The buddy program can be summed up in just a few words. With the buddy program, an experienced employee is assigned to a newly hired employee and serves as the first point of contact during the Onboardings
. The assigned buddy shares his/her knowledge with the new colleague.Caution
: We don't consider knowledge transfer in the buddy program to be limited to content-related, work-relevant aspects, but expressly more than that. This includes, for example, the communication of corporate values, integration into social structures in the office, and assuming the role of "contact partner" when necessary.
Of course, it wouldn't be a good idea to randomly assign all employees to groups of two and then assume that everything will work out. A successful buddy program requires a number of rules and careful preparation.