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7 Curated Employee Gifts that Are Unique and Useful

Employee Appreciation Day isn’t the only time of year to thank, motivate and recognize your top performing team. Employee gifts, from handwritten notes to personalized gift boxes, given throughout the year provide team leaders and managers an opportunity to help employees feel valued and appreciated. And as we previously wrote about, thoughtful gestures that demonstrate employee appreciation can lead to increased employee happiness, productivity and loyalty.

Looking for memorable employee gift ideas to give all year long? We’ve got you covered. Here are 7 unique and useful employee appreciation ideas.

 Baron Fig Confidant Notebook 

Baron Fig Confidant Notebook

Small enough to be used in important meetings and then tucked in your bag for the  subway commute home, this sophisticated cloth-bound notebook offers both style and function. The sleek design of the hardcover notebook creates the ability to open flat for sketching and drawing diagrams.  And as an added bonus, the flat layout makes it possible to use every inch of paper eliminating unnecessary waste.

7 Unique & Useful Employee Gifts

  Organic Essential Oils & Aroma Stone

Amakusa Porcelain Aroma Stone and Organic Essential Oils

Long days in the office and weeks away from home on business trips can be exhausting. Easy to use at your desk or throw in your bag for your business trip nightstand, this pocket-friendly, porcelain stone and organic essential oils are the perfect size to bring a sense of calm, peace and joy to the day anywhere, anytime.

 

Slate Grey Teacup & Saucer 

Stoneware Teacup and Saucer by Be Home

Inspire your busy employee to unplug and re-charge in the midst of their chaotic day with this beautifully designed, artisan teacup and saucer. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the unique design and matte texture of this stone teacup is an attractive addition to any desk and is a tactile contrast from the perpetual flat screens.

Bellocq Tea Atelier Bag of Etoile De L’Inde Green Tea

The best way to rejuvenate in the middle of the afternoon is with a delicious drink that gets your energy flowing. And, for your most ambitious employees, this aromatic green tea blend of organic Chinese green and delicate Jasmine tea will do just that! Known for its relaxing and stress relieving properties, green tea can be enjoyed hot or as a cold brewed iced tea!

 OrbitKey: Employee Gift Idea

OrbitKey Organizer

Your employees already have a lot to worry about, the last thing they need to be stressing over is where they left their keys. Stylish and jingle-free, this key organizer holds office keys, house keys, and can even be added to a car key fob. Problem solved!

 Vegan Leather Travel Cord Roll

Travel Cord Roll

Digging for earbuds after a long day of work is the worst! However, this vegan leather, stylish travel cord roll eliminates that frustration and makes staying organized on-the-go easy. All of your employees' small cable gear fits into this one small wrap that can be easily carried between desks and meetings before throwing it in their bag for the commute home. Even Oprah loves it!

Elements Truffles 

Elements Truffle Bar

When the going gets tough there is no better cure than indulgent chocolate, especially when it’s based on Ayurveda ancient Indian science of medicine.  Blended to promote balance and wellness, these truffles are dairy-free, fair trade, non-GMO, and use no refined sugar or synthetics. Along with being raw and healthy, these pure chocoates offer a unique and decadant flavor. As if you don't already feel great about eating this chocolate, 25% of all profits are donated by the manufacturer for the benefit of under-privileged children!

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Employee Appreciation Day isn’t the only time of year to thank, motivate and recognize your top performing team. Employee gifts, from handwritten notes to personalized gift boxes, given throughout the year provide team leaders and managers an opportunity to help employees feel valued and appreciated. And as we previously wrote about, thoughtful gestures that demonstrate employee appreciation can lead to increased employee happiness, productivity and loyalty.

Looking for memorable employee gift ideas to give all year long? We’ve got you covered. Here are 7 unique and useful employee appreciation ideas.

 Baron Fig Confidant Notebook 

Baron Fig Confidant Notebook

Small enough to be used in important meetings and then tucked in your bag for the  subway commute home, this sophisticated cloth-bound notebook offers both style and function. The sleek design of the hardcover notebook creates the ability to open flat for sketching and drawing diagrams.  And as an added bonus, the flat layout makes it possible to use every inch of paper eliminating unnecessary waste.

