Creating a Buddy Program for your new hires is a giant step towards helping them feel welcome and truly instilling the company culture from Day One. But we often think of Buddy Programs as simply a traditional mentorship or coaching program.
In an effective New Hire Buddy Program, the role of a Buddy can vary depending on the needs of the organization and of the New Hire, but their main goal is to provide context for what the New Hire is learning and being tasked with in their new role.
This path is designed for anyone tasked with new hire onboarding programs. While the main focus is on role-based training programs (i.e. Sales, Customer Success, Operations), the information here will also work for traditional company-wide programs- with a few tweaks.