources that can help your organization start a new mentoring program or make your current mentoring program even more successful.

The session will be led by Laura DiFlorio and will also include internationally-recognized mentoring program expert Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation and its Mentor Scout division.

In this webinar, Sandy, Mike and Beth will share best practices and key concepts in corporate and association mentoring. The case study discussion will include program rollout and management tips, as well as how this top organization measures the success of their initiatives.

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
  • Creating a mentoring culture in the organization
  • Building an ROI based business case for mentoring
  • Specialty programs (new hires, diversity, high potential)
  • Program Structure (# of participants, length of mentorships)
  • What makes a good mentor and how to find/recruit them into the program
  • How to Match (self-match, administrator, committee)
  • Discerning and correcting a bad match
  • Getting the mentorships off to a good start
  • Effective mentoring activities and tools
  • The role of the Administrator
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Tracking and Measurement
  • Keeping the program energized
  • Coordinating multiple programs
Learn how Toyota develops their high potentials, creates career paths and advancement opportunities for their employees, and improves employee retention.

This *live* webinar will include substantial time for audience participation so you may bring your questions.

Register Today!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Exit Interview Analytics: A Data Driven Approach to Reducing Turnover

Feb. 11, 2015 at 2–3PM EST
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 2PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation

Creating an HR analytics “Big Data” strategy can be challenging and time consuming, but there’s one data set right at your fingertips that makes it easy to unlock employee turnover drivers. Exit interviews, when managed with a data-driven, analytical approach, will give you all the answers you need to slash employee turnover by 25% or more and prevent losses of top performers.

In this webinar, you will learn how to elevate your exit interview process to reach sky-high participation rates, capture actionable data and implement plans that immediately retain employees, and it's easier than you think. Beth N. Carvin, and her team of exit interview and retention experts, will reveal best practices and tools that will help you make the most of your exit data and significantly reduce the turnover of your high-potential, diverse and other critical employees.

Topics include:
  • Understanding and benchmarking employee turnover
  • The simple secret to reduce employee turnover forever
  • Case Study: Company reduced turnover by 25% and saved $8.4 million
  • Rules for identifying turnover drivers
  • Exit interview methodologies pros and cons
  • Optimal time to conduct exit interviews
  • The myth about post-exit interviews: why they will crush your exit interview strategy
  • What is a good exit interview participation rate and how to exceed it?
  • Crafting questions to create actionable metrics
  • Mastering demographics to understand workplace irritations that drive employees away
  • Creating meaningful reports from exit interview data
  • Developing an employee retention SWOT analysis
  • Taking action: Using the exit data to reduce employee turnover
  • Turnover Prediction Mapping - How to predict (and stop) future turnover
This *live* webinar on Wednesday, February 11th will teach participants how to create and administer effective exit interviews that will help combat turnover and improve employee retention.

Register Today.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



The End of Quick Quits: Secrets to Preventing Early Turnover

Nov 12, 2014 at 2–3PM ESDT
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 2-3PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary! Use registration code: NOBNOV14
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation

While most new hires start the job with excitement and enthusiasm, planning to stay with their new companies for the long haul, employee turnover rates in the first year of employment continue to rise. “Quick quits,” or when employees leave within the first 90 days, and early turnover, when employees leave within the first year, are extremely expensive problems for organizations.

Fortunately, companies that focus on their new hire onboarding and socialization strategies can gain an edge on competitors and stop early turnover in its tracks. In this webinar, you will learn how to create a well-crafted plan to speed up your new employees’ time to productivity, help assimilate new employees more quickly, and create a culture of commitment and engagement to reduce early turnover and “quick quits”.

If you are battling early attrition, losing your high performers, or simply want to keep your new employee turnover rates low as the job market heats up, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores a data-driven strategic approach to onboarding. Laura DiFlorio and Kerrie Main, Regional Directors at Nobscot and exit interview and retention experts, will reveal best practices and tools that will help you make the most of your onboarding and socialization processes so that you can significantly reduce early turnover.

