Starting a new position can be both exciting and overwhelming. Our new staff members meet many different people across departments and possibly across offices in their first few days. In an effort to help teach our new staff about our people, our culture, and our practices, the Staff Mentoring Program was developed.
The Mentor Program is designed to provide continued support for our new staff at the firm during their first year. Specifically, new staff are paired with existing staff members who have applied to serve as mentor.
A mentor may contribute to the successful integration of a new hire by helping the mentee understand how the firm works, introducing them to others in the firm community and supporting them as they adjust to their new role.
At WilmerHale, we want all our new staff to feel welcome and valued as an intregal part of our community starting on their first day.
In Their Own Words
Below a few of our mentors discuss their experiences with the Staff Mentoring Program.
|Alison, HR Generalist
"I became a mentor because I am passionate about helping, in whatever way I can, to create and cultivate a collegial environment for our new hires. If I am able to touch one new hire's experience and make it a positive one, then I have done my job. It makes me happy to see our new hires have the same, positive experience that I have had here at the firm."
Peter, Data Analyst
"Being a mentor is an extremely rewarding experience. I end up learning a lot from my mentee. I am my mentee's "go-to" person for general questions about the firm and its policies and it is a great feeling helping my mentee by knowing the answers or, better yet, where to find them. Understanding my mentee's perspective on things has definitely helped me grow and develop as a mentor."