7 Unique & Useful Employee Gifts

  Organic Essential Oils & Aroma Stone

Amakusa Porcelain Aroma Stone and Organic Essential Oils

Long days in the office and weeks away from home on business trips can be exhausting. Easy to use at your desk or throw in your bag for your business trip nightstand, this pocket-friendly, porcelain stone and organic essential oils are the perfect size to bring a sense of calm, peace and joy to the day anywhere, anytime.

 

Slate Grey Teacup & Saucer 

Stoneware Teacup and Saucer by Be Home

Inspire your busy employee to unplug and re-charge in the midst of their chaotic day with this beautifully designed, artisan teacup and saucer. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the unique design and matte texture of this stone teacup is an attractive addition to any desk and is a tactile contrast from the perpetual flat screens.

Bellocq Tea Atelier Bag of Etoile De L’Inde Green Tea

The best way to rejuvenate in the middle of the afternoon is with a delicious drink that gets your energy flowing. And, for your most ambitious employees, this aromatic green tea blend of organic Chinese green and delicate Jasmine tea will do just that! Known for its relaxing and stress relieving properties, green tea can be enjoyed hot or as a cold brewed iced tea!

 OrbitKey: Employee Gift Idea

OrbitKey Organizer

Your employees already have a lot to worry about, the last thing they need to be stressing over is where they left their keys. Stylish and jingle-free, this key organizer holds office keys, house keys, and can even be added to a car key fob. Problem solved!

 Vegan Leather Travel Cord Roll

Travel Cord Roll

Digging for earbuds after a long day of work is the worst! However, this vegan leather, stylish travel cord roll eliminates that frustration and makes staying organized on-the-go easy. All of your employees' small cable gear fits into this one small wrap that can be easily carried between desks and meetings before throwing it in their bag for the commute home. Even Oprah loves it!

Elements Truffles 

Elements Truffle Bar

When the going gets tough there is no better cure than indulgent chocolate, especially when it’s based on Ayurveda ancient Indian science of medicine.  Blended to promote balance and wellness, these truffles are dairy-free, fair trade, non-GMO, and use no refined sugar or synthetics. Along with being raw and healthy, these pure chocoates offer a unique and decadant flavor. As if you don't already feel great about eating this chocolate, 25% of all profits are donated by the manufacturer for the benefit of under-privileged children!

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8 Things You Can Do To Host Better Employee Appreciation Parties

Just like employee appreciation gifts, the key to throwing an incredible office party that employees will talk about long after it’s over is to make sure it’s all about your employees and less about the company. Creating the perfect atmosphere where employees genuinely feel appreciated takes a precise mixture of branding, fun, and relaxation. Some of the most innovative and successful employee appreciation parties to date stay true to what employees already love about the company. For example, a cool theme for a foodie brand is to have a tasting party of all the latest ‘it’ ingredients. Or, a trendy marketing and design firm to hold a rooftop sound meditation retreat.

Of course, you already know you should always be mindful of HR rules. And that might mean limiting your alcohol, but it certainly DOES NOT mean limiting your fun!

Ready to throw an instagram-worthy office party your employees will love? From gift ideas for staff to small details that express employee appreciation—you’re going to want to check out this roundup of the best tips on the market.

8 Things You Can Do to Throw Better Office Parties

 

Always Stay On Trend

We have to agree with WeWork in their 5 Tips for Throwing an Awesome Office Party when they say “Nothing’s going to make you look more out-of-touch than bingo, karaoke, and a boring buffet.” If you truly want your employees to enjoy the party, then you want to design your party to be fun and trendy! They recommend opting for food trucks, personal chefs, or even puppy therapy to show employee appreciation.

On-Trend Ideas for Your Next Office Party

Get Personal

When it comes down to employee appreciation events, the bottom line is genuinely showing how much you care. And, just like American Express suggests in their article on 7 Ways to Throw A Great Company Party Without Going Broke, that means getting personal. Throw your party in a personal setting like a home, or your favorite local restaurant. If that’s not an option, toss some table cloths over conference room tables and create (or have made) handwritten place cards for all of your employee to create an intimate setting. These small touches and attention to detail are an easy and budget-friendly way to show employees how special and valuable they really are!

