New starter surveys are typically sent within the first 6 weeks of the new employee commencing, a new starter survey is a great way to gain an accurate gauge on the effectiveness of your recruitment and staff induction program. Even at this early stage the survey can also be an accurate indicator of an employee’s level of engagement. Furthermore, a new starter survey is increasingly seen by employers as an opportunity to solicit referrals from the new hire regarding the names of the top performers within the company they have just departed.
But how do you get your new employee to participate in your new starter survey?
Creating a personalised invitation for the new employee asking them to participate in your new starter survey is as important as the survey itself. Without a well-written invitation, a new employee may decide not to participate in your survey. As much as possible, try to create an invitation that is friendly and warm. Your invitation should make your new employee feel welcome so they are more likely to read and respond to your request.
Below is an example of a simple new starter survey invitation:
Dear [New employee’s name],
You have now been with [Organisation] for a number of months and we wanted to check in with you to see if everything is going okay. We are interested in your thoughts and suggestions about your experience with [Organisation] to date and to see what additional information or support we can provide you with. We are particularly interested in your feedback on your induction and whether this met your needs.
To provide us with this valuable feedback, please click on the following link and complete the short survey:
We thank you for your participation and valued comments. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call to see if we can assist you.
Regards, HR Manager
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