The first day on a new job is nervewracking. You’re the new kid on the block and let’s be honest, you don’t even know where the bathroom is. When starting with a new company, first impressions are critical. They have a first impression of you during your interview but often your real first impression of the company is on your first day. Employee onboarding kits, also known as welcome kits, are a way to make your hire feel a little bit more at home and a lot more connected and valued to your company.
What Are Employee Onboarding Kits?
Employee onboarding kits are just what they sound like. A “kit” that tells new hires that they’re welcome and they’re now part of the team. An onboarding kit should give an idea about who you are as a company. It should be informative and useful, but also fun and personal.
How to make it useful and informative:
- Employee Handbook
- Brand Guide
- Map of the office
- Information on benefits
- Pens/Office Accessories
- Key to the Building
How to make it fun:
- Company shirt
- Water bottle
- Mug + coffee
- Lunch bag
How to make it personal:
- Personalized or monogrammed bag/hat
- Welcome letter signed by the team
- Their new business card
Why They Are Worth The Investment
Your employees are your best investment to your company in and of themselves. Those who work for you are your biggest asset because without them, your business wouldn’t be running. Employee onboarding kits are your best investment because right off the bat, they tell your new hire you value them. You want to make their first day or week a comfortable transition, telling them this is the place they want to work. When people feel valued they will always go above an beyond their call of duty. To be frank, they’ll stick around longer.
What You Can Do Today
Employee onboarding kits do not have to be an elaborate or over the top package. Starting today could mean as little as a t-shirt, employee handbook and some candy. Even this small gift will get a new hire excited, because you’re excited to have them! Whether you stick to a basic welcome gift or want to go a bit bigger, employee onboarding kit are one of the best ways you can invest in the future of your employees today.
If you have any questions about products that make great onboarding gifts or even want us to put together a kit for you, please contact us!