Employee Onboarding Kits and Welcome Bags
Do you remember your first day on the job? It can be awkward and stressful being the new kid in town, but companies can help make the transition smoother with welcome gifts for new employees! This collection of corporate products can make an employee comfortable in their new surrounding and also let you show your appreciation from day one.
Start with a corporate logoed box, or set the tone with a durable bag. Maybe a custom branded backpack or drawstring bag printed with your company’s name and logo. Employees can keep these lightweight bags handy or reuse them in a variety of situations.
The items you include in your welcome package for new employees should reflect your company culture and creativity. They should also make sense for your type of business and be relevant to your culture and the employee’s position.
Items for your employee welcome package
- Employee handbook. If you have multiple buildings, make sure to include a campus map
- Welcome pamphlet or letter with brief company history
- Office supplies, if applicable, such as custom pens and notebooks
- Corporate branded apparel like t-shirts, sweatshirts, or workgear
- Tumblers, water bottles, or travel mugs printed with the company name and logo
- Lanyards that can be worn in the building or when working offsite
- Starbucks gift card
- Branded blankets
- Flash drives
- Stress balls
Off-the-wall welcome gifts
Looking for something with a little more zing? Consider adding an Amazon gift card; a “Wild Card” coupon for one day off, no questions asked; or a small, desk plant. Show your appreciation for employees and introduce your brand and culture.
Break the ice
The ultimate goal of employee welcome bags is to make newbies feel like part of the team their very first day. Use the first day opportunity to give your new hire a plan for the day; give them a tour, introduce them to everyone, take them to lunch, and really show them what you do!
Spend a little, save a lot
Companies who treat their workers well from Day One are more likely to keep them longer. Employee retention can save a company thousands of dollars each year in hiring and training costs. Happy employees will speak positively about their experience and consequently increase the company’s pool of job candidates.
In a nutshell, making a good impression on new employees is crucial to a company’s success. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about your current employees! We have lots of customized items such as cell phone accessories and flying discs that can be used as holiday gifts, staff awards and giveaways at corporate events.
Think it Then ink it is a promotional products and branded apparel company in the Madison area. We build brands with logoed corporate, team, and event products from our vertically integrated design and fulfillment center. One of our unique capabilities is our specialized corporate branded stocking program that provides on-demand access to your customized products. Find out about our custom web apparel stores or available products and services at ThinkitTheninkit.com or call us at 608-845-5300.