Employee onboarding surveys: What to ask?

Learn how to turn these standard surveys into powerful tools for your business.

A good employee onboarding process can be about more than just integrating a new employee into your company culture. When you bring in a new hire, you’re bringing in fresh eyes, which can be an invaluable tool to unlock new opportunities for growth or improvement for your business.

One effective way to do this is by utilizing employee onboarding surveys — your secret weapon to improving employee retention and getting a fresh perspective on what is (and isn’t) working in your company.

Five key questions to ask in your survey.

Your employee onboarding survey should serve several purposes. First, it should evaluate how successful your employee onboarding process was overall. Second, it should look for insight into the first impressions your new employee has about your business. Third, it should allow the new employee to identify any problems or pain points they encountered with either the onboarding process or your company overall.

Here are five key questions to include in your survey so that it hits these points:

  1. Do you understand your role at this company?
  2. Do you feel like there is a clear path for advancement for your career?
  3. How satisfied were you with the training you received for your role?
  4. How happy are you with this company as a place to work?
  5. Do you have any suggestions for ways we can better support you in your role?

Feel free to ask as many additional questions as you’d like, but these five questions should allow you to gain valuable insight into how satisfied your new hire is and how successfully they were onboarded. The final question also allows them to gently address any additional issues that may not have been brought up.

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