How to Put Together a Great Onboarding Kit



Employee engagement starts the second a new employee walks in the door, so it’s important for companies to make a good impression on their first day! The onboarding process shouldn’t just be about filling out paperwork. Instead, more and more companies are giving new hires all the tools they need to succeed as soon as they get there with an onboarding kit. The best onboarding kits add value by including a variety of informative items, practical items, and some fun pieces. Here are some of our top picks for what to include in a new hire onboarding kit.




Folders can help your new hires’ keep all of their paperwork organized. You can even include some personal touches like a welcome letter, office map, company history, and a checklist of things to get done in the first month.







Whether you’re a coffee person or a tea person, mugs are a classic promotional product for the office and are a great way for you to let your new hires know they’re a part of the team.


We have travel mugs for your employees that are on the road.









Notebooks are an important staple in a new employee welcome kit. There is a lot of information being thrown at new hires between training, team meetings, and education sessions. Giving them somewhere to keep all their notes will make it easy to refer back to everything they learned as they navigate their new role!








Lanyards are a great way for every employee to keep track of their office keys or even attach their employee ID card to the clip so they never lose it!


The great thing about creating a custom onboarding kit is it can be personalized for each company or even for the specific role of your employee. If your company uses flash drives to take presentations or documents around to client meetings, this would be a helpful item to include. If the employee is going to be traveling all over the country, it might be a good idea to give them a laptop bag that they can bring on flights.


Apparel might not be a necessity when starting a new job, but it is definitely a perk that new hires want! Depending on your dress code, you could include a hoodie, polo, or a classic t-shirt to add some excitement to any onboarding kit.



Insulated water bottles make staying healthy and hydrated easy! Plus, they can take it out to the gym or on a walk and show off your company logo and let everyone know how easy their transition to their new role has been thanks to the onboarding kit.


In the modern office, headphones have become a necessity so everyone can listen to their own music or podcasts. Including a good set of headphones in your onboarding kit is a great way to give new hires a peaceful work environment that everyone can enjoy.


Want to put together a professional onboarding kit? We can quickly and easily help you create and even add your logo to virtual items for you to see.. If you’re looking for more ways to show employee appreciation, contact us to today or look for ideas on our website.


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