In this free webinar, participants will learn how to:
  • Understand the mindset of new hires
  • Set and measure initial expectations to create a “welcome” that works
  • Create a strategic new hire orientation program that includes socialization goals and tactics
  • Audit the recruitment process
  • Measure new hires’ success with effective new hire and quality-of-hire surveys, including the appropriate number of surveys to conduct and the types of questions to ask in them
  • Identify unmet training needs
  • Managing department information – who, what, when, where and how information
  • Measure the success of new hire turnover reduction
Sign up now for this *live* webinar! Register Here.



Exit Interview Analytics: A Data Driven Approach to Reducing Turnover

Oct. 15, 2014 at 2– 3PM EDT
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 2PM EDT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation
HR analytics can be confusing and time consuming, but there's one data set right at your fingertips that can unlock the secrets that drive top performers and others out the door. Exit interviews, when managed using a data driven, analytical approach, provide all the answers necessary to slash employee turnover by 25% or more.

In this webinar, you will learn how to elevate your exit interview process to reach sky-high participation rates, capture actionable data and implement plans that immediately retain employees, and it's easier than you think. Beth N. Carvin, and her team of exit interview and retention experts, will reveal best practices and tools that will help you make the most of your exit data and significantly reduce the turnover of your high-potential, diverse and other critical employees.

Topics include:
  • Understanding and benchmarking employee turnover
  • The simple secret to reduce employee turnover forever
  • Case Study: Company reduced turnover by 25% and saved $8.4 million
  • Rules for identifying turnover drivers
  • Exit interview methodologies pros and cons
  • Optimal time to conduct exit interviews
  • The myth about post-exit interviews: why they will crush your exit interview strategy
  • Using onboarding technology for offboarding
  • What is a good exit interview participation rate and how to exceed it?
  • Crafting questions to create actionable metrics
  • Mastering demographics to understand workplace irritations that drive employees away
  • Creating meaningful reports from exit interview data
  • Developing an employee retention SWOT analysis
  • Taking action: Using the exit data to reduce employee turnover
  • Turnover Prediction Mapping - How to predict (and stop) future turnover
This *live* webinar on Wednesday, October 15th will teach participants how to create and administer effective exit interviews that will help combat turnover and improve employee retention.

Register Today

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Developing Effective Mentoring Programs: A Case Study Discussion with Toyota, ConAgra and More

Dec. 11, 2013 at 2– 3PM EST
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 2PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation


Join us on Wednesday, December 11th at 2pm Eastern Time for an intimate chat with award-winning mentoring administrators as they share their best practices to developing and maintaining effective, results-oriented mentorships. You'll hear their stories, achievements, and lessons learned about activities and resources that can help your organization start a new mentoring program or make your current mentoring program even more successful.

Panelists include program administrators from top organizations including Toyota, ConAgra, American Cancer Society and American Health Lawyers Association. The session will be moderated by internationally-recognized mentoring program expert Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation and its Mentor Scout division.

In this webinar, panelists will discuss best practices and key concepts in corporate and association mentoring. The panel case study discussion will include program rollout and management tips, as well as how these top organizations measure the success of their initiatives.

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
  • Specialty programs (new hires, diversity, high potential)
  • Program Structure (# of participants, length of mentorships)
  • What makes a good mentor and how to find/recruit them into the program
  • How to Match (self-match, administrator, committee)
  • Discerning and correcting a bad match
  • Getting the mentorships off to a good start
  • The role of the Administrator
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Tracking and Measurement
  • Keeping the program energized
  • Coordinating multiple programs
Sign up today and learn how these top organizations develop their high potentials, create career paths and advancement opportunities for their employees, and improve employee retention.

This *live* webinar will include substantial time for audience participation so you may bring your questions for the panelists.

Register Today

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



The End of Quick Quits: Secrets to Preventing Early Turnover

Sept. 12, 2013 at 2– 3PM EDT
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 2PM EDT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation and SilkRoad

While most new hires start the job with excitement and enthusiasm, planning to stay with their new companies for the long haul, employee turnover rates in the first year of employment continue to rise. “Quick quits,” or when employees leave within the first 90 days, and early turnover, when employees leave within the first year, are extremely expensive problems for organizations.

Fortunately, companies that focus on their new hire onboarding and socialization strategies can gain an edge on competitors and stop early turnover in its tracks. In this webinar, you will learn how to create a well-crafted plan to speed your new employees’ time to productivity, help assimilate new employees more quickly, and create a culture of commitment and engagement to reduce early turnover and “quick quits”.

