The first day in a new workplace is always a great experience for everyone. What if the CEO handovers a beautiful welcome letter to the employee? Would it be more memorable?
Here are some tips to draft a wonderful welcome letter for new employees:
1. The letter should offer a warm welcome and a few high-level details.
2. The company’s core values should be made clear in the letter.
3. There should be a sense of enthusiasm and appreciation for the employee while going through the welcome letter
.4. Make general expectations for success.
5. Strictly do not write about the rules and regulations such as dress code, privileges, benefits.
6. Keep the letter short and simple.
With these elements written in a systematical yet friendly manner, the employees will feel a personal connection to the firm on their first day of work. Here’s an example of how a welcome letter should look like:
Dear Priya(Employee name),
Welcome to Yolo…(Company name).
We as a team is so excited to have you here as our new member. We want to tell you that there will be a lot of things to learn in this first week. Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you catch up.
We would like to share the most important of everything, the core values. At Yolo, these values guide everything we do. They are, saying yes to take up risks, knowing the customers, taking enough time to complete work. This may sound a little odd to you, but we value perfection than doing a hectic job.
We are happy to tell you that our team will help you to get familiar with the company culture. The team will shape your professional growth. If you have some thoughts on how the employees work here, there is an employee handbook to which you can refer.
Rest of your onboarding plan is in the welcome packet which we offered you. We need you to trouble your manager with questions. You have every freedom to raise your concerns, thoughts and suggestions if any. There is a help desk with which you can share your difficulties. And luckily, you are after all in a good company.
Ok, here we go……
Now you are one of us.
Yolo welcomes you
This is just an example of a welcome letter. According to the kind of work and culture, you can draft a letter. The letter should be vibrant and attractive because any welcome letter will be treasured by employees, let it remain a colourful experience for them.