8 reasons your company needs an employee onboarding pack

The art of the first impression

The first few weeks of your new starts time at your company are crucial, having an effective employee retention strategy is key. Each employee is different, but it’s safe to assume that they all want to feel appreciated and welcome in their new role. In this post I’ll be looking at the top reasons a bespoke onboarding pack could help you, and your staff retention.

1. People love to share

In a world where we love to publish our lives on social media, new starts and graduates love to share the things that make them feel special. A quick post from a serial Instagrammer, a prolific Tweeter or a LinkedIn lover in your team can give your brand a huge number of impressions, and a positive PR story.

2. Appreciation goes a long way

By showing your appreciation you’re already onto a winner. Something as simple as branded socks, branded t-shirts, branded thermal bottles or personalised headphones makes your new team member feel special and encourages their loyalty.

3. Stand out from the competition

I speak to many HR, talent acquisition and graduate recruitment teams globally and good onboarding experiences aren’t always a given. There’s often a huge focus on advertising for new talent but companies miss a trick when they don’t put the same focus into the onboarding process. Each graduate and new start that you onboard has a network and a reach, let them spread the word of how great you are to work for.

4. There’s no such thing as a ‘free gift’

As Henry Ford once said, “Look after your people and they’ll look after your business”. It’s not about the monetary value of your bespoke onboarding pack, it’s about the thought and creativity that goes into it. Show your new starts that you care, and they’ll by default care more about their work. Appreciation doesn’t have to cost the earth, we’ve branded onboarding packs from as little as £5 per employee.

5. Pride in your brand

Immerse your new employees in your brand from their first day and reap the benefits. An immersive brand experience is all about interaction and if they’re using your employee onboarding merchandise every day, your new starts are guaranteed to build a fast connection. Make them feel an emotional connection, and the rest is easy.

6. Invest in your eco-conscious credentials

Create a sustainable eco-friendly employee onboarding pack, something with no single-use plastics and sustainable materials can quickly boost your eco credentials. Imagine a branded notebook made from disgarded apple peel, or a pencil made from recycled denim, we can even brand chargers made from bamboo and drinkware made from corn starch. Why not create a positive story and show new employees that making the right choice is high on your agenda?

7. The aim of the game

A recent study showed that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they have experienced a great onboarding process. Do it well and improve your staff retention. It’s important not to underestimate the power of a bespoke branded onboarding pack.

8. The gift that keeps on giving

Build trust in your brand with innovative and unique branded merchandise to gift your new employees – don’t worry you don’t have to do all the thinking, Streamline have created bespoke employee onboarding packs for Facebook, for DHL and for Clifford Chance, to name just a few. If you’re keen to start your journey to successful staff onboarding click here to get in touch, or visit our corporate gift boxes page to find out more about what we can do for you.