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Want to get a jumpstart on creating a great employee experience? Include new employee welcome letter in your onboarding process. (And don’t fear the blank page — we’ve got a great example and welcome letter template for you below.)
Remember, your new employee’s first week is overstuffed with new hire orientation information. A personal welcome letter serving up a little P.S. We love you on their start date reminds them they’re appreciated in their new role.
(Bonus: Check out our 10 tips for welcoming a new remote employee on their start date.)
Elements of a successful letter for welcoming new employees
As a CEO or manager, your letter should offer a warm welcome to the company and offer a few high-level details:
- Express enthusiasm and appreciation for the new hire.
- Communicate the company’s core values.
- Set general expectations for success.
Note: This isn’t the place to discuss dress code, benefits, or first steps — let human resources and their hiring manager handle these.
With these elements, new employees will feel a personal connection to the company on their first day, and will start off with a great employee experience.
Keep the employee love coming. Read:
25 Heartfelt Employee Appreciation Ideas
New employee welcome letter example
What should a great welcome email or letter look like? Here’s an example:
Dear [Employee Name],
Welcome to WorkTango! I’m so excited to have you join the team.
There’s a lot to learn in these first weeks, but I wanted to take a minute to start with the heart of the matter — our company core values. At WorkTango, these values guide everything we do: Champion our passion. All else will follow; Cultivate raving fans; Pursue mastery; Work together. Tango together; Be 1000% you. They’re what makes WorkTango WorkTango. As you become part of the team, I’m excited about how they’ll shape your professional growth and experience, too.
You’ll find your employee handbook and the rest of your onboarding plan in your welcome packet. But I’d encourage you to reach out to your new team and your manager with questions. You are, after all, in good company.
Let’s hit the ground running!
Start their journey off right. Read:
How to Welcome a New Employee to the Team
New hire welcome letter template
Ready to write your own? Use our easy template:
Dear [Employee Name],
Welcome to [Company Name]! I’m so excited to have you join the team.
There’s a lot to learn in these first weeks, but I wanted to take a minute to start with the heart of the matter — our company core values. At [Company Name], these values guide everything we do: [Company Core Values]. They’re what makes us [Company Name]. As you become part of the team, I’m excited about how they’ll shape your professional growth and experience, too.
You’ll find your employee handbook and the rest of your onboarding plan in your welcome packet. Again, congratulations on the new job. Let’s hit the ground running!
CEO, [Company Name]
Next steps: Goals & Feedback and employee experience
We hope this article gave you some insight into writing a new employee welcome letter that starts teams off on the right foot. And if you like what you hear, we should talk.
At WorkTango, we’re revolutionizing how the world’s most forward-thinking companies engage and inspire their people. We offer the only Employee Experience Platform that enables meaningful recognition and rewards, offers actionable insights through employee surveys, and supports alignment through goal setting and feedback.
WorkTango is built for the workplace we all want to be a part of – where priorities become clear, achievements are celebrated, and employees have a voice. So if you’re ready to make work lives better, schedule a demo today.