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The Mentoring Money Tree
The Mentoring Money Tree - World Mentoring Day »
For a long time, I have been surprised to find that the people I speak to tend to believe they have either not encountered mentoring in their lives, or, they know about mentoring, but don’t appreciate the benefits and opportunities that mentoring can offer them...
Promises and Pitfalls of the CTO
Promises and Pitfalls of the CTO »
Business was booming. The software was produced on a high level, everything was working smoothly. All the wheels greased and working in tandem. But, along the way - something went wrong. Out of the blue, the wheels started to squeak. The stream of innovative ideas stopped flowing. The technical debt began to snowball...
15 Famous Mentoring Relationships
15 Famous Mentoring Relationships »
We've collated together 15 of the most iconic celebrity mentoring relationships to show that even the most successful individuals need a mentor too! Check them out and see how their mentoring relationships were formed. With everyone from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, through to Mother Theresa, Michelle Obama and so many more...
Appointment of PushFar's Board
PushFar Board Appointments & Advisory Board »
PushFar, announces its new board of directors and advisory board, with the appointment of Martin Sherwood as a Chairman of Board of Directors, Robin Wilkinson as Financial Director, and Martin Kirke as Chairman of the Advisory Board, effective of 1 July 2019...
Technology Students
5 Reasons Why Students on Technology-Focused Courses Should Have a Mentor »
We live in a fast-paced, quickly adapting and progressing world, and this is particularly true of the technology industry. Few industries move at such speeds and drive fundamental changes impacting all industries, as that of technology. Keeping up with technological advances, improvements and ultimately positioning yourself...
Finding a Mentor
Why Mentoring is Key in Global Mobility »
In a recent survey from BGRS, the third most challenging factor for the Globally Mobility industry in managing Assignments, after compliance and cost containment, was ‘Assignee and Family Adjustment’. I can understand why. For employees travelling to new locations, there are often steep learning curves and vast adjustments...
Finding a Mentor
The Importance of Mentoring for Disability Inclusion »
Mentoring is an extremely powerful and effective resource for people of all backgrounds, walks of life and indeed during a wide-range of circumstances in life. Mentors can be a vital support both personally and professionally. At PushFar, we focus on professional mentoring across a number of different categories...
Finding a Mentor
PushFar and Goal 17 Announce Strategic Partnership »
PushFar and Goal 17 are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to further mentoring accessibility and delivery, across both organisations. PushFar, a leading mentoring software business, will be providing Goal 17 clients on its nationally acclaimed IMPACT programme access to their technology, designed to help mentoring...
Finding a Mentor
5 Ways to Find a Mentor »
Finding a mentor can be a difficult and time-consuming task – it’s part of the reason why we setup PushFar. However, we thought we would take a step back and write an article about how to really find a mentor who will help you to develop your career and guide you through workplace challenges. The first thing to understand about mentoring...
Meet Your Goals
5 Ways to Keep on Top of Your Goals and Aims in 2019 »
The new year is here, and you have likely either set yourself some new year’s resolutions or at the very least thought about the things you would like to achieve in 2019. And that’s fantastic! Setting goals, targets and aims is a brilliant first step to improving yourself, your career and the world you surround yourself with. The challenge now...
Make Mentoring Programmes Work
5 Ways to Get Your Mentoring Programmes Working Effectively in 2019 »
In the recent past, employee engagement, staff retention and productivity have become more challenging. With a flourishing jobs market, it’s increasingly tricky to keep employees engaged, working effectively and ultimately happy. And yet, more and more individuals are now looking for mentoring to help them to get ahead in their career, industry and job...
Manage Mentor Matching
Mentor Matching: 5 Important Factors & Considerations »
Mentor matching is a tricky task and there are a huge number of factors and considerations that come into play. Ultimately, matches are not always right. For whatever reason, it’s important to recognise that mentor matches won’t be 100% right all the time and that it is okay to end a mentoring relationship ahead of when you had...
Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring
Diversity and Inclusion – How Mentoring Can Help Your Organisation »
Diversity and inclusion, D&I, LGBT+ Groups, BAME, equality, disability, the list goes on and on. It is all extremely important to consider if you want your employees to feel engaged, empowered and ultimately succeed within your organisation...
Hire Candidates Faster
8 Tips to Hire Faster and Find the Perfect Candidate »
Hiring faster and finding that perfect candidate, the holy grail of recruitment! More and more business are looking to take their hiring in-house and away from expensive recruitment agencies, here are 8 tips that can help you hire faster and still find the perfect candidate...
Keep Employees Engaged
8 Ways HR Directors Can Engage Their Employees in 2019 »
Employee engagement is vital to organisational success. We all know this. And yet, we understand that it is harder than it might at first seem. There are a whole host of reasons as to why employees may feel disengaged with the organisation...
