CULTURE & Engagement

7 Companies That Crushed Their New Hire Video

By Jen Dewar
March 25, 2019
23% of startups fail because they don’t have the right team. Attracting top talent is a major challenge for People Operations and HR leaders. This challenge is magnified for companies raising brand awareness, building brand equity, and establishing a new brand. But this problem isn’t unique to startups alone, 80% of HR leaders agree that, “Employer branding has a significant impact on their ability to attract talent.” One of the top ways to showcase your brand and talented workforce is through company onboarding and new hire videos.

Video has always been a favorite way to share insight and so it’s not a surprise that companies are turning to this medium to reveal what the employee experience is like if you work there.

With more Millennials and Gen Z taking on more leadership roles in the workplace, they are a group of people who prefer content delivered by video. That’s why it’s important to include this element in any employee preboarding strategy. After all, with a workforce that is increasingly global, being able to onboard new hires who work remotely is made easier by using videos. This can give new hires insight without them ever having to be onsite, and help humanize employee onboarding for your remote workforce.

Need some inspiration for creating your own new hire culture videos to introduce your next new hire to the organization? Here are seven companies (in no particular order) that have gone above and beyond with mind-blowing results.

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The Atlassian team video is different from most because is displays this Australian-based enterprise research and software development firm in a warm, family-like atmosphere. The founders talk about their ideas for the company and its growth while retaining a humble posture.

The impressive culture is displayed with strong team images and people. This is a direct reflection of their mission of bringing out the best potential in people using teamwork. The office is modern with plenty of plants and employees settled into work areas, which is appealing to those looking for stability.

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This popular creative software firm offers not only a fun look at their modern corporate offices and energetic approach to everything they do, but it includes all the right branding touches one would expect. It opens up with an employee casually rolling through the office on a skateboard, then an introduction of the company vision by Co-founder and CEO, Melanie Perkins who shares her inspiring story.

The video introduces various members of the team at all levels, focusing on the Millennial-driven values that create a family type environment, but also jumps to features that the Canva product offers. It’s colorful, includes great music, and overall appeals to the creative geniuses out there they attract.

3.

The conversational marketing firm, Drift, headquartered in Boston, does a great job with its new hire culture video.

It clearly demonstrates a strong brand, complete with a birds-eye tour of the office on an average day. Viewers float through various areas of the building, where employees (otherwise known as ‘Driftlings’) are busy collaborating and working on various projects.

The entire video is a great representation of what it’s like to work for the company as it immerses viewers in the culture.

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Dropbox's new hire culture video, highlights the excitement that their team has for the product and how the culture is implemented from bottom up.

This video is more professional, showing the employees dressed in business attire, giving viewers a real behind the scenes look at how Dropbox's work environment looks everyday.

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Hubspot, the inbound sales and marketing software service takes a different spin on things in their new hire culture video. Opening scene starts off with their founders, and how the came to the idea to start Hubspot, then going into detail about each department and how they help.

The video is entertaining, has fun music played the entire time, and is quite funny. Showcasing Hubspot's "non corporate" and "non-startup'y" environment, they do an excellent job of highlighting the culture of Hubspot of autonomy, trust of employees, and the many perks of being an employee.

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Startup Entelo, focuses on how they are able to succeed together in their new hire culture video.

By bringing a more human aspect to the culture video they are able to showcase more than just "company perks", but they go into a deeper dive of what culture means for them.Their video highlights teamwork, and how they aim to make one another better, while having some fun!

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Known for developing some of the world's most popular mobile games, Zynga has locations in California, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Canada, India, Finland, Turkey, and the UK.

Their new hire video shows what life is like inside their headquarters in San Francisco.

What elements make for effective new hire culture videos?

If you are designing your own new hire video for onboarding new employees, there are some key takeaways you can learn from the above winning examples. Make sure to include these elements in your new hire culture video.

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