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Create a Unique Employee Welcome Kit

March 26th, 2020

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The numbers make it clear – a well executed onboarding process for new employees is critical to your company’s success. Businesses invest a lot in identifying, recruiting, and retaining employees, but the first impression is arguably the most important.  A thoughtfully prepared and customized welcome kit is a very effective way to give your valuable new employees a positive introduction to your company.  It allows you to establish the expectations of your brand and your company’s mission. 

Everyone knows the first few days and weeks at a new job can be stressful.  New employees don’t know their way around the office, haven’t made friends yet, and might not catch on to all the office lingo right away.  This often makes the new employee feel more like a burden than a contributor.  An effective welcome kit can ease these concerns and communicate that you value your employees since you have planned for their arrival and tenure at your company. Additionally, these welcome kits are even more powerful for those employees who work remotely. When there isn’t an opportunity to connect with the employee face-to-face, welcome kits offer a great alternative to helping them feel right at home.

First Day, First Impressions

Let’s be honest, though. Will a mug really transform your new hire’s first day? The short answer is yes.  A good welcome kit integrates new employees into the office and sets them up for success. This free swag is sure to make them feel a part of the team. A basic welcome kit combines useful information – key contacts, office rules, FAQs – with practical items (all with the company logo, of course). But when a company goes above and beyond with their welcome kit, they’re making a new hire’s first day all the more special, helping to develop a committed, loyal employee from day one. 

Most welcome kits will have the “must haves” for each employee: administrative documents for them to complete, office supplies, and identification badges to get them into the building.  Those items are definitely useful, but as they say, you get one chance to make a great first impression!  What are you doing beyond the necessities to set the tone for your company?  Is there a volunteer that demonstrates your company’s charitable nature?  Is there a reusable water bottle to discourage waste? Is there a branded frisbee to show new employees that it’s ok to have some fun?  Each of these items signals important information about your company’s values. 

Broaden Your Reach

Giving your employee new gear to represent your company will help turn them into a promoter and champion of your brand, even outside of the office.  People are far more likely to listen to what a company’s employees say about them, rather than what their recruiting ads do. This means attracting talent relies heavily on employee engagement and advocacy.  The Human Capital Institute has found that companies invested in improving the onboarding experience are more likely to see key benefits, such as increased engagement levels, decreased time to proficiency, and decreased turnover.

So now that we’ve covered the “what” and the “why” of welcome kits, let’s think about the “wow!”  That’s where J Paul comes in.  We can help with all aspects of a successful welcome kit: print materials to deliver your company’s mission, branded apparel to represent the company in and out of the office, office supplies to make their desk efficient and fun, and swag that not only shares your message, but puts a little fun in everyone’s day.  For ideas out what to include in your kit, take a look below or reach out to us to speak with one of our talented team members.

Wooden Cube Blossom Kit

blossom kit

• Constructed from natural pine wood with a plastic liner designed to protect the wood from water damage

• Includes wooden cube planters, seed packet, peat pellet, and 4CP packaging wrap with printed planting instructions

• Choose from one of 12 available seed options

• Pricing includes a one color/location imprint with full color logo on top of 4CP packaging wrap

• Colorful decorating option available

Aircharge Mouse Pad

• Well-designed leatherette wireless charging mat and mouse pad makes an excellent desktop piece, helping to reduce clutter in style and to keep your phone charged up.

• Decorate with full color printing or laser engraving.

Personal GoalTracker

• Features (5) unique, full-color (2-sided) inserts placed throughout 100 sheets of “Personal” themed GoalTracker filler. 

EQUINOX Knit Blazer

• The cozy Equinox Knit Blazer offers a fashion forward look that women will love.

• Made with washable wool for easy care, it features a distinctive shawl collar, tapered waist and dropped back hem.

• This versatile knit blazer can take you from chic professional office attire to evening drinks with colleagues and friends.

Que Bottle

• 20oz. fully collapsible water bottle with unique spiral design.

• Stands 4.8″ tall when collapsed, and 8.4″ tall when expanded. 

• Leak proof and shockproof.

• 100% FDA and LFGB approved food-grade silicone. 

• 100% plastic free making it safe as well as taste and odor free. 

• 100% premium kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel cap with wide mouth opening for ice cubes.

• Safe for both cold and hot beverages.

• Dishwasher safe.

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