Your Onboarding Secret Weapon:
New Hire Kits


Starting a new job can be overwhelming – new culture, new co-workers, new processes. Help welcome the newbies to your tribe with a kit full of thoughtful gifts that represent your company and culture. All of a sudden this strange new place won’t feel quite so foreign.

According to a Gallup poll, only 12% of employees thought they had a great onboarding process, which is too bad because research from Glassdoor found that effective onboarding leads to 82% higher retention and 70% more productivity. The stakes are high, so investing in your employees from day one is important.

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Your Onboarding Secret Weapon:
New Hire Kits


Starting a new job can be overwhelming – new culture, new co-workers, new processes. Help welcome your newbies to the tribe with a warm new hire kit full of thoughtful gifts that represent your company and culture. All of a sudden this strange new place won’t feel quite so foreign.

According to a Gallup poll, only 12% of employees thought they had a great onboarding process, which is too bad because research from Glassdoor found that effective onboarding leads to 82% higher retention and 70% more productivity. The stakes are high, so investing in your employees from day one is important.

WHY
The benefits of a great new hire kit

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Connect to the Culture
Use thoughtful swag to embody the core message you want to your new people to soak up. Each time they use the items, your company mission and culture will be reinforced.

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Show Appreciation
According to Forbes, 94% of employees said they’d appreciate a gift from their employers. Start off on the right foot and show your appreciation early on.

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Make Stuff They’ll Use
Your employees are your biggest brand ambassadors. If you make good stuff, they’ll want to use and wear it, and in a sense it becomes a part of their uniform. Welcome them to your tribe with items that get used.

HOW
Building a Great New Hire Kit

Essentials

Bonus Items

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Drinkware
Drinkware will get used a ton, so make it count

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Apparel
Give em something good to wear

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Journal/Pen
Take notes on all that great onboarding

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Desk
Put some flair on their desk

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Organize
Give them tools to stay organized

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Tech
Who doesn’t like gadgets?

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Bags
Contain all the items in something usable!

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Your Custom Content
Reinforce your mission and values with a letter from the CEO, a useful manual or a specific book that resonates with the team. Since we do our own kitting, these items can be added at anytime during the initial kitting or after (or even with varied items per team).

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Hand Writing Service
We all know how nice it is to receive a hand written note, but who has time to do so over and over for a new hire kit? We can help. Using our writing-bots (or real people when needed), we handwrite your note right from our own warehouses, which means it can be seamlessly integrated into your kitting process without involving an outside service or adding additional complexity. Sign on.

HOW
Building a Great New Hire Kit

Essentials

mug
Drinkware
Drinkware will get used a ton, so make it count

mug
Apparel
Give em something good to wear

mug
Journal/Pen
Take notes on all that great onboarding

Bonus Items

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Desk
Put some flair on their desk

mug
Organize
Give them tools to stay organized

mug
Tech
Who doesn’t like gadgets?

arrow

mug
Bags
Contain all the items in something usable!

arrow

Your Custom Content
Reinforce your mission and values with a letter from the CEO, a useful manual or a specific book that resonates with the team. Since we do our own kitting, these items can be added at anytime during the initial kitting or after (or even with varied items per team).

Hand Writing Service
We all know how nice it is to receive a hand written note, but who has time to do so over and over for a new hire kit? We can help. We handwrite your note right from our own warehouses, which means it can be seamlessly integrated into your kitting process without involving an outside service or adding additional complexity. Sign on.

Examples

Thermal water bottle, soft bound journal and embroidered hat for Oscar Health

Thermal water bottle, mug, custom die cut stickers, journal and branded pen for HYPR

Messenger Bag, travel mug and notebook for Blue Horseshoe

Made for Kraft Heinz interns, this kit needed some flare, so we created a ketchup bottle custom pocket tee and an insulated mug to keep things toasty.


Drinkware
A staple for any desk. Whether it’s for the morning joe or rehydrating throughout the day, reusable drinkware is a sustainable and useful choice for any on-boarding kit. Choose from a vast selection of custom cups, tumblers, and bottles.

MiiR Pourigami & Camp Cup Gift Set

Why we love it:
Featuring our favorite premium insulated mug, this thoughtful set allows for great pour over coffee, at the desk or on the road.


Notebooks and Pens
Onboarding can be a long process – make their life easier with the ability to take notes. Pair a custom notebook with a high-quality pen, and you’ll find your employees clinging to these in meetings for years to come.

Moleskine Dropbox Smart Notebook

Why we love it:
The perfect blend between classic and modern tech, this notebook allows for direct uploads to Dropbox.

Moleskine Dropbox Smart Notebook

Why we love it:
The perfect blend between classic and modern tech, this notebook allows for direct uploads to Dropbox.


Backpacks
For employers with people on the go, nothing is better than a backpack. Keep company laptops and personal belongings safe during commutes with your custom laptop backpack.

Parkside Laptop Backpack 2.0

Why we love it:

As the winner of our SwagLab commuter backpack test, this stylish and functional backpack is perfect for all employees.

Attracting New Talent with Backpack Kits

Check out how Becton Dickinson’s HR team used a thoughtful backpack kit to help with recruiting and hiring.

See the BD case story →


Totes
Speaking of sustainable, nothing keeps plastic and paper bags out of the landfill than a reusable tote bag. Perfect for grocery shopping, light commuting, or trips to the farmer’s market, a custom tote bag is a great addition to your kit.

Custom Tote
Instead of slapping your logo on another product, you can build your tote from scratch and be completely custom.

Custom Tote
Instead of slapping your logo on another product, you can build your tote from scratch and be completely custom.


Apparel
When done right, the t-shirts, hoodies, and jackets you give your employees can become their uniform. Welcome new hires with apparel items that reflect your culture and values, they’ll feel part of the team.


Desktop Items
On the first day, that desk can look a little bare. Some fun and helpful items that sit on the desk are an effective way to make the tabletop look like home.

The Original FLIGHT FLAP
It folds to multiple configurations for phone viewing making it great for desks (or even flights)

The Original FLIGHT FLAP
It folds to multiple configurations for phone viewing making it great for desks (or even flights)


Organization
Now, it’s time to keep that desk clean. An organizational pouch or bag is helpful for the pens and other office supplies that can cause clutter. As with all products, we recommend items that can be fully customized.

Busy Bee Ripstop

Why we love it:

With full edge to edge sublimation, the sky is the limit in terms of creativity.

Busy Bee Ripstop

Why we love it:

With full edge to edge sublimation, the sky is the limit in terms of creativity.


Tech Items
Finally, top off your onboarding kit with a useful piece of text with subtle branding. Remember, the idea is to provide useful items that your employees will love.

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