Host Your Employee Appreciation Party at A Fun Location

Opt for Experiences

Giving an employee a new and memorable experience is one of the best ways to show you appreciate them. In an article from The Muse, they mention one of the best options for a work event is choosing an inspirational theme or location. The change of pace from the day to day grind is a great way to stimulate creativity, boost morale and buld team relationships. Think: a private curated tour at a museum or a day hike to a high lookout point with breathtaking views.

Give Your Attendee A Memento

In 15 Ways To Ensure Your Company Holiday Party Doesn’t Suck one of the top tips they offer is to give your employees something to take home. Whether your party is during the peak of the holiday season, or a random Saturday afternoon, a small party favor is always a thoughtful gesture that lets attendees know their presence at the event is appreciated.

Giving party favors is a great way to memorialize the event and buying them doesn’t need to be expensive. Instead of picking out several filler items, select one small gift that is tasteful, useful and long lasting, such as a decorative candle with seasonal scents that they’ll use year after year.

Keep it Classy

From employee appreciation gifts to the party location, Plan Your Meetings says there is no other way to put this, don’t be cheap. While you don’t need to rent out the Oriental Ballroom at the Mandarin Hotel, it does need to feel like somewhere you’re employees would actually want to spend time, especially if the party is after work hours. It also means if you’re serving food, the company should pay for it. Ditto for drinks. And, if you’re giving gifts for staff, skip the tired tchtockes in favor of something bespoke and useful; an item they may not splurge on for themselves.

Tip: If you don’t have the budget to give every employee a gift, choose a few well curated gifts and have a random drawing or award them as prizes (see below).

 

 

Have Unique Employee Gifts and Door Prizes

One of the best perks of an employee party is the prizes. However, as mentioned in How To Throw a Holiday Party Employees Will Be Excited To Attend, $5 gift cards and company mugs just won't do. Step up your door prizes a notch and really show appreciation by giving beautifully wrapped unique gifts your employees will love to keep and use at home or the office. Be mindful of the packaging, presentation, and how the employee will transport the gift from the party. If most of your employees ride a bike or take the subway, keep things lightweight and easy to carry in a bag. If giving a larger item, consider having the gift delivered to their home.

Have Great Food

Just as with every other party, the food is kind of a big deal. As mentioned by Quill.com, matching the menu to the theme is of utmost importance. However, it is just as important to have food that is of quality as well! Skip the cheese tubes in favor of organic, local, and unique. If the party is held during mealtimes, ensure there is enough food to make a meal. And, don’t forget about any dietary restrictions, such as vegan and gluten-free, to make everyone feel welcome.

8 tips to throw creative office parties

Throw Your Party In the Office

If you are on a tight budget, we couldn’t agree more with this tip from Business Insider on How to Throw An Office Party on A Budget which suggests throwing an employee appreciation party in your office. Not only does this save on the cost of renting a venue, but it makes travel for everyone rather easy as well. Make the office feel more festive with decorative table cloths, plants (that can be re-used or given as gifts), and a way to place music. If it's possible, adjust the lights and move tables to the side of the room to create a more relaxed atmosphere.

Make the office party festive with decorations that double as giveaway gifts

No matter what type of theme you choose for your office party, the cardinal rule is “Don’t be boring.” Your employees shouldn’t cringe at the thought of attending, and neither should you! If you want to up your office party game, consider hosting your event at unique intervals throughout the year, not just on traditional holidays or employee appreciation day.

 

Read more

Just like employee appreciation gifts, the key to throwing an incredible office party that employees will talk about long after it’s over is to make sure it’s all about your employees and less about the company. Creating the perfect atmosphere where employees genuinely feel appreciated takes a precise mixture of branding, fun, and relaxation. Some of the most innovative and successful employee appreciation parties to date stay true to what employees already love about the company. For example, a cool theme for a foodie brand is to have a tasting party of all the latest ‘it’ ingredients. Or, a trendy marketing and design firm to hold a rooftop sound meditation retreat.

