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New Hire Survey Guide

Prepare to implement a new hire survey and action plan to improve the employee experience.

  • New hire surveys often have low response rates due to a lack of confidence in the survey's confidentiality or a lack of understanding of how the data will be used.
  • New hire data may be collected and reviewed, but it is not shared across HR or with business leaders for analysis and action planning to make changes or improvements.
  • New hire survey data analysis is often done in a silo, without examining other employee survey results such as engagement or exit for consistent themes or insights.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Identify and address organizational challenges that, if left unresolved, can lead to higher turnover, higher talent acquisition costs, and lower engagement and performance.
  • Focus on the insights the data reveals and identify action plan initiatives to improve HR programs and leader behaviors that impact new hire engagement.
  • Source qualitative data to understand the context behind the results and action plan with greater impact.

Impact and Result

  • Demonstrate the organization both values and leverages feedback from new hires to improve the employee experience.

New Hire Survey Guide Research & Tools

1. Determine the approach

Establish the survey goals and stakeholder roles, review the employee survey landscape, identify where data can inform HR programs, and determine timing.

2. Prepare to implement

Confirm the accuracy of HR data, draft messaging for participants, launch the new hire survey, and plan for monitoring, analyzing, and action planning.

3. Analyze results and action plan

Analyze the survey data, meet with HR program owners to identify and plan actions, communicate initiatives, and track your progress.


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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 3 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Determine the approach
  • Call #1 - Establish your survey’s goals and stakeholder roles, review the employee survey landscape, identify where data can inform HR programs, and determine timing.

Guided Implementation #2 - Prepare to implement
  • Call #1 - Analyze the survey data, meet with HR program owners to identify and plan actions, communicate initiatives, and track progress.

Guided Implementation #3 - Analyze results and action plan
  • Call #1 - Discuss your results, review your insights, identify the areas of focus, and determine your action plan approach.