I ran across this new employee welcome letter example from some old files and had to share. The creator was the best manager out of dozens at a previous employer, and it was little things like this that made his people love him. I had no idea he was providing these documents to his staff for quite a while, but I ran across a copy one day and was astonished at the level of care that he put into being the best leader he could be for his team. (By the way, if you are looking for great ideas to develop or enhance your current onboarding and new hire orientation process, be sure to check out the free new hire orientation eBook!)
 

Create a New Hire Welcome Message to Inspire Enthusiasm and Drive Engagement from Ben Eubanks

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A great example of a new employee welcome letter
 
Dear [Employee Name],

Welcome aboard our team! I am pleased to have you working with us. You were selected for employment due to the attributes that you displayed that appear to match the qualities I look for in an employee.

I’m looking forward to seeing you grow and develop into an outstanding employee that exhibits a high level of care, concern, and compassion for others. I hope that you will find your work to be rewarding, challenging, and meaningful.

I will expect your best each day. Know that I am concerned about your development and that my door is always open. The keys to your success will be being dependable, reliable, showing openness, follow-through, attentiveness, supervision, documentation, and following the policies and procedures. While doing these things you will be successful and so will [Company Name]. Your professional growth is of utmost concern for me personally, because if you are growing our clients will grow as well.

Please take your time and review our yearly goals so that you can know what is expected and make a positive contribution. Again, I look forward to seeing you grow as a professional while enhancing the lives of the clients entrusted in your care.

Sincerely,

[Manager Name]  
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Instead of being yet another manager who expects HR or someone else to bring their staff on board, this is a great example of a manager taking charge through the use of a well-written “welcome to the company” letter. This is just the introduction, and his follow through was awe-inspiring in itself, but don’t forget that it’s just one piece in a strong new hire orientation plan.

In case you were curious, here is the new hire welcome letter template I send to our new hires.

 

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This article is by Ben from upstarthr.com.
Ben Eubanks has been blogging for over five years, and enjoys writing on HR, leadership, culture, and humorous topics (this job is tough enough without the laughs, right?). He started writing because he wanted to help make the HR profession better, one HR pro at a time. upstartHR

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