Of course, you already know you should always be mindful of HR rules. And that might mean limiting your alcohol, but it certainly DOES NOT mean limiting your fun!

Ready to throw an instagram-worthy office party your employees will love? From gift ideas for staff to small details that express employee appreciation—you’re going to want to check out this roundup of the best tips on the market.

8 Things You Can Do to Throw Better Office Parties

 

Always Stay On Trend

We have to agree with WeWork in their 5 Tips for Throwing an Awesome Office Party when they say “Nothing’s going to make you look more out-of-touch than bingo, karaoke, and a boring buffet.” If you truly want your employees to enjoy the party, then you want to design your party to be fun and trendy! They recommend opting for food trucks, personal chefs, or even puppy therapy to show employee appreciation.

On-Trend Ideas for Your Next Office Party

Get Personal

When it comes down to employee appreciation events, the bottom line is genuinely showing how much you care. And, just like American Express suggests in their article on 7 Ways to Throw A Great Company Party Without Going Broke, that means getting personal. Throw your party in a personal setting like a home, or your favorite local restaurant. If that’s not an option, toss some table cloths over conference room tables and create (or have made) handwritten place cards for all of your employee to create an intimate setting. These small touches and attention to detail are an easy and budget-friendly way to show employees how special and valuable they really are!

Host Your Employee Appreciation Party at A Fun Location

Opt for Experiences

Giving an employee a new and memorable experience is one of the best ways to show you appreciate them. In an article from The Muse, they mention one of the best options for a work event is choosing an inspirational theme or location. The change of pace from the day to day grind is a great way to stimulate creativity, boost morale and buld team relationships. Think: a private curated tour at a museum or a day hike to a high lookout point with breathtaking views.

Give Your Attendee A Memento

In 15 Ways To Ensure Your Company Holiday Party Doesn’t Suck one of the top tips they offer is to give your employees something to take home. Whether your party is during the peak of the holiday season, or a random Saturday afternoon, a small party favor is always a thoughtful gesture that lets attendees know their presence at the event is appreciated.

Giving party favors is a great way to memorialize the event and buying them doesn’t need to be expensive. Instead of picking out several filler items, select one small gift that is tasteful, useful and long lasting, such as a decorative candle with seasonal scents that they’ll use year after year.

Keep it Classy

From employee appreciation gifts to the party location, Plan Your Meetings says there is no other way to put this, don’t be cheap. While you don’t need to rent out the Oriental Ballroom at the Mandarin Hotel, it does need to feel like somewhere you’re employees would actually want to spend time, especially if the party is after work hours. It also means if you’re serving food, the company should pay for it. Ditto for drinks. And, if you’re giving gifts for staff, skip the tired tchtockes in favor of something bespoke and useful; an item they may not splurge on for themselves.

Tip: If you don’t have the budget to give every employee a gift, choose a few well curated gifts and have a random drawing or award them as prizes (see below).

 

 

Have Unique Employee Gifts and Door Prizes

One of the best perks of an employee party is the prizes. However, as mentioned in How To Throw a Holiday Party Employees Will Be Excited To Attend, $5 gift cards and company mugs just won't do. Step up your door prizes a notch and really show appreciation by giving beautifully wrapped unique gifts your employees will love to keep and use at home or the office. Be mindful of the packaging, presentation, and how the employee will transport the gift from the party. If most of your employees ride a bike or take the subway, keep things lightweight and easy to carry in a bag. If giving a larger item, consider having the gift delivered to their home.

Have Great Food

Just as with every other party, the food is kind of a big deal. As mentioned by Quill.com, matching the menu to the theme is of utmost importance. However, it is just as important to have food that is of quality as well! Skip the cheese tubes in favor of organic, local, and unique. If the party is held during mealtimes, ensure there is enough food to make a meal. And, don’t forget about any dietary restrictions, such as vegan and gluten-free, to make everyone feel welcome.

