Guidelines for a New Hire Buddy System

Starting a new job is rarely a seamless transition. Beyond learning to work with a new surpervisor and receiving new responsibilities, one must familiarize themselves with an entire workplace organism. This issue presents itself from the questions of the best way to commute, all the way down to the mundanities of shared folder passwords or where the Ziploc bags live. To help ameliorate this issue here at Entelo HQ, we recently instituted a new hire buddy program. The idea is simple: pair up new hires with a "buddy" who can show them the ropes and support their transition. The benefits of this are well-tilled blogging soil, so rather than tell you why you ought to start one and bash you over the head once more with the importance of onboarding, I'll assume there's no one on the other side of this argument and go through some guidelines and expectations necessary to ensure the system is successful.