If you are battling early attrition, losing your high performers, or simply want to keep your new employee turnover rates low as the job market heats up, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores a data-driven strategic approach to onboarding. Beth N. Carvin, a leading exit interview and retention expert, and Karen Perron, a renowned training and onboarding strategist, will reveal best practices and tools that will help you make the most of your onboarding and socialization processes so that you can significantly reduce early turnover.

In this free webinar, participants will learn how to:
  • Understand the mindset of new hires
  • Set and measure initial expectations to create a “welcome” that works
  • Create a strategic new hire orientation program that includes socialization goals and tactics
  • Audit the recruitment process
  • Measure new hires’ success with effective new hire and quality-of-hire surveys, including the appropriate number of surveys to conduct and the types of questions to ask in them
  • Identify unmet training needs
  • Managing department information – who, what, when, where and how information
  • Measure the success of new hire turnover reduction
Sign up now for this *live* webinar on Thursday, Sept. 12th and learn how to create an effective onboarding strategy and administer effective new hire and quality of hire surveys that will help combat early attrition and improve employee retention.

This webinar has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Register Today

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Re-Thinking Exit Interviews:
Using Data Analysis to Slash Employee Turnover

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Thursday, April 11 at 2PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation and SilkRoad

Handling terminations can be a thankless task but there’s one offboarding practice that can unlock the secrets that drive top performers and others out the door. Exit interviews, when managed using a data driven, fact-based approach, provide all the answers necessary to slash employee turnover by 25% or more.

In today’s workplace, exit interviews can either be a waste of time or an effective HR strategic weapon that works to dramatically increase employee retention. In this webinar you will learn how to elevate your exit interview process to reach sky-high participation rates, capture actionable data and implement plans that immediately retain employees, and it's easier than you think.

If you are battling attrition, losing your high performers, or simply want to keep your low turnover rates low as the job market heats up, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores a data-driven strategic approach to exit interview management. Beth N. Carvin, a leading exit interview and retention expert, will reveal best practices and tools that will help you make the most of your exit data and significantly reduce the turnover of your high-potential, diverse and other critical employees.

Topics include:
  • Understanding employee turnover
  • The simple secret to reduce employee turnover forever
  • Case Study: Company reduced turnover by 25% and saved $8.4 million
  • Rules for identifying turnover drivers
  • Exit interview methodologies pros and cons
  • Optimal time to conduct exit interviews
  • The myth about post-exit interviews: why they will crush your exit interview strategy
  • Using onboarding technology for offboarding
  • What is a good exit interview participation rate and how to exceed it?
  • Crafting questions to create actionable metrics
  • Mastering demographics to understand workplace irritations that drive employees away
  • Creating meaningful reports from exit interview data
  • Developing an employee retention SWOT analysis
  • Taking action: Using the exit data to reduce employee turnover
  • Turnover Prediction Mapping - How to predict (and stop) future turnover
This *live* webinar on Thursday, April 11th will teach participants how to create and administer effective exit interviews that will help combat turnover and improve employee retention.

This informational webinar is being conducted by Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation. Beth is an internationally-recognized expert in exit interviews and retention, as well as using technology to power exit interviews and analysis.

Register Today: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/125512202

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Secrets for Successful Mentoring Relationships:
Discussion Panel of Award Winning Mentor-Mentee Pairs

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
Join us for a FREE Webinar on Tuesday, February 19 at 2PM EST Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration

Join us on February 19th at 2pm EST for an intimate chat with award-winning mentors and mentees from top global companies as they share their secrets to developing and maintaining successful, results-oriented mentorships. You'll hear stories and ideas, and learn about activities and resources that you can implement in your organization to make your mentorships even more successful.

Panelists include Samantha Stovall, the 2012 Mentor of the Year from United Technologies Aerospace along with her mentee, plus winning mentors and mentees from Xerox Corporation and Covance, Inc. The session will be moderated by internationally-recognized mentoring program expert Laura DiFlorio, Regional Director at Mentor Scout.