8 tips to throw creative office parties

Throw Your Party In the Office

If you are on a tight budget, we couldn’t agree more with this tip from Business Insider on How to Throw An Office Party on A Budget which suggests throwing an employee appreciation party in your office. Not only does this save on the cost of renting a venue, but it makes travel for everyone rather easy as well. Make the office feel more festive with decorative table cloths, plants (that can be re-used or given as gifts), and a way to place music. If it's possible, adjust the lights and move tables to the side of the room to create a more relaxed atmosphere.

Make the office party festive with decorations that double as giveaway gifts

No matter what type of theme you choose for your office party, the cardinal rule is “Don’t be boring.” Your employees shouldn’t cringe at the thought of attending, and neither should you! If you want to up your office party game, consider hosting your event at unique intervals throughout the year, not just on traditional holidays or employee appreciation day.

 

Read more


How To Create the Best New Employee Welcome Kit

For many new hires, the first week on the job can feel like drinking from the firehose. Learning all about company policies, meeting new people, and not to mention finding your way back to your desk. It can be a little overwhelming and exhausting.

Recent studies show that the first few days of onboarding are critical for new hires. Do it well, and they’ll be successful. Miss something, and they’ll likely miss the bar as an employee. If you have a new employee starting, one of the most thoughtful ways to introduce them to your company culture is to give them a new employee welcome kit. Not only will this make the new hire feel immediately valued, but it’s a great way to break the ice and relieve any first day jitters.

How to create the best new employee welcome kit

And, let’s not forget, helping new employees feel welcome and appreciated is relatively easy but it has a huge impact on your business and its reputation. Want to start creating a better experience for new employees? Here are some ideas of things to include in your welcome kit!

New Employee Welcome Letter

The first thing that you should include in your new employee welcome kit is a welcome letter. This letter will set the tone of your company and will make sure any items you are including in your kit are well-received. For tips on how to write that letter, check out our guide on how to write an employee welcome letter.

Useful Items

Fill your new employee welcome kit with gifts that will ease their transition during the first few days in the office. Items that they’ll need at the office, like a journal for all of their newbie questions, or a coffee mug to encourage them to get up from their desk and meet people, are practical and thoughtful.

 

 

If your business has items for sale, you could use your kit as an opportunity to give gift cards for new employees to pick something out from the company store.

If there’s a cool restaurant, cafe, or coffee shop next to your office, a gift card to one of them would be a nice gesture as well. And, don’t forget, the new employee welcome kit is a great place to include any books or content on your company’s culture.

Company culture book for employee welcome kit

Items with Personality

In addition to practical gifts that can be immediately used, you should also include gifts that are designed to last. While pens and binders are fine, you might offer other items that convey your company’s personality, like a plant, a tech cord organizer or fun figurine for their desk. These are items that the employee can have for a long time and should help them feel right at home.

See Related: 7 Curated Gifts for Employees That Are Unique and Useful

employee welcome kit

Putting it all together...

When creating your new employee welcome kit it is important to make sure it looks nice. The packaging and presentation says a lot about your brand, so don’t neglect it! Sometimes the only difference between “stuff” and a “gift” is the way you put it together. So, take your time, consider enlisting the help of professionals, and don’t forget to consult your marketing team to make sure it’s “on brand”! And, more than anything, make sure the gift you give feels personal, which means you should give it to the new employee yourself!

Read more

For many new hires, the first week on the job can feel like drinking from the firehose. Learning all about company policies, meeting new people, and not to mention finding your way back to your desk. It can be a little overwhelming and exhausting.

Recent studies show that the first few days of onboarding are critical for new hires. Do it well, and they’ll be successful. Miss something, and they’ll likely miss the bar as an employee. If you have a new employee starting, one of the most thoughtful ways to introduce them to your company culture is to give them a new employee welcome kit. Not only will this make the new hire feel immediately valued, but it’s a great way to break the ice and relieve any first day jitters.

How to create the best new employee welcome kit

And, let’s not forget, helping new employees feel welcome and appreciated is relatively easy but it has a huge impact on your business and its reputation. Want to start creating a better experience for new employees? Here are some ideas of things to include in your welcome kit!

New Employee Welcome Letter

The first thing that you should include in your new employee welcome kit is a welcome letter. This letter will set the tone of your company and will make sure any items you are including in your kit are well-received. For tips on how to write that letter, check out our guide on how to write an employee welcome letter.

