Online Tool Identifies Recruiting Weaknesses

Posted July 02, 2008 by

Nobscot Corporation, a provider of online software tools, announces an automated new hire survey system, FirstDays, designed to help companies reduce new employee departures by identifying organizational weaknesses in recruitment and onboarding practices. The new online software package provides customizable employee and supervisor surveys along with point-and-click reporting tools that expose problems ranging from poor candidate evaluation and expectation-setting to unfriendly co-workers, poor on-the-job communication and failure to convey company goals. In addition, the software also targets the widespread problem of early attrition. In fact, a 2007 study found that one-third of employers experience a hiring failure rate of 10% to 25% within the first year, while another one-tenth claim an estimated 25% to 50% of their new hires leave within the same period. According to Nobscot, using methodologies developed for its WebExit exit interview platform, FirstDays enables HR managers to improve new hire retention with tools that include: new hire surveys related to the work environment, management, company, employee orientation program and the job itself; supervisor/manager surveys designed to ascertain the quality of both the hire and the hiring process; as well as point-and-click reports, that offer easy-to-read charts and graphs, which aggregate survey responses. “Everyone worries about recruiting the right people and getting them on the right track once they are on board, but most organizations fail to take the most obvious step to improve the process: ask the employee what’s right and what’s wrong,” explains Nobscot CEO Beth N. Carvin. “We developed FirstDays to gather this information in an automated manner, get at the root of any problems, and help companies do a better job of bringing early attrition under control.”
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