Introduce a two-buddy system — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
You may already hook up new hires with “buddies,” experienced employees who can help them adjust to their new surroundings. But there’s a better way to make newcomers feel welcome: Give them two buddies. Assign one seasoned pro to act as the day-to-day project manager who gives advice on how to get the actual work done most effectively. Assign another manager to offer career guidance. This buddy can serve as a sounding board to help plot the new hire’s training needs, promotional opportunities and approach to office politics.
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