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Employee Onboarding Survey

Surveys at work can be a great way to collect feedback from employees and understand the employee experience of a team. By understanding what employees are thinking and feeling, employers can discover opportunities to improve while also identifying problems before they become larger issues.

Additionally, surveys can help to build trust and improve communication between employees and management.

When a new employee starts at a company, it’s important to ensure that they have a positive onboarding experience. Employee onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new role and team.

A positive onboarding experience can lead to increased employee engagement and retention, while a negative experience can lead to frustration and a higher likelihood of turnover.

To ensure that your company is providing a positive onboarding experience, consider conducting an employee onboarding survey. This type of survey will equip you with valuable feedback to improve the employee’s experience as well as the overall onboarding process for future new hires.

When creating an employee onboarding survey, consider what information would be most useful in understanding the onboarding experience. To make this process easier, we’ve assembled a list of employee onboarding survey questions based on industry best practices.

This template is intended to help teams create an effective and informative onboarding survey. It is important to remember that state and federal laws may place additional requirements on this process. This policy should be reviewed by legal counsel prior to implementation.

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Employee Onboarding Survey Questions

Please rate the following questions on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning you Firmly Disagree with the statement and 5 meaning you Firmly Agree with the statement.

  1. I feel satisfied with my onboarding experience thus far
  2. On my first day, I received adequate support and information
  3. I feel welcome at this organization
  4. My job role is well-defined
  5. I understand the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
  6. My tools and workspace allow me to work productively
  7. I understand how my job performance will be measured
  8. I’ve started building relationships with members of my direct team
  9. My manager was prepared for my onboarding process
  10. My manager regular checks in to answer my questions
  11. My role matches expectations set from the recruiting experience

Please share your answers as text for the questions below

  1. What was the best part of your onboarding experience?
  2. How could we improve our organization’s onboarding process?

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