Onboarding, the approach to bringing on new hires that goes beyond a simple orientation day, is an increasingly critical part of business success. Making a good impression with employees early on pays big dividends down the road. Experts warn against wasting the opportunity. Your first impression is critical.
Looking at the latest trends, it's obvious that a kit of branded products is a cornerstone of any onboarding experience. It's a real, tangible way to say "Welcome to the team" and build a positive relationship from the start.
Below, we've curated our ultimate onboarding kit. It's a mix of gifts that shows new employees what you're all about from the very start.
1. The Stylish Layer
These always-in-season knit jackets and other lightweight layers are super popular thanks to the athleisure trend. Wear them over a polo or tee in moderate temps, or under a winter jacket when it's cold out. Plus, they're especially practical in a world where chilly, over-air-conditioned offices sometimes have employees trying to keep warm in the middle of summer. View our 2020 styles.
2. The Bottle With A Message
Onboarding is the perfect time to demonstrate an organization's commitment to a good cause. A reusable bottle, along with a note about plastic reduction, leaves new hires feeling good about their employer's attitude toward the environment. Name brands like CamelBak are always appreciated.
3. The Modern Laptop Backpack That Won't Break The Budget
For employees who travel with laptops, a sleek, modern backpack is a great addition to an onboarding package. The best part? These major impression-generators don't have to break the budget. There are tons of stylish, high-quality options at every price point.
4. The Everyday Useful Items
What are some of the items we provide newbies' to the Promotional Partners team?
Do you have a favorite item you've received as a new hire?