Student Mentoring
Student Mentoring - 5 Key Things to Know About It »
Whether you’re a student, recent graduate or an educator working with students, the chances are that you’ll have come across the concept of mentoring. Mentoring is extremely valuable in learning, educating and developing (both personally and professionally). But the fact is that there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t entirely sure of what mentoring is, how it works and how it can benefit students...
PushFar's Mentoring Software
What is PushFar's Mentoring Software & How Does it Work? »
With a lot of emphasis being focused on the need to increasingly help employees with career progression, mentoring and engagement, HR directors and managers are looking to technology more and more to help them. PushFar is one such technology solution. If you’ve not yet come across PushFar, then the chances are you will do over the next few months, as we build up to the global public launch...
Mentoring Staff Retention
Here’s Why Mentoring is Key to Staff Retention »
Mentoring is the act of one professional helping another professional. And while that in itself doesn’t sound like such a big deal, it can be one of the simplest ways to ensure that your employees are engaged, productive and happy in their jobs. We gathered together the statistics from dozens of companies and researchers and consistently found a trend between those employees staying and those who are being mentored...
Career Development & Progression
5 Top Tips for Career Development »
Career development is the art of climbing the metaphorical professional career ladder. This might present itself in the form of a pay rise, bonuses, promotion or increased responsibility – often it can present itself in all those forms and sometimes there are other perks too. Career development might include the additional responsibilities of managing others or it could mean looking after a larger client account...
Tackle Staff Demotivation
5 Ways to Tackle Demotivation and Re-Motivate Yourself »
Feeling demotivated is horrible. As a start-up entrepreneur, it is something I often face. Here are my five top tips to help you get motivated again. These should work regardless of your situation – whether a student, a working professional, someone on the job-hunt, an entrepreneur or even if you are finding motivation difficult in your personal life! Follow these five steps to re-booting your motivation levels...
What is Mentoring
What is Mentoring? Our Top Mentoring Tips! »
At PushFar we talk a lot about mentoring. We are a mentor matching, career progression platform, after all. So, we thought we should go back to basics and address one key question – ‘what is mentoring?’. Mentoring is a term thrown around a lot. People speak of having a mentor to help them with their entrepreneurship, with the career progression, sometimes people speak of personal mentoring...
Interview Preparation
Five Top Tips for Interview Preparation »
If you’ve secured a job interview at any point in your professional career, you will probably be familiar with the nervous feelings that build as the interview grows closer and throughout the interview process too. While we cannot take nerves out of the process, we can help you to prepare and hopefully give you an extra dose of confidence during your interview...
Improve Employee Retention
Five Strategies to Improve Employee Retention, Quickly »
Employee retention rates are one of just a small handful of key indicators of employee satisfaction, employee engagement, management quality and ultimately HR effectiveness. If you have a high turnover of staff, it can be a big concern, and rightly so. But what can you do as a company director, department head...
Entrepreneurial Mentoring
Why Entrepreneurs Should be Mentoring »
Being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking. That is, in fact, the definition of it. And when you step into the unknown and take risks you will, likely, fail - several times over. That’s not said to scare you. As co-founder of PushFar, my third business venture, I know about failure. Failure can come in all shapes and sizes...
Mentoring Employee Satisfaction
How Mentoring Can Help Your Workforce Engagement »
In a recent survey from Gallup, it was found that just 15% of the global workforce are engaged at work. That is a staggering 85% of the global workforce who are not enthusiastic about the work they are doing and who they are working for! If you are someone working in HR, recruitment, management or employee satisfaction...
Find Jobs
Finding a New Job: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Jobs and Career Opportunities »
Job seeking. It’s something that almost all of us will have to do at some stage in our career. For most of us, we will go out and look for new jobs on several occasions throughout our professional lives. And it’s not uncommon for an individual to find themselves in a job and not really know exactly how they ended up in it either!...
Diversity Mentoring & Networking
Diversity Mentoring & Networking »
Mentoring is a key part to both individual professional growth and also company and organisational growth too. When conducted the right way, mentoring can be an empowering experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Furthermore, it can have a profound affect on professional productivity and boost general employee satisfaction within a company or organisation...
Find a Mentor
How to Be a Professional Mentor »
Mentoring is incredibly powerful. It can have a profound affect on people and the advice, support and guidance a mentor can offer is an invaluable resource to millions of people across the world and in a huge variety of situations, scenarios and environments. And yet, for a lot of professionals with a lot of knowledge, the idea of mentoring can be daunting...
Being Mentored
Professional Mentoring: The Ultimate Guide »
Professional mentoring is the process by which an individual - usually either a student, recent graduate or working professional - guides or is guided by another professional. Aiding career progression; mentors can offer advice, support and assistance, with prior knowledge and experience in a wide-range of topics and scenarios. Mentoring can take place both internally, in the workplace...
Leaving a Job
When's the right time to leave your job and move to a new company? »
Leaving a job and a company that you’ve been working for, no matter how long for, can always be tricky. The longer you’ve been working for a company, the harder it becomes. But as the career climate we’re in is promoting change and fresh-starts more than ever before, it’s now more important than ever to evaluate your position, the company you’re working for and where the best opportunities may lie...
