5 New Employee Onboarding Kit Essentials

What to Include in A New Employee Onboarding Kit

June 24, 2020

You've reviewed resumes, conducted interviews and selected the best candidate for the position. You've scheduled their first day and it's time for the company to prepare a warm welcome to their employee with employee onboarding kit. Your onboarding kit should motivate and show how excited you are to have them on the team. 

Try to put yourself in their shoes. They nailed the interview and ready to start in their new position. Most likely they're nervous and excited on the first day.  It's never fun being the new kid in the office. You can help their first day go a bit smoother by having a nicely prepared new employee onboarding kit on their desk and an excited team to help them get settled in.

An Awesome Employee Onboarding Kit = Brand Awareness points

A new employee onboarding kit is a great way to increase brand awareness. People share just about anything on social media. A well crafted onboarding kit is sure to be shared on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn, with family and friends. An onboarding kit can open the door for conversations within their network and help fill your next vacant position. Make this well prepared onboarding kit an opportunity to spread the word about the company's values, culture, how great the company is and what cool gifts you have to offer.

1. Custom socks to show off in the office

Here's how you can real em' in with a great onboarding kit: high quality, premium custom socks. Custom socks are the perfect gift for new employees. What better way to show off company pride than wearing a pair of stylishly designed socks? Employees can wear them inside and outside the office. Sock Fancy makes it easy for you to put your logo on a comfy, stylishly designed sock. Send us your logo and we will send you some killer designs. The proof is in our socks - employees love them. Check out how Khol's worked with us to add the next best thing to their onboarding kit. 

2. Encourage coffee runs

Don't have new employees bring in coffee mugs from home! Welcome new employees with their very own coffee mug in their onboarding kit. Everyone needs their own mug for coffee or tea to keep them energized through out the day. Sits nicely on their desk, lets hope for no spills, and perfect for those water cooler chit-chats with their coworkers about last night's game. Don't miss this on your onboarding kit list.

3. Get them caught up on a great book

Keep your employees inspired! Include a book that is relevant to your company's industry, culture or a motivational in their onboarding kit. Maybe their next big idea for the company will come from a great book. 

4. Just a personal touch

The best gift in their onboarding kit with a personal touch just may make their first day on the job. Have the team, a supervisor or the CEO write a letter welcoming the employee to the team. This will be sure to put a simile on their face. Make this an opportunity to show your company's culture and get other employees input about what they can tell the new guy to get excited for.

5. Gift cards for forgotten lunches

This is perfect when you can come in and save the day. For those days we forget to pack a lunch for work, this is great opportunity for an employee to use a gift card from their onboarding kit. Opt for a gift card that can be redeemed at a local restaurant so that if the employee is new to the area, they can explore a new food spot. 


Custom Socks for Employee Onboarding Kits

Onboarding kits are great to break the ice from those first day jitters. We can help take your onboarding kit to the next level by offering awesome custom socks. Get started with our graphic design team, to get that design going, and we will take care of the rest!