Have you hired a new employee recently? How did your other employees react – are they proactive to be a part of the training process? Do you allow them to be a part of it? This week’s tip is to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of your current employees by assigning each new employee a designated trainer or mentor.
Mentorship programs will give your more experienced employees the opportunity to sharpen additional skills such as communication and supervising. Additionally, it helps new employees to build relationships with their new colleagues. There are a variety of ways to build training and mentoring programs for new employees. We’ve gathered a few articles and blog posts to help you create a successful mentoring program to onboard your new employees:
- Toolkit for Establishing a Mentoring Program (from the Society for Human Resource Management)
- Tips to Develop an Employee Mentor Program
- Developing an Effective Mentoring Program
- What Benefit Does a Company Get with Mentoring Programs?
- Sample Peer Mentor Job Description and Duties
Do you have additional tips for creating a peer mentor training program? Please leave us a comment below!