Topics include:
  • What motivated the mentors and mentees to enter a mentorship
  • How the mentees selected their mentors
  • Hallmarks of a great mentor - mentee match
  • Getting the mentorship off to a good start
  • Conducting the mentorship in-person or remotely
  • Mentorship focus areas
  • Activities for a successful mentorship
  • Creating career paths for mentees
  • Handling sensitive or taboo subjects
  • Providing constructive critique
  • Helpful resources for the mentorship
  • What happens when a mentor doesn't have all the answers
  • Quantifying the value of the relationship
  • Ways that the mentors gained as much as the mentees
  • Lessons learned along the way
  • And more!
This *live* webinar will include substantial time for audience participation so you may bring your questions for the panelists.

Please register today at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/666227330 as attendance is expected to be high for this free, information packed webinar.



Strategic Exit Interviewing: Cutting Edge Practices in Exit Interview Management

Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 pm EST
Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday, January 30 at 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration

It’s 2013 – out with the old, and in with the new! It’s a great time to build a strong retention strategy for the new year. One of the best places to start is by looking at your exit interview process. Are you really making the most of your exit interview process or just going through the motions?
Are you making the most of your exit interview process or just going through the motions?

In today’s workplace, exit interviews can either be a waste of time or an effective HR strategic weapon that works dramatically to increase employee retention. While many organizations invest in the exit interview process, they do not always see the results. Refuse to be part of this group!

If you are battling attrition or losing your high performers, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores the most effective practices in strategic exit interview management.

In this webinar, you will learn how to create an exit interview process that gathers the crucial information needed to reduce the turnover of your high-potential, diverse and other critical employees. The discussion will cover a wide scope of exit interview tips and tactics, as well as a case study from a large telecommunications company that reduced turnover by 25% and documented savings of $8.4 million dollars.

Topics include:
  • 5 Objectives for Strategic Exit Interviews
  • Exit Interview Methodologies Pros and Cons
  • Optimal Time to Conduct
  • How to Increase Participation
  • Crafting Questions
  • Turnover trends by demographics
  • Prevent litigation before it starts
  • Measure the success of diversity initiatives
  • Creating Reports from Exit Interview Data
  • Developing a SWOT report with root cause analysis
  • Using data to Reduce Employee Turnover
  • Calculating the ROI of a successful exit interviewing program
This *live* webinar on Wednesday, January 30th will teach participants how to create and administer effective exit interviews that will help combat turnover and improve employee retention.

This informational webinar is being conducted by Laura DiFlorio, a Regional Director for Nobscot Corporation. Laura is an internationally-recognized expert in exit interviews and retention, as well as using technology to power exit interviews and analysis.

Space is limited so register today to save your seat: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/346948138

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Strategic Exit Interviewing: Cutting Edge Practices in Exit Interview Management

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST Join us for a free Webinar!
When : Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Webinar Registration

Fees: Complimentary!
Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation’s WebExit

Are you making the most of your exit interview process or just going through the motions?

In today’s workplace, exit interviews can either be a waste of time or an effective HR strategic weapon that works to dramatically increase employee retention. While many organizations invest in the exit interview process, they do not always see results. Refuse to be a part of this group!

If you are battling attrition or losing your high performers, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores the most effective practices in strategic exit interview management.

In this webinar, you will learn how to create an exit interview process that gathers the crucial information needed to reduce the turnover of your high-potential, diverse and other critical employees. The discussion will cover a wide range of exit interview tips and tactics, as well as a case study from a large telecommunications company that reduced turnover by 25% and documented savings of $8.4 million dollars.

Topics include:
  • 5 Objectives for Strategic Exit Interviews
  • Exit Interview Methodologies Pros and Cons
  • Optimal Time to Conduct
  • How to Increase Participation
  • Crafting Questions
  • Turnover trends by demographics
  • Prevent litigation before it starts
  • Measure the success of diversity initiatives
  • Creating Reports from Exit Interview Data
  • Developing a SWOT report with root cause analysis
  • Using data to Reduce Employee Turnover
  • Calculating the ROI of a successful exit interviewing program
This *live* webinar on Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00pm EASTERN TIME will teach participants how to create and administer effective exit interviews that will help combat turnover and improve employee retention.

The webinar is being conducted by Laura DiFlorio, a Regional Director for Nobscot Corporation. Laura is an internationally-recognized expert in exit interviews and retention, as well as using technology to power exit interviews and attrition analysis.

