Embrace New Hires With A SWAG Filled Welcome Kit
By Dean Schwartz (SWAG Master): The first day at a new job can be nerve-racking. As an employer, you want to make sure you do everything in your power to make new hires feel at home. There are lots of ways to make new employees feel welcome, but one of the most effective methods is through a welcome kit.
Welcome kits are a great onboarding tool. They’re a great opportunity to show off your company culture all while embracing your new team member. Imagine being showered with super cool SWAG on the first day of a new job. I know I would definitely come back for a second day! There are lots of reasons why welcome kits are a great idea. Here are our top 3.
3 Reasons A Welcome Kit Is Important
- Ignites Engagement – Engaged employees are happy and productive employees. A welcome kit filled with branded SWAG can help get your new team member excited about the new adventures that lie ahead. And let’s face it, everyone likes new stuff! It’s easy to get excited when you’re getting handed a box full of cool and useful products.
- Promotes Company Culture – When a new employee joins the team, it is a great opportunity to show off what your company is all about. While this is their chance to make a first impression on you, it’s also your chance to make a first impression on them. Carefully chosen SWAG items pulled together into a well-crafted kit is a perfect way to express your company’s values and get across your brand’s message.
- It Feels Good to be Welcomed – Ultimately, we all want to be seen and noticed. What better way to wrap your arms around someone than giving them awesome gifts! Welcome kits show you value your new team member and want them to be a part of the team. Breaking into a new organization can be tough. SWAG products can help calm any uneasy feelings as you welcome them aboard and immediately show that you’re invested!
Welcome kits can take many different forms and styles- you’ll have to select SWAG products to include, and each of those require their own design process. It can be overwhelming, but worry not! SOBO has got you covered. We will help you brainstorm the best kit possible and make sure each product is reflective of your company values.