Professional Career Progression
Career Progression: The Ultimate Guide »
Career progression, quite simply put, is the process of climbing the ladder during your working life. Moving forward, being promoted, finding new challenges, new employers, new opportunities and getting the most out of your career. There are a huge number of aspects and elements that can contribute to successful and efficient career progression...
Professional Networking
Professional Networking: The Ultimate Guide »
Networking. It’s a term that is thrown around a lot. We wanted to really delve into it and explore how professional and business networking, connecting and socialising can you in aid progression, mentoring, climbing the career ladder and getting to the next stage of your professional life. Networking, as defined in the dictionary...
Working for a Startup
What it's Like Working for a Startup »
I've recently started working for PushFar and 6 months ago, had no idea I would be doing something like this. So, I want to break down what it's really like to work for a startup as someone who's had no prior experience as well as why I'm here...
Secure First Job
Securing an Interview Without a CV - Less Obvious Routes to a Job »
Finding your first job can be tricky. There are often apparent obstacles and challenges in between your application, securing an interview and ultimately finding the role you are looking for. And certainly, this is not getting any easier. We are in an ever-increasing competitive careers marketplace but at the same time, the growth of technology and a whole host of exciting new roles are out there too...
What is a CV
What is a CV, when do you use it and why is a CV is important? »
The CV is often considered to be an essential tool for anyone job hunting. And once you’re in work the chances are you will still need one for stepping into new roles, climbing the career ladder and progressing. But what exactly does it do, how should it be structured and how essential is it...
Career Progression Network
Why do I want to help you with career progression and mentoring? »
So, we’re building a new platform called PushFar and we have some incredibly exciting plans for it. We are a small, tight-knit, highly-efficient, driven and passionate team. And the features that the platform will include are, even though I say so myself, impressive!...
Job Interview Questions
7 Essential Interview Questions to Prepare For »
Interviews can be nerve-wracking moments, you never know exactly what to expect, could it just be basic info about you or might they ask you how to put a giraffe in a fridge. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 questions you should be prepared for, along with a little help...
What is Professional Mentoring?
What is Professional Mentoring? »
Mentoring is widely recognised as one of the most effective forms of professional career development, training, upskilling and growth. But did you know that mentoring can take a huge range of forms? Everyone has their own perception of what it is to be a mentor or to be mentored, but at PushFar we believe that mentoring is quite simple...
Networking Events
How Networking Events Can Help Your Career Growth »
Ahhh, networking events. The chances are that we've thought about attending them at one stage or another in our career. Some of us have gone that step further and attended them. But are you getting what you should be out of them? Here are a few reasons why you should be attending professional networking events and how you can make the most of them...
Student Mentoring
Here's Why Every Student Needs a Mentor »
As a student myself, it’s obvious while studying at university that people face all sorts of problems, the content of the course itself, the motivation to work, knowing what direction they’re heading in. These aren’t questions which are often easy to answer and knowing who to turn to can be both difficult and nerve-wracking...
Improve Career Progression
How Can I Improve My Career Progression? »
Career progression. It's not always as easy as it may at first appear. On some level, every day that we spend working is progression. But we know that that's not how it always feels. The grind in your job - whether you love or hate your work - can be relentless. It's so common for students, graduates and professionals at all levels to feel despondent...
Find a Mentor
Looking to find a mentor? Read our mentor matching tips. »
Mentoring is vital to professional success. Ask any senior executive, company director or entrepreneur and in all likelihood they will have a mentor guiding them. Whether you've been working for 2 months or 40 years, you're never too old (or too young) to be mentored and guided by senior professionals. While Google has...
Career Mapping
How Can I Plan Out My Career Path? Check out our helpful guide. »
Career progression is important. And having a plan to help you with your career progression is just as important. Even though 99% of the time your career won't take the same path as your plans, having the plan can help you to focus on whats important and act as a fantastic guide for how you spend your working days. But where to begin?...
Figure Out Your Career
10 tips for people who don't know what to do with their career »
If you're on this page then the chances are you're rather concerned about what to do with your life. You found this because you're struggling to work out which career you want to pursue, which jobs appeal to you and how you can figure it all out. Well, rest assured that you are not alone with this problem. Every year, millions of students from around the world graduate...
Why Mentor
Here are a few reasons why you should become a professional mentor »
Have you ever thought about becoming a professional mentor? The reality is that we learn through our mistakes and if we can learn from others' mistakes, then that can help us to grow even more. Imagine if, when we had the odd question, concern or confusion in our professional life, we could turn to someone who's been there before and knows exactly what (or what not) to do?...
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We are a global mentoring solution for individuals and organisations! We can help you get a mentoring scheme up and running in minutes or help you to find mentors, mentees and career progression.
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