The new Buddy a Colleague short course has been introduced to provide guidance to colleagues on how they can progress their own careers and skills by buddying a new colleague.
The overall aim is to help improve the experiences at work for both buddies, and as a perk of the course the company will treat both buddies to a coffee or tea at a local coffee shop of their choice before or after work so they can talk over their hopes and fears and start to get to know each other.
At work, the trained buddy might take the new colleague for a show around the building, introduce them, and get to know about their strengths and weaknesses so they can contribute to the team. On the course we will do activities on communication, giving feedback and identifying strengths and weaknesses, all great skills to work on if you have a career in mind. Buddies will also have a B added to their name badge.