We may not still be at the peak of the Great Resignation, but new hiring and worker movement is marching on. People are looking to find their right fit, whether it’s related to company culture or a desire for flexibility. This means that it’s more important than ever for companies to make sure they have the right approach to new hire survey questions as they onboard workers.
It may be easy to overlook new hire surveys, but it’s one of the touchpoints in the lifecycle of your workers that will help define your company. Onboarding has a great impact on your employer brand, and it’s a perfect opportunity to establish loyalty and positive word of mouth.
Are your new hire survey questions up to date?
Before you launch your new hire surveys, make sure your questions are matching recent changes to the workplace and employee expectations. Now that many workers are remote part-time or permanently, their experiences joining a company are very different from workers of the past.
As you start building out your surveys, think through some of the experiences that have changed for workers since the beginning of the pandemic. Understanding how their onboarding experiences are going will give you the feedback you need to ensure improvement for workers in the future, as well as making sure that current workers have everything they need as they get started at your company.
What types of survey questions should be asked?
As we’ve covered in previous posts, the questions that will uncover the best insights at your company are dependent on your needs and circumstances. You can connect with one of our engagement specialists today so that they can help you drill-down topics based on your organization. Outside of specific guidance, here are general questions to ask your new hires.
- Do you understand your role and how it impacts the organization?
- Do you have the tools and resources that you need to do your job?
- Is there anything we can do to make it easier for you to do your job?
- Was [insert company] accommodating to your concerns about returning to the office?
- How comfortable were you with remote onboarding and what gaps did you spot?
- Is there anything that you would have changed about the onboarding process?
- What was your favorite part of the onboarding process?
Pro-tip: Always make sure that your new hire survey questions are up to date based on your organizational needs and industry trends, and avoid re-sharing old and outdated questions.
Tell me more about the benefits of new hire surveys
We spoke about some of the benefits earlier—like employer branding and reputation gain—but there are many other ways new hire surveys can impact your organization. Like engagement programs in general, they’re also likely to impact your bottom line, and they’re a necessary tool in keeping retention numbers high.
Losing employees is very costly for companies, and some of that turnover happens because of bad experiences during the new hire process. Gathering as many details as possible as you onboard workers will help to avoid hiring hiccups and potential problems. A study by Glassdoor even showed that companies with good onboarding experiences improved new hire retention by 82%.
Work with our experts to update your surveys today
Ready to update your new hire survey questions and improve your onboarding process? Workify is here to help.
Our team of engagement experts can help you find a program that matches your needs, and show you how to use our advanced analytics and dashboard tools to understand new hiring and employee engagement at your company. Connect with us today to get started.