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Onboarding and adaptation

Onboarding and adaptation aim to reduce the time employees need to be productive in their new workplace. 

Research shows that effective onboarding programs increase productivity by 70% in the first six months. They allow you to achieve higher levels of employee engagement, teamwork, higher productivity, and lower layoffs. 

Imagine how the onboarding and adaptation processes work now. What kind of feedback would your new hires share with you? What experience and knowledge will newbies have when they complete their introductory journey? Regular feedback from employees and understanding how they evaluate their first experience will provide many useful insights that you can turn into improvements.

After 30 days 

In the first weeks, it is important for a beginner to quickly navigate a new place. After the expectations that were formed at the stage of the first acquaintance and in the process of interviews, he or she faced real tasks, gained the first experience of interactions. This is perhaps the best time to ask him or her about first impressions of the new position.

How accurately was your role described to you during your interviews (i.e., Are you doing what you expected you’d be doing)?

  • Very accurate
  • Accurate enough
  • I don’t have an answer
  • Not accurate
  • Absolutely inaccurate

How satisfied are you with the training that you had at the beginning of your work in this company?

  • Very satisfied
  • Somewhat satisfied
  • Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • Somewhat dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied

How satisfied are you with this company as a workplace?

  • Very satisfied
  • Somewhat satisfied
  • Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • Somewhat dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied

Please state your likelihood of working at this company in two years?

  • Very likely
  • Likely
  • Undecided
  • Unlikely
  • Very unlikely

I completely understand what products/services my company provides

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I completely understand the organizational structure and its departments

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I know where to find information about salaries and bonuses, and how the pay revision process works

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

Please share your thoughts and ideas about onboarding process

  • Text

The information and resources provided has been at the right level for me to start the job

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

The organizational values, corporate culture and mission of the company align well with my own values and help us to achieve common purpose

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I understand how my role contributes to the organizational goals of the company

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

What helped you most during your adaptation period?

  • Text

Is there something we could have done to improve the onboarding process? 

  • Text

How many times have you had 1:1 with your manager?

  • Text

Questionnaire (survey) after 90 days 

After 90 days employees usually no longer feel like “newbies”, but still remember well their first steps in the company. They have already faced the first difficulties, solved the problems by their role, and now they can evaluate the quality of your onboarding and adaptation program, leave valuable feedback that will help you improve the future first experience of colleagues. 

What did you like most during your job?

  • Text

Onboarding continued with a good first experience

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

What's one thing we could have done differently to improve your adaptation program?

  • Text 

What are some of the things you didn't like the most?

  • Text

Based on my work experience in the first few months, I would gladly recommend other employees to pay attention to the adaptation program 

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I know what is expected of me at work

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I feel free to ask my teammates for help

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

My manager communicates effectively

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I feel like I made the right decision to join this company

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 

I understand the values, corporate culture, mission of the company and they align well with my goals

  • Strongly Agree 
  • Agree 
  • Undecided
  • Disagree 
  • Strongly Disagree 
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