Connections in the workplace often form naturally, but sometimes, particularly with newcomers, they are slow to form. Providing a peer or onboarding buddy to onboard a new employee can help. Although it depends on the organization, peer buddy programs work best for SMEs, or those who are located in remote areas. It’s also important for employers to be intentional when choosing a peer buddy, to consider the immigrant employee’s needs and perspectives.
For information on how to create a peer buddy program for your workplace, review this downloadable pdf.