Why Are Welcome Kits Important

Employee welcome kits, also referred to as onboarding kits, are designed to make new hires feel like a part of the team and can help get acclimated into an organization. With so many people still working remotely, this is even more important as employees may never be in the office with their fellow teammates. Research has shown that properly onboarded employees have a higher likelihood of staying with their jobs.

One of the many benefits on an employee welcome kit is that it reinforces your company culture. Your company culture can be defined as the way people feel about the work they do, where they see the coming going and how to get there, the overall vision, systems, symbols, language, habits, and the values the company believes in. These traits represent the personality of the company.

Creating a new hire kit that will make your new team members feel welcome is an essential part of the onboarding process. This is a chance to let your new employees know how excited you are to have them join your company. Onboarding kits are also a good marketing tool as they are built to boost your brand and spark employee pride, engagement, and advocacy.

WHAT SHOULD BE IN A NEW HIRE WELCOME KIT?

Before a new employee sets foot through the door, whether in person or virtually, they will likely have already received a fair amount of paperwork from HR; i.e. contracts, company information, employee handbook, policies and procedures, and an employee badge. The onboarding kit, however, is your chance to make a great first impression with some awesome company swag!

Giving your employee new gear to represent your company will help turn them into an ambassador of your brand. The products you choose should inspire loyalty, be unique to your company and culture, and show them how important they are to your company. You have a lot of choices when it comes to putting together an amazing kit and Blue Sky Marketing is here to make onboarding easy while making you shine!

Let’s consider some popular items to put in your new hire kit.

KIT #1: THE ULTIMATE BRANDED COMPANY SWAG

1. Logan Zippered Tote

2. Colby Copper Vacuum Bottle with Storage

3. Firenze Hard Bound Journalbook Set

4. Solid Jersey Gel Mouse Pad

5. Galactic Wireless Mouse

6. Skullcandy Earbuds

7. Virden Knit Torque

8. Star Stress Reliever

KIT #2: TECH ESSENTIALS

1. 15″ Graphite Computer Briefcase

2. Portable Video Light

3. Laptop Stand

4. Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

5. Electronics Manager

6. Bluetooth Speaker

7. Skullcandy Wireless Earbuds

KIT #3: OFFICE ESSENTIALS

1. Break Time Lunch Cooler

2. Bento Box with Cutting Board

3. Candlelight Bluetooth Speaker

4. Desk Vacuum

5. Desk Calculator

6. Multi-Desktop Set

KIT #4: COMPANY SPIRIT

1. Game Day Event Chair

2. Game Day Cooler Seat

3. Picnic Speaker Blanket

4. Tumbling Tower Wood Blocks Game

5. Stadium Spirit Tote

6. CamelBak Wine Bottle

7. Wine & Spirit Companion