BusinessWeek features Retensa on Mentor Programs


“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” – Oliver Goldsmith

New York, NY, March, 2008 – BusinessWeek features Chason Hecht, President of Retensa, in a case study highlighting the challenges and goals associated with Mentor Programs. A great Mentor Program can give any company a significant advantage over their competition. Good Mentors create the strong, enduring relationships and organizational links essential to effective retention and succession planning. Engaged and “connected” employees do not want to leave your organization. Yet, the most common, and arguably debilitating, mistake you can make is poor implementation of such programs, contrary to the intent, they can cause increased attrition and lower engagement.

Mentor Programs facilitate opportunities for development and growth of both the organization and individual employees. They are a useful tool in recruiting and retention since your reputation as an “employer of choice,” with a culture that promotes opportunities for personal and professional advancement, is critical to attract the most talented staff. Effective Mentor Programs also quickly orient new employees’ by establishing relationships vital to their success in the workplace and, in the latter stages of the Employee Life Cycle (ELC), lead to improved teamwork and leadership development. Finally, these programs can aide in addressing diversity issues and ensuring a level playing field for all of your employees.


About BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek is an international magazine that inspires today’s present and tomorrow’s future leaders. With over 4.9 million readers, BusinessWeek is a major source for the latest news in growth trends, information technology, and market competition providing insight for senior leaders and management in decision making.

About Retensa:

Understanding your People is what our People do.
Retensa is the leader and innovator of Employee Retention Strategies.  They combine experience and web-based technology to develop, motivate, and retain a company’s best employees.  Retensa customizes solutions to help organizations achieve significant cost-savings and performance improvements.

Through the creation of a “Retention Environment,” Retensa provides additional expertise in Leadership Development, Human Capital ROI, HR Metrics, EmployeeSurveys, Exit Interviews, and Mentoring, with a cutting-edge focus on workforce technology.

Contact Retensa

212.545.1280 or email for more information about the solutions you can receive.

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