Crafting a Welcome Letter to New Employees

new employee welcome letter companyI ran across this new employee welcome letter example from some old files and had to share. The creator (Antoine) 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!)

A great example of a new employee welcome letter

Dear Keshia,

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 match the qualities I look for in a great 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.

Know that 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 your team and the company.

Your professional growth is of utmost concern for me personally, because if you are growing the clients we serve 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.

I’m here for you, always. 



What makes it great

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.

7 thoughts on “Crafting a Welcome Letter to New Employees

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  3. Doug C

    This is great but it does not provide the new hire with any important first day information such as arrival time, orientation information, how to access the network etc…should the logistics information be worked into this letter or should that be a separate communication and if so, what would a good logistics communication look like or consist of?

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