Space is limited so register today to save your seat: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/251136586

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



Combating Early Attrition: Effective Use of New Hire and Quality of Hire Surveys

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST Join us for a free Webinar!
When : Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration

Fees: Complimentary! Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation’s FirstDays

While most new hires start the job with excitement and enthusiasm, planning to stay with their organizations for the long haul, turnover rates in the first year of employment are increasing. Something significant occurs between the time a new employee accepts the job and when his or her resignation notice is submitted.

If you are battling early turnover or want to improve your new-hire retention rates, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar that explores how to identify the causes of early attrition and what you can do to combat it.

In this webinar, you will learn the most effective strategies for conducting new hire surveys and quality-of-hire surveys. The discussion will cover a wide scope on how to decrease early turnover rates.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the mindset of new hires
  • Auditing the recruitment process
  • Exploring the first weeks on the job
  • Identifying unmet training needs
  • The appropriate number of new hire surveys to conduct
  • The most effective intervals for surveys (30 days? 90 days? 6 months?)
  • Types of questions to ask in new hire surveys
  • Analyzing new hire survey results
  • Interviewing Managers of new hires with Quality of Hire Surveys
  • Exit Interviews for early leavers
  • Creating SWOT analysis of results
  • Reducing early turnover
  • Measuring the success of new hire turnover reduction
This *live* webinar on Wednesday, April 25th will teach participants how to create and administer effective new hire and quality of hire surveys that will help combat early attrition and improve employee retention.

This informational webinar is being conducted by Laura DiFlorio, a Regional Director for Nobscot Corporation’s FirstDays division. Laura is an internationally-recognized expert on reducing employee turnover through the use of employee feedback, as well as using technology to power new hire and quality of hire surveys and analysis.

Register Today: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/435624562

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar


Secrets for Successful Mentoring Relationships: Discussion Panel of Award Winning Mentor-Mentee Pairs

February 21, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST Join us for a Webinar on Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration
Fees: Complimentary
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Mentors and mentees are usually excited about the prospects of mentoring but often times they don't know where to begin or how to continue to make the relationship productive over the life of the mentorship.

In this webinar, you will learn from three corporate mentoring pairs from major organizations on how they created and sustained their mentorships. Panelists include the three winning mentors of the 2011 Mentor of theYear competition along with their three mentees who nominated them. These mentors were nominated from a global pool of thousands of mentors worldwide. The organizations they represent include ConAgra Foods, Excellus BCBS and United Way of America.

If you would like to learn real world tips on mentoring from the superstars who make it happen, please join us for this free, information-packed webinar. We'll be hearing stories and ideas plus activities and resources for how to make your mentorships even more successful.

Topics include:
  • What motivated the mentors and mentees to enter a mentorship
  • How the mentees selected their mentors
  • Hallmarks of a great mentor - mentee match
  • Getting the mentorship off to a good start
  • Conducting the mentorship in-person or remotely
  • Mentorship focus areas
  • Activities for a successful mentorship
  • Creating career paths for mentees
  • Handling sensitive or taboo subjects
  • Providing constructive critique
  • Helpful resources for the mentorship
  • What happens when a mentor doesn't have all the answers
  • Quantifying the value of the relationship
  • Ways that the mentors gained as much as the mentees
  • Lessons learned along the way
  • And more!
This *live* webinar will include substantial time for audience participation so you may bring your questions for the panelists.

The webinar is being moderated by Laura DiFlorio, Regional Director of Sales for Nobscot Corporation. Laura is an internationally recognized expert on mentoring as well as using technology to power corporate and association mentoring programs. Her most recent article on mentoring, "How to Start a Corporate Mentoring Program", was published in Training Magazine in November 2011.

Title: Secrets for Successful Mentoring Relationships: Discussion Panel of Award Winning Mentor-Mentee Pairs
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer



ReThinking Exit Interviews: A Panel Discussion on Creating A Data Driven Exit Interviewing Strategy

April 12, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Join us for a free Webinar on April 12
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration

Video Recording: Webinar ReThinking Exit Interviews Panel Discussion

Join us for a lively panel discussion webinar on April 12 at 2pm ET to learn how your company can revamp your exit interview process to identify the root causes of employee attrition.

