Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning a buddy and a mentor, part of Onboarding New Hires.
One of the best ways to get…your new employee off to a good start…is to ensure they have the needed support…right from the start.…Aside from you and their teammates…you're wise to also offer them a little…extra support in the form of a buddy and a mentor.…Ideally, this isn't an either or situation.…You can make both available.…So, let's briefly consider each role.…First, is the buddy.…This is a person who's on the team or…at least a person with whom they will often interact.…This is an informal relationship focused…on the person's daily operational needs.…
Things such as where to find supplies,…where someone's office is, or any questions…they might have about the normal way…of doing things in the office.…The buddy tends to initiate frequent interaction…at the office for the next few months.…But, it doesn't necessarily stop at the office,…depending on the people involved and their…schedules and family obligations,…it's often a good idea to schedule…a little time together, outside of work.…What's appropriate will vary, depending…
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- Cite the internal tasks you should complete before a new hire arrives.
- Explain ways in which a manager can help a new employee succeed.
- Differentiate among buddy, mentor, and coach.
- Describe the behaviors that are associated with successful employees.
- Highlight the important tasks you should complete during an employee’s first year.
- Explain why more face-to-face interaction between bosses and new employees is a positive onboarding practice.