You spend a lot of time, effort, and money recruiting new employees. The first few days and weeks on the job can have a significant influence on a new employee’s attitude and engagement level. It can even determine how likely they are to become a long-term asset to your company. An effective on-boarding survey program does three very important things:
- It can help you find out how well your on-boarding procedures are being followed, both in general and with regard to specific new employees.
- It will help you identify potential problems – items that may have “fallen between the cracks,” allowing you to take corrective action in a timely manner.
- It will send a message to new employees that your company genuinely cares about them and wants to make sure that they are integrated into the company effectively.
We generally use an on-line approach to On-boarding Surveys. We provide our clients with a website that allows them to “register” new employees, entering relevant demographic information into the system. Then we send the employees an email invitation to take the survey sometime between their 3rd and 6th week of employment. The employee will not see this demographic information when they take the survey, but it will be available in the Interactive Report Viewer™ (IRV™) for analysis purposes. If the employee does not have company email and Internet access, the invitation can be on paper, and they can take the survey at a designated workstation – perhaps in the HR department.
We provide immediate feedback by forwarding each survey to you upon completion, which allows you to quickly respond to situations that may arise. We also accumulate the surveys in the IRV™, which is a software package that enables you to analyze the responses over time. We normally provide an updated IRV™ quarterly. However, update frequency can be negotiated if you would like to get the reports more often. Additionally, your data can be analyzed by one of our Organizational Development consultants and a narrative report can be provided for you.
We can use scaleable questions (using a 5-point Likert scale), non-scaleable questions and open-ended written comments. Our tools provide numerous ways to analyze all three kinds of questions. We will work closely with you to custom design your survey so you can measure the effectiveness of your on-boarding procedures. One of our Organizational Development consultants will work with you to select/write the most appropriate questions to maximize the usefulness of the information you receive from your on-boarding survey.
For More Information: To find out more about how Opinions Incorporated can help you improve your business results with a well-designed On-Boarding Survey click here, to receive a quote click here, or call 314-645-8585.