Laura DiFlorio moderates a panel of Senior HR leaders as they share their success stories and best practices. The panel will discuss key concepts in exit interview management including:

- Moving towards a data driven exit process
- Building your business case
- Managing exit interviews across multiple locations
- Managing global exit interviews
- Increasing participation rates
- Getting honest feedback
- When to conduct exit interviews and with whom
- Aggregating and analyzing the data
- Reporting that gets the attention of Senior Management
- Making meaningful changes based on the results
- Using technology
- The ROI of the program

There is no better way to uncover the specific reasons your high performers leave than a data driven exit interview process. This session will provide you with the ideas and tactics you need to get started right away.

Panelists include Ric Heimke, Vice President and National Director of Staffing for Sedgwick CMS, Michael Murphy, former Manager of Human Resources for a major investment financial services firm, and Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation, an HR technology company specializing in key areas of employee retention including exit interviews, new hire surveys and corporate mentoring programs.

Title: ReThinking Exit Interviews: A Panel Discussion on Creating A Data Driven Exit Interviewing Strategy
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer



Building Better Mentoring Programs with a Click: A Case Study discussion with Covance

March 16, 2011, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Join us for a free Webinar on March 16
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration

Covance is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies with more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries. In 2009, the Learning & Performance team re-launched its 5-year old corporate mentoring program. In doing so they moved from a highly manual process requiring 300 - 500 hours/year to a streamlined automated approach. The new mentoring program is being cheered internally as increasing the quality of the matches, reducing costs and creating a more scalable mentoring program.

The webinar is being presented as a Q&A session with Michael Kauer who spearheaded the changes to Covance's mentoring program. He will share many lessons learned including how to save time & money while creating a more successful program. Listen in or participate in asking questions.

This is expected to be a highly attended event so please register today. Seats are limited. If you are considering starting or re-energizing a corporate mentoring program this is a must-attend event.

The free webinar is being sponsored by Nobscot Corporation, developer of Mentor Scout - the online corporate mentoring administration technology used by Covance and other Fortune 1000 companies.
Title: Building Better Mentoring Programs with a Click: A Case Study discussion with Covance
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer




ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition

May 16-19, 2010
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Booth #1802


Join us at the ASTD International Conference & Exposition in Chicago on May 16th to 19th. Nobscot Corporation will be showcasing Mentor Scout online mentoring technology at Booth #1802.


The All New 2010 Strategic Exit Interviewing: Cutting Edge Practices in Exit Interview Management

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Join us for a Webinar on March 18

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: Webinar Registration Free with invitation code: SEICEP10.

Have you ever wondered why some companies are able to reduce their employee turnover by 20% or more using information revealed in exit interviews while your exit process provides little to no value?

Did you know that many of the prevailing thoughts on exit interviews such as conducting the exit interviews 6 months later or keeping the exit interview short actually prevents you from receiving actionable data?

Please join us as Beth N. Carvin, exit interview and employee retention expert reveals the latest cutting edge practices in exit interview management. The information in this presentation will help you create an exit interview process to gather the crucial information needed to reduce the turnover of your high potential, diverse and other critical employees.

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
  • Five often ignored objectives for strategic exit interviews
  • Employee Satisfaction Surveys vs. Exit Interviews
  • Exit Interview Methodologies - the pros and cons
  • Optimal Time to Conduct Exit Interviews
  • Participation Rate Goals and How to Increase Your Response Rates
  • Best Exit Interview Questions:
    • How many?
    • Quantitative and qualitative
    • Most important areas to cover to reach objectives
  • Analyzing turnover trends by demographic groups
  • Using exit interviews to prevent litigation before it starts
  • Measuring the success of diversity initiatives
  • Creating Reports from Exit Interview Data
  • Developing a SWOT report with root cause analysis
  • Using Exit Interview Data to Reduce Employee Turnover - Next Steps
  • Calculating the ROI of a successful exit interviewing program
This webinar is all content without any selling and free of charge to those who receive this special invitation. You'll find Beth's previous exit interview webinars available on the web through other venues for $199 and more. Please join us for this live session at absolutely no cost to you.

Note: Attendees will be invited to a free follow-up webinar that will showcase WebExit exit interview management technology.

Presented by: Beth N. Carvin, CEO & President of Nobscot Corporation.
Beth N. Carvin is a nationally recognized expert on employee retention and exit interviews. Over the past 20 years she has worked in the areas of human resources, business management, recruiting and retention. For the past 10 years, in her role as CEO & President of Nobscot Corporation, she has assisted with the exit interviewing strategy for large, multi-national companies in every industry and in over 20 countries.

