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New Hire & Employee Welcome Kits

Impressing a new hire on day 1 isn’t just important. It’s vital to the longevity of the relationship. And first impressions, don’t even start with Day 1 on the job. They start days if not weeks before. 

So be sure to put your best foot forward with an incredible branded welcome box from Swag Bar. 

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About Our New Hire Welcome Kits & Boxes for Employees

When you onboard an employee, an often overlooked aspect of the process is the new hire welcome kit you provide them.

Starting a new position at a new company is nerve racking. Help them feel welcome and get them to buy into your company culture right away with our new employee welcome kit solutions.

With these, you can make an incredibly first impression – one that reinforces they made the right choice choosing to work for you. 

What Is A New Hire Welcome Kit?

When you first start a new job, there is a lot unexpected. Even if employees do diligent research into your company culture, audit past employee reviews, etc., it’s hard to know what they’re walking into until their first day.

Because first impressions are everything, the top companies around the world have made it standard protocol to give their incoming workers a new hire welcome kit.

This is essentially a package of goodies to make them feel at home – most notably, shirts, hats, water bottles, etc. – there is no hard and fast rule as to what’s included. Every company differs, and some will focus on products they themselves sell.

Sometimes, the new employee welcome kit focuses on educating on company culture – it will include a pamphlet with a history of the company, messages and values, etc.

But one thing in particular stays pretty consistent across all these packs – they should be branded with your logo, taglines, message, etc.

What Should Be In A New Employee Welcome Kit?

Every company has a different idea of what should be in a new hire welcome kit, but there are some things that should be consistent across all brands, businesses, and industries.

Start off with a personal touch – a handwritten note from the new hire’s supervisor or director, or even the owner, CEO, etc. – genuinely welcome them to your team, and iterate how excited you are for them to be there. It sounds small, but this goes a long way.

You also need to include important company information, to provide them some clarity on what is surely a stressful, unknown day. This starts with an employee handbook. However, here are some other things that should be included in the new employee welcome , if they aren’t provided within the handbook:

  • Company directory
  • List of holidays the company observes
  • Organizational chart
  • Map of facility and/or office
  • Financial and tax forms
  • Compression and benefits information

This is just the boring documentation stuff that every employee expects, and can really be handled separately from the welcome kit by your HR staff if you’d like. 

Then, you have a chance to use your welcome kit to really stand out and give the employee some cool swag to show off just what a great company culture you have.

How To Start Designing Your New Employee Welcome Box

To start customizing your new employee welcome box, simply choose your swag pack or create your own.

You can choose whichever products you want to include in your kit, specifying quantities, sizes, etc. We have options for apparel, food & drinkware, writing & pens, tech, and much, much more.

You can truly make your new hire welcome box your own, as we’ll pair you up with one of our designers once you’ve made your selections as to which products you want.

You and our designer will be able to put your logo on the products, choose colors and designs, etc. After we’ve hammered out the details and you’ve given your approval, we’ll prepare the new new hire welcome box within 15-30 days!