New Hire Videos

Example questions and a template to create videos to onboard new employees quickly and accelerate their understanding of your company.


Why create new hire videos?

New hire videos are a scalable way to onboard new employees and get them quickly up to speed on your products, company processes, and the mission of your company. By collecting videos across a range of topics from current employees, your new employees get the chance to get familiar with different people across the organization. First impressions count, and a set of solid new hire videos can help make your new employees have a smooth transition into the company. Additionally, some of these videos can double as employee recruiting videos, by clearly demonstrating your company’s values and value propositions.
Do you want to start remotely collecting and publishing new hire videos without the time & expense of a camera crew or video editors? Then this new hire video template will be perfect for you.

What's in the template

We developed this video collector template to be a complete, easy-to-use solution for your respondents to record and upload video testimonials for your organization from any device.

We provide a delightful interface that matches your brand and works seamlessly on Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and tablets. There's nothing for you – or your respondents – to download or install. All you need to do is share a link to start collecting great new hire videos.

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Your respondents will go through the following steps and record video responses to 3 questions:

  1. Introduction

    Thank you so much for recording this short new hire video! Please reach out to [contact_email] with any questions.

  2. Question 1

    Could you share the origin story of [your organization name] ?

  3. Question 2

    Could you briefly describe the mission of [your organization name]?

  4. Question 3

    How do employees live these values?

  5. Attribution The respondent enters their preferred name & title to be used if you publish their videos.
  6. Thank-you Thank you for taking the time to respond. We truly appreciate it.

Use This Template

Make it your own
You can customize the questions, the introduction and thank-you messages, and make it match your branding with just a few clicks. You can even add your own custom incentive for respondents and record a greeting video if you like.

Automagic Video Publishing
When you get a response, Vocal Video will automatically generate a complete, professional-looking testimonial video with your logo, motion graphics, subtitles and transitions (like these). Vocal Video is the only solution on the market that does this.

Ad-free hosting & embedding included
After you publish your new hire videos, they are automatically hosted on branded public pages you can easily share. You can also embed your videos on your site with our mobile-friendly and ad-free embed codes.

Ready to start collecting new hire videos with this template? Create your free Vocal Video account today and collect unlimited new hire videos FREE.

Real customer examples

See how Vocal Video customers are using the new hire videos they've collected and published with this template:

Conduent showcases employees speaking on behalf of how the company has helped them grow. This inspires prospective job seekers who may be attracted to the company culture. It can also educate new hires on what to expect during their employment at Conduent.

Advance Local uses employee videos, where current employees introduce themselves and talk about their role. Videos like these can attract new talent, but also act as virtual introductions for all new hires.

Advance Local
Sunrun shares an employee video in their job listing, which educates potential applicants about the culture at the company. They use one of their best employees as an ambassador to share Sunrun's core values and uniting mission.


There are many more real customer examples here – all playable.

How to get started

Start collecting new hire videos using this template in 5 minutes:

  1. Sign up: Create your free Vocal Video account here. (No credit card required.)
  2. Use this template: Create a new Video Collector and select the ‘Customer Testimonials’ template.
  3. Customize it: Make any changes you want to the questions, intro message, and branding (you can even add a custom incentive and welcome video).
  4. Send it: Send the public link to your video collector to your target audience. (Feel free to use our sample email sequence, and check out our guide to getting higher response rates on your video campaigns.)
  5. Publish responses: See your new hire videos roll in. We’ll automagically generate branded, pro-style draft videos for you. Publish your favorites. You can publish your first 5 videos completely free.
  6. Share & embed: Share and embed them on your site with our ad-free video hosting and responsive embed codes.

With Vocal Video there's no limit on the number of the number of responses you can gather, so you can cast a wide net and only publish the best responses.

Best of all, with Vocal Video you can also edit, publish, share and embed your first 3 testimonial videos free of charge. (When you want to publish more, you can pay as you go or select an annual plan for unlimited publishing – see our pricing page for details.)

Sample 3-touch email sequence

When inviting people to give you new hire videos via email, we recommend a 3-email sequence. Variations of this email sequence have been used successfully in hundreds of video-request campaigns by Vocal Video customers.

The first email in the sequence is a pre-ask – asking if they'd be open to recording a short video testimonial and thanking them in advance. The second email includes the link to the video collector, a brief explanation of the process, the questions they'll be asked to respond to, and some recording tips. The third email in the sequence is a gentle reminder to block out time to record.

Adapt this sequence to your use case, incentives, and your collector's actual questions, and fire away!

Email #1: The Pre-Ask

Contribute to our new hire videos?

We’d love to have you contribute to our new hire videos.

Would you be able to record a video about your experience at [your organization name] in the next week? We’re collecting video with a tool called Vocal Video, so it should be very easy and only take 5-10 minutes. The recording can be done from your phone or laptop.

Please let me know and I’ll send the link and the questions right over.

Thanks so much!

Email #2: The Invitation

Your new hire video

Thanks so much for agreeing to record a short video to share with new hires! We really appreciate it.

Here are the details on recording a video - it should take 5-10 minutes altogether. Just click here to record your video:

The 3 questions that we'd like you to answer are:
1. Could you share the origin story of [your organization name] ?

2. Could you briefly describe the mission of [your organization name]?

3. How do employees live these values?
Here are a couple of tips:
1) pick a quiet and well lit place
2) avoid having windows or a light source in the background of your shot since that will create glare
3) look directly at the camera
3) relax and be yourself - you'll do great!

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again!

Email #3: The Reminder

Quick reminder - video

I just wanted to bump this to the top of your inbox to see when you might be able to carve out 5-10 mins to record a short video.

Here's the link to record your employee video - you can record any time it’s convenient for you from your phone or laptop:

Ready to start collecting new hire videos with this template? Create your free Vocal Video account today and collect unlimited new hire videos FREE.

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With Vocal Video we no longer need to go out and hire a videographer. It's super easy. We send it out, and within 24 to 48 hours we get back authentic videos in super high quality.

Ras Gill-Boulos

CMO, Pulse

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