Your organization’s people are what make it great – which is why ensuring they have a fantastic start is essential to retention. After all, 22 percent of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment according to The Wynhurst Group. Ensuring employees are happy with your organization and happy to stay is a win for both employee and organization. A buddy program, where a new hire is paired with a seasoned employee to informally share knowledge, is an impactful way to increase new hire retention.
Pairing new hires with a buddy helps them navigate their first days, months and beyond at your company. With a buddy program, new hires can:
56% of new hires say they want a buddy or mentor.
Collecting feedback from participants and compiling into a digestible format can be overwhelming. With software, you can easily measure program impact and participant satisfaction with built-in surveys to determine how new hires are benefiting from your buddy program.
In our ebook, we’ve laid out five essential strategies you’ll need to transform your onboarding program for a more strategic impact upon your organization.
Gaining leadership approval is crucial: their support will ensure resources for the program, prioritize the initiative, and clear your program for launch.
Not every mentoring program needs software, but as your program evolves, you’ll likely encounter mentoring program growing pains that software can soothe.