Integrating a newly hired employee into your organization is a critical process that should be handled thoughtfully and strategically. How will that new hire get up to speed? How fast will their learning curve run? How can you assure that your new hire learns the right information? The best way to address these concerns may lie in the pairing up of new hires with a current employee…at the peer level. Practically speaking, most businesses see this role as that of the manager’s, but all too often the manager is not available enough to nurture, guide and direct the new hire on the minutia. By selecting a proven peer level resource who demonstrates a solid and consistent knowledge of how things are done as the “buddy” for your new hire you increase your chances of a smooth on-boarding process.