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Welcome to the Team! 30 New Employee Examples Messages
August 21, 2023

Finally! After all those interviews, you found your hire and are ready to welcome a new team member. While this has alleviated your stress as a manager, your new employee is likely a bit nervous as their start date approaches. 

Many compare the feeling of “starting a new job” to “the first day of school”. Remember those butterflies in your stomach as you walked through the unfamiliar hallways, wondering if you would fit in and make any friends? Well, the same can be said for an employee as they transition into a new position.

It's natural to feel a bit nervous about joining a new social environment, but as their manager, you have the opportunity to make the transition as welcoming as possible. But really, how important is properly welcoming a new employee to the team? Given that 20% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days, you don’t want to blow the opportunity to make a great first impression with your new hire.

So how can you prepare an exciting experience around their first day? With a short “Welcome to the team” message to let them know just how happy you are that they’re a part of the team. Here are the top 30 welcome messages examples you can use to greet a new employee on your team.

Jump to the good stuff – 30 welcome message examples you can use:

Why are welcome messages important? 

As a manager to a new employee, your first duties are welcoming and onboarding that new hire. Feeling accepted and included is the best way to kickstart a positive work environment for the new employee – and you want to make sure they feel like they belong. After all, we are social creatures who crave connection and a sense of community, even in a professional setting. 

While this may seem pretty obvious, new employee onboarding has a massive impact on employee engagement, productivity, and retention. In fact, companies "with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%." Yet 24% of HR leaders have no onboarding program at all!

Welcoming new employees sets the tone for their entire experience with your company. Creating a positive atmosphere for new hires is like making a first impression at a party – if you’re friendly and welcoming, others are more likely to join the conversation and enjoy the event. But if you come off as cold and aloof, people will be far less likely to contribute and have a good time.

And making new employees feel welcomed and included can have a major ripple effect across your entire team. It fosters a sense of camaraderie that can improve overall morale – demonstrating that you value your employees and are invested in their success. 

How to welcome a new employee

Welcoming a new employee to your team is the simple act of delivering a positive welcome message that can build even more excitement for their new role. 

One great way to kick off the welcome process is by introducing their new team members. This can help your new employee feel more at home and give your team the opportunity to meet them too!

So what’s the best platform for delivering your welcome message? This depends on your company’s unique communication style, but the important thing is that your other team members are included. Here are three great channels to deliver a welcome message to a new employee:

  • Welcome over Slack: Have a Slack channel that includes everyone on your team? Send your welcome message via Slack so everyone can say hi to the new employee.
  • Welcome in an email: If your team communicates more over email, send a new welcome message cc’ing everyone on your team.
  • Welcome in a team meeting: Are you an in-office group? Kick off your day with a quick welcome announcement to your team so everyone can shake hands with the new employee.

The best new employee welcome messages are informative, engaging, and supportive. Leave work environment details, like work hours, dress code, and office policies, for your onboarding plan – your welcome message should be around demonstrating your unique company culture and energy. Here are some important messages you want them to get from your welcome message:

  • You’re here for whatever they need
  • You’re excited to work with them
  • They’re going to be a valuable addition to the team
  • You want to hear their ideas
  • The company is at an exciting stage
  • They’re encouraged to experiment and explore

Finally, you want the new employee to feel as excited about the company as they are about the new role. If your company is stocked with swap, give them a small gift with your welcome message so they can feel extra appreciated (and also show off their new role in a company sweatshirt or hat).

