Welcome Cards Help Ease First Day Jitters

by Henry L. on August 1, 2011

I work for a greeting card company. We sell all types of cards, but our main seller is Christmas cards. Because of this, in addition to our regular employees, we also hire seasonal workers. They are only with us for a few months out of the year, but are an extremely vital part of our team. Without them we wouldn’t be able to get the job done. Using welcome cards is a big part of how we make our seasonal employees feel like part of our family.

Remembering my first day on the job, and how I had the “new kid on the block” jitters, I always try to welcome our new employees. I just give a smile, a quick hello and a welcome aboard. There is nothing like a smile and a friendly word to ease the nerves. It was one of the first things I looked for when I started this job nine years ago. A friendly smile and a kind word can go a very long way in making a stressful situation just a little less so. It certainly made it easier for me.

What also helped make my first day jitters disappear was the lovely welcome card that greeted me upon my arrival. I knew I was working for a company that valued me right away. The signatures from all the people that worked in my department also put me at ease, because I knew they had taken time out of their busy schedules to welcome me.

Business welcome cards are also often sent by companies to new customers as a way to show them that their patronage is appreciated. So why not send them to new employees? So whether it is a seasonal worker or not, a new client or a new customer, any little (or big) show of appreciation and support is welcome.

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ClaireElizabeth November 17, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I agree any form of appreciation, whether big or small will bring a smile to someone’s face. A welcome card is a great way to help ease the first day jitters.

Rebecca December 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Starting a new job is difficult. Its like the first day of school! You don’t know what to expect. A welcome card sets a positive mood.

Maribel September 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

That is a nice gesture and a sure way for the company to get the best performance out of the new employees. When you know you are appreciated you willingly go that extra mile. What goes around comes around.

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