Helping Remote Employees Feel At Home

If you're an employer hiring remote employees, you'll find there is a unique set of needs that can often be overlooked. 

In 2022 it’s fair to say that the topic of having remote employees, or hybrid workers who work between home and the office is not only a popular option but, at the moment, oftentimes essential for helping us stay safe. There is a whole range of pros and cons for employee and company alike when it comes to having remote work. If you’d like to find out more about working remotely, this interview can be of great benefit to you.If you’re an employer hiring remote employees, you’ll find there is a unique set of needs that can often be overlooked. Learning how to welcome new hires and make their transition into the workplace as seamless as possible can be tricky for employers who don’t know what questions to ask or where to start. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for onboarding remote employees, we’ve compiled some useful tips that should help get your process


While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for onboarding remote employees, we’ve compiled some useful tips that should help get your process

A personalized video will make all the difference


This doesn’t have to be anything fancy! Use your phone or laptop to film a quick video introducing yourself and wishing them a fantastic first day! You can even add a QR code to any package or letter to directly send them to the video. 


A custom Swag Package will have every employee wishing to work remotely


These swag packages are a great idea to welcome onboarding members and get them to feel a part of the team. DGW Branded offers packaging services to create a fully custom kit experience. This can include items like a t-shirt, water bottle, stickers, and even a note welcoming them to the team. Send this to remote employees and every member of staff will be working from home for their chance to get this awesome swag kit!


Need inspiration? We have gift examples available, or if you’re feeling creative you can completely customize the swag kits



Lunch is on us!


Just because you can’t physically take a new employee out for lunch (or just a coffee) on their first day, you can still show how appreciative you are for joining the company. Welcome them with a food delivery to employees or even send them a quick gift card through a swag package or email service. What a wonderful surprise it would be!

Don’t keep them in the dark!


One of the struggles of working remotely is feeling like less of the team compared to everyone in the office. Avoid this being the case by making sure they’re in all the group chats and the new employee has plenty of ways to communicate with their new colleagues. Share some of the silly memes, inside jokes and emojis that will get them LOL’ing on their first day.


It’s time to buddy-up


Consider setting up mentors for new hires to make them feel as comfortable as possible to grow and adapt into the company. This person can help serve as a guide for questions, advice, or anything needed. 


The first day of work is always a little nerve-wracking for new hires, and the best way to make it less so is with some thoughtful gestures that show them you care.


We’ve compiled a list of fun ideas that will help your team welcome onboarding members in style! All these items are available through our store or we can custom create any other idea you have for hiring remote employees.


To get started on creating your own swag package, check out our customizable item page by clicking HERE. If none of these suggestions fit what you’re looking for, just let us know – we would be happy to brainstorm something together!

About DGW Branded

DGW Branded takes pride in going the extra mile for the planet, as well as our work in the community. What you may not know is we hire those from the foster care system to help pack our orders. To find out more about our workforce program, please visit this section of our website.


While we hope we’ve found some great welcoming gifts for your new remote worker, please leave a comment if you have any questions. For your business needs, you can also speak to one of our experts to find out how DGW Branded can provide you with custom items for promo and staff needs.

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