New Staff Welcome Pack Ideas

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Do you want to set the tone for a fantastic first day on the job for your new hires? Create a lasting first impression by giving them custom new hire welcome packages when they begin employment. If you're having trouble making a promotional welcome pack for new employees, this article will show you how.

What is a New Employee Welcome Package defines a welcome package as "a collection of free objects that a company can offer new employees on their first day in the workplace." It is colloquially known as "company swag" or simply "swag," a collection of branded promotional products businesses utilise to advertise their company and brand. Besides personalised company merch, it often includes a welcome letter, an employee handbook, and HR forms and documents.

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Benefits of New Staff Welcome Packs

Tbh, there is no set way to create a welcome pack. The most crucial thing is that your welcome kit should accurately represent your company's voice, values, culture, and ethos. But what are the advantages of sending welcome packages to new employees?

  • It could help contribute to a smooth onboarding process. According to Thinkwise, an effective onboarding process can significantly impact the motivation of new hires throughout their first 90 days on the job.
  • It helps get a new hire settled in at your company. Giving a new employee a box full of corporate swag is a simple way to make them feel welcome and a part of the team from day one.
  • It helps remote employees feel motivated to start their new jobs and connected to your company, even if they aren't in your office. Nothing says "you're one of us" quite like having corporate merchandise with your brand printed on it prominently displayed on top of their home office desk.
  • Lastly, it helps create instant brand exposure online and offers free advertising, especially on LinkedIn. In addition, the swag has the highest recall rate of any form of advertising, and 82% of people have a favourable impression of the brand because of it, based on a Sales Hacker article.

Ideas for New Employee Welcome Gift Packs

Let's get to the good part: here are some examples of welcome packages for new hires to inspire you to create your own:

The Standard Welcome Pack

A basic welcome kit with no frills and just the things your new hire needs. It may include company-branded products like:

  • Reusable coffee mug/vacuum bottle
  • Notebook/compendium
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Marker
  • Sticky pads
  • Magnetic memo board
  • T-shirt and cap
  • A card with the social media handles of your brand

Box of Tech Gadgets

Your remote employees will be ecstatic to receive this welcome kit. You may use any of the following promotional items to assemble it:

  • Wireless earbuds
  • Wireless portable charger
  • Wireless mouse
  • Power bank
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Laptop sleeve
  • Computer bag
  • Mousepad
  • Cable organiser
  • Phone stand
  • Headphones

Safety and Wellness Kit

Do you want to show your new hires that you care about their health and well-being from day one? Then, put any of the following in their welcome package:

  • Disposable face mask
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Hand sanitiser stick
  • Face mask fastener
  • Stress balls
  • Heat packs
  • Fitness gear
  • Coffee/tea pouch
  • Protein shaker
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snacks

Earth-Friendly Welcome Pack

No cap. This new staff welcome pack slaps, especially to your Gen Z and millennial employees, who are mostly eco-conscious. Here are the environmentally friendly promotional products you can put inside your welcome kit:

  • Reusable coffee mug
  • Eco stationery
  • Reusable straw
  • Eco stick notes
  • Eco tote bag
  • Recycled messenger bag
  • Bamboo cutlery set
  • Eco lunch box

Need More Suggestions for a New Hire Welcome Pack?

You've come to the right place because Cubic Promote has a dedicated staff who can help you set up the proper welcome pack for your brand with our corporate gift box sets. Are you ready to give your new hires a memorable onboarding experience and a post-worthy new staff welcome pack? Call us now at 1300 858 288 or email your inquiries to Let's organise your company swag!

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David De Mulder

David is a sales manager at Cubic Promote with over 13 years of experience in the promotional product industry. David is the resident expert on promotional pens, corporate gift packs, and promotional product distribution across multiple departments. Visit him on LinkedIn or email him at


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