Sometimes busy colleagues may feel being a buddy for a new
starter is an extra responsibility they could probably do without,
but it’s an important role for the company and worth embracing. As
a buddy you’re the first person a new starter will get to know, so
the better buddy you can be, the better a new starter’s first
impression of their new employer will be.
Here are some tips on how to approach being a great buddy.
A good buddy can make starting a new company a
smooth and enjoyable process making new starters feel welcomed and
valued enabling them to hit the ground running.
You can also give yourself a pat on the back
because you’ve helped to kick-start the next chapter of someone’s
career and they’ll always remember that.