Do you remember your first day or week at work?
Whether it was amazing or simply awkward, the early days at a new job is always a memorable time for people in the workforce. Some companies, whether small businesses or big corporations, take great measures to welcome their new employees, while others don’t pay much attention at all.
There are actually several ways to acclimate a new hire. Some companies organize a lunch with the big bosses or with their team, while others show internal videos to further introduce their company. And then there are others who incorporate giving out welcome kits.
Employee Welcome Kit
Remember when you first started school and your parents packed your bag with items you might be needing on your first day? This is a similar concept to an employee welcome kit. It’s like a survival kit for the office, intended to give the new employee the tools and knowledge they would most likely need to get up and running in their new job as soon as possible.
Aside from the usual welcome letter and HR documents, a welcome kit usually contains several merchandise branded with the company’s logo or color. Here’s a list of possible items you can give out to your new hires:
Branded with your logo, give out a shirt to your new employee they could use for your company’s upcoming team building activity.
Whether your new hire is a morning person or not, they would for sure need a cup of coffee to get them going through their work day, right?
Your new employee’s first day will surely be overwhelming. Help them remember names, rules and details with a notebook or notepad branded by your company’s logo.
Ditch the papers and save the environment by giving out a USB stick containing the standard documents you give out to new hires. This is something they’d definitely find useful. Add a more personal touch when you put in a video especially made welcoming them into the team.
By making new hires feel welcome on their first day, you’re increasing your chances for better employee retention in the long run. Giving out welcome kits sets the tone and lays the groundwork for a culture of gratitude.
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