A toxic culture in the workplace is one of the main reasons that can prevent you from being happy at work. Most of the time, the toxicity is caused by a poor manager who lacks leadership skills and manages using fear as a tool. However, even one employee who bullies one or multiple other employees can convert the workplace into a toxic environment for everyone.
If you have ever been job hunting, you know how frustrating the application process can be. You spend hours looking for positions and writing customized applications to impress the recruiters and hiring managers. You dedicate all that time and get your hopes up only to receive an automated "thank you, but no thank you" email or, in most cases, no response at all. You feel disappointed because you were so sure that you were the right person for that job.
Most organizations recognize the importance of successfully onboarding new employees. And they should, you have worked hard to hire the right people and it is important that you welcome, train, and set them up for success in every possible way from day one.
Anyone who has ever posted a job advertisement knows that the majority of the received applications are not going to fit the role. Some are too junior, some way too senior, some don't mention the basic skills required for the job, and some don't meet any standards of a well-written job application. Also, if you have ever done this, you know how extremely time-consuming it is to screen 200+ applications.
Several companies offer their employees something labeled as "team building activities", just look at almost any job advertisement or any company's social media feeds. These activities can vary from meals to happy hours to sports activities where the team spends time together outside of the workplace. After the event, the company posts pictures on their social media accounts to show others how much fun their employees have together, in hopes of attracting potential new talent.