How to write a killer welcome message for new recruits

First impressions count! According to the HR Digest, you can ensure your company makes a good one on new recruits from Day One with a warm, cheerful, professional welcome message.

A welcome message should greet the new hire and introduce them to the team and company culture. If you’re wondering what to include in your welcome message, here are some (slightly edited) examples plucked from HR Digest’s article and other sources, for your consideration:

Hello XX! We are delighted to have you among us. On behalf of the whole team, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to you.

By way of a quick introduction, you have already met XX, your manager. He/she is responsible for XX. XX and XX. XX and XX will be helping you on the XX side of things. If you’ve got any questions, just ask. It’s a steep learning curve. We’ve all been there and we’re here to help! For more general company culture questions, please contact XX. For technical issues, please contact XX.

You’re going to be a valuable asset to our company, and we can’t wait to see all that you accomplish!

We are thrilled to have you on our team! On behalf of all team members, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to you. Your participation will help us reach our objectives and enjoy the journey en route. We look forward to getting to know you!

Welcome to the company! We are excited to have you on board and look forward to working together to achieve great things! Wishing you the very best of luck.

For more examples, please see the full article here.

Good welcome messages set new employees’ onboarding experiences up for success, so taking time to hit the perfect note, with the right level of personalisation, is well worth the time investment.

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