A national speaker on employee retention issues, Beth has moderated a panel of Human Resources experts at the Conference Board's Employee Retention and Loyalty conference in Chicago and New York City. She has spoken at various state SHRM and ASHHRA conferences on the strategic use of exit interviews.

Title: "The All New 2010 Strategic Exit Interviewing: Cutting Edge Practices in Exit Interview Management"
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation 460 Dune Circle Kailua, HI 96734



Passing the Torch: Building a Mentoring Program that Works.
Thursday, January 28, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


Join us for a FREE Webinar on January 28

Signup for this webinar here: Webinar Registration (Invitation code: WB110)

Please register in advance. Registration closes January 27th.

It's National Mentoring Month and we are celebrating with a free information packed webinar on creating and administering corporate mentoring programs.

In this webinar Beth N. Carvin, will cover key concepts in corporate mentoring and how your organization can take advantage with these proven tips and techniques. The discussion will entail the entire scope of building a mentorship program from creating the structure to administering the process and finally the ROI of the program.

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
  • Types of mentoring programs (formal, informal, facilitated)
  • Specialty programs (new hires, diversity, high potential)
  • Program Structure (# of participants, length of mentorships)
  • What makes a good mentor and how to find/recruit them into the program
  • How to Match (self-match, administrator, committee)
  • Discerning and correcting a bad match
  • Getting the mentorships off to a good start
  • Key activities for the mentor-mentee pairs
  • The role of the Administrator
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Tracking and Measurement
  • Keeping the program energized
  • Coordinating multiple programs
Join us on Thursday, January 28th and learn how your company can create mentoring programs that help develop high potentials, create career paths and advancement opportunities for employees and improve employee retention.

Beth N. Carvin is CEO of Nobscot Corporation, a global technology firm that focuses on key areas of employee retention and development. Beth has over twenty years of experience in human resources, staffing and business management. She is a nationally recognized expert on employee retention, mentoring and exit interviews and has assisted with the mentoring strategy for large, multi-national companies around the globe.

Note: Attendees will be invited to a free follow-up webinar that will showcase Mentor Scout mentoring administration technology.

Title: "Passing the Torch: Building a Mentoring Program that Works."
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer


Sponsored by Nobscot Corporation 460 Dune Circle Kailua, HI 96734



Off to a Good Start: Crafting On-boarding and Socialization Strategies to Maximize Employee Retention and Productivity.
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Signup for this webinar here: Webinar Registration

As employee turnover in the first year of employment continues to climb, organizations must pay closer attention to their new hire onboarding and socialization strategies.  A well crafted plan speeds employee's time to productivity, helps employees assimilate more quickly, creates commitment and engagement and reduces early turnover.

In this session we will discuss:
  • Initial Expectations and Perceived Obligations
  • Welcomes that Work
  • The Importance of Who What When Where Why How Information
  • Training and Engaging Geographically Disbursed Employees
  • Understanding Invisible Organizational Social Networks
  • New Hire Orientation Programs
  • How to Create and Manage New Hire Mentoring Programs
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Community of Practice and Caucus Groups
  • Effective on the Job Training
  • Understanding Different Learning Styles
  • Measuring Success through New Hire and Quality of Hire Surveys
This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Price: Free of charge.


Off to a Good Start: Crafting On-boarding and Socialization Strategies to Maximize Employee Retention and Productivity.
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Signup for this webinar here: Webinar Registration

As employee turnover in the first year of employment continues to climb, organizations must pay closer attention to their new hire onboarding and socialization strategies.  A well crafted plan speeds employee's time to productivity, helps employees assimilate more quickly, creates commitment and engagement and reduces early turnover.

In this session we will discuss:
  • Initial Expectations and Perceived Obligations
  • Welcomes that Work
  • The Importance of Who What When Where Why How Information
  • Training and Engaging Geographically Disbursed Employees
  • Understanding Invisible Organizational Social Networks
  • New Hire Orientation Programs
  • How to Create and Manage New Hire Mentoring Programs
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Community of Practice and Caucus Groups
  • Effective on the Job Training
  • Understanding Different Learning Styles
  • Measuring Success through New Hire and Quality of Hire Surveys
This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Price: Free of charge.


