40 Thoughtful Welcome Messages For New Employees

December 6, 2023
9 mins
Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. ~Cynthia Ozick

First impressions matter. But we usually relate first impressions with dates or interviews. What we hardly talk about is an employer’s first impression. Making your new hires feel welcome and valued is the cornerstone of a thriving team. 

So, how does an employer ensure that their first impression hits the bullseye? 

The answer lies in crafting an exceptional new employee onboarding experience! A warm and genuine welcome sets the tone for their journey and has a deep impact on employee engagement, productivity, and retention.

According to a study by Brandon Hall Group, a strong onboarding process can boost employee retention by 82%. 

That's right, a well-structured and thoughtful onboarding program can make a difference. They help in making new members feel welcome as well as in keeping your top talent engaged and committed to the company's success.

Yet, the reality is that only 12% of employees agree that their organizations have a good onboarding process. This gap between expectation and reality highlights the need for companies to revamp their onboarding strategies.

In response to this need for a transformative onboarding experience, we present to you 40 thoughtful Welcome Messages. 

Benefits Of A Warm Welcome

  • A warm welcome can help new employees feel like they are part of the team from the start.

  • It can also help to reduce anxiety and stress, which can lead to increased productivity.

  • A warm welcome can also help to build relationships with colleagues, which can lead to increased engagement.

  • Additionally, a warm welcome can help to create a positive company culture, which can lead to increased retention.

Tips For Writing A Warm Welcome Message

1. Be personal

Take the time to personalize your message to the new employee. Include their name, job title, and any other relevant information.

2. Be positive

Use positive language and express your excitement about having the new employee join the team.

3. Be specific

Highlight the specific things that you appreciate about the new employee.

4. Be welcoming

Use warm and inviting language.

5. Offer help

Let the new employees know that you are there to help them if they need anything.

In addition to writing a warm welcome message, there are some other things you can do to make your new employees feel welcome. Here are a few suggestions:

6. Buddy them up

Assign a mentor or buddy to the new employee who can help them get acclimated to the company culture and answer their questions.

7. Introduce them to the team

Take the time to introduce the new employee to their colleagues.

8. Give them a tour of the office

Show the new employee around the office so they can get familiar with their surroundings.

Set them up with the tools and resources they need

Make sure the new employee has access to the tools and resources they need to do their job.

9. Check in on them regularly

Make sure to check in on the new employees regularly to see how they are doing and if they have any questions.

By following these tips, you can help your new employees feel welcome and appreciated from the start. This will help to set them up for success in their new role and make them more likely to stay with the company.

40 Unforgettable Welcome Messages to Set the Stage

1. Welcome to the Squad! No, we aren’t a family. We are more like a sports team! And your mates got your back. We're all about breaking the mold and finding innovative solutions that make a difference.

2. Hey there! Glad that you're now part of our crew, steering the ship toward success. Smooth seas or stormy weather, we're elated to have you on deck!

3. Here's to a new chapter! Welcome to a team that celebrates victories, learns from setbacks, and supports each other through it all. Your story with us starts now!

4. Dreams don’t work unless you do. Now that I’ve shared my wisdom, here's to a new chapter.  Get ready for a blockbuster experience where your talent and contributions take center stage. Welcome!

5. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! It's not just a saying; it's our mantra. Your fresh perspective is a breath of fresh air. Welcome Abroad!

6. A new job can feel like a lot, but don't stress—we've got your back. We're here to help and support you every step of the way. Congratulations!

7. Thank you so much for accepting the job offer and joining Team ABC. FYI We like keeping our job chill. And we look forward to getting to know you. Here's to new horizons!

8. Congratulations! Out of several applicants for this role, we’re glad we chose you. Employee appreciation, work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, and more importantly employee satisfaction make our company culture. You’ll fit right in! Feel free to reach out to the team if you need anything. Happy to make you feel comfortable!

9. Dear (name), congratulations on your new role! We have complete faith in you that you’ll take our team to new heights. 

10. Congratulations and a warm welcome to [company], [name]! We believe our teamwork in the upcoming weeks and months will be fantastic! And we want you to know that you can always reach out for help. Just as you'll be supporting your colleagues, we're here to support you too.

11. Welcome to The [Company Name] Edition of The Office! In this version of The Office, we celebrate our own Dundies. Get ready for a mix of professionalism and hilarious escapades. Congratulations on your starring role in the everyday sitcom of The [Company Name] Office!

12. Welcome! Your unique outlook caught our attention, and we believe it will contribute to elevating our performance. We know you’ll do great! And rest assured, we're here to support you through every part of this journey.

