There’re a lot of feelings during a new employee’s first week of work. Just remember your first day. It’s exciting, but also scary.
One of the challenges of remote working amid COVID-19 is having new employees. Starting a new job remotely is a different experience than having the first day in an office. In addition to creating their work-from-home setup, new employees are having onboarding with a remote team and this can be a bit strange.
There are many things you can do to engage with new hires, show your appreciation, and make them feel welcome!
Why create a new hire Swagpack?
Sending a welcome package to every new team member can get them excited to start in their new role. The most important thing to remember is to choose high-quality items that they will want to use. These items can be things that make them more productive and help them get set to work-from-home, or they can be other gifts that will welcome them to the company.
How to create an ideal Welcome Swagpack?
Maybe you want your new hire to be able to choose their own swag? With Swagpack you can just send your employee a link and they can select the items they want. Each employee can spend their swag budgets however they want, choosing the products they want the most.
Here are our top 3 suggestions for great Welcoming Packages for remote new employees:
- Wellness and Safety
- Hand Sanitizer
- Neck Gaiter
- Stay Active
- Yoga mat
- Part of the Team
Extra idea: You can make a previous poll to get to know their hobbies and send them a personalized item, whether they’re working out a home (send yoga mat or bands), cooking and baking (send an a-print), or just enjoy chilling (send a pillowcase or socks).
A welcome package can provide the basis for making your new employee feel welcome to the team. It can also help establish the company culture that can be hard to experience in a remote workplace. The right swag in the right pack makes you engage with your remote employees!