What Every HR Executive Needs to Know About Social Networking
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Signup for this webinar here: Webinar Registration

In this webinar we will review the lastest research, risks, best practices and predictions on the affects of social computing on the workplace. Topics include:
  • What is social computing and why is it happening in my workplace?
  • The race between IT and HR and why HR MUST win.
  • Legal implications and latest rulings around social networking at work.
  • How Social Networking impacts productivity and what to do about it.
  • Understanding the invisible social networks that already exist within organizations.
  • The competitive advantage of developing an internal networking strategy.
  • Using talent networking to solve contemporary HR Challenges such as:
    • helping new hires acclimate more quickly and beat the new hire turnover blues
    • creating a praise and recognition culture
    • facilitating the new "just-in-time" learning
    • encouraging collaboration across generational and diversity lines
    • administering mentoring programs
    • identifying expertise
    • breaking down departmental "silos"
    • managing remote employees
    • Retaining Gen Y employees
  • Pitfalls and Traps: Creating an effective usage policy for your internal social network
This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Price: Free of charge.




Strategic Exit Interviewing: Cutting Edge Practices in Exit Interviewing Management
Thursday, April 30, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Signup for this webinar here: Webinar Registration

In this session we will discuss:
  • Five Uses of Exit Interviews for Strategic HR Departments
  • Employee Satisfaction Surveys vs. Exit Interviews
  • Exit Interview Methodologies - pros and cons
  • Optimal Time to Conduct Exit Interviews
  • Participation Rate Goals and how to Increase Your Response Rates
  • Best Exit Interview Questions - how many, quantitative vs. qualitative, areas to cover to reach your objectives
  • Identifying Trends Using Demographics
  • Measuring Diversity/Glass Ceiling Initiatives
  • Creating Reports from Exit Interview Data
  • Turnover Prediction Mapping
  • Using Exit Interview Data to Reduce Turnover - Next Steps
This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2009, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Price: Free of charge.


Past Webinars and Seminars

Past webinars and seminars conducted by Nobscot Corporation.

Off to a Good Start: Crafting On-boarding and Socialization Strategies to Maximize Employee Retention and Productivity.
Nov 19, 2008

As employee turnover in the first year of employment continues to climb, organizations must pay closer attention to their new hire onboarding and socialization strategies.  A well crafted plan speeds employee's time to productivity, helps employees assimilate more quickly, creates commitment and engagement and reduces early turnover.

In this session we will discuss:
  • Initial Expectations and Perceived Obligations
  • Welcomes that Work
  • The Importance of Who What When Where Why How Information
  • Training and Engaging Geographically Disbursed Employees
  • Understanding Invisible Organizational Social Networks
  • New Hire Orientation Programs
  • How to Create and Manage New Hire Mentoring Programs
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Community of Practice and Caucus Groups
  • Effective on the Job Training
  • Understanding Different Learning Styles
  • Measuring Success through New Hire and Quality of Hire Surveys
This webinar is scheduled for November 19th at 2:00pm EASTERN time.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Price: Free of charge.
For more information call 808 263-3800 or email info@nobscot.com.

Passing the Torch: Building a Mentoring Program that Works.
Nov 20, 2008

This session will cover key concepts on this topic and how your organization can take advantage with these proven tips and approaches. The discussion will entail the entire scope of building a mentoring program from creating the structure to administering the process and finally the ROI of the program.
  • Types of mentoring programs (formal, informal, facilitated)
  • Specialty programs (new hires, diversity, high potential)
  • Program Structure (# of participants, length of mentorships)
  • What makes a good mentor and how to find/recruit them into the program
  • How to Match (self-match, administrator, committee)
  • Discerning and correcting a bad match
  • Getting the mentorships off to a good start
  • Key activities for the mentor-mentee pairs
  • The role of the Administrator
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Tracking and Measurement
  • Keeping the program energized
  • Coordinating multiple programs
This webinar is scheduled for November 20th at 2:00pm EASTERN time.
It will be conducted by Beth N. Carvin, President and CEO of Nobscot Corporation.
Private for Nobscot Clients only.
For public sessions of this webinar call 808 263-3800 or email info@nobscot.com.


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