TheyUsedDarkForces I worked at a place that did very similar compulsory things. I lasted two full work days and, consequently, through two of their rituals during which I was silent and aghast. The shortest amount of time I'd held a job previous to that was five years, and ten years before that. Two days.
Really makes one question the purpose and effectiveness of stuff like this.
Raggamuffin I guess what it does is scare away non-desperate people. I'll leave it to you to decide if that's the intended effect.