Writing a Welcome Letter

By Laura Duggan     Add your comments

Be sure to take time to welcome a new employee and start them out on the right foot.

Once a candidate signs the offer letter, then a Welcome Letter should be sent. This letter conveys the company policies and company culture. It offers a way to help the new employee find his way around the company.

Included with the welcome letter would be:

  • Any information about signing up for benefits
  • Comments on the work ethics, such as telecommuting, casual dress, etc
  • Company traditions that may not be spelled out officially, such as casual Fridays, brown-bag lunch presentations, or others.
  • Any transportation policies and benefits, such as public transportation discounts
  • Where to find the employee handbook
  • Names and contact information of people that can help a new employee, including HR, and others.

Sample Welcome Letter

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