Introduce new joiners with video interviews

Introduce new joiners with video interviews 

Companies with successful onboarding programme are more likely to retain their new hires. Spending time helping new employees integrate with the organisation is necessary to capitalise on their skills, knowledge, and excitement they bring to the workplace. 

With Workplace, introducing new joiners can be fun, immersive and informative through the use of videos. Institute of Mental Health (IMH) takes effort to welcome all new joiners by posting a video of new joiners introducing themselves, which department they will be joining, their unique skills and interests, and background. The community on Workplace can send their welcome messages through comments in the same post and can even take the opportunity to invite the new joiner to the next department lunch.  

Do it in your organisation in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create a group to announce new hires e.g. “[Company X] New Joiners or use an existing Announcement group. For more guidance on Workplace groups, watch this video here
  2. Create an interview template for each video recording so that the community receives the same type of information for each new hire 
  3. Post the video in [Company X] New Joiners and use @tagging to notify the new joiner’s team members and manager so that the post gets good visibility.

“I feel that Workplace has brought everybody closer. Our staff really like it that they have a place to share with everybody”. Frank Ong, director of HR and L&D, IMH

About IMH

IMH is a 2,000-bed acute tertiary psychiatric hospital situated on a 25-hectare campus at Buangkok Green Medical Park in Singapore. It offers a comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

IMH integrates evidence-based therapies and is supported by the departments of clinical psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and medical social work, to provide holistic care for its patients. IMH has 50 wards for inpatients and seven Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

Key Metrics 

90% of IMH staff claimed their accounts within the first two months of implementation. 70% of them are active on a weekly basis, and there was a proliferation of approximately 200 groups. (as of June 2017)

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