Useful Items

Fill your new employee welcome kit with gifts that will ease their transition during the first few days in the office. Items that they’ll need at the office, like a journal for all of their newbie questions, or a coffee mug to encourage them to get up from their desk and meet people, are practical and thoughtful.

 

 

If your business has items for sale, you could use your kit as an opportunity to give gift cards for new employees to pick something out from the company store.

If there’s a cool restaurant, cafe, or coffee shop next to your office, a gift card to one of them would be a nice gesture as well. And, don’t forget, the new employee welcome kit is a great place to include any books or content on your company’s culture.

Company culture book for employee welcome kit

Items with Personality

In addition to practical gifts that can be immediately used, you should also include gifts that are designed to last. While pens and binders are fine, you might offer other items that convey your company’s personality, like a plant, a tech cord organizer or fun figurine for their desk. These are items that the employee can have for a long time and should help them feel right at home.

See Related: 7 Curated Gifts for Employees That Are Unique and Useful

employee welcome kit

Putting it all together...

When creating your new employee welcome kit it is important to make sure it looks nice. The packaging and presentation says a lot about your brand, so don’t neglect it! Sometimes the only difference between “stuff” and a “gift” is the way you put it together. So, take your time, consider enlisting the help of professionals, and don’t forget to consult your marketing team to make sure it’s “on brand”! And, more than anything, make sure the gift you give feels personal, which means you should give it to the new employee yourself!

Read more


How To Write A Welcome Letter To New Employee

In today’s competitive work environment, one of the main things on an employee’s radar when looking for a new job is company culture. And, who’s to blame them? The majority of an employee’s time during the week is spent at their job, which means that craving a culture that is welcoming and engaging makes a lot of sense.

So, if you are looking for a way to set a positive tone when you welcome new employees, one of the easiest things you can do is add a well-crafted welcome message for new employees from the hiring manager to your onboarding checklist.

Here’s how to get started:

welcome message to new employees

What To Include In Your Welcome Letter To New Employee

When it comes to employee onboarding there is nothing more important than letting them first thing know how excited you are to have them on your team. This reassure new hires that they’ve made the right decision and puts them at ease on their first few days.

In addition to a warm and inspiring greeting, the welcome message for new employees is the perfect place to highlight your company’s unique office culture, as well as being clear about company expectations. Let them know what qualities you value as a company and how they can be best demonstrated. And, always make sure that you present them with an open invitation for conversations and questions, one of the most important aspects of building a strong working relationship and making the employee feel valued.

When To Send Your Welcome Letter To New Employee

There are two options for sending your employee welcome letter. If your new employee is relocating to work with you, then sending it along with important paperwork after they are hired is perfect timing. However, if your new hire is starting with you in just a few days you should include the letter with a thoughtful New Employee Welcome Kit.

How to write a welcome letter to new employees

Sample Welcome Letter To New Employee

Dear First Name,

Welcome to (company name)! I am so excited to have you on board and look forward to helping you achieve your goals and aspirations. First and foremost I want to let you know that you and your talents [be specific] are very important to us and appear to be aligned with ( insert a few company cultural priorities, data-driven, fun, and fearless) that we hold high in our values.

We find that success at (company name) goes hand-in-hand with being (insert other company values, like being a team player and doing what you say). I am here to support you every step of the way and hope that you feel comfortable coming to me at any time with your questions, comments, or concerns. Just find a time on my schedule.

Once again, I’m thrilled you chose (company name) as your work home. I hope you’ll enjoy this gift from the team as our way of saying “Hello, Thank You and Welcome!”

Sincerely,

Hiring Manager

Remember, sending a welcome letter sets the tone for the culture that a new employee will experience at your company. So, take the time to create a letter that feels personal and conveys a bit of your brand personality and perspective. 

See related:  5 Employee Appreciation Ideas

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In today’s competitive work environment, one of the main things on an employee’s radar when looking for a new job is company culture. And, who’s to blame them? The majority of an employee’s time during the week is spent at their job, which means that craving a culture that is welcoming and engaging makes a lot of sense.

