Lots of people are returning to work this month and what we are discovering is that the workplace has certainly transformed since we left. With new health guidelines in place, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by all the changes. Welcome-back kits are a great way to smooth the transition back to the workplace, and building your own kit is easier than you think. Check out three of our favorite ideas – your employees will love them!
- Employee Appreciation Kit
After a long period of working from home, it’s good to welcome employees back with gifts that make them feel appreciated and boost their company pride.
Start with a bag made from smooth materials – they’re easier to wipe down and have fewer spaces for bacteria to colonize.
A lightweight jacket is a great addition to any welcome-back kit. After all, that office AC gets a little chilly!
Studies show that taking notes by hand improves memory retention and conceptual comprehension when compared to typing. Adding a journal to your kit can help employees stay organized and on task.
Wireless tech is something every employee can use. A wireless charging ad makes it easy to charge up at work – plus it’s one less wire cluttering the desk or needing to be wiped.
- Bring It From Home Kit
Companies are doing everything they can to make the workplace safer for employees. Many cafeterias, coffee makers and vending machines will be off limits for the foreseeable future and bringing your own food and drinks will become the new normal.
Start with stainless steel or a copper vacuum-insulated drinkware keeps your beverage hot for five hours or cold for 15, making it surprisingly convenient to bring coffee or ice water from home.
More people are packing lunches than ever before. Include a lunch cooler and some food storage and matching utensils in your kit so employees can safely and easily bring their own food to work.
- Stay Healthy Kit
A kit for staying healthy can help anxious employees feel at ease, and it mitigates some of the risk that comes with returning to the workplace.
A face covering is still the most effective way to slow the spread of germs. With several options available (reusable fabric, reusable with filter pocket, reusable with filter vent, or disposable ones).
Many germs can survive on hard surfaces for 24 hours or more. Contactless keychains, made of brass, stainless steel or ABS plastic, help eliminate contact with heavy-traffic surfaces like doorknobs, ATMs and elevator buttons.
Sometimes contact is unavoidable, and hand sanitizer is an absolute necessity for every employee. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Include a 1 oz., 2 oz. or larger so employees will always have an option.
It’s easier than ever to build your own kit. Rothschild Marketing is here to help you do that! We will walk you through the process and help you put together the best Welcome-Back Kit possible! The possibilities are endless!