Wonderlic's New Hire Survey systematically gathers feedback from recently hired employees regarding their onboarding experience, training, supervision and personal and performance expectations. Survey invitations are typically sent electronically to new employees within their first 90 days of employment, ensuring timely input and reinforcing the point that their opinions are important.

When used regularly, Wonderlic’s New Hire Surveys can help organizations better understand the relationship between new hire attributes, initial job satisfaction and voluntary turnover within the first 90 days of employment. Areas of improvement are also highlighted so that organizations can quickly address issues that impact new hire satisfaction.

For each client, Wonderlic experts choose questions from our extensive library and tailor a New Hire Survey to best fit the organization’s specific needs. Wonderlic's New Hire Surveys consists of 35-60 questions that cover the following areas:

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Onboarding/Orientation
  • Training
  • Work Environment
  • Supervision
  • Job Expectations
  • Performance Expectations


Wonderlic New Hire Surveys provide organizations with the ability to quickly, consistently and confidentially gather information from new employees. Features include:

Flexible, Third-Party Administration Options

Clients may select a single method of administration or combine options

  • Online – Makes it easy to administer surveys and incorporate into existing communications with minimal involvement
  • Paper – Provides a professional experience for the employee when technology is not available or desired
  • Live outbound telephone calls – A highly effective alternative to further solicit feedback that regularly delivers a higher response rate

Client-Specific Content

Clients may elect to use standard items only or add a select number of custom items

  • Standard Items – Surveys are assembled using Wonderlic’s extensive library of category questions thus reducing deployment time
  • Custom Items – Wonderlic experts develop client-specific questions leveraging existing content making it easy for clients to best fit the survey into their business 

Survey Communication Assistance

Clients can elect to utilize Wonderlic communications to introduce the New Hire Survey

  • Employee – Wonderlic provides email templates to communicate the value and importance of the New Hire Survey, and instructions to properly prepare the new employee for completing the survey
  • Available Online or Paper format

Automatic Tabulation and Reporting

Client-specific survey responses are presented through standardized reports:

  • Formatted by category or individual items to facilitate greater analysis
  • Segmented by group to allow for practical execution of action plans
  • Highlighting strengths to provide focus on what to continue
  • Identifying areas for improvement so that accountabilities can be established
  • Including recommendations and action plans to reduce voluntary turnover