Benefits of Onboarding Surveys

Hiring a new employee can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Searching for the right candidate can take time and onboarding new hires can be expensive, but finding the right fit is essential to their success at your company. With the help of onboarding surveys, you can learn a lot about your recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes directly from the people who have just experienced it: your new hires. How can conducting onboarding surveys for new hires benefit your company?

Learn more about your recruiting and onboarding processes. Each new hire has a unique insight into the recruiting and onboarding processes. It is important to take advantage of this insight soon after they have completed their necessary training and onboarding for the company. Onboarding surveys ask specific questions about the new hire’s perception of the recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding experience. As a company, these insights are essential to improving processes in the future. You can also find out a lot about the recruiting process — how they became interested in your company, how long the process took, what the interview process was like and much more. This information can help you to streamline your recruiting processes.

Improve new hire training and team integration efforts. Joining a new team or company can be intimidating for any new hire. But, with the correct training processes and a team dedicated to making the integration process relatively seamless, the new hire will be more likely to feel comfortable and succeed. Onboarding surveys give new hires an opportunity to reflect on the entire process and their time at the company so far and offer suggestions on how to improve training or to resolve issues that they may be having within the department before it becomes a larger problem.

Measure long-term employee satisfaction. Regularly surveying new hires and others within your company helps you to measure employee satisfaction throughout their time at your company. This information can help you to identify aspects of the company that need improvement, areas where more training is necessary and pinpoint employee successes and frustrations.

If you think that your company could benefit from conducting new hire onboarding surveys, contact HSD Metrics today to learn more about our On-Boarding Feedback surveys. We work with you to design surveys that are customized for your business, with questions about your unique hiring and business practices.

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About Deb Dwyer

Deborah Dwyer is the founder and president of HSD Metrics. With over 30 years of combined experience in human resource management and survey research, Deborah’s extensive knowledge reaches beyond organizational research to include significant expertise in work climate improvement, retention, hiring and selection, employee orientation, performance management systems, recognition programs, and career development systems.

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