So, if you are looking for a way to set a positive tone when you welcome new employees, one of the easiest things you can do is add a well-crafted welcome message for new employees from the hiring manager to your onboarding checklist.

Here’s how to get started:

welcome message to new employees

What To Include In Your Welcome Letter To New Employee

When it comes to employee onboarding there is nothing more important than letting them first thing know how excited you are to have them on your team. This reassure new hires that they’ve made the right decision and puts them at ease on their first few days.

In addition to a warm and inspiring greeting, the welcome message for new employees is the perfect place to highlight your company’s unique office culture, as well as being clear about company expectations. Let them know what qualities you value as a company and how they can be best demonstrated. And, always make sure that you present them with an open invitation for conversations and questions, one of the most important aspects of building a strong working relationship and making the employee feel valued.

When To Send Your Welcome Letter To New Employee

There are two options for sending your employee welcome letter. If your new employee is relocating to work with you, then sending it along with important paperwork after they are hired is perfect timing. However, if your new hire is starting with you in just a few days you should include the letter with a thoughtful New Employee Welcome Kit.

How to write a welcome letter to new employees

Sample Welcome Letter To New Employee

Dear First Name,

Welcome to (company name)! I am so excited to have you on board and look forward to helping you achieve your goals and aspirations. First and foremost I want to let you know that you and your talents [be specific] are very important to us and appear to be aligned with ( insert a few company cultural priorities, data-driven, fun, and fearless) that we hold high in our values.

We find that success at (company name) goes hand-in-hand with being (insert other company values, like being a team player and doing what you say). I am here to support you every step of the way and hope that you feel comfortable coming to me at any time with your questions, comments, or concerns. Just find a time on my schedule.

Once again, I’m thrilled you chose (company name) as your work home. I hope you’ll enjoy this gift from the team as our way of saying “Hello, Thank You and Welcome!”

Sincerely,

Hiring Manager

Remember, sending a welcome letter sets the tone for the culture that a new employee will experience at your company. So, take the time to create a letter that feels personal and conveys a bit of your brand personality and perspective. 

See related:  5 Employee Appreciation Ideas

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5 Spring Employee Appreciation Ideas

Did you know that a recent survey suggests that 40% of all employees would work harder if they were simply recognized for their efforts? We all know that being valued and valuing employees is important for building a positive company culture, yet, in a study from Harvard Business Review, it’s revealed that less than 20% of employees feel valued.  

When employees feel recognized and appreciated, not only are they more engaged in their work, but they are also more productive, are happier, and are much more likely to stick around. So, if your company is wanting to improve its business performance and profitability, employee appreciation is a smart place to start.

Happiness Inspires Productivity

Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to making employees feel valued. Businesses need to consider the various types of personalities, experience levels, and cultural backgrounds in order to create an employee appreciation program that feels genuine and is well-received.

Sometimes it’s actually the small, simple gestures that are personalized to employees that have the biggest impact.

Here are five simple ideas for stepping up your employee appreciation game this spring.

employee thank you note

Employee Thank You Notes

We live in a digital age, which means anything written on paper can feel very meaningful. When your employee does a great job, consider sending a handwritten thank you note to express your gratitude. This small, cost-effective gesture can go a long way!.

Forty-percent of all employees would work harder if they were simply recognized for their efforts #employeeappreciation 

 

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A Work From Home Day

Thanks to technology, many jobs can actually be done quite easily (and well) from home. Allowing an outstanding employee to work from home occasionally is a great way to show your appreciation while giving them something they’ll really enjoy. 

coffee lovers gift box

Personalized Gifts

Let’s get one thing straight, gifts that are covered in your company logo rarely (if ever) feel personalized. A personalized gift should be something your employee will actually love, which means it needs to be tailored to their interests, personality, and style. If you don’t know what your employee would like, it’s a great reason to start up a conversation and learn!

Free Time

A lot of the time, your highest performing employees have a hard time making time for them. In order to take care of them, giving them free time, or even a day off, is more than just a nice gesture - it can mean everything to that hard working employee. You can also gift them with more free time by offering a gift card that covers a task at home, like cleaning their house or mowing their lawn. 

food truck party

An Office Party

In order to make an office party that your employees really enjoy, be sure to do something different than the typical “there’s donuts in the breakroom” email. Consider hiring a coffee truck for the morning or hiring a local artisan to come teach a class about how to make something. It’s a great way to say “thank you” and get the whole team motivated. 

