Tag: Education

How to pack the perfect Onboarding Kit

First and foremost, what is “onboarding”?

The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organisation

We frequently see great examples of onboarding, desks laid out in a welcome-fashion.  On LinkedIn (home of head-hunters!) there are often updates with images, like those shown below,  typically getting a high number of likes and comments.

 

Just Eat onboarding pack

Just Eat onboarding pack

Here at BoxcoUK, where perfect presentation is really our thing, we regularly get asked for on-brand, onboarding sets, packed-perfect (and all’s well, when you have a staff onboarding budget and in-take of 80+ per year – but it doesn’t work out quite the same, when you’re averaging less than one new member a month).  None-the-less it’s important to get it right, if you want to secure a loyal employee.

Paddy & Scott's onboarding desk set up

Paddy & Scott’s onboarding desk set up

With this in mind, we’ve come up with an easy way of doing onboarding, that still looks great, alongside some content-ideas to help engage staff from the point they agree to join your team.

Obviously, you’re going to have your own ideas about what important elements are needed to make up the perfect onboarding pack, but we hope this helps.

 

In the run up – 4 Ways to engage

 

Thinking about the time between when the person agreed to come to you, and their start date (LinkedIn Talent Solutions calls this Pre-boarding).  If this is a few months, you may want to think about engaging your client in a regular way during this time.  Even an email would help.  How much you put into this is down to you – think about the potential value of that staff member to your organisation, the value of securing them for the long-term, and whether you want to save them having second thoughts during that period and staying with their current employer or, worse case, looking elsewhere.

 

1.Your company strategy, culture, overview, brochure

Have they got this information from earlier interviews, or could these be part of your engagement programme, sent to the candidate in a structured way.

 

2.Were there any perks you discussed in the initial stages that you could elaborate on

Staff lunches, cars, company traditions, differing opening hours… e.g. early close Friday.

 

3. Explain what a typical day will be like

Add some humour, nothing to put them off but here’s your chance to mention when they might be expected to help out, which day the cleaner comes and when to avoid tripping over the hoover.

 

4. Overcoming the fear of first day – How will they get to work (do you need to send information about their car)

Do you need to let them know about where they should park, where staff are expected to hang their coats, put their bag, all the hum-drum things that are going to turn that first scary moment into an easier ride and a more enjoyable experience for both the new staff member and their colleagues.

Whether you send it ahead, or you put it on their desk (or both)…  Why not “Invite them to join your family” – build a pack that appeals to their family situation, spouse, kids (whether you’ve taken an interest to find out will speak volumes) and gain a long-term commitment to your company.  Clearly, for this, you’ve got to have a family to join, so you’ll need to think about setting this up with your existing staff ahead of pushing it out through HR.

 

Gifts you could include in your Onboarding pack

 

These are ideas that we’ve seen used in great onboarding packs.  Pick the winners for your brand:
Notebook
Pen
Power pack
USB
Chocolate Bar/Choc Orange
Keyring
Slider Puzzle
Stress Product
Sweets/Mints
Mug
Something personalised with their own name (spelt correctly of course!)

“Onboarding in a Box”

 

The complete guide to Onboarding – Click below & print off

Read this article by LinkedIn Talent Solutions

Look great, for less

OUR SUGGESTION is a pack of 12 Luxury gift boxes (we have these available in a range of colours), with a magnetic closure and coloured grosgrain ribbon.  Pick a ribbon colour that works well with your brand, and possibly tissue paper, to hold the gifts, and add elegance.

CONTENTS Fill with gifts from the list above.  No limits here.

GIFT TAG OR GREETINGS CARD You can add a gift tag made from a business card or compliment slip, or a greetings card, for a personal and welcoming touch.

Tel 020 3011 0211

Email your details with a best time to call, business@boxcouk.com

Stay in touch Follow BoxcoUK company page on LinkedIn

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A peak at the PEK

The PEK is an ingenious presentation pack created from card folded around a foam centre. Very quick and easy to produce and very effective and modern in impact.  An entry level presentation pack, with custom cut foam inlay, tuck in lock, and all-round branded card wrap.

Welcome New Club members, or to make new staff welcome.

An unforgettable presentation for house builders and property developers.

Good for events, and financial companies.

 

Are you unlocking the potential with a bespoke and branded Welcome pack?

Call today to discuss your requirements 02030110211

 

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Award-Winning Drug-awareness Game for Haringey Council…

BoxcoUK worked with Exposure to manufacture award-winning “Trail Blaze” board game… Exposure is a youth media organisation

Established in 1996, Exposure is a charitable enterprise assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to thrive in all areas of media, advertising and publishing.

The game was produced for Haringey Council – who came up with the concept of designing a board game to teach young people about drugs.

The Trail Blaze Knowledge Game won the National Communicating Youth Justice Award for best promotional work…

 

Luke, Designer at Exposure Organisation says

“This project often gets picked out. I think because it’s fun and looks interesting. It was really good working on it.Exposure were approached by Haringey Youth Offending Service with a plan for a Cannabis Knowledge board game. We designed everything from the packaging to the board and counter stickers. We also ran it through testing to optimise playability and we used BoxcoUK to help when it came to sourcing and managing the production. Thanks Boxco.”

Elspeth from Production, comments on behalf of the BoxcoUK team

“We worked alongside Exposure to produce the Trail Blaze game, giving advice on board-type and inks.  Our team has a lot of experience now when it comes to producing high-end creative projects. Knowing what to use and how to use it saves time and extra cost involved in using the wrong materials.This was a knowledge game for a council teaching adolescents, we’ve done other board games designed for training staff.”

 

What game will you play? For highly effective marketing communications that win more
Don’t miss a turn! Call BoxcoUK on 020 3011 0211 and speak to Ronnie Devine

And for youth design, Visit Exposure www.exposure.org.uk