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Welcome Kits

There are at least two reasons why people know about the tradition of welcome kits:  

  • Employees are proud of their new workplaces and post pictures of their desks on Instagram. 
  • Hr departments collaborate with marketing specialists and post these pictures on company social media pages.




Salesforce is the largest SaaS company in the world. Their main product is their eponymous CRM system. Salesforce was founded in 1999 and employs 35,000 people.

Their welcome kit contains books, stickers, a gift certificate, a name tag, and, very importantly, a toy gun.

Similarweb is an analytics service created in 2007 that makes it easy to analyze traffic on any site.

More than 500 people work for this company. They offer a classic starting kit, complete with socks and chocolate:

Coinbase is a service for cryptocurrency wallets and cryptocurrency exchange. They have about 500 employees. The company was founded in 2012 and successfully completed the

Welcome kits are collections of items that new hires will need on the job: a laptop, pens, Notebooks, etc. There are often other things in the kits, too, which make employees feel welcome and may have the company name or logo on them: clothes, Stickers, or something more unusual. 

Nike is an American manufacturer of athletic clothes, shoes, and equipment. The company was founded in 1964, and it employs more than 73,000 people around the world. This is the North American marketing team’s welcome kit.

The items are exactly what you’d expect from a mark...

IBM is one of the largest hardware and software companies in the world. It was founded in 1911 (108 years ago!). They employ more than 350,000 people in 170 countries. Here’s a sample welcome kit posted by an employee on social media. You can see that IBM loves coffee and thinkin...

Sega is a company many of us remember from when we were kids. This Japanese video game company was founded in 1960 and employs more than 5,000 people.

Their welcome kit includes a couple bags, some comics, organizers/notebooks, and a bit of nostalgia — a portrait of the leg...

DigitalOcean is one of the most popular hosting providers in the world. The company was founded in 2011, and in 2017 it reached over one-million clients. They have over 500 employees.

They attach balloons to the desks of new employees, and they give them packs of t-shirts, ...

Boxed is an online store that made its appearance in 2013 by announcing that it wanted to bring an end to waiting in line at the store. The company delivers wholesale goods and products in boxes.

So of course their new employee welcome kit is packaged in their signature box...

Branch is a mobile marketing service that was founded in 2014. They employ more than 300 people.

The company doesn’t care as much about “flat lay” — the clothes are just folded and placed on the table. But new hires do get a Moleskine notebook and one of the most important ...

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the most well-known marketing and PR agencies in the world. It was founded in 1948 and currently has 10,000 employees in 83 countries.

Theirs is perhaps the most stylish kit on this list. It has lots of paper goods in it — from aesthetically pl...

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Great organisational cultures are built

Companies that build great organisational cultures know what elements make the culture unique. When employees receive regular recognition, they feel encouraged to speak up, and team members feel like they belong.

There are five elements to a great organisational culture:

  • Recognit...




Removing Stress From Work

Games release pent up stress that they have in the job or otherwise. A happy employee is a productive employee.

Games create an atmosphere of trust, leading to better talent acquisition and retention, as employees choose to stay where they feel comfortable.




Start With A Casual Conversation

You’re trying to make the relationship better, so don’t jump to conclusions, be petty or accusatory. State what you’re experiencing in a non-threatening way and follow it with a question.

Here’s an example for a micro-managing boss: “I’m really excited to be working on this project....