30 "Welcome to the team" message examples

18 welcome messages for new employees

  1. "Welcome [name]! We're beyond excited to have you on the team!"
  2. "We're thrilled to have you join our team! We can't wait to see all the great things you'll accomplish here."
  3. "Welcome aboard! We know you'll do great things in your new role, and we're excited to support you every step of the way."
  4. “Welcome to the team! Your skills and expertise will be invaluable as we tackle exciting challenges together.”
  5. “I want to personally welcome you to our organization. I believe your contributions will make a significant impact, and I'm excited to see your growth here.”
  6. “I'd like to extend a warm welcome on behalf of the entire team. We're confident you'll thrive in this environment and do big things.”
  7. "We're so happy to have you here! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help settling in."
  8.  "It's great to have you on board! We hope you'll enjoy working with us and feel right at home in no time."
  9. "Hi there, [employee name]! Just wanted to take a moment to say welcome and let you know that we're excited to have you as a part of our team. If you have any questions or need anything, don't hesitate to reach out."
  10. "Greetings and welcome to our team! We're so glad you've joined us, and we're looking forward to working with you. Please let us know if you need anything to get acclimated."
  11. "Hey there, and welcome! We're excited to have you on our team, and we know you will do great things here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out anytime."
  12. "We are delighted that you’ve accepted the job offer with [company]. Our aim is to make you feel comfortable and at home here. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas, as they are the very reason we’re so excited to work with you!"
  13. "Dear [name], we are thrilled to have you on board our team – your selection from a pool of highly-qualified applicants is a testament to your incredible potential. We encourage you to freely express your ideas, innovate, and collaborate with your teammates to bring a collective vision to life. We look forward to achieving great things together."
  14. "Welcome aboard! We're absolutely thrilled to have you join our team. Your skills and expertise will definitely make a big impact here. We believe that with your [list unique abilities or qualities here], we can achieve amazing things together. Get ready to embark on a long and successful journey filled with growth and endless opportunities for professional development. Our team is here to support you every step of the way as you settle in and contribute to our collective success."
  15. "The warmest welcome to our newest team member! We are so excited about the fresh perspectives and ideas you bring to the table. Your [list personalized skills and expertise here] align perfectly with our goals, and we can't wait to see the positive impact you'll make. As you settle into your role, take the time to get to know your colleagues, [list notable colleagues here] and the various projects, [list relevant projects here] we're working on. Your contributions will help drive innovation and take us to new heights as a team."
  16. "It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our company. We believe that your fresh perspective and background will bring a valuable new dimension to our team. Your skills and expertise in [list personalized skills and expertise here] align perfectly with our mission and vision to [list relevant aspects of company mission or vision]. We encourage you to dive right into projects and collaborate with your colleagues. Welcome aboard!"
  17. "Welcome to our team! We hope you feel right at home from day one. [Company name] is known for its friendly and supportive environment, and we're confident you'll find the same warmth and camaraderie here. If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out to any of us. Take the time to familiarize yourself with our processes, goals, and values. Your unique skills and contributions will help us achieve new milestones and maintain our position as an industry leader.

3 welcome messages to a new colleague

  1. Welcome aboard! We're thrilled to have you join our dynamic team. Feel free to reach out if you need any help settling in.
  2. Hi there! Just wanted to extend a warm welcome and let you know that we're here to support you as you embark on this new journey.
  3. It's great to have you as part of our team. Looking forward to working together and creating amazing things!
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3 welcome messages from the CEO 

  1. Welcome to our company! We're honored to have you join our team. Your dedication and talent will be instrumental in driving our mission forward.
  2. As the CEO, I want to personally welcome you to our organization. Your unique perspectives and skills will be instrumental to our future success.
  3. It's a pleasure to welcome you to our amazing team. We have great things in store, and I'm excited to have you contribute to our journey.

3 welcome messages from HR 

  1. Welcome aboard! We're delighted to have you join our company. If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to the HR team.
  2. On behalf of the HR department, I want to extend a warm welcome. We're here to support you throughout your employment and ensure a smooth transition. Let us know if you need anything to help you get settled and ready to go! 
  3. Welcome to our organization! We believe you'll prove a valuable asset with your unique skills and experience, and we're here to assist you in any way we can.

3 welcome messages from the team 

  1. Hey there, new team member! We're excited to have you join us. Looking forward to collaborating and achieving great things together!
  2. Welcome to the team! We've heard great things about your skills and can't wait to see them in action. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
  3. A warm welcome to our newest teammate! We're eager to get to know you and work side by side to accomplish our goals.

Hit the ground running with a warm welcome 👋 

Crafting a warm and engaging welcome message for new employees is a meaningful way to set the tone for their experience at your organization. By expressing genuine enthusiasm and offering helpful information, you can help new hires feel valued and supported from day one. And who knows - your welcome message might just inspire them to do great things at your company!

Did we miss anything? How do you welcome your new hires? Tweet us @reclaimai to let us know!

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