13. Welcome to the team, [name]! We're excited to have you join our diverse and talented group of individuals who are committed to making a difference. Your unique skills and perspectives will undoubtedly enrich our team's dynamic, and we're eager to collaborate with you on groundbreaking projects. Welcome to the [company name] adventure!

14. Congratulations on joining our team, [name]! We're delighted to have you on board and are excited to witness the remarkable contributions you'll make to our company's success.

15. Congratulations, (name)! We're pumped to have you on board. We're a bunch of passionate peeps who love what we do, and we know you'll bring your own unique flavor to the mix. So, ditch the formalities, be yourself, and let's get this party started!

16. Congratulations on becoming part of our team, [name]! We're incredibly excited to have you join our ranks. Your passion and dedication are evident, and we're eager to witness the great things you'll accomplish here. Welcome to [company name]!

17. Welcome to the team, [name]! We're so excited to have you join us, we're already planning your retirement party. (Just kidding... or are we?)

18. Welcome to the team, [name]! We're so glad to have you join our motley crew. We're a bit quirky bunch, but we're always up for a good time. Just don't be surprised if we break out into spontaneous mob dance or have impromptu Nerf wars in the office.

19. We're thrilled to have you on board, [name]! We're like a well-oiled machine here at [company name], except sometimes we forget to add the oil. But don't worry, we'll have you up to speed in no time. Jokes apart, just be sure to hold on tight!

20. You are a great addition to our team, (name). We are all very happy and excited to have you with us. Congratulations!

21. A warm welcome to you, [name]. We believe in your potential and are excited to have you on our team. Your unique perspective and background will undoubtedly contribute to our success.

22. Welcome to our dynamic and collaborative team! We chose you because we know you'll fit right in. Your fresh perspective will be a valuable asset to our company.

23. Warm greetings, [name]! We're excited to have you join our team. Your unique background and skills will bring new energy and perspectives to our group. Please feel free to ask for help anytime.

24. Welcome, [name]! We're delighted to have you join our team. Your skills, ideas, and positive attitude make you a valuable asset to our company. We're excited to see what you'll accomplish!

25. We're thrilled to have you on board, [name]. Your willingness to join us and your unique talents are greatly appreciated. We're here to support you whenever you need it. Don't hesitate to reach out!

26. We're delighted to have someone as unique as you on our team. Your fresh perspective and talents will undoubtedly make a positive impact. We're excited to see what you'll do!

27. Congratulations on your first day, [name]! We value the fresh perspectives that new hires bring to our company. We encourage you to speak up, share your thoughts, and help us grow!

28. Welcome to our team! We recognize your special potential and are thrilled to have you on board. Your fresh ideas and perspectives will help us reach new heights. We're committed to supporting you every step of the way.

29. A big thank you for joining our team, [name]! Your unique perspective and background are highly valued. We encourage you to ask questions, share ideas, and continue to shine.

30. Welcome aboard, [name]! We hand-picked you to join our team because we believe in your abilities and potential. We're excited to see what you'll accomplish. Don't hesitate to ask questions and share your ideas.

31. Welcome aboard, [name]! I tend to communicate telepathically with my team, so if you think of something funny, that's probably me.

32. Thank you for joining our team! We're all working towards a shared goal, and your contributions are essential to our success. Welcome aboard!

33. Congratulations and welcome to the team! We believe that together, we can achieve far more than any individual can alone. We're excited to have you on board!

34. Welcome aboard, [Name]! You're one of the most talented and resourceful candidates we've ever hired. We're confident that you'll make a significant contribution to our company. We encourage you to utilize your talents and make the most of your time here.

35. Welcome aboard! We're thrilled to have you join our team. Your expertise will be invaluable to our company's success. We're eager to see what you can accomplish.

36. We're delighted to have an intelligent, talented, and energetic employee like you join our team. We know you'll be a valuable asset to our company. Welcome!

37. Congratulations and welcome aboard! We're delighted to have you join our team. We know you'll make a great contribution to our company. We hope you enjoy working with us!

38. So happy to have you here with us! The team is all about creating a positive work environment, and everybody is ready to welcome you with open arms. We’ve great mentorship programs, training and development programs, and great employee perks and benefits. You’ll love it here!

39. Congratulations on officially being a part of Team ABC! We couldn’t have asked for a better and more talented teammate. Glad to have you here!

40. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. – Michael Jordan

Our team lives by this quote. As our new addition, we are elated to welcome you abroad. I can assure you that you’ll find great career growth opportunities here. And also an extended family. Congratulations on your first day!

Over To You!

Turn onboarding from a routine process into a memorable and impactful journey for your new team members. Because first impressions don’t happen twice.

Bigfish Editorial Team

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