Bonus Tip: Have your sales team ask your clients or vendors to sponsor the events, particularly for large projects that benefit them. It’s a great way to keep them top of mind with your team and help offset cost. 

Remember that treating your employees doesn’t have to be elaborate.  The best way to show your employees that you appreciate them is simply by expressing gratitude and getting to know them. The more frequent and natural these small gestures can be, the more valued all of your employees will feel.

 employee appreciation days

Spring 2018 Employee Appreciation Days:

National High Five Day – April 19

Administrative Professionals Day – April 25

Executive Coaching Day – May 1

Teacher Appreciation Day – May 8

School Nurse Day – May 9

National Nurses Day – May 9

International Virtual Assistants Day – May 18

National Healthcare Recruiters Day – June 5

Nurse Assistants Day – June 10

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Did you know that a recent survey suggests that 40% of all employees would work harder if they were simply recognized for their efforts? We all know that being valued and valuing employees is important for building a positive company culture, yet, in a study from Harvard Business Review, it’s revealed that less than 20% of employees feel valued.  

When employees feel recognized and appreciated, not only are they more engaged in their work, but they are also more productive, are happier, and are much more likely to stick around. So, if your company is wanting to improve its business performance and profitability, employee appreciation is a smart place to start.

Happiness Inspires Productivity

Of course, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to making employees feel valued. Businesses need to consider the various types of personalities, experience levels, and cultural backgrounds in order to create an employee appreciation program that feels genuine and is well-received.

Sometimes it’s actually the small, simple gestures that are personalized to employees that have the biggest impact.

Here are five simple ideas for stepping up your employee appreciation game this spring.

employee thank you note

Employee Thank You Notes

We live in a digital age, which means anything written on paper can feel very meaningful. When your employee does a great job, consider sending a handwritten thank you note to express your gratitude. This small, cost-effective gesture can go a long way!.

Forty-percent of all employees would work harder if they were simply recognized for their efforts #employeeappreciation 

 

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A Work From Home Day

Thanks to technology, many jobs can actually be done quite easily (and well) from home. Allowing an outstanding employee to work from home occasionally is a great way to show your appreciation while giving them something they’ll really enjoy. 

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Personalized Gifts

Let’s get one thing straight, gifts that are covered in your company logo rarely (if ever) feel personalized. A personalized gift should be something your employee will actually love, which means it needs to be tailored to their interests, personality, and style. If you don’t know what your employee would like, it’s a great reason to start up a conversation and learn!

Free Time

A lot of the time, your highest performing employees have a hard time making time for them. In order to take care of them, giving them free time, or even a day off, is more than just a nice gesture - it can mean everything to that hard working employee. You can also gift them with more free time by offering a gift card that covers a task at home, like cleaning their house or mowing their lawn. 

food truck party

An Office Party

In order to make an office party that your employees really enjoy, be sure to do something different than the typical “there’s donuts in the breakroom” email. Consider hiring a coffee truck for the morning or hiring a local artisan to come teach a class about how to make something. It’s a great way to say “thank you” and get the whole team motivated. 

Bonus Tip: Have your sales team ask your clients or vendors to sponsor the events, particularly for large projects that benefit them. It’s a great way to keep them top of mind with your team and help offset cost. 

Remember that treating your employees doesn’t have to be elaborate.  The best way to show your employees that you appreciate them is simply by expressing gratitude and getting to know them. The more frequent and natural these small gestures can be, the more valued all of your employees will feel.

 employee appreciation days

Spring 2018 Employee Appreciation Days:

National High Five Day – April 19

Administrative Professionals Day – April 25

Executive Coaching Day – May 1

Teacher Appreciation Day – May 8

School Nurse Day – May 9

National Nurses Day – May 9

International Virtual Assistants Day – May 18

National Healthcare Recruiters Day – June 5

Nurse Assistants Day – June 10

Read more