Creating Effective “Buddy Programs”

Imagine starting a new job and having a friendly, knowledgeable guide by your side to help you navigate those first crucial weeks. That's the power of a well-crafted buddy program. Let's gather to share your thoughts and ideas about crafting a Buddy Program that leaves the new hire feeling supported and appreciated.

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Imagine starting a new job and having a friendly, knowledgeable guide by your side to help you navigate those first crucial weeks. That’s the power of a well-crafted buddy program.

However, while we mean well when it comes to assigning a buddy during the onboarding process, there are several challenges that get in the way.

  • Poor selection
  • Insufficient time and resources
  • Lack of monitoring and feedback
  • Mismatch of work styles…to name a few.

In this coffee chat, we’ll discuss your ideas and processes for creating a “Buddy Program” that transforms the onboarding experience, making new hires feel welcomed, supported, and confident.

We’ll share stories, tips, and best practices about:

  • How to communicate the importance of buddy programs in onboarding and employee retention
  • How to select and train buddies that bring warmth and support to the new hire
  • Strategies to foster meaningful connections between buddies and new hires
  • Tips for tracking and measuring the success of your buddy program


Grab your coffee! Whether you’re new to developing onboarding programs or looking to refine your current process, this discussion will provide valuable insights and actionable strategies to make your buddy programs more effective and impactful. Bring your questions and experiences to share as we learn and grow together.


Can’t be there live? We’ve got your back! 

Simply by registering to attend this “Learn Something New” workshop, you will receive the following:

✅ Follow-up email with resources and extra goodies

✅ Copy of the video recording

✅ Copy of the chatbox transcription

✅ Copy of the full session transcript

Aug 02 2024

11:00 am CDT - 12:00 pm CDT

